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How to Charge the Joy-Con Controllers

Instructions for charging the Joy-Con controllers.

Additional Information:

  • It takes approximately 3 ½ hours to fully charge the Joy-Con controllers.
  • The Joy-Con Charging Grip (model No. HAC-012) is not included in the Nintendo Switch bundle. This product is sold separately.

Complete These Steps:

The Joy-Con can be charged in the following ways:

While attached to the Nintendo Switch console.

  1. Attach the Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch console and power it on.
    • In order for the Joy-Con to charge while attached to the Nintendo Switch console, the console must be connected to the AC adapter and powered on or in Sleep Mode.
  2. Charge the console. hac-photo-console_acadapter_outlet.jpg

While attached to the Joy-Con Charging Grip.

  1. Attach the Joy-Con to the Joy-Con Charging Grip.
  2. Connect the Joy-Con Charging Grip to the Nintendo Switch dock using the USB cable that was included with the Charging Grip, or connect it directly to the Nintendo Switch AC adapter (HAC-002). hac-photo-console_grip_setup.jpg