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Insignia™ - Power Pack for Nintendo Switch - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 466 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work as advertised

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    ProppaT
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    Can you charge a Switch with these items? Yes. Can you do it well? No. First of all, if you wanted an AC adapter that you can use with your Switch Dock, keep walking. Second, if you wanted a Switch AC adapter that you could charge your Switch with as you play, keep walking. While you can technically use this to charge a switch, it's not powerful enough to charge while you actually play and straight up just doesn't work with the dock. Any modern USB Type C charger you buy will do a better job than this adapter, it's so weak. I returned it. I do, however, highly recommend the Insignia Switch Dock. It's built well and looks nice. The AC adapter that comes with it is actually powerful enough to charge while you play and it DOES support dock mode. In short, don't buy this. Save your money and buy a Type C cable for your multiplug car charger and literally any other Type C charger on the market.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what I was looking for

    Posted
    Kratos
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    Returned. I was looking for something to charge the Switch while in the car while my son plays, but this is not it. It charges fine but not while playing. My son was playing Kirby and battery slowy drained even while plugged in. Got myself a dedicated usb-C to usb-C car plug and cable with higher watts (18w if u want better performance) and it now chargers alot quicker just like the dock charger. Be careful with usb A to usb C cables as they can damage the Switch, they need 56k ohm resister in them as stated by nintnedo, its not an issue with usb-C to usb-C cables.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for what it does

    Posted
    Greg
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    This is a pretty simple product. It does exactly what they say it does - recharges your Switch and has handy different plugs for both auto and train/plane travel. The ability to split the cable from the plug is handy and makes for somewhat easier packing. I would not recommend this for people who wish to have a stand for the Switch while traveling - there are other options that will be better for you. I personally don't need that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far - great!

    Posted
    BroncosFan
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    Used this both in the car and at home. Keep in mind: if the actual cable breaks (not the wall adapter or car adapter), you can just use any USB-C connector. But, I needed the adapters also. The switch draws a lot of amps, and you don't want to risk getting the wrong adapter. You can save some money over the normal switch adapter, and get both car and home. Plus, the switch adapters are always sold out in store where we are. Working great so far - time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multi use charger

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    Cmarie
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    We've originally bought this charger because we were going on a trip and didn't want to bring the whole dock along for our switch. I like the fact that there's multiple ways you could use this. Like you could charge it through the wall mount/car or even USB port. Also the fact that the length of it pretty good and don't have to sit right next to the charger and play it at the same time. So far no complaints/problems

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Simple, basic charger.

    Posted
    LxsMnz
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    While trying to find a backup charger for TV mode, I came across this charger. Being 5 bucks cheaper I decided to purchase and try it while traveling. Unfortunately, I connected it to my travel dock and I find that this charger does not support TV mode. Furthermore, if you play a heavy game like Zelda or Doom, the battery will still drain as the charger can't seen to charge fast enough.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does not charge console

    Posted
    Daedalus
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    This package does charge in a car, and it does charge the handheld from an AC outlet, but it does not the console. Unfortunately, the outer packaging does not disclose this fact. One does not learn of the limitation until one opens the box and reads the fine print (by which point I had purchased the equipment). I would not recommend for persons who need extra charger for the console. Otherwise I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what my Switch needed

    Posted
    Mike
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    I wanted another power pack to go with a dock I purchased for my son. The dock is more like a dongle and needs a separate power source and I didn't want to keep unplugging the original every time he took it somewhere. I purchased one on Amazon but noticed this while I was at the store and got it. It was the same price but included the car port adapter too! So far we have had no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo rated

    Posted
    Bigk
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    I barely used it so far but it was a great deal at the time I purchased it, on a side not the cord was longer than I expected with a 6.5 reach great for vehicle use I have not used the wall outlet yet though. I feel safe knowing it is intended for the switch and not foreign counterfeit from god knows where that would damage the switch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bestbuy product

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    Jonche
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    I like that the wires are long and well made, it’s price is super competitive and it’s quality is better than most brands. It was fairly priced and both wall and car charger are powerful enough to give the switch a good charge or any other product you may have for that matter because it has the capability to charge such a big power source found in the Gaming console

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for traveling

    Posted
    Twilso2112
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    I’ve used this product as a switch user on the road as a business traveler and as someone who lives in a mtn town that requires connecting flights, often with downtimes, I like being able to charge it and not worry. I once played Zelda for 5 hours whilst traveling with 2 connecting flights, very satisfied. Bottom line switch is awesome and product works as advertised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly reccomended

    Posted
    Momo
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    Having a secondary charger is great, you dont have to disassemble the dock just to charge while playing in handheld, and the car charger is a nice addition. Some people are reporting that third party chargers and docks are breaking their switches, so this thing having the official Nintendo logo is reassuring.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life saver

    Posted
    MistaSense
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    Great 3rd party option to charge your Switch on the go! Nintendo makes it hard to use 3rd party accessories but so far this has come very handy on my trips to FL and during a recent move when my other consoles were in boxes. Have not tried the car charger yet as I did not need to but wall charging is fast and works with no issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent cord and car charger combo

    Posted
    Dpishere
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    If you are on need of a great charging cable so you can keep your Switch topped up even when playing portably this is the cord for you. It is longer than the cord bundled with the switch and includes a car charger which is helpful for people who enjoy a gaming session on longer car rides.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does it’s job

    Posted
    JATex
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    Good product. It’s about 6ft so no worries about it not reaching the backseat of your car. Nintendo does sell one too. The wire is better, and doesn’t kink, but it doesn’t come with a wall socket charger like this one. I bought both. Prefer the Nintendo one, and tend to use this when traveling to hotels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    Posted
    Tami
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    Did not work as advertised. Tried charging with every connection available (AC adapter and usb). After 3 hours the Switch is only at 42% and the charger itself is very hot. Look for an exact replacement rather than a different brand of charger. Will be returning tomorrow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor functionality!

    Posted
    ceder
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    From the first time I used this charging cable, it would only work if it was held at the perfect angle on the wall charger. I think they sent it with a bad cable, because my USB-C charging cable that I used for my cell phone, worked with the car charger to charge my Switch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised.

    Posted
    insomniak1
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    Well, as the summary says, it works the way it's supposed to. The included cable is long enough to reach a night stand or table and the car adapter seems to work well also. The price is a bit high, but not as high (and functional) as the official Nintendo wall charger. I'd still recommend it, but look for any special pricing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much less Bulky. Not compatible with Dock?

    Posted
    Jkay
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    Such a convenience to have this much less bulky charger on hand to carry around. But when I plugged it into the dock it would charge the unit but would not display an image to the screen, which does make sense to me since the smaller cable doesn't provide the same output as the factory original with it's built in power brick

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient and a great price!

    Posted
    Student
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    I bought this to be mobile with my Nintendo switch cause my life is always on the go and that’s the reason I bought the switch in the first place. Granted, it’s doesnt work for using the dock with the TV, but that’s not what it’s supposed to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend