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Insignia Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Charging Station Dock

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This charging dock can charge up to two controllers at the same time.

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Regularly $20. Seems like a decently reviewed controller charging dock for two controllers.

Description
Keep your controllers fully charged with this Insignia dual charger for Nintendo Switch Pro controllers. The charging ports let you recharge two controllers simultaneously, and the built-in LEDs let you know when controllers are charged. This Insignia dual charger has a weighted base that prevents your controllers from tipping over while charging.
Features
Designed for use with Nintendo Switch Pro controllers
Insignia powers your existing device.

Charge up to two controllers at the same time
Use it for multiple players, or keep an extra pair charged for single players to switch out.

Built-in overvoltage, overcurrent, and overheating protection
Helps keep your controllers safe.

Weighted base
Allows for stability.

Fast and efficient charging
Lets you power your device quickly.

What's Included
Insignia Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers
AC adapter
Owner's manual
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At $9.99, this matches the lowest price for this product when it was on sale during Black Friday. I was waiting for the deal and forgot about it in the midst of other Black Friday deals, so I ended up purchasing it for $14.99.

This product is the only reputable third-party charger that charges 2 Pro Controllers at the same time. There are some third-party ones on sale at sites like Amazon, but they're made in China and aren't brand names whatsoever, and most of them are more expensive than this one. Even Nintendo does not have any licensed chargers that can charge 2 Pro Controllers.

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Thanks man, I ordered one!
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At $9.99, this matches the lowest price for this product when it was on sale during Black Friday. I was waiting for the deal and forgot about it in the midst of other Black Friday deals, so I ended up purchasing it for $14.99.

This product is the only reputable third-party charger that charges 2 Pro Controllers at the same time. There are some third-party ones on sale at sites like Amazon, but they're made in China and aren't brand names whatsoever, and most of them are more expensive than this one. Even Nintendo does not have any licensed chargers that can charge 2 Pro Controllers.

Thanks for sharing,
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will this work with other "pro like" controllers that have the carging spot in the same place?
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Just an FYI...I was going to purchase this a few months back but was worried about the possibility of damaging the internal battery of my two pro controllers since I'd be leaving them on this 24/7 when not using them. I wrote to Insignia asking about this and the following is their response:

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Thank you for contacting Insignia Products. This is —————- and it will by my absolute pleasure to assist you today with your NS-GNS2PCD Charging Station Dock since you wonder if it is safe to leave the controllers connected to it.

I am glad that you reached us with this inquiry and I understand how important this information is for you. Now, after taking the time to research I was able to confirm that the safest way to operate your controllers is to only have them connected to the Station while charging. If they stay connected for more time than that it could overcharge them periodically and eventually cause malfunction.

I hope this information is helpful for you. Please do not hesitate in contacting me back if you have any other question or inquiry, my doors are always open for you. /END

Not sure if this was Insignia just being extra cautious as I've read online about folks leaving their pro controllers on a charger or dock most of the time with no issue. And I couldn't find any answers on the web as to if the pro controllers themselves have built in overcharging protection. Anyone know?
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Also on their eBay store [ebay.com] if you have ebay $ to burn. I wish this had free shipping. Thanks for posting OP.
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Just an FYI...I was going to purchase this a few months back but was worried about the possibility of damaging the internal battery of my two pro controllers since I'd be leaving them on this 24/7 when not using them. I wrote to Insignia asking about this and the following is their response:

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Thank you for contacting Insignia Products. This is —————- and it will by my absolute pleasure to assist you today with your NS-GNS2PCD Charging Station Dock since you wonder if it is safe to leave the controllers connected to it.

I am glad that you reached us with this inquiry and I understand how important this information is for you. Now, after taking the time to research I was able to confirm that the safest way to operate your controllers is to only have them connected to the Station while charging. If they stay connected for more time than that it could overcharge them periodically and eventually cause malfunction.

I hope this information is helpful for you. Please do not hesitate in contacting me back if you have any other question or inquiry, my doors are always open for you. /END
Wow, thank you for that information. I have only used my 2 Pro Controllers for a total of maybe 2 hours in the last month, and they have both been on the charger this entire time, 24/7. I was using this charger as a stand to keep my controllers organized, but maybe I shouldn't.

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Wow, thank you for that information. I have only used my 2 Pro Controllers for a total of maybe 2 hours in the last month, and they have both been on the charger this entire time, 24/7. I was using this charger as a stand to keep my controllers organized, but maybe I shouldn't.

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My pleasure. Like I said, not sure if the Pro controllers themselves might have battery overcharging tech built in such as other gadgets like iPhones, tablets, etc. And I've been unable to find any info about it online. Perhaps some other folks on here might know..?
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Does anyone know if it will work with a silicon cover or will I need to remove the cover from the pro controller?
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Just an FYI...I was going to purchase this a few months back but was worried about the possibility of damaging the internal battery of my two pro controllers since I'd be leaving them on this 24/7 when not using them. I wrote to Insignia asking about this and the following is their response:

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Thank you for contacting Insignia Products. This is —————- and it will by my absolute pleasure to assist you today with your NS-GNS2PCD Charging Station Dock since you wonder if it is safe to leave the controllers connected to it.

I am glad that you reached us with this inquiry and I understand how important this information is for you. Now, after taking the time to research I was able to confirm that the safest way to operate your controllers is to only have them connected to the Station while charging. If they stay connected for more time than that it could overcharge them periodically and eventually cause malfunction.

I hope this information is helpful for you. Please do not hesitate in contacting me back if you have any other question or inquiry, my doors are always open for you. /END

Not sure if this was Insignia just being extra cautious as I've read online about folks leaving their pro controllers on a charger or dock most of the time with no issue. And I couldn't find any answers on the web as to if the pro controllers themselves have built in overcharging protection. Anyone know?

It's a legit concern but this is the standard line for literally EVERY kind of charger.

Look up the recommended method for charging your cell phone. They ALWAYS say to only plug it in while charging and not leave it on indefinitely, just to cover their butts in case something blows up. It's the same for everything.
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With respect, USB C cables are just as good, right? I guess the advantage of this is that you'd know where your controllers are, as well as it likely wouldn't go missing (whereas a basic USB C cable might - for someone's phone)
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https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insi...Id=6354256

You can get an open box for 6.99
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Thanks for all the info on the posted above. What I've done is hooked them to smart plugs and have my smart plugs on a timer.
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will this work with other "pro like" controllers that have the carging spot in the same place?
The XB1 uses micro USB while the switch uses C.

So likely not.
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