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    How to Charge the Joy-Con Controllers

    Instructions for charging the Joy-Con controllers.

    Additional Information:

    • It takes approximately 3 ½ hours to fully charge the Joy-Con controllers.
    • The Joy-Con Charging Grip (model No. HAC-012) is not included in the Nintendo Switch bundle. This product is sold separately.

    Complete These Steps:

    Which console are you using?


    The Joy-Con controllers can be charged in the following ways:

    While attached to the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model console.

    1. Attach the Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch console and power it on.
      • In order for the Joy-Con controllers to charge while attached to the Nintendo Switch console, the console must be connected to the AC adapter and powered on or in Sleep Mode.
    2. Charge the console.
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    While attached to the Joy-Con Charging Grip.

    1. Attach the Joy-Con controllers to the Joy-Con Charging Grip.
    2. Connect the Joy-Con Charging Grip to the Nintendo Switch dock with LAN port using the USB cable that was included with the Charging Grip, or connect it directly to the Nintendo Switch AC adapter (HAC-002).
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    The Joy-Con controllers can be charged in the following ways:

    While attached to the Nintendo Switch console.

    1. Attach the Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch console and power it on.
      • In order for the Joy-Con controllers to charge while attached to the Nintendo Switch console, the console must be connected to the AC adapter and powered on or in Sleep Mode.
    2. Charge the console.
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    While attached to the Joy-Con Charging Grip.

    1. Attach the Joy-Con controllers to the Joy-Con Charging Grip.
    2. Connect the Joy-Con Charging Grip to the Nintendo Switch dock using the USB cable that was included with the Charging Grip, or connect it directly to the Nintendo Switch AC adapter (HAC-002).
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    Important: While using Nintendo Switch Lite, the Joy-Con Charging Grip (sold separately) is required to charge the Joy-Con controllers.

    1. Attach the Joy-Con controllers to the Joy-Con Charging Grip.
    2. Connect the Joy-Con Charging Grip to the Nintendo Switch AC adapter (HAC-002).

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