About a legit (at least it looks like) 3th party charger

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  1. bytar
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  2. Rahkeesh

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    The dock itself is what bricks switches, not the charger. Worse case is more like the charger bricks your dock but that's quite unlikely if they bothered to match the amperage.
     
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    There are lots of issues about not only docks but also chargers. Thank you anyway.
     
  4. Milenko

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    Don't trust 3th parties!
     
  5. KiiWii

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    "3th" killed me.

    As stated before its the dock not the charger that apparently bricked consoles.
     
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    You are the 3th person who is killed by being a grammar nazi. Thank you btw!
     
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    I don't remember what brand my charger is but it looks 1:1 like the Nintendo one. It even got the Nintendo logo ring on top
     
  8. Hayato213

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    Stay away from third party power supply and dock especially the bootleg one from China unless you want to brick.
     
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    That's not for certain. It could be a combination of the two.
     
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  10. Rahkeesh

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    Wall chargers are dumb by definition and merely supply a max potential draw (usually given in amps) at a given voltage. Those are easy to match. Its up to whatever device plugs into it to figure out how much power to try and draw, up to that maximum.

    Although its possible that different docks might respond better or worse to a charger that doesn't quite match in amperage. If anything you probably want less amps than an official charger for 3rd party docks, since that combo is known to be capable of bricking. (Cause of brick seems to be excessive power being provided by the dock that wrecks the power management circuit.)
     
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  11. linuxares

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    I should work fine, however. I would be warry of buying third party chargers. No one know how true all those CE etc actually are. Maybe send one to @gamesquest1 and he can pop one open ;)
     
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