Question: Nintendo Switch Console – Do you have to use the dock to charge switch? I don’t want to connect to my tv.
they can charge away from the dock. I have a 4 port charger (I have 4 joy cons) and got it from Amazon. You slide them down on the side and green is good, red is charging (for each port). You can also put them on the switch itself, and they will be powered by their battery packs, then by the switch console until dead. If you switch is docked, you can slide one set on to the sides to charge. I hope this helps. Oh, I also have 4 (2 AA battery packs) that slide onto the joy con instead of the black sliders. They work really well, and work as long as you have AAs to put in the pack. Much cheaper than they were a year ago.