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Case: Butterfox or Orzly on Amazon. Even AmazonBasics is good if you don't have to carry a lot of stuff with you. Much better than the official ones from Ninty.
Orzly or Amfilm glass screen protector.
Cheap metal adjustable play stand.
An AC adapter. If you just need to charge while playing, get the AmazonBasics one b/c it's only like $11 and charges in handheld mode and playing, but if you need to play while docked or using an adapter, just get the Ninty one, as it's only like $2 more than the alternatives.
Finally, this is the Anker Battery Pack I've seen recommended, though I can't provide personal input. It is a bit pricey.
Hmm. Crap... I would get the newest powercore+ 2 from anker because it has better charging speed, and comes with the anker wall charger for faster charging speed.
Wait for a sale though. Don't pay full price.
This one : Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Premium Portable Charger High Capacity External Battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger [link]
I use the Powercore + 26,800.
Works well and has loads of battery capacity. Comes with a wall charger you can use too.
The charger itself will charge the switch while playing Zelda, although not very fast while playing. I use my USB-C from pro Controller.
It's nice because we play portable mode most and can charge on couch without having to be tethered to nearest outlet.
Anyway. Hope this helps!
So I'm about to do a massive series of flights for work, Minneapolis to Manila through quite a few airports. I bought my Switch last night and my Zelda, but I know the battery will only last about 2.5 hours.
I have an Anker 26800 Powercore+ with the "QualComm" quick charge. [link]
My question is, is this thing going to work? I have been reading Switch articles on portable battery charging all night and they're all over the place. Some of them say using this thing with the Qualcomm charge may damage it, some say it won't do anything extra, etc.
In addition, I'm also hearing that there's a different Anker, the 20100 Powercore+ USB-C is actually the better choice, or some other Anker 26800 Powercore PD, which appears to be an older version that isn't even sold on Anker's website any more.
So I come here begging for the right info. My goal is to play Zelda on what will be about 20 hours of flying, and to do so with minimal delays in charging, or none at all if possible, and also to do so without damaging my brand new Switch.
I can still return this Anker to Amazon and get something else, I have about 12 days before my flight and I just got it.
What is the will of the people?
I purchased that power block a while ago for my Nexus 6P phone. I found that unless I really turned down the brightness it never really charged my phone, so I am not sure it will work for the switch. In turn I bought this one for my switch and love it.
I'm using the 26800mAh External Battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, with a USB to USB-C cable, does anyone know if this is safe for my Switch? Also wondering if the wall ward is okay for charging it directly with a cable?
Yup. I use this one:
Can get like 2 days out of it with 2 phones hooked up practically the whole time (and my playstyle is obviously pretty heavy).
not heavy with a fanny pack [link]
Hey there, /u/kaeyay!
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I use the powercore+ 26800 and it is soooooo nice. I can play for so long in handheld and when docked, I can charge pro controllers while playing, if needed. It is a tank!
The only one you need - [link]
Total $2,005 and I don't even have proper pants and shoes yet - fuck me. Still cheaper than Magic the Gathering so I have that going for me.
Here is the battery pack. The pack should put out 5v 3amps per USB unless I've misread, however this product and ones like it tend to convert 5v power from USB to 0.8amp max output at 12v DC, but the fan should require 1.2amp of 12v DC to run on low.
Edit: I located some testing on a similar product in a review that might be helpful:
This seems to do fairly well though I'm unclear what they think their ratings are. I connected this to a 60-watt 5V Anker 6-port USB power strip (which I have verified is better than 5% tolerance 5V at 2.8A on a single port) and began to take measurements.
Max power without total shutting down:
Input 5.08V at 1.9A
Output 10.01V at 818mA
---- Or slightly closer to 12V ----
Input 5.08V at 1.86A
Output 11.33V at 708mA
Max power stable long-term:
Input 5.03V at 1.86A
Output 11.62V at 675mA
Duration - 20 minutes stable, immediately following max-power test
This suggests that this 12V adapter will reasonably provide continuous output at 12V around 670mA with the capability to have higher surge-current but at the cost of dropping more voltage. I was very pleased with how cool it ran - only slightly warm to the touch (113F on the plastic case as measured on IR thermometer). In the event of an overload it does seem to fail gracefully and "shut down" the converter (outputting about 4.5V until reset) on severe overload then "resets" if it is unplugged for a couple minutes.
What's the difference between this Anker and the PD one you linked?
sorry edited OP with amazon link: [link]
Here's a link
I happen to have this power bank [link] and have used it to charge my switch in sleep mode, but when I try to charge and play the battery still goes down. Is this the power bank not being good enough? Or cable? I am just using a basic usb-a to usb-c cable (i can give details if you like, but its just one I picked up from bestbuy).
I see people are using this [link] is this capable of charge and playing?
What power bank did you get?
I've been looking at this one. Anyone here have it?
Can you let me know your findings? This is the one I am using: [link]
using a USB to USB C cable
What is the difference between [link] and [link] ?