PowerA - Dual Controller Charging Station for Xbox One - Black

  • Model: CPFA114326-02
  • SKU: 8685203
  • Release Date: 10/12/2014
Your Xbox One puts an amazing world of entertainment at your fingertips, and your controller is the key to navigating it all. When it's time to decimate another virtual foe on the battlefield or queue up a streaming movie, you need to know that your controller's batteries are powered and ready. Charging via USB requires use of your console's USB ports, and disposable batteries are such a hassle. With this dual controller charging station, it's easy to charge your batteries and get back to what you enjoy most.

Make sure that your controllers are ready when you need them with this charging station, which allows two controllers to charge simultaneously. Includes two rechargeable batteries and provides reliable, efficient power replenishment. There's no need to disconnect peripherals from your console's USB ports thanks to charging via an AC adapter. Power information is available at a glance with an on-screen controller battery indicator and LED charge indicator lights. Simply click down to charge batteries, or click up to store — operation couldn't be easier.
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Overview

What's Included


  • 2 rechargeable batteries
  • AC Adapter
  • Dual Controller Charging Station for Xbox One

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2743 out of 2860)

Features


Quickly and easily recharge your controller's batteries

Keep your console's USB ports free thanks to charging via an AC adapter

Stay apprised of the controller's power status with an on-screen battery indicator and LED charge indicator lights

Charge or store batteries with just a click

Eliminate the need for disposable batteries with two included rechargeable batteries

Compatible with Xbox One and select controllers

Officially licensed by Microsoft


Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't Get Caught With a Dead Controller

    Posted
    JLebowski
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    So I was in the middle of a PUBG match, see and I had taken up refuge inside a house in the safe zone. I was stocked up with a rifle and some body armor and just holding my ground waiting for some poor chump to cross my path. I was in an upper level and had a good view of an open field through one of the windows when what do I see, but that poor chump running across the field towards the very house I am holed up in. I'm in no rush, so I take a bead on the fool and wait for him to be in a fairly decent range for me to pop a cap in his butt. Closer, and closer he gets when I decide to make my move and end this poor fools life. Suddenly, my Xbox controller goes dead! Quickly I scramble to the kitchen where the spare batteries are kept. I run back to my couch, two AAs in hand and furiously rip the back cover off of my Xbox controller. Meanwhile, I can see on the TV screen that my prey is getting really close to my bunker. @$%&! I drop one of the new batteries on the floor! Meanwhile, my target is no longer visible on the screen and I hear one of the downstairs doors open. I quickly feel around under the couch for the battery I have dropped. A-ha! There is is, next to a month old Cheet-oh! I grab the battery, pop the Cheet-oh into my mouth, slam the battery into the controller and press the Xbox button. My controller reconnects and I turn around just in time to see my enemy raising his shotgun at me and ending my life. #2/100 - After that incident, I vowed never again to get caught with my batteries dead like that again and promptly ordered this charging station. I haven't regretted it since and you won't either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well but I like other designs better.

    Posted
    Greg
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    I have purchased rechargeable batteries and chargers for XBox controllers before. This was my first purchase of this particular brand/model. While it works for charging the batteries and I seem to get good usage out of the batteries before they die, the design of the charger is a little goofy to me. First, the controllers sit facing opposite directions. If the charger is in the middle of a table, that might make sense. If you have it against a wall, like I do though, the controller on the back side (toward the wall) is kind of a pain to work with. Part of the problem is that the units do not charge unless you push the controllers down and click or toggle the spring-loaded charging station. I suppose this is a good feature as it gives you a place to store the controllers (on the charging base) without actually charing them (which allows you to run down the battery over time before recharging them, which should increase the life of the battery, I believe). Along those lines, though, the recharging light is built into the base of the unit, making it difficult to see, especially for the "rear" controller if the charging station is pushed up against a wall. It is a challenge for me to see if the charger is actually charging as it is not easy to see the charging light. The charging light effect goes around the base of the charging unit, which would look nice, I suppose, if the charger were out in the open somewhere. Let's face it, though, a Xbox controller charger is not exactly the centerpiece of a typical living space and I suspect most will keep it tucked away. If that is the case, some of the features (such as the toggle function to charge and the location of the charging indicator light) are inconvenient or poorly incorporated. Still, it works as advertised and, if those minor issues are not a concern, there is no reason to shy away from this particular model or brand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't rely on 3rd Party Products

