One of major parts of this new generation or rather the current generation of gaming consoles that we have now is that there’s an emphasis on being wireless. This means that there are very few wires being used for the gaming consoles. Just take a look at the Nintendo Switch. The Switch is actually a portable console that you can take with you and play a video game that you would experience on a large TV screen, but instead, you can experience it on a small sized screen while you’re on the move.
The Xbox One and PS4 may not be portable, but an integral part of them that is wireless would be the controller that they use. The controllers for both of these major consoles are not only wireless but they use rechargeable battery packs. Something that past controllers had but you had to charge the battery pack separately with a charging dock or use AA batteries to power the controller.
That said, in this guide, we’re going to be covering the best chargers for the Xbox One Controller if you’re searching for chargers to use for the PS4 controller then take a look at our guide on that one too.
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Best Portable Chargers for Xbox One Controller
The Xbox One controller has a higher battery capacity than the PS4 controller with its use of a 1,400mAh battery capacity. The use of a portable charger, also known as a power bank, with a controller can actually be a lot more useful than you might think. As most of the time, you’re likely going to use a wall charger to charge your Xbox One controller, but that can be a pain as you have to be close to the wall charger and are limited to the range of a charging cable to charge the battery.
The use of a portable charger allows you to charge your controller while sitting wherever you are, as the power bank can practically be right next to you.
One of the portable chargers that you can use to change your Xbox One controller is Anker’s PowerCore 13000 portable charger. This charger has a 13,000mAh power capacity that can change the Xbox One controller to its full power about 7 times if that’s all you’re using this power bank to charge it with. However, another reason that we’re recommending this portable charger is that of its charging.
It has two USB charging ports, with each of the ports outputting a charging speed of 5V/3.0A, so either of the ports can change the controller at its max charging speed. Charging two devices at once with this power bank won’t slow down charging for the Xbox One Controller even though it has a 3 Amp max output. That’s because the Xbox One Controller has a max charging speed of 5V/1.0A.
The form factor of this power bank is another reason that we chose it and that’s because it has a length of 3.8 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches. So this portable charger can be moved around very easily. At the same time, we wouldn’t really worry about the size of the portable charger when it comes to charging a controller as you’re just charging it in a single place, but you’re at least able to charge your controller and game on where you’re comfortable.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Charger:
- Capacity: Advertised: 13,000mAh Output Capacity: 10,500mAh
Both Ports Capable of: 5V/3.0A
Max Output: 3.0A
- Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 3.8 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 11.2 Ounces
Just going a little higher on the power capacity scale, we recommend purchasing this Lumina 15,000mAh portable charger. It has a good amount of power capacity that can change the controller to its full power about 9 times. Using the power capacity on this power bank to charge other devices to full power at the same time is what you’re also going to want to do.
That’s because this charger has two USB-A charging ports. Each of the ports has a charming speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the charger is 4.8A. So you can use the max output of each port at the same time. A 2.4A charging speed for smartphones is quite fast and tablets such as the Apple iPad has a max charging rate of 5V/2.4A.
Something that this power bank uses which many other portable chargers on the market don’t use very much is its use of a digital power capacity indicator. Most portable chargers on the market just use a couple of dots. In this case, there’s a digital capacity indicator that shows the power capacity with three digits.
Specs of the Lumina 15,000mAh Compact Portable Charger:
- Capacity: Advertised: 15,000mAh Output Capacity: 12,000mAh
Both Ports: 5V/2.4A
Max Output: 4.8A
- Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: LED Power Capacity Display in Numeric Value
- Size: 6.7 x 4.1 x 0.6 inches
- Weight: 1 Pound
If you want even more power capacity, then there’s EasyAcc’s Monster 20,000mAh portable charger. So there’s a lot of power capacity to use to charge the controller to its max power about 15 times if that’s all you’re using his charger for. However, just charging your Xbox One controller with this EasyAcc potable charger isn’t the only thing that you’re going to want to do. That’s because it has four USB-A charging ports.
Each of the ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the charger is 4.8A. You can charge four devices at once with this charger, and the Xbox One controller will still charge at its max charging speed. As each port would output about a 5V/1.2A charging speed. If you want the fastest charging speed possible for each of the devices that you’re charging, such as charging a smartphone, two tablets, and a controller, then it’s best to charge a few devices at once. That way, the max output won’t be split up as much.
