When the original Switch released, one of the main features that made it so incredible is the fact that you are able to play games directly on the Switch itself. Of course, games would run smoother and generally look better when played on a TV screen, but having the ability to play Dark Souls on a handheld system is something else.
With the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite, it gives users the experience of an original Switch, but you’re only able to play in hand-held mode and the Lite console cannot be connected to a TV. That’s a setback, but the Switch Lite is offered at a lower price for those that want a portable console only.
Since the Switch Lite is only portable, this likely means that you’ll need a portable charger as the console can still burn through its battery relatively. Most tests have shown that many power banks on the market are compatible to use with the Switch, but the basic rule is to use a portable charger that has at least a 12W charging speed from its ports, and on the high-end, to get the best portable charging experience USB-C Power Delivery power banks are the go-to power banks.
Another part to take into account is that the battery of the Switch Lite is 3,570mAh. Quite a small battery, so the console will run out of power quickly, and so you should get a charger that has a high capacity that can charge it to full power at least once or multiple times.
Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 18W PD Power Bank
The first power bank that we want to recommend is this Anker power bank. The PowerCore Slim has a 10,000mAh power capacity. A perfect amount of capacity for charging your Switch Lite to full power at least twice. That said since we’re talking about a gaming console you’re likely going to be using the Switch and charging it at the same time, so the console may not get to full power as its using power at the same time.
That said, you’re going to get a few more hours of gaming in.
On the charging side, this PowerCore Slim is great, as it has an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and a 12W USB-A port. We recommend charging the Switch with a USB-C port whenever possible as it’s able to charge the console faster, so you’re not losing power when gaming and charging. This Anker power bank even comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable so you’re able to use the USB-C port right out of the box.
The form factor of this power bank is truly slim, as it only has a thickness of 0.5 inches making it slim enough to place into your pocket.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD:
- Capacity: 10,000mAh
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 15V/1.2A (18W)
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
USB-C Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 15V/1.2A (18W)
- LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
- Size: 5.8 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 7.5 Ounces
RAVPower 20,000mAh 18W Tri Output and Input Power Bank
On the higher capacity side, there’s this RAVPower portable charger with a 20,000mAh power capacity that can charge the Switch Lite to full power about three to five times. It’ll last a few days, so you won’t have to recharge the power bank as soon as a 10,000mAh portable charger.
The charging power is all there too with this power bank, as it has three powerful ports to charge from. There is an 18W Power Delivery port, a Quick Charge 3.0 port, and a 12W USB-A standard port. The charger even has three input ports to use to recharge the power bank. Of course, there’s a Micro-USB and USB-C input, but the most notable part is that this power bank has a Lightning input port for recharging. Not many power banks using Lightning input ports, so if you’re an iPhone user, getting this power bank may prove to be more useful than other chargers.
To add to the charging this power bank has, it also has a digital screen for the power capacity and the charging status.
Specs of the RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD Power Bank:
- Power Capacity: 20,000mAh
Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)
USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Micro-USB Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Lightning Input: 5V/2.1A
- LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Display
- Size: 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
- Weight: 1 Pound
Xcentz 5,000mAh Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank
We know that we recommended that you should be aiming for at least 10,000mAh capacity power banks, but we felt that we had to add this Xcentz power bank. This charger has a small 5,000mAh power capacity, so you’re able to get a few hours of gaming in with this charger, and perhaps charge your Switch Lite to full power at least once. However, let’s be honest, the capacity is very low and not exactly impressive.
The charging from this power bank is the impressive part, as the charger has an 18W Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge 3.0 port. Not many 5,000mAh power banks have fast charging ports like those, as most 5,000mAh portable chargers just use standard charging with their ports.
What’s even better is that this Xcentz power bank comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable and a USB-C to USB-C cable, so you’re able to charge your Switch Lite right out of the box with this power bank.
Since this charger has such a low capacity, it also has a 3-inch length and a 1-inch thickness, which makes taking it anywhere you want a breeze.