    Posted
    Ivan
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    I purchased this product because my experience with the play and charge kit is that they lose their charge quick and over heat while charging the controller. I also wanted a charger that wouldn't take up a usb port on the X1 and that could be charged even if the X1 was off which is why I decided to give this product a try. My issue with this charger is that after having opened it yesterday, it turns out that one of the batteries is defective and won't hold a charge. When I try to charge it the led light blinks red meaning that it detects the battery but isn't charging. When I tried charging the 2nd battery the light was not blinking and was red, which means that it is charging the controller properly. Getting the batteries to charge isn't as simple as just setting the controller down on the dock as it has to be positioned correctly in order for it to charge the battery. What I like about this product is that it charged the battery that worked in less than an hour but after having only opened yesterday and already having one battery defective, I can't recommend this product to anyone. Normally I would be able to to exchange it for a new one but I purchased it back in mid September because it was the only one left. I literally just got my xbox one yesterday and am really disappointed that I only have one battery that works. If your looking for a battery charger for the xbox one controller I strongly recommend to stick with 1st party products and to buy the play and charge kit. At least that brings a cable you can use to connect to the controller should the battery die.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Charges Well, Obnoxious Lights

    Posted
    Gamble
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    The chargers work well enough but the battery packs that come with it don't have the great capacity of the Microsoft batteries. You also can't use the Microsoft rechargeable packs with this cradle as they done have the exposed contacts for charging. The cradle is a little finicky as to getting the controller in the right position that it will charge. The cradles could have been designed so that the controller naturally slides to the lowest point in the cradle so that it charges in that position but it's just a little off from that point. I've set the controllers on the cradle and walked away only to find out that I didn't take enough care in placing it, so it didn't charge. The worst part of this hardware is the super bright LEDS that illuminate a ring around the base to indicate charge status. The green color isn't really noticeable during the day, but at night it's a horrid beacon tempting me to play games. I live in a place where the wall between my bedroom and living room doesn't reach the ceiling and I've had to cover the light strips because they were bright enough to keep me awake. Not a problem if you don't have this charger in a place that should be dark.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Over-engineered and frail.

    Posted
    Aorobert
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    I fell in love with rechargeable batteries and charger stations when I got my 360. Of course this was a no-brainer with the One S. Or, it should have been. First, if you plan to use any adapters like for headsets, then you have to remove the adapter before charging the controller. I dislike adding and removing parts over and over for wear and tear reasons. Something is going to give. Second, my 360 charger works because of gravity holding the controller in a cradle. This is different. The entire charger "shelf" that holds the unit is slightly depressed downward at which point contact is made with the charger pins under a hold in the shelf. The charger has to be balanced just right or else it will not connect completely. And you need to press down slightly but evenly to assure connection. If I had it to buy again I'd not do so. I'd just get rechargeable batteries and a wall charger. One star because it works, but it should not be so much effort.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best XBOX ONE Controller Charger (For real)

    Posted
    TheTROYanator
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    In my opinion, this is the best charger for XBOX ONE controllers. I have purchased two of these for my home and two for my church's youth game room. All work flawlessly. They have large, clear indicator lights for when they are charging (Red) and when they are finished charging (Green). You may also use it as just a way to store your controllers when you are not using them. Simply press down on the controller to charge and press again when it turns green to keep from over-charging. Each one comes with two rechargeable batteries which last a long time between charges. It also comes with two new battery cover plates so the charging plates are exposed. In other words, you do not have to remove or open the battery cavity up in order to recharge. The only negative I can think of is that my new XBOX ONE S controllers are white and the battery covers are black. If you are keen on aesthetics then that may bother you a bit but, hey, it's on the bottom anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Batteries and Charger

    Posted
    nitroburn1972
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    Excellent batteries and charger. Had bought a used XBox One and it came with this charger, but didn't have the power cord--so basically I just bought a whole new one, because of that. Works excellent. You place the controller on the charger and then push down, the red light comes on, and it begins to charge the controller battery. When the battery is full, the red light changes to green...at this time, it's advised to press down again so that the charger/controller contacts are separated and it stopped charging it any longer. I'm not exactly sure if this charger is considered a quick charger and if leaving it charging after it turns green will decrease the life of the battery or not. I dont want to take my chances, and the instructions aren't clear about that...so I'll just continue to "pop it up" once the charger indicates it's fully charged. Kind of an inconvenience, because of having to do that...but a great charger all the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect - Charging Station For Xbox One

    Posted
    SPontiac
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    I have a Xbox One with 2 wireless controllers. I recently purchased the Power A - Dual Controller Charging Station For Xbox One - Black (base unit color) and it's awesome. Install the rechargeable batteries into the controllers and when your controllers need a charge, just place the controller in the charging unit (base unit) and your done. No more fuss with removing the battery cover and replacing regular batteries or removing rechargeable batteries and placing them in some other rechargeable battery dock. Plus, regular batteries are expensive and you never know if they are new or not. Finally, I don't charge the controllers after every use. In fact, I wait awhile and use the controllers before recharging. I do this in fear of over charging the batteries and shortening the end of life cycle. The docking unit can charge 2 of the wireless controllers. This is nice and easy and worth every nickle.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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