The Nintendo Wii U console has been around since 2012 but many people are still running into problems with their Gamepad charger. The Gamepad is the main controller for the console and is used to navigate menus play games and access the internet. Unfortunately the charger for the Gamepad can be unreliable and break easily leaving gamers with a difficult choice: buy a new charger or find an alternative.
Wii U Pro Controller Charger
One alternative to the Wii U Gamepad charger is the Wii U Pro Controller charger. This is a universal charger that can be used to charge both the Gamepad and the Pro Controller. It is a convenient solution for those who want to charge both controllers at once as it is a single device. The charger is also relatively inexpensive making it a good option for those on a budget.
However there are some drawbacks to the Wii U Pro Controller charger. It is not compatible with all Wii U controllers so it may not work with some third-party controllers. Additionally it is not as powerful as the original Gamepad charger so it may take longer to charge the controllers.
|Universal charger||Not compatible with all Wii U controllers|
|Relatively inexpensive||Not as powerful as original charger|
|Charges both controllers at once||May take longer to charge|
USB Charging Cable
The USB charging cable is an affordable alternative to the Wii U Gamepad charger. It allows users to use the USB port on their Wii U console to charge the Gamepad. The cable comes with a USB 2.0 plug in one end and a wall charging output on the other.
It also provides an additional five-feet of cable which allows users to move around the room without worrying about the distance between the console and Gamepad. This can help minimize the need for extra cords for other electronic devices.
The USB charging cable is designed to fit securely into the Wii U Gamepad and is compatible with more than just the console. It can be used to charge the controller when not connected to the console. This makes it especially convenient for those on-the-go.
- Inexpensive alternative.
- Additional five-feet of cable.
- Can be used to charge any electronic device.
- Fits securely into the Wii U Gamepad.
- May require additional power outlets.
- Not as fast as a direct connection.
- May interfere with other devices.
Entertainment powerhouse Satellite has released their own exceptional alternative to the Wii U Gamepad Charger. The Satellite Multitap promises to offer a quick cordless charge solution that can charge up to four controllers at once. It’s a practical and convenient solution that makes it easy to get back to the action fast!
This sophisticatedly designed black and red charger lights up different colors depending on its charging status. When all four controllers are charged the lights will turn green offering an indication of when it?s time to get back to the game.
Satellite Multitap employs durable cordless technology enabling each controller to charge quickly and reliably. It?s easy to set the multitap charging station on any flat surface plug in the power adapter and it?s ready to charge up to 4 controllers.
|Quick and efficient charging||More expensive than other alternatives|
|Charges multiple controllers at once||Only compatible with Wii U gamepads|
|Easy to set up and use||No supplemental features|
An AC Adapter provides a convenient and reliable alternative to a Nintendo Wii U Gamepad charger. This type of adapter allows users to charge their gamepad while playing instead of having to frequently remove and put in a new charger. It can also be more easily transported and is more accessible as it doesn’t require a USB cable to plug in for charging.
The AC Adapter is designed to easily and quickly charge the GamePad. It features a built-in dual USB port which is not present in a USB cable charger so it can be used to charge two GamePads simultaneously without taking up any extra space or adding any extra effort. Additionally the AC Adapter is designed to provide a high-powered but gentle charge that is easy on the GamePad’s components.
However the AC Adapter’s power input is limited. It can only support a maximum current of 1A which means it will take longer to charge the device than with a USB cable charger. Additionally due to the dual USB port design the AC Adapter is bigger and heavier than a USB cable charger making it more difficult to transport.
|Convenient and reliable||Limited power input of 1A|
|Dual USB port design||Bigger and heavier than a USB cable charger|
|High-powered but gentle charge||Takes longer to charge than with a USB cable charger|
Jumping now to the car charger this one is a great alternative for players on the go. If you plan to play during a long car ride or a road trip you can plug the charger into the car’s cigarette lighter and keep your gamepad charged and ready to go. The car charger has a simple design so you won’t have difficulty setting up and using it. Moreover it is more compact and doesn’t take up much space in a car.
However this accessory does come with its limitations. For one it can be inconvenient when you’re using your car for day to day transportation for a long time as it will remain plugged in at all times. And if your car isn’t a reliable option or you’re just playing from somewhere without access to it this charger won’t be much use.
|Compact size to fit in your car|
|Easy to setup and use|
|Inconvenient when car isn’t available|
|Remains plugged in all the time|