Specs of the Xcentz 5,000mAh Power Bank with PD and Quick Charge:
- Capacity: 5,000mAh
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 18W
USB-A Port: 18W
USB-C Port: 18W
- LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
- Size: 3 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 3.6 Ounces
Anker PowerCore 20100 Portable Charger
In terms of standard power banks, meaning ones that don’t feature Power Delivery and only have standard ports, you want to go for ones that have 5V/2.4A (12W) ports. These are the most reliable USB-A ports to charge the Nintendo Switch Lite.
This Anker PowerCore 20100 power bank has a 20,100mAh power capacity, a high capacity that will last a few days before you have to recharge it, and will give you tons of gaming time to enjoy your Switch Lite. This Anker power bank also has two ports, with each port having a 5V/2.4A charging speed. The other great part about the charging is that the max output of this Anker power bank is 4.8A, so you’re able to use the full power of the two ports at the same time.
Like most standard power banks, this Anker PowerCore 20100 isn’t something special, but it gets the job done perfectly.
Specs of the PowerCore 20100:
- Capacity: 20,100mAh
- Output: 2.4A Per Port | 4.8A Max Output
- Input: 2.0A via Micro USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
- Size: 6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 12.6 ounces
Aukey 26,800mAh 60W Power Delivery Power Bank
The Nintendo Switch Lite has been proven to charge the best when it’s charging between an 18W to 60W Power Delivery charging speed. So if you want to make sure that you’re charging your Switch Lite at its max charging speed, the higher the Power Delivery charger you would choose.
When it comes to power banks that have more powerful PD charging, they also have higher power capacities. That’s the case with this Aukey power bank that has a 26,800mAh power capacity and can charge the Nintendo Switch Lite to full power about six times if that’s all you’re using this power bank to charge. It can also be highly useful to have a high capacity for charging other devices, such as your smartphone, while you’re charging your Switch.
There’s the very high power capacity to use, but there’s also powerful charging to use, too. There are two USB-C Power Delivery ports to use, with one using an 18W Power Delivery port, and the other one has a 60W Power Delivery charging speed. There is also a Quick Charge port. As you can tell, this power bank is all about fast charging, as you’re able to fast charge the Switch Lite, and fast charge two other smartphones at the same time.
The power bank is also able to recharge at a 45W Power Delivery speed, but it does not come with a PD wall charger, but it does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|Quick Charge Port USB-A Port (18W)||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Port (65W)||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A|
|USB-C PD Port (18W)||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|USB-C Input (45W)||5V 3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A|
|LED Power Indicator||Four White Power Indicators|
|Size||6.5 x 3.4 x 1.2 inches|
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 45W Power Delivery Power Bank
Another high capacity Power Delivery power bank that we wanted to add is this Anke PowerCore+ 26800 portable charger. The power bank has the same 26,800mAh power capacity as the Aukey charger that we mentioned, so there’s plenty of power to go around for charging multiple devices at the same, and you won’t’ have to worry about recharging the power bank for a few days.
This Anker power bank has a 45W Power Delivery port, which is quite fast and it’s useful for charging your Switch Lite faster, and it can be useful for charging USB-C Power Delivery compatible laptops, as 45W is a charging speed that most laptops can charge with.
The power bank also has two standard ports, and it even comes with a 60W Power Delivery wall charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable. The add-on of coming with a 60W PD wall charger enables you to recharge the power bank at its max speed, and you’re also able to charge the Nintendo Switch Lite directly with the wall charger. So by purchasing this Anker power bank you get the whole charging package.
This Anker PowerCore+ is also made of Aluminum making it more durable and it feels more premium to use.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 45W Power Delivery Charger:
- Capacity: 26,800mAh
Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A
USB-C Port: 45W
- Input: 45W through USB-C input with a Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger
- LED Power Indicator: Yes
- Size: 6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 1.3 Pounds