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Best USB-C Cables for Nintendo Switch

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Do you like to play your Nintendo Switch on the go and don't always have the time to keep it docked? Are you confused as to what cable to buy? Using a USB-C to USB-C cable is undoubtedly the safest way to charge your Nintendo Switch, but most battery packs do not have this option included yet so what about using a much more common USB-C to USB-A cable? According to the Official Japanese Nintendo Website using a USB-C to USB-A cable is fine as long as it has a 56k resistor included. 

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Anker Powerline+ C to C Cable

Connect directly

This 6 foot USB-C to C cable is your best bet when it comes to safely and swiftly charging your Nintendo Switch. Available in black or red, this premium cable comes with an adjustable pouch and a lifetime warranty. 

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Numskull USB-C to USB-A cable

Power your life

Specifically designed for the Nintendo Switch, this 1.5m long cable will power your Nintendo Switch and any other devices that you choose to use with ease enabling you to play your Nintendo Switch while charging it at the same time.

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Amazon Basics USB-C to USB-C cable

Basic but effective

This 6-foot no-frills USB-C to C cable from Amazon comes in multiple lengths, all the way up to 9 feet long. Choose from either black or white; this slim and discreet cable will get the job done. 

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Anker USB-C to USB-A cable

Use it with anything

This cable is another quality offering from Anker, this time with a USB-C to USB-A cable that has a reinforced neck for extra durability. This cable will also work with any slightly older battery packs that only have a USB-A output.

Don't leave home without it

The best option is the Anker Powerline+ C to C Cable as this provides a direct USB-C to USB-C connector which is undoubtedly the future, not to mention the best method of charging your Nintendo Switch. Looking for something similar but a bit cheaper? Then the Amazon Basics USB-C to USB-C cable should sort you out. 

 The Anker USB-C to USB-A cable is also a solid choice as they both include the resistor that make charging your Nintendo Switch via a USB-C to A-type cable safe.