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Nintendo Switch Battery Continue To Drain, Battery Packs Not Working?

By Monica U Santos , Mar 02, 2017 03:20 AM EST
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The Nintendo Switch still lost about 1 to 2 percent of battery life every 10 minutes when the console is playing a game and connected to a portable charger. Therefore, if you notice your battery is low and you still want to continue playing the Zelda adventures while plugged into most power banks, you'll probably not succeed. This is because your battery is still going to drain and eventually die.

Nintendo Switch Battery Continue To Drain

The battery of the most in-demand Nintendo console, the Switch, should last long enough for most of the users. However, gamers may discover eventually that it has an annoying charging twist that will require them to grab a new portable battery solution. According to VentureBeat, the upcoming Nintendo Switch has a USB-C port on the bottom. The user of the hybrid console can use that port to connect the system to its dock and play games on the television. Also, users can also use it to charge the unit directly from the wall or from any battery pack using a USB-C cable.

Recent reviews and reports claimed that if you play your Nintendo Switch while charging it with a portable battery pack, you might run into problems. This occurs because Nintendo’s console receives a moderately high voltage, so your battery on the Switch may continue to drain even if it is plugged into a lot of mobile battery packs or others called it as a power bank. A 10,000 mAh portable battery bank can charge a smartphone and a tablet continuously, but its two 5-volt USB ports can’t provide the Nintendo Switch with enough power to stop it from battery draining during use.

Nintendo Switch Battery Battery Packs Not Working?

The reason behind this issue is because the Nintendo Switch comes with a 15-volt power cable. It seems to require something that gives its processor the energy it needs to run. If you are a good gadget observant, you may also see this similar issues with laptops. If you want to charge your Switch console while playing, you will need to have something more robust.

This new information is undoubtedly disappointing for all the Switch buyers. Nintendo already confirmed that the battery of the Switch will last for 6 hours at a maximum range but according to the tests made by GameRant, it has revealed that the battery life will just last around three hours playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch isn’t designed for long play times and away from the main home dock or even for long car rides.

 

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