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How to Charge the Super NES Controller

In this article, you'll learn how to charge the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller for use with consoles in the Nintendo Switch family.

Additional Information

  • It takes approximately 3½ hours to fully charge a Super NES Controller.
  • Once the Super NES Controller is fully charged, the recharge LED beside the USB connector will shut off.
  • The Super NES Controller can also be charged by connecting it to a licensed accessory.

Complete these steps

The Super NES Controller can be charged in the following ways:

While connected directly to the Nintendo Switch AC adapter.

Connect the Nintendo Switch AC adapter (model number HAC-002) to the USB connector at the top of the Super NES Controller, and then to a wall outlet.


While connected to the Nintendo Switch dock (Nintendo Switch console only).

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch AC adapter to the dock and then to a wall outlet.
    • Note: The Nintendo Switch console does not need to be docked in order to charge the Super NES Controller.
  2. Connect the USB charging cable (model number HAC-010, sold separately) to an available USB port on the dock, then to the USB connector at the top of the Super NES Controller.