Nintendo Wii U Video Game Chargers and Charging Docks
The Wii U was developed by Nintendo and released in 2012. It was the eighth video game console released by Nintendo, but what sets it apart is the Wii U GamePad that acts as a portable gaming console and a controller to play video games on a television. In addition to the GamePad, there are other components that make the system work such as charging cables, rechargeable batteries, docks, stations, specialized controllers, and more.What is the Nintendo Wii U?
The Wii U is a home gaming system developed by Nintendo and the successor to the Wii. There are numerous input devices available for the Wii U GamePad, such as the Wii Classic Controller Pro, Wii U Pro Controller, and Wii Remote. All of these systems are wireless-compatible, and thus require recharging whenever their batteries run low on power.Is a Wii U charger included?
The Wii U console from Nintendo includes a GamePad and a charging cradle. Wii and Wii U controllers include a charging cable, which is actually a mini USB-to-USB cable. The Wii remote, which comes with the Wii and is also sold separately by Nintendo, uses standard or rechargeable batteries by default. Docking stations for those and the other Nintendo accessories are available separately.What types of chargers are available for the Wii U?
Wii U and Wii accessories can use different charging devices. Some chargers use the console, and others use a separate power source. Many of these chargers for the Wii U GamePad and other components are made by Nintendo, but there are also many official and unofficial third-party solutions. These solutions include:
- GamePad cables, cradles, and docks
- Wii remote charging stations
- Controller cables and charging stations
- Rechargeable battery packs
- Multipurpose charging stations
All wireless components for Nintendo consoles, including the Wii, Wii U, and Switch, adhere to a standard color scheme so you can easily recognize the recharge status. Note that some third parties use blue instead of green, and orange and red are also sometimes interchanged. Whether the light is solid or blinking will usually clarify any color confusion. The standard indicator colors are:
- Green: Indicates that the charging process is complete.
- Orange: Indicates that the charging process is occurring properly.
- Red: This may blink, and indicates that the device is connected, but no battery is detected.
Recharging time can vary considerably between devices depending on the component itself, the size of the battery, and the charger being used. Nintendo indicates the average times. Posted times are based on achieving a full charge from a battery with no charge. This is what you should expect out of each system:
- Wii U GamePad: Up to 2.5 hours
- Wii and Wii controllers: Up to 4.5 hours
- Wii Remote: Up to 3 hours