How to Charge the PS5 Controller

How to Charge a PS5 Controller

Sony’s Next-Gen gaming console, the PS5, comes with many innovative and useful upgrades. One such upgrade is the new DualSense controller. To offer users an immersive and energetic experience, DualSense offers haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone. To get the best gaming experience on your new PS5, one thing that you need to make sure of is that the controllers are charged and always ready to go. In this guide, we’ll explain how to charge a PS5 controller.

Charging the PS5 Dualsense Controller

While the DualShock 4 controller charged its batteries using a USB Micro-B, it’s a thing of the past for the new DualSense as it uses the modern USB-C cable. Do you know what that means? Yes, Fast Charging. Recently, some leaked specs suggested that 5 minutes of charging will be worth nearly 30 minutes of game time and that’s impressive. You can charge your DualSense controller in one of the following two ways:
Using USB-C Cable

You can fast charge your DualSense easily using USB-C cables. The cable can be plugged into a fast-charging plug/adapter or directly into the console as it comes with several USB ports. In fact, the PS5 includes a charging cable with it, which you can use to charge the console even while playing. We don’t recommend doing that, however, as it can compromise the controller battery.

Using a Charging Station

Like the DualShock 4, DualSense also has compatible charging stations that you can buy separately. Charging stations serve as a safe place to store your expensive controllers when you’re not playing simultaneously charging them up. Just like PS4’s controller, the DualSense also has a built-in socket which can be docked at a charging station. Only this time the socket is a USB-C instead of a USB Micro-B. You can find plenty of third party charging stations in the market, but we recommend Sony’s official charging station for DualSense. It’s available on the PS website for $29.99.

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