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Official Nintendo Switch AC Adapter - GameStop in-store $15.97

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Gamestop has the Official Nintendo Switch AC Adapter for $15.97 (reg. $24.97). It's only available in-store but there seems to be a fair amount of stock, so check in your area. This is the official Nintendo brand adapter and works for both the console and dock. Enjoy!

https://www.gamestop.com/nintendo...ter/141863
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I haven't had a problem with any USB Type C power supply that was rated for at least 45 watts, but the dock is a different story. If anything carries the risk of bricking your switch, it would be a sketchy dock. But electricity is just electricity, Nintendo can't make a "special blend of volts and amps" that the switch can't live without.
So from my research. You can charge with many after market changers. But to use it in the dock hooked to your tv with an after market has caused lots of issues.
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I've charged my Switch with multiple AC adapters from Apple, Dell, Anker, and Google/Pixel interchangeably, with no issues. I wouldn't trust any no-name knockoffs for aliexpress or something like that. But yeah, any regular USB-C adapter from a reputable manufacturer should work. That's the whole point of using USB, to make it universal. (USB = Universal Serial Bus.)
You can charge with any USB c charger from what I've tried and seen. BUT the danger is when video output from the dock is happening with a third party charger. Third party chargers brick switches as soon as video is involved
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You can charge with any USB c charger from what I've tried and seen. BUT the danger is when video output from the dock is happening with a third party charger. Third party chargers brick switches as soon as video is involved
Interesting. I've never used a third party charger with my dock, and I doubt I ever would, because my dock stays at home connected to my TV and the OEM charger. But good to know if I ever have to replace it for any reason.
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Doesn't the console come with an AC adapter already?
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I've charged my Switch with multiple AC adapters from Apple, Dell, Anker, and Google/Pixel interchangeably, with no issues. I wouldn't trust any no-name knockoffs for aliexpress or something like that. But yeah, any regular USB-C adapter from a reputable manufacturer should work. That's the whole point of using USB, to make it universal. (USB = Universal Serial Bus.)
people have reported bricking their switches with samsung, dell and lenovo chargers, and that's only form what i've seen. you're playing with fire.
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I've charged my Switch with multiple AC adapters from Apple, Dell, Anker, and Google/Pixel interchangeably, with no issues. I wouldn't trust any no-name knockoffs for aliexpress or something like that. But yeah, any regular USB-C adapter from a reputable manufacturer should work. That's the whole point of using USB, to make it universal. (USB = Universal Serial Bus.)
You didn't read carefully. The dock cannot be power by any usb c charger. People have brick their Switch because of this. When connected to a TV, Switch draw more power and change the clock speed to support 1080p.
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Nothing nearby.
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Can I use the official Nintendo power supply with a 3rd party dock without risking breaking my switch?
All third party docks have a high risk of bricking your Switch. I HIGHLY recommend against using one.

Source: I bricked my Switch with a third party dock.
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Not a single one available at 10 GameStop's near me
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I've charged my Switch with multiple AC adapters from Apple, Dell, Anker, and Google/Pixel interchangeably, with no issues. I wouldn't trust any no-name knockoffs for aliexpress or something like that. But yeah, any regular USB-C adapter from a reputable manufacturer should work. That's the whole point of using USB, to make it universal. (USB = Universal Serial Bus.)
Except USB C is a convoluted mess and anything but Universal as far as standards go.
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I'm a noob to the switch, but is this cable okay to use directly to charge the switch if traveling with it? Or must you plug it into the dock?
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I'm a noob to the switch, but is this cable okay to use directly to charge the switch if traveling with it? Or must you plug it into the dock?
Welcome to the switch fam! Smilie It's totally safe to use with the switch while traveling without the dock!
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For those who keep going in circles talking about USB is USB. Nope. Nintendo had included USB C to charge their Switch before USB C PD was finalized. Hence the issue with all the third party docks bricking systems. Only Nintendo knows how to very specifically code their charger to work w Switch 100%.
In other words, Switch doesn't use your typical USB C instructions for charging.
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Closest one for me is 76 miles away... I will pass.
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Closest one for me is 76 miles away... I will pass.
Can you please share the store address?
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