Recommended Nintendo Switch Chargers

Wall Chargers

My Pick:
ZMi PowerPlug Turbo 45W USB-C PD Power Adapter (Superb)

  • It works great for home or travel (small, light, and foldable prongs).
  • Can keep up with your USB-C laptop.
  • Includes detachable 5 foot USB-C cable.
  • Doesn’t have USB-IF certification as they chose to support third party standards as well. Check out the FAQ for more.
  • ZMI (USA) Corporation is a U.S. startup funded by Zimi Corporation. They’re headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. The ZMI wall charger and power bank I recommend are for U.S. customers. They include U.S. based support contacts (web, email, phone) and warranty service.

Best Value:
Monoprice 60W 4-Port USB Smart Charger (Superb)

  • Multi-port USB-C & USB-A
  • USB-IF certified
  • Needs a USB-C to USB-A cable

ZMi PowerPlug Turbo 45W USB-C PD Power Adapter (Superb)

  • Single port USB-C

Travel:
ZMi PowerPlug Turbo 45W USB-C PD Power Adapter (Superb)

  • Faster charge
  • Includes USB-C cable

Apple 12W USB Power Adapter (Good)

  • Smaller size
  • Needs a USB-C to USB-A cable

Multi-port:
Monoprice 39W Dual USB Wall Charger (Superb)

  • 2 ports
  • USB-IF certified

Monoprice 60W 4-Port USB Smart Charger (Superb)

  • 4 ports
  • USB-IF certified

For Switch and USB-C Laptop:
Monoprice 60W 4-Port USB Smart Charger (Superb)

  • Laptop + 3 USB-A ports
  • USB-IF certified

ZMi PowerPlug Turbo 45W USB-C PD Power Adapter (Superb)

  • Single USB-C port
  • Travel friendly

Power Banks

My Picks:
Anker PowerCore 10000 (Good Enough) & ZMi QB820 (Superb)

  • These are the power banks I use most often.
  • The Anker I keep in my Switch’s case. I don’t play enough to need a faster charge so I opt for reduced size and weight.
  • The ZMi I use on longer outing or when I take along my 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Travel:
Anker PowerCore 10000 (Good Enough)

  • Smaller/lighter
  • Slower charge – Charges fine while idle, merely extends play time while active
  • Needs a USB-C to USB-A cable
  • If your phone supports Quick Charge then consider getting the Anker PowerCore+ 10050 instead.

RAVPower 10000 USB-C (Good)

  • Thinner but wider
  • Charges while playing
  • Needs a USB-C to USB-C cable

Tronsmart Presto 10400 Type-C (Good)

  • Boxy
  • On market longer than RAVPower, more Internet accolades
  • Needs a USB-C to USB-C cable

Largest Capacity (Airline Friendly):
RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD (Great)

  • Largest capacity FAA allows without airline’s permission
  • Limited 30W output makes it less laptop friendly

For Switch and USB-C Laptop:
ZMi QB820 (Superb)

  • Has a USB hub feature. Any USB-A device plugged into the power bank will connect to the laptop. Data transfer speeds limited to USB 2.0.

 USB-C Cables

Any cable I list, or which is USB-IF certified and meets your length requirements.