The new released Nintendo Switch enables you to have fun from the greenroom to on-the-go, the overwhelming and thrilling features try-out might have impressed most players. However, where there are cheers there are complaints as well. The limited battery life of Nintendo Switch cannot support continuous game processing more than 6 hours, in fact most likely around 3 to 4 hours when playing the Legend of Zelda. For the heavy gamers, especially the commuters who wanna play on move without draining the battery, an external battery pack – power bank should be an essential companion.
Luckily, the Nintendo Switch has one crucially important thing that no Nintendo portable has ever had — a USB Type-C port for charging, which has become standard on most Android smartphones, therefore the Nintendo Switch holders probably have got several cables that fit with Switch, which makes the charging much easier.
How to choose the best power banks for Nintendo Switch? Two criteria most players care about: easy portability and multiple charge cycles. The Switch battery capacity is 4310mah according to Nintendo Japan website, the output of Switch AC adapter is 2.6A, I would recommend choosing a power bank which at least can support 2+ full recharge and output approximately close to 2.6A or higher in order to charge the device quicker than the power consumption.
I wrapped up several options and make a list for the players to select the best power banks for Nintendo Switch.
#Anker PowerCore 10400 $23.99
PowerCore is one of the best lines of portable chargers Anker have ever made, the capacity of 10400mAh ensures 2 full charges and the inserted fast charging technology enables the charging speed up to 3A.
#EasyAcc 13000mAh Power Bank $24.99
13000mAh is totally enough for 2+ full recharges for Nintendo Switch, the maximum output current is 2.4A at each port which is not so impressive to be compared to Anker PowerCore, however, for the device of Nintendo Switch it’s quite competent. The exclusive dual input makes it possible to recharge itself to full, within merely 3.5 hours. The ultra-bright flashlight is convenient for darkness.
#RAVPower 20100mAh USB-C input&output Power Bank $46.99
It’s capable of charging a Nintendo Switch while it is being played and it’s the first ever external battery charger with USB-C. It also features the Quick Charge 3.0 technology which is able to charge up the compatible devices to 80% of the battery in 35 minutes.