The recharging for this EasyAcc’s 20,000mAh power bank is also very good and that’s because it has two Micro-USB input ports. The two input ports can be used at the same time, with each of them using a charging speed of 5V/2.0A, and you can use them both at the same time to recharge this power bank at a 4A recharge rate.
Specs of the EasyAcc Monster 20,000mAh Power Bank:
- Capacity: 20,000mAh
- Output: Per Port: 5V/2.4A Max Output: 4.8A
2 Micro-USB Input Ports / Per Port: 5V/2.0A / Max Input:4.0A
A tad bit simpler is RAVPower’s 22,000mAh Portable Charger. It has a 22,000mAh power capacity that can be useful for charging many types of devices to their full power at the same time, and charging your controller to its full power will have no problems. If you’re solely charging your Xbox One controller with this power bank, you might very well think that it has magical powers and never runs out of power capacity.
There are three USB-A charging ports, and this RAVPower portable charger is a better option for charging a few devices at once, then the EasyAcc portable charger that we mentioned above. The main reason for that is because this one has a higher max output.
Each of the ports with this power bank has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the charger is 5.8A. So if you’re charging three devices at once with this power bank, then each of the ports would be able to output 5V/1.6A, if the max output is being reached. That’s unlikely to happen though, as the Xbox One controller has a charging rate of 5V/1.0A, so you have more charging power left for other devices.
Recharging this 22,000mAh power bank could be better but it’s still quite good with its Micro-USB input port being used to recharge this power bank at a 2.4A recharge rate.
Specs of the RAVPower 22,000mAh Power Bank Charger:
- Capacity: Advertised: 22,000mAh Output Capacity: 20,000mAh / 18,000mAh / <15,000mAh
Per Port: 5V/2.4A
Max Output: 5.8A
- Input: 5V/2.4A via Micro USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 6.5 x 0.9 x 2.8 inches
- Weight: 14.4 Ounces
The final portable charger that we recommend for getting for your Xbox controller is Anker’s PowerCore Slim 5000. Yes, the final charger that we’re recommending is one of the simplest chargers within this guide, but we thought it would be one of the best power banks to use because of its simplicity.
As this charger has a 5,000mAh power capacity that can charge the Xbox One controller to its full power about 2.5 times. Not a lot, and that’s a whole lot fewer charges than what these other power banks are able to provide. However, just remember this charger is very small and is about the size of a smartphone so it can basically fit into your pocket very easily.
There’s a single USB-A charging port used, and it has a charging speed of 5V/2.0A, so you can charge your Xbox One Controller at its max charging speed with this Mini power bank.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore 5000 Slim:
- Capacity: Advertised: 5,000mAh Output Capacity: 4,000mAh
- Output: 5V/2.0A
- Input: 5V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: 3 LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 5 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches
- Weight: 4.2 Ounces
Best USB Wall Chargers for Xbox One Controller
A USB wall charger is most likely what you currently use to recharge your Xbox One controller and it makes sense to do so, as they’re easy to use. Or you just use the USB port on your Xbox one to recharge your controller.
If you’ve lost or just need an upgraded wall charger for charging your Xbox One controller as well as for charging your smartphone, tablets and other devices. We’ve chosen the best for that purpose.
Aukey 2-Port Wall Charger
One of the smallest wall chargers on the market is form Aukey, a brand that is very similar to Anker and they have proven themselves to be innovators within the changing electronic space. That can easily be proven with this wall charger of theirs.
It’s their 2-port wall charger and each of the two ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the charger is 4.8A. So your able to use the max power of each port at the same time, charging your controller with one port while you have a smartphone charging with the other port is no problem.
The size of this charger is also another great part about it, with it having a length of 1.3 inches, and a width of 1.2 inches. So this is basically a cube. What makes it even better is that it uses a retractable AC adapter, making the charger even easier for portability.
Specs of the Anker PowerPort 2:
- Ports: 2
- Quick Charge: No
- Output: 2.4A Per Port | 4.8A Max Output
- Protective Technology: Yes
- Size: 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 4.6 ounces
Doubling the amount of USB charging ports, next is the Anker PowerPort 4. Yes, you guessed it, it has four USB-A charging ports. Each of the ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A, and the max output of the PowerPort 4 is 8A. So even if you’re charging four devices at once with this charger, with the max output being reached, each of the ports is still able to have a charging speed of 5V/2.0A.
