In theory, Nintendo’s decision to do away with proprietary chargers and furnish the Switch with a USB-C port should have benefited consumers, giving them the option to pick up cheaper third-party chargers rather than pay full price for Nintendo’s branded hardware. And while that may be the case, some Switch owners have found that charging their consoles with the wrong chargers — even those sold specifically for the Switch — can create problems.
You may have read last week about Switch consoles being bricked by third-party docks, and while Nintendo issued a response at the time, the company took an extra step this week when it updated the FAQ on its Japanese support site to warn Switch owners of the dangers of using the wrong type of cords with the console.
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Nintendo issues warning for Switch owners after charging cable incidents