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Charging the console

You can charge the Nintendo Switch console in the following ways:

  • Put the console in the Nintendo Switch dock when the dock is connected to the AC adapter
  • Connect the AC adapter directly to the console

A charging symbol will show on the screen when the console begins charging.

A full charge takes about three hours.

  • This estimate is for when the console is charging in sleep mode.

Using the Nintendo Switch dock

Put the console into the Nintendo Switch dock while the dock is connected to the AC adapter.

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Using the AC adapter

Connect the AC adapter to the console and plug it into a power socket.

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