Best Battery Backups for the Nintendo Switch Lite iMore 2021
You can never have enough battery life for any portable device, and the Nintendo Switch Lite is no exception. The console has a battery capacity of 3,570 mAh, which means that it should last approximately 3-7 hours, depending on what games you are playing. For any journey longer than a few hours, you'll definitely need a portable battery pack as one of the key Nintendo Switch accessories to pair with it. Here are some of the best battery backups for the Nintendo Switch Lite that money can buy.
- Best all round battery pack: Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
- The official Nintendo battery: Anker PowerCore 13400 Nintendo Switch Edition
- Play for 24hrs straight!: Anker PowerCore III Elite 25600
- Powered by the sun: Solar Charger 20000mAh
- Mid-sized power pack: Anker PowerCore 20000mAh
- Slimline Power: AUKEY USB C 20000mAh Power Bank
- More Power!: RAVPower 26800mAh PD
- Best budget option: RAVPower 6700mAh
- The mother lode: MAXOAK Laptop Power Bank 185Wh/50000mAh
Best all round battery pack: Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable ChargerStaff pick
This is one of the smallest and lightest 10000mAh external battery packs around. Weighing less than 200g and smaller than a pack of cards, this is an excellent battery pack that will fit in any carrying case. It's capable of charging the Nintendo Switch Lite almost three times with one charge.
The official Nintendo battery: Anker PowerCore 13400 Nintendo Switch Edition
If you love officially licensed gear, the Anker PowerCore Nintendo Switch Edition is the battery pack for you. It can fully revive your Switch in about 3 hours and gives you up to 10 more hours of on-the-go playtime. It is light and compact, making it perfect for travel.
Play for 24hrs straight!: Anker PowerCore III Elite 25600
Capable of charging the Nintendo Switch Lite over seven times, this powerhouse can power your Nintendo Switch Lite and any other devices that you may have as well. It also comes in a bundle with a high-speed USB-C wall charger, perfect for recharging the battery pack at lightning speed.
Powered by the sun: Solar Charger 20000mAh
Thinking about going on a trip a bit further away from civilization but still want to be able to charge your devices? Look no further than this battery pack, which can be recharged via the solar panel on its rear. It also includes a handy flashlight as well as being rainproof and shockproof — perfect for camping trips.
Mid-sized power pack: Anker PowerCore 20000mAh
After a bit more power and the ability to charge multiple devices? Look no further than the reasonably priced Anker PowerCore 20000. It can fit into most bags as well as some pockets and weighs just under 350g, so it is also quite light for its size. One important note is that it does not come with a charger to recharge the battery.
Slimline Power: AUKEY USB C 20000mAh Power Bank
Slim is the name, and squeezing into tight spaces is the game with this slimline charger from AUKEY. This full-featured battery pack is capable of powering numerous devices for days with its three USB outputs. It even includes one USB-C port as well.
More Power!: RAVPower 26800mAh PD
With direct charging from a USB-C port, this high-powered charger from RAVPower is guaranteed to charge your Nintendo Switch Lite in no time at all. As a bonus, it can also charge several USB-C powered laptops.
Best budget option: RAVPower 6700mAh
This decently sized and nicely priced offering from RAVPower is pocket-sized and can charge the Nintendo Switch Lite from zero just under two times. It's available in stylish silver or vibrant pink.
The mother lode: MAXOAK Laptop Power Bank 185Wh/50000mAh
With a stonking 50,000mAh of power, charge not only your Nintendo Switch Lite but also your laptop and everything else you've ever dreamed of with this ultimate unit from MAXOAK.
Don't let the fun stop on the Switch Lite!
Any of these battery packs are a good choice though it depends entirely on what you plan on using it for. In terms of ease of portability, the Anker PowerCore 10000 is our favorite. Being able to charge the Nintendo Switch Lite almost 3x means that you can keep playing for a long time without being burdened by a heavy battery pack.
Need to charge more than one device at the same time and recharge the battery pack swiftly? Look no further than the Anker PowerCore 20000 mAh. Are you thinking of going hiking or on a camping trip with your new Nintendo Switch Lite? If so, then make sure you check out the solar-powered Solar Charger 20000, which is also waterproof, dustproof, and comes with a built-in flashlight as well.
Battery packs aren't the only accessory you need for the Switch or Switch Lite. If you're picking up either of Nintendo's portable consoles, consider some key accessories to go with it that will make your experience with the console easier and more enjoyable.
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