We are going to see the answer, the possible complications and if it can really be useful for a specific moment or, on the contrary, we will have to buy the original one or the other.
Charge a Switch without the original charger
The easy answer is that yes, it is possible to charge a Nintendo Switch console with other types of cables, but we have to take many factors into account, since we could damage our console.
You have to think that all the cables and heads have a different power, certifications and, therefore, a different voltage and current adapted to the batteries and their controllers.
Now, you’ve run out of the original and you want to play, you can’t go buy another one and you have several USB-C cables at hand at home, which initially fit inside the connector. You can try them, checking how you react to them.
There are 3 options. The first is that it doesn’t react directly, so disconnect it and forget about it. The second is that it loads, but in jerks, that is, it turns on and off at times. It is another of the actions in which we should stop using it, for the safety of our console. And finally the option that when connecting it we see that it is fed correctly on a regular basis. In the latter case, the recommendation would be to leave it there charging without using it, waiting for it to complete and then start playing, since the energy supplied will be so low that we can cause damage when playing and it is even likely that we will use up more battery than it charges. .
If we resort to this, you have to be patient, its speed depends on your head and cable, but if it is mobile, you can already keep in mind that you will wait several hours for it to complete its feeding.
Be that as it may, except for the last option (and in a very specific way), we do not recommend using a cable that is not the original or copies made with it in mind. If a day coincides when you need it, you can do it, otherwise, start considering buying others. There are many models on Amazon or AliExpress that provide us with the necessary certificate and security for our Nintendo Switch at a much cheaper price than the original.
We leave you here a very interesting Amazon recommendation that will solve your problems. And by the way, remember that you shouldn’t do it the other way around either. Do not use this charger for a mobile since in this case you could burn it much easier due to its much higher power.
So remember all this and do not risk it if you are not sure. For a day of waiting and a few euros, don’t play it. The console is worth so much more to be left without it or to destroy the battery of it forever.