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How to charge PS5 controller

Learn how to keep your new DualSense controller charged.
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Even with the changes coming to the DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 from the DualShock 4, the manner by which you charge its battery is largely the same.

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Charging your DualSense is incredible easy and there are two ways you can go about doing it:

Plug it into the console/outlet

The DualSense controller uses a USB-C port to charge its battery, just like the DualShock 4 did. The console comes with several USB ports and a charging cable that you can plug right into the console for charging, while you play or when you are away.

You can also purchase a third-party cable if you want one of tougher-quality or greater length.

You can also use a USB outlet adapter to charge your controller from an outlet if you don’t want it plugged into your console.

Use a charging station

You can also buy a charging station that is usually plugged into the wall and can also serve as a place to store your DualSense when you’re not playing.

Sony produces their own charging stations, and you can also find a third-party one after they come on the market. These just require you to spend some more money compared to the other method which is available right out of the box.


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