If you are someone who already owns a Nintendo Switch and always plays on the go, you may want to buy a power bank for the console. Sure you can get any power bank that can get the job done but not all power banks charge the Nintendo Switch at the same rate and sometimes different users have different needs. The right power bank depends on what kind of gaming you do, how long are your travel plans and your budget. When buying a power bank for any specific need, you need to look at charging speeds, capacity and other benefits you may have not considered before.
Certain games drain more power than other casual games and when other variables such as Wi-Fi and max screen brightness are being used, some power banks will not charge the Nintendo Switch while playing. When all of these conditions are in place, the Nintendo Switch has a maximum energy draw of ~8.75-8.9W. You will need a power bank that can surpass that draw level while charging. So to make things easier, weâve handpicked some of the best power banks you can buy for the Nintendo Switch in India:
Anker is one of the best accessory manufacturing companies from the US that offers quality power banks, brick chargers and other accessories for your devices. This power bank can deliver full power delivery support at 22.5W and is even capable of charging the MacBook Pro. The Anker PowerCore Speed 20,000 PD's output via the type-c port are 5V=3A, 9V=2.6A, 15V=1.6A which is more than enough for your Nintendo Switch charging needs. This power bank is perfect if you are travelling for long periods and it can charge the console while playing any heavy-duty game. It can charge the Nintendo Switch in 3.5 hours while playing or 2.5-3 hours when in sleep mode.
2. Stuffcool Type C 18W Power Delivery Power Bank (10,000 mAh)
If you are on a budget and donât necessarily want a big capacity power bank, you can always consider the Stuffcool Type C 18W Power Delivery Power Bank (10,000 mAh). It is compatible with QC3.0 and also offers 18W power delivery charging speeds from its type-c port. It is sturdy and small enough to fit in your pocket during your travels. It has an output power of 5V/3Amp, 9V/2Amp & 12V/1.5Amp and can charge the Nintendo Switch in 4 hours while playing or 3 hours when in sleep mode.3. Realme Power bank (10,000 mAh)
The Realme Power bank is great for charging smartphones, but it also great for charging the Nintendo Switch, thanks to its 18W PD charging support. It supports Apple 2.4A, DCP, QC 2.0, QC 3.0, AFC, FCP, as well as USB PD 3.0 charging protocols. From the Type-A port, the charging outputs include 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (Max) when using a single port. It can charge the Nintendo Switch in 4 hours while playing or 3 hours when in sleep mode.
This power bank is by far the cheapest weâve found that offers PD fast charging speeds for the Nintendo Switch. The Type-c port has an output at 5V/3A which means it can charge the Nintendo Switch in 3-3.5 hours (sleeping) and 4+ hours (playing). It isnât the fastest way to charge the Nintendo Switch but it is certainly the cheapest way to get it done. It comes with a capacitive button which can get damaged if you donât take care of the power bank.
One thing you may have noticed that weâve only included power banks with a type-c port that support PD charging. Thatâs because it is by far the best solution as not all power banks are made the same and do not have the same output levels. This doesnât mean other power banks with a USB-A port cannot charge the Nintendo Switch. These power banks need to have an output of 5V/1.5A in order to charge the Nintendo Switch. However, you can only charge the Switch in sleeping mode and it will take 4+ hours to get fully charged. You will need a USB-A to USB-C cable in order to use the power bank. There is a chance that you can charge the Switch while playing using the USB-A port however it will only work for certain gaming conditions. Plugging it in while the Switch is at 100% gives the best result as it can extend the Switchâs battery life by 4.5 hours when using a 10,000 mAh power bank.