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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    You need a very high amperage (15v 2a) Powerbank to have it be able to play and actually charge at the same time.

    So be very mindful of that.
    I have an ADATA that was output 5V and 2.1A which I used to charge the Switch. It worked, but very slowly. I didn't do it more than once though, as I was afraid it would damage the switch due to lack of voltage.

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    Ye u need a high voltage power bank and a big one too

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackIce View Post
    Ye u need a high voltage power bank and a big one too
    No, standard voltage...high amperage.

    Not the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    No, standard voltage...high amperage.

    Not the same thing.
    So would 5V and 2.1A cut it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro View Post
    So would 5V and 2.1A cut it ?
    It will work and is the standard.

    But higher voltages of 15-18 would be best, however I've not seen any of those as that would be outside the USB spec.

    “High Voltage” in my mind is 110-220v.
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    This is the spec on the one power bank some guys use

    Type-C Input/Output: 5V 3A

    Output 1 (Quick Charge 3.0): 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A

    Output 2 (AiPower): 5V 2.4A

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackIce View Post
    This is the spec on the one power bank some guys use

    Type-C Input/Output: 5V 3A

    Output 1 (Quick Charge 3.0): 3.6V-6.5V/3A, 6.5V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A

    Output 2 (AiPower): 5V 2.4A
    Based on what Sauron has said above, it does not appear that this power bank would meet the requirements

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro View Post
    Based on what Sauron has said above, it does not appear that this power bank would meet the requirements
    Why not? All the specs except the 9V-12V/1.5A are enough to charge the Switch while also playing on it.

    Even the 9V-12/1.5A should work if you aren't using it while charging.

    Also don't understand you as you stated clearly you used a 5V / 2.1A to charge your Switch...but then proceeded to ask if it would work after you confirmed it yourself?

    But this one he is referring to is USB-C anyway which should never be any problem. The issue is usually with normal USB ones as the standard doesn't allow for higher voltage and higher amps.

    You should have no worries using the 5V to charge it, can't do any damage with lower voltage. But it would be best to only use it to charge and not playing while it charges.

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    If you were referring to a USB-C direct power bank then no worries at all as they all start at 5V and then negotiate to higher power if it's available...so it's impossible to do damage as the Switch wouldn't allow any higher.
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    This is the one i use

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I only get like 1 full charge and abit

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