Tonight, I went to charge my DualSense for the first time, and was a bit concerned when it didn’t charge using my Anker PowerPort PD 2 with a USB-C to USB-C cable. I then tried it on my Anker PowerPort III Nano and had the same experience. It also didn’t charge using my Apple 61W USB-C Power Adapter. Finally, it failed to charge on my Anker PowerCore 10000 PD+.
However, I did find a few devices the DualSense did charge with. It worked via USB-C to USB-C on my Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD, my Anker PowerCore 13400 Nintendo Switch Edition, my Anker PowerPort Speed PD 30, my Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger, and my Nintendo Switch AC Adapter. However, I noticed one big flaw with all these chargers: they only charged the DualSense at half the speed of the PS5. The PS5 charges the DualSense from its front USB ports (both Type-C and Type-A) at approximately 5V, 1A. These chargers were only able to charge the DualSense at 5V, 0.5A. Devices like my PC and my MacBook Pro would only charge the DualSense at 5V, 0.25A.
I was unable to find a single device in my house (and as you can probably tell, I have quite the collection) that was able to charge the DualSense at the same speed as the PS5. I was quite disappointed as I come to expect Anker to have the widest compatibility with devices.
Anker devices that fail to charge DualSense controller:
- PowerPort PD 2
- PowerPort III Nano
- PowerCore 10000 PD+
Anker devices that charge DualSense controller at half-speed:
- PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
- PowerCore 13400 Nintendo Switch Edition
- PowerPort Speed PD 30