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Im sorry to hear that, but if its only the adapter, you could buy one for 34 USD, its a shame you have to... but hey you will be up and running easily :D
Amazon link to original one
This is what I got: [link]
It charges the Switch quickly. It's basically what goes in the back of the Dock, but I bought an extra one for my nightstand.
That would depend on your location, but if you're in the US, Amazon has them for $28.45. You can buy them at pretty much any retailer that would sell Switch accessories.
If you really want to try overcooking your Switch with a third party dock go ahead, it is not something I would recommend. That said all you cheapskates should at least use only this power adapter with all your ~~Switch cooking accessories~~ third party docks. Power Adapter Link
I've heard that you can charge the Switch out of the dock via a USB-C adapter plug thing. Do I need to use the official Nintendo Switch AC Adapter, or am I safe using just my phone (HTC 10) wall adapter and any USB-C cable?
Planning to finally join you guys officially next week thanks to Target's 20% coupon and this sub and /r/NintendoSwitchDeals have been amazing for making sure I know and save as much money as possible as I hop on board.
I would highly recommend buying the offical AC adapter. USB-C PD is incredibly finicky and not charging/powering could be caused by a myriad of reasons like the cable, power output, quality of adapter etc.
Find this instock, its around $19 at walmart, and Amazon had it for $16, saw it on Amazon for $15.49 before they sold out.
Beware that you will get a european power adapter, so you will have to buy one that works for you.
It think for US this one: [link]
Edit* I think it might be smart if you wait with buying the power adapter once it's confirmed it's shipping to the US, because maybe for some reason your order might get cancelled.
At this point I don't recommend anything other than the Nintendo Switch charger. It sucks because it's bigger than I like and the prong doesn't fold. Unless you want to do the testing yourself I would wait for others to do so. Right now we don't have enough information. We know that the original Switch charger is 15V 2.6A or 39 watts but maybe the power draw is much less when it's not in dock mode. I found a few chargers that might work but it's by a no name company so I can't trust them yet.
the best thing you could do would be to purchase one of those switch chargers. You can just plug this into the dock instead and skip the converter.
Thanks for your help ;)
Nintendo AC Adapter
I got one question..
If I buy a official ac adapter from nintendo like the one from above will I be able to plug it in the EU Nintendo Switch and charge it normally without problems?
All you need is this...$29.99
$360 is cheaper than Ebay and also I would never support the low-life scalpers who created this shortage in the first place. You shouldn't be encouraging people to do so either.
Nintendo AC Adapter
So this should be enough to plug it in the EU Nintendo Switch and charge it normally without problems?
It comes with this, and it is to be plugged in the dock. to charge the switch in other room you will need to unplug it or have another charger.
It is an all in one unit that is used for the dock or charging the switch on the go.
I'll likely use a different usb cable and external battery for charging on the go.
If you're not confident enough to fix it yourself, I'd say go for a new one (they have them on Amazon for ~$27). I'd also recommend sticking to official Nintendo ones, since a lot of 3rd party accessories (primarily docks) have been bricking Switches (plus 1st party AC Adapters aren't hard to find, again, ~$27 on Amazon).
I always trust the stuff made by the company
Nintendo Switch AC Adapter [link]
I found a second adapter useful for around the house, especially when playing games like BOTW that drains your battery
Its a decently safe option. But buying a second Nintendo Switch AC adapter is actually cheaper. Albeit not as portable, it would charge the system the faster.
> USB-A to USB-C cable
No. It comes with an USB-C power adaptor.
Here's an official one on Amazon
sure but like i said i only have the dock itself for trade.
you would need to buy the adapter from a store.
Edit: i really want a tetris game but i have no idea what puyo puyo is, would i be lost if i played it?
"Could not connect to the TV.
Please make sure that you are using the AC adapter supplied with the console."
My switch wont connect to my TV. It gives me the above error. I do not have the AC adapter that was supplied with the console. will i need to buy a new Official Nintendo AC Adapter? or are there other options?
But could they not just get the European equivalent of this?
Just buy a second adapter:
30$ the official from Nintendo [link]
Yes you can, i mean the official Nintendo one. Just buy the one for your region, they are all USB type c at the other end.
Link for US adapter
I just picked up the official power adapter.
I imagine the consoles are the same, the only difference being the included power adapter.
Sold out on Amazon but it is this one. Check other sites for stock: [link]
I ordered a switch from Spain. Can I just use this adapter to get around the difference in voltage in the US? do I have to use a converter?
I got this one: [link] for around the house and to bring to friends.
I have no need for an unreliable third party USB charger.
EDIT: f***ikg formating -.-
As I'm in the same situation, we will need to wait to the charger to arrive or wait for a Spanish person to show the charger.
We are hoping for a universal settings like (100 -240V 50-60Hz) as you can see in almost every laptop or phone charger.
if thats the case, it will work with this kind of adapter
If not, we will need to buy the official ac adapter
[link] 120 volt
Doesn't mention any other voltages so might be only 120v in the us, 220v in EU etc.
Wait, did he say you can play while charging with the included AC adapter? Does that mean I don't have to buy one of these?
The official charger is a one piece AC adapter with attached cable. It probably drops the 120v to 5v with a high amperage. I'd imagine it is 3A or higher to at least match the car charger. A little research shows usb tops out at 5v/5amps, or 25 watts. Working backwards from the 3 hour charge time, that means a 75wh battery. It looks like usb can also be used at 12v or 20v, but the information below makes me believe the switch is 5v.
This "officially licensed" car charger is 5v/3000mA. If I'm not mistaken, that equates to 15w. That's more than most usb ports, so using a usb-a to usb-c cable will typically have slower charging.
For some reason I feel like this one is guaranteed to work and be quality.
As for USB-C to A, we'll have to wait and see.
Is this the right item to purchase then? No picture of course lol [link]
Pretty retarded price point for an AC adapter though, gotta say.