Chargeing Switch with a powerbank

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  1. Bedel
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    Hi guys. A have a powerbank to use with the Switch, but it has two outputs: one with 1A and other with 2.1A. Atm I am using the first one because I don't want to screw my Switch with it, but could I use the second one in order to charge it faster? Also, it'll be perfect if we just stand here the max imput for the NS in order to respond the same to other people with same questions. I don't know why, but I'm not being able to find it on google. It just may not be my day.
    Thanks in advance.
     


  2. Mikemk

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    All devices are safe to charge with the higher amperage port. The charger determines the voltage, and the device determines the amperage based on the voltage it receives. The amperage on the power bank isn't what it provides, it's the maximum it can provide.
     
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  3. Mr. Wizard

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    If it doesn't support USB Type C Power Delivery of 15v2a then you will be quite disappointed.
     
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    Switch will draw up to 2A at any voltage (5v,9v,15v). The 2.1A port will charge it faster, but not fast enough to charge while playing. For that you'll want a USB-PD 9v@2A or preferably 15v@2A powerbank.
     
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    you dont need a type c slot or 15v on a powerbank



    says you only need 2.1 amp which will charge it while playing but slowly
     
  7. Bedel
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    It charges it while playing, yes, but not fast enought like they said. I can confirm it.
    It tooks like double the usual or more to charge it full (more than 5h), so not best idea. Well, it only cost me 5€, and it has 30000mah, so I'm ok with this. Thanks guys.
     
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    And that's where you're wrong, kiddo. 5v 1.5a is enough to keep it on a steady battery levels respectively very slowly charging it while playing. I used that on a drive to vacation to play hours and hours of Zelda. No problem.
     
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    What's the best one under 100 Wh or equal to 100 Wh that I can bring on a plane without permission (greater than 100 Wh requires permission) that will charge my switch the fastest?
     
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    Never said it wouldn't work half assed, just said the performance would be disappointing. Know what I'm sayin' gramps?
     
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    The total wattage the device can output is usually not a prominent spec in marketing materials. Remember Volts x Amps = Watts. Few if any 5V powerbanks made for phones/tablets can output 100 Watts consecutively. I have a 20k mA PNY with 4 ports (2x1mA, 2.1mA, 2.4mA) and it can come close to 100W. I have about 6 multi-port AC wall chargers in my house and the largest 6 port unit is only 60W total output.

    This anandtech piece should give you all the info you need.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/11181/a-look-at-nintendo-switch-power-consumption/2
     
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    Or it's 3000mah or you should be more concerned about your own safety while using the powerbank near yourself
     
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    Why? We're still talking about capacity, right? If else, then I don't get the joke, sorry xD
    There are much like this, but not as low price as this one in particular. I got it on ebay.
     
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    He's talking watt-hours not watts.

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    20,000mAh to 30,000mAh is pretty much the norm for the bigger batteries.

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    https://milliamps-watts.appspot.com/

    Looks like the max is 20,000mAh.

    This one is definitely allowed but only goes to 12v which is better than 5v.
    https://www.ravpower.com/dp/B014GRM294

    This one is 100mAh over but maybe they will still allow it? And it supports 15v.
    https://www.ravpower.com/dp/B0156HCJQO
     
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    Also you might want to contact your airline and ask them about external power supplies. I believe the 100Wh and 160Wh (insulated terminals) restriction is for "spare batteries". The external portable power pack you are looking for should be considered a "device" which there is no restriction for I believe. Make sure to tell them it's not a "spare battery" but a portable power supply with USB ports not live terminals

    https://voltnow.com/blogs/news/24035649-flying-with-lithium-ion-batteries

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    Then you can get one of these 300Wh 19v beasts yeah!
    Be sure to select USB-C as the connector.

    https://www.thebatterygeeks.com/product-p/19vsp300.htm
     
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    lol Newegg, you're crazy...

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    If I can play until the powerbank is empty, I am not dissapointed. You can easily play like 12-15 hours with a 20000mah Powerbank.
     
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    Just make sure you get 2.6 Amps output like the standard switch adapter, that way it's fast enough to charge and play without the charge decreasing (but instead, increasing it).