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Topic: Portable Dock Issue/Recommendations

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gallogator

Hello everyone- I am writing to see what everyone would recommend for a portable charger/dock setup. I would like a charger that would be able to charge my laptop/phone/etc. along with docked mode for a switch.

I currently have an ULTRANET 65W Fast Charging USB charger and a Generic HDMI/USB dongle. The Generic dongle works with the Nintendo Power Supply, and the ULTRANET charger works with the Nintendo dock. But using the Ultranet PS and Generic Dongle, it says "could not connect to tv, please make sure you're using the ac adapter supplied with the console."

Weird that everything I have works, just not together... any suggestions?

gallogator

WoomyNNYes

@gallogator I think nobody is answering because the answer opens up a can of worms. When the switch launched, third party docks didn't work well, because Nintendo didn't want to play nice with other companies, and they didn't use standard usb c protocol, or some baloney. A lot of people here have probably stuck with Nintnedo brand products as a result. Maybe someone else here will come along here and say, I can answer better than WoomyNNYes and offer better info

I don't know what to recommend, other than Wulff Den on youtube did a video on 3rd party docks around last summer.

Edited on by WoomyNNYes

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SwitchForce

Beyond Switch Dock advice is to use the Dock to charge the Switch. And use any 3rd party device for other devices other then Switch.

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gallogator

@WoomyNNYes i know it was taboo, but i really dont care about my expired warranty at this point- i just travel with a backpack only everywhere and its tough to fit the whole dock in there with the original switch charger along with my normal chargers

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WoomyNNYes

@gallogator JUST in case you hadn't seen it, nintendolife did cover two third party docks in 2020. Disregard if you've seen these

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/08/hardware_review_gen...

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/03/hands_on_the_dongii...

Edited on by WoomyNNYes

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nerdface

You need 15v @ 2.6 amps mode to run the switch in its stock dock. Battery or A/C, doesn’t matter. Look at your cable specs to see if it supports this mode.

You will need to look up the power requirements of the 3rd party dock, because they will often be different, and check that against your A/C or battery specs.

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gallogator

@nerdface yes, the 3rd party dock works with the genuine nintendo brick, and the switch dock works with the 3rd party brick. the two 3rd party accessories are not happy together. I will try a different cable, but the cable works with the 3rd party brick and the genuine dock, so doubt thats the weakest link

thank you

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nerdface

I get that you are using a process of elimination, but you have multiple variables.

I would look up the power requirements of the 3rd party dock. I bet you dollars to donuts that mode isn’t offered by the 3rd party adapter.

nerdface

SwitchForce

At this point this is use at your own risk 3rd party chargers for Switch Dock or Switch itself. So if you want to play the Dock Bricking game then by all means that is a choice you choose to make. Others here will not advise doing so and staying with the Nintendo Dock and Nintendo OEM charger adapter to insure your not doing something that will Brick your Switch. So doing so this becomes at your Own Risk-you may be lucky and you may not be lucky.

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