5 Best Chargers for Nintendo Switch - Gamer’s Guide

Nintendo released its hybrid console, the Switch, in 2017. The combination of Nintendo exclusive releases, excellent graphics, and the ability to play on a screen or on the go has made the Switch the most popular console on the market. The device comes with everything you need for it to work at home, but why carry all that around when you are away from the house?

A wide range of devices on the market can charge your Nintendo Switch, some of which can do it faster and more efficiently than the provided charger. Below, we have done some research and found some of the best available chargers. In addition, some are ultra-small and compact, allowing you to charge and power several devices simultaneously. 

What to Look For

There are a few different things to consider when looking for any kind of charger for electronics. Below we have given some quick tips on what to consider before buying a charger for the Nintendo Switch.


The first thing to consider when shopping for a charger for the Switch. Depending on the console's model, it requires a minimum of 13.5 to 18W to charge and supply power when in use. There are a few things to pay attention to when it comes to this. Firstly, most of these chargers on our list have several outputs. This means that when you use multiple ports, the charger distributes power. So be sure when charging several devices at once that it gives each one the correct amount of power to charge them.

Number of Ports

With some of these chargers, you can simultaneously charge or power several of your electronics, depending on your needs. This is great if you are traveling and need to charge your phone, computer, and Nintendo Switch at the same time. Many of these are also great options for reducing clutter or having limited plug space.

Electronic Protection

Electronic protection is an excellent attribute to look into when considering a charger. Accidents like overheating and short-circuiting sometimes happen and can damage your devices, so think of it like an insurance policy; you hope you don’t need to use it, but you are happy when you have it.

Our Choices for Nintendo Switch Chargers

GravaStar Alpha65 Fast Charger (GaN 65W)

Gravastar has recently expanded its product line from headphones and Bluetooth speakers to introduce a great fast charger. The Alpha65 Fast Charger performs just as well as it looks. This isn’t your ordinary charger; it is designed to look like a sci-fi mech that can sit or stand. It has two USB-C and one USB-A port on top of it that supplies 65W of power. By using GaN technology, this charger operates more efficiently and doesn’t produce as much heat as the silicon-based counterparts. It also provides your devices with eight different layers of protection to keep them safer than other chargers available.


  • Super Cool Mech design and two color options
  • 3 charging ports (2 USB-C, 1 USB-A)
  • 8 different types of device protection (overvoltage, overcurrent, short circuit, overtemperature, overpower, under voltage, electrostatic, anti-interference.)
  • GaN technology
  • US, UK, and EU plug options available
  • 65W
  • 3.33 x 2.36 x 3.50”

Genki Covert Dock Mini

The Genki Covert Dock Mini is a great gadget to have if you spend a lot of time traveling. This ultra-compact charger can provide up to 30W of power and has an added bonus of an HDMI output that is also capable of 1080p 4k output. This gives you the ability to project what is on your screen onto the TV with the cleanest graphics possible for more enjoyment, all while charging and powering the console itself and protecting it from various forms of electrical damage.


  • 30W
  • USB-C and HDMI ports
  • Overcharge protection
  • US, UK, and EU plug options available
  • 1.35 x 1.66 x 1.33”

AOHI Magcube 100W

AOHI’s Magcube 100W charger is a powerful, fast charger. This compact GaN technology-powered charger has two USB-C ports and enough power to give you the ability to charge and use two laptops at the same time. It comes with one 4’ USB-C to USB-C cable with an LED device. We should also mention that this particular charger provides an impressive amount of power and is still smaller than the adapter provided for the Nintendo Switch.


  • 100W
  • 2 USB-C ports
  • GaN technology
  • 4’ LED charging cable included
  • Electronic damage protection
  • Smart power distribution
  • 2.36 x 2.36 x 1.26”

AceFast Smart Wall Charger-Hub A19 PD65W GaN

The AceFast Smart Wall Charger is another excellent option for charging your Nintendo Switch at home or on the go. This charger comes with one USB-C and one USB-A port and is able to mirror your screen using the HDMI output as well. With 65W of available output and GaN technology, this charger also comes complete with a 5.9’ USB-C to USB-C charging cable to give you more freedom from your wall.


  • 65W
  • 5.9’ USB-C to USB-C cable
  • GaN technology
  • USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI ports
  • 2.36 x 1.24 x 2.04”
  • US and EU options available

UGreen 65W Nexode GaN USB-C 3 Port Travel Charger

This UGreen 65W Nexode charger is the best option if you are an international traveler bringing your Nintendo Switch on your journeys. Depending on what kind of outlet you are using, simply attach the appropriate plug, and you are ready to go. This charger has two USB-C and one USB-A port that allows for charging multiple devices. In addition, this 65W GaN charger uses smart technology to allocate power appropriately to the ports for optimal charging. The UGreen Nexode also provides protection from short-circuiting, overheating, overvoltage, overcurrent, and overcharging.


  • 65W
  • GaN technology
  • 2 USB-C and 1 USB-A port
  • Short-circuit, overheating, overvoltage, overcurrent, and overcharge protection
  • US, EU, and UK interchangeable plugs
  • 2.56 x 2.56 x 1.28”

Final Thoughts

No matter if you are charging your Nintendo Switch at home, in your office, or while you are traveling, it is essential to keep in mind what kinds of features you will benefit from most. All of these products take up less space than Nintendo’s supplied charger. Most of these chargers also give you more freedom and the ability to charge multiple devices simultaneously while only using one dedicated plug. So whether you are looking for something super small that can fit in your pocket or a statement piece, like the Gravastar Alpha65, these chargers are great options for keeping your Switch powered up so you can keep gaming!

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