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DualSense Charging Station key features
How to Charge Your DualSense Controller Without Losing Any Battery Life
For the past few months, DualSense has been shipping its Charging Station to developers and game publishers, who are using it to charge their DualSense controllers without losing any battery life. Now that it’s available online, we wanted to show you how the charging station works and how it helps keep your controller running at peak performance. Here are the key features of the DualSense Charging Station:…
Why you need a charging station
You don’t want your DualShock controller’s battery to die while you’re playing a round of FIFA 18, so make sure it never happens by charging with a DualSense Charging Station! The station has two USB ports, which means you can charge 2 controllers at once. This is particularly convenient if one of your controllers runs out of power while another still has some juice left—you can quickly switch and charge both. You won’t be able to play FIFA 18 with your friends unless you have access to dual-charging stations like these. And best of all, they feature an attractive black finish that will look great next to any PS4 console.
Where does it fit?
If you own a DualShock controller (or two) and a PlayStation VR system, here’s what you need to know about charging your controller. You might be tempted to just leave your controllers plugged in for 24/7 use. However, that isn’t very smart when it comes to conserving battery life. So, how can you ensure that your controllers are charged and ready while also ensuring they won’t overcharge? It all comes down to knowing which PlayStation 4 charging station is right for you. With Sony recently updating its DualShock 4 controller with support for longer battery life and quicker-charging technology, we decided it was time for an updated guide on how to charge your PS4 controllers—while still getting maximum use out of them!
How do I charge my controller?
If you’re not using your DualShock controller, we recommend that you charge it at least once every two weeks. If you don’t use your controller for an extended period of time, fully charging and then fully discharging it at least once per month will help maintain maximum battery capacity. To charge a PS4 controller: Press and hold down on the PS button for at least one second. Connect a micro-USB cable from your PS4 system or PlayStation® 4 Pro console to your controller. Connect one end of a micro-USB cable into an AC adapter that meets USB specifications, or connect directly into a computer’s USB port.
What about wireless charging?
Both Xbox controllers and your phone are powered by batteries, so what about wireless charging? Unfortunately, there’s a drawback: Wireless charging takes longer than wired charging and doesn’t charge as quickly. That’s why it would take several hours to fully charge an Xbox controller. If you’re in a rush, wired charging is the way to go! A DualSense Charging Station can top off an Xbox controller in just under two hours. Plus, with a few exceptions, we don’t see wireless chargers for any gaming platforms on sale today. In other words, if you want fast-charging tech for your controller or phone at home or on-the-go – wired charging is your only option.
So how much does it cost?
The DualSense Charging Station is available for pre-order at a price of $99. Pre-orders will ship by December 15th, 2012 and orders placed after December 15th will be delivered in March 2013. The MSRP is $129.99 USD with a lifetime warranty included. In addition to making it easy to charge your DualSense controller, we’ve also made sure that you can enjoy all that gameplay without running out of battery life. No one wants to lose their gaming streak just because they forgot to charge their controllers! The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries on our dual sensing controllers can last for about 10 hours when fully charged (6 hour single sensing), so you don’t have to worry about doing any extra charging before playing a marathon session!
Charge up to two DualSense wireless controllers at the same time without connecting them to your PS5™ console.