This charger also uses a retractable AC adapter for easier traveling with the charger.
That said, if you own a Quick Charge compatible device, and want to charge your Quick Charge smartphone at its max charging speed, at the same time that you’re charging your controller; Anker also has their PowerPort 4 Speed wall charger. It has a single Quick Charge port and the other three USB-A ports have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A.
Specs of the Anker PowerPort 4-Port USB Wall Charger:
Max Output Capabilities: 8A
Max Output Per Port: 5V/2.4A
- Quick Charge: No
- LED Power Indicator: 1 Blue LED at the top of the Charging ports
- Size: 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 3.2 Ounces
RAVPower 6-Port Charging Station
The final wall charger, but in this case it would be called a charging station, is this RAVPower 6-port charging station. Yeah, that’s right! You can charge six devices with this charger. Best of all, there’s really no shortage of power with this charger.
Each of the six ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the charger is 12A. So even if you’re charging six devices at once with this charger with the max output os 12A being reached, each port will still be able to output 5V/2.0A. More than enough charging power to charge many Xbox One controllers at their max charging speeds, while at the same time charging smartphones and tablets at the same time, too.
Specs of the RAVPower 6 Port USB Wall Charger:
- Output: Per Port: 5V/2.4A Max Output: 12 Amps
- Quick Charge: No
- LED Power Indicator: Yes
- Size: 4 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 6.8 Ounces
Best Car Chargers for Xbox One Controllers
A car charger really isn’t the first charging electronic that comes to mind for charging a controller and that makes sense. As car chargers are really meant for charging smartphones while you’re driving. That’s just the thing though, you can charge devices while you’re driving. So if you’re headed to your friend’s house and he doesn’t have an extra controller, you can just charge your controller while you’re on your way.
Anker PowerDrive 2 Car Charger
Anker’s PowerDrive 2 car charger is one of the best car chargers for the Xbox One controller because of its simplicity and good charging power. It has two USB-A ports, and both have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The max output of this charger is 4.8A. So you can use the max power of each of the two ports at the same time.
Specs of the Anker PowerDrive 2:
- # Of Ports: 2
- Output: 5V/2.4A Per Port
Max Output: 4.8A
Anker PowerDrive 4
If you want to charge more than just two devices while you’re driving, Anker also has their PowerDrive 4 car charger that does indeed use four USB-A charging ports. So you can charge four devices at once. What’s even better is that all the ports have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A, and the max output of the charger is 9.6A.
Specs of the Anker 4-Port Car Charger:
- # Of Ports: 4
- Output: 5V/2.4A Per Port | Max Output: 9.6A
- LED Power Indicators: Just a single Blue LED light within the car charger
- Size: 3.4 x 1.9 x 1 inches
- Weight: 1.6 ounces
Best Charging Station Docks for Xbox One Controllers
A charging station basically acts just like wall charger but they’re more dedicated ways that you can charge your Xbox One controller. As they’re really only meant for charging your controller’s batteries. The great thing about getting charging station docks is that they usually come with batteries. So let’s see which ones are the best to use with your Xbox one controller.
Fosmon Xbox One Charging Station Dock
One of the best selling charging station docks is this Fosmon charging station. The charging station actually comes with a two 1,000mAh batteries that can be used for any Xbox One controller. Your controller goes in at an angle, and there are two LED Green lights at the front of the charger to show you the status of charging.
With the Green lights blinking means that the controllers are still charging, and once they glow, that means they’re fully charged.
AmazonBasics Charging Station Dock for Xbox One Controller
Coming from Amazon themselves, this is Amazon’s own charging station dock for Xbox One controllers. The controllers go on either side of the charger and face opposite ways. The design of this charger is really good and that’s because under each controller while it charges, there’s an LED light. The Red light means that your controller is still charging, while the Green light means that your controller is done charging.
Xbox One Infinite Power Charging Station Dock
The final charging station dock that we find the best charger to use for your Xbox One controller is this Infinite Power charging station. It does have a strange design, with the controllers having to be placed upside down. But once they’re connected there’s just a single LED light that shows the charging status of the two controllers. The charger station does come with two battery packs.
One thing to know is that this charging station is not compatible with the Xbox One S controller though.