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Switch Brick by External Battery?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Clapmaster, May 8, 2019.

  1. Clapmaster
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  2. Coreyosaur

    Coreyosaur Newbie

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    Should be fine. Looks to have good output too, so it will actually charge and not just sustain. No worries
     
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  3. cracker

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    I'm leery too after all the stories of bricks. If you bite the bullet, please follow up on this thread with how it goes.
     
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  4. arianadark

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    I will say while it wont brick you if you connect to your dock right away you can damage the dock, so wait at least 10 minutes after you stop using that battery with you switch before docking it.
     
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  5. Unleanone999

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    Battery packs are usually fine, it's the third party docks that are causing the bricks.
     
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  6. fst312

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    Never bought a third party dock or battery but unless those one star reviews don’t know what their talking about, they say this could brick your switch.
     
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  7. Ferris1000

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    The issues with the third party docks was that they tried to use the quick charge Funktion but because the protocol the switch is using to communicate with a charger is not the same like mobile phones are using which lead the charger to output more current which Fries the power management IC. If you charge with a limit of 5v you’re good to go and everything gonna be fine.
     
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  8. Clapmaster
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    Been almost a week and I haven't had any problems with it so far. I really like the joycon grips that came with that thing. Joycons feel good to hold now and I bought some of those analog stick caps(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071FMCLZ7/) that double the height of the thumbsticks so Saints Row 3 and Splatoon 2 have been playing wonderfully in handheld mode. Feels more like I'm using an Xbox One pad now instead of joycons.

    Thanks for this info. I did read about that happening somewhere. I'll keep it in mind.
     
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