Nintendo Switch PowerBank

Hi guys,

Just bought a Nintendo Switch and I'm going to be taking it travelling for about 6 months and was wanting some recommendations for power banks. I've heard whisperings that an improper power bank can brick your switch in some instances.

Bonus points if there's a sale on the power bank at the moment!

Thanks!

EDIT: Just bought the RAVPower 26800mAh from here: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RAVPower-26800mAh-PD-30W-USB-C-P...

$85 after the code :) thanks for all the feedback!

Comments

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    I believe that as long as you have a good quality cable and no more than 5V output from the power bank you'll be ok.

    • +1 vote

      The Switch also charges at 15V.

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        If you're referring to what the power plug says, I believe that's what it'll supply to the console when it's docked. The extra voltage is to power the dock as well as charge the switch. I know that too much voltage can damage devices whereas the current doesn't matter. I've got a 5V/3.4A bank so I'm just sticking with that to be safe.

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          Incorrect voltage or excessive current cause damage.

          Plugging a PD charger capable of delivering 15V into an undocked Switch will charge it at that voltage up to around 2.6A.

  • +1 vote

    https://switchchargers.com

    Read reviews and guides here.

    Also power banks don't brick switches. That's 3rd party docks.

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      That's 3rd party docks.

      How?

  • +1 vote

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/420754

    That one works well. I paid ~85 dollars for it, so that price is great (though expired).

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    Been using the Kogan one with no issues so far.

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    Anyone know a powerbank which will work for a usb-c-hdmi adapter and allow hdmi out to function normally?
    Most of the powerbanks state specifically if they do work for the switch, hdmi out will not work.