How Does It Take To Charge A PlayStation 5 Controller?


My friend and I were playing FIFA 21 on my PS5 a few days ago when my character abruptly halted on the field because my controller got unresponsive!=]

I was perplexed and upset; I assumed my controller had stopped working until I noticed the low battery warning in the PlayStation notification bar.

I requested that my pal halt the game so that I could charge my controller. He inquired, impatiently, how long it would take. I was wondering the same thing. So I turned to our friendly neighborhood, the ‘World Wide Web,’ for assistance, and this is what I discovered:

How much time does it take to charge a PlayStation 5 controller? In rest mode, PS5 controllers can take up to 2.5 – 3 hours to charge from 0% to 100%. You use the controller while charging; the charging time may vary. When playing intensive titles like Call of Duty Warzone and Astro’s Playroom, which use the adaptive haptic feedback technology, a fully charged PS5 controller can last up to 6 hours. However, for less demanding games, this time can be extended.

How Can I Tell If My PS5 Controller Is Charged?

Before charging your controller, the first thing you should do is to see how much battery life it still has.

If you want to know how much charge your PS5 controller has left, follow these steps:

  1. On your controller, press the PS icon.
  2. Your screen will display a battery icon.
  3. Three bars will appear on the battery icon if the battery is fully charged.
  4. The fewer bars appear in the animated battery, the less battery you have.

What Is The Best Way To Charge A PS5 Controller?

The first method uses a regular USB-C cable to connect the controller to your PS5 console. When connecting your controller to your console, you have two options: the USB-C port on the PS5 or the USB-A port.

While most users believe that a USB-C to USB-C connection charges the controller more quickly, a USB-A to USB-C connection also works. It is entirely up to you to choose which strategy you prefer.

The second method is use to PS5 controller dock to charge your controller in style!

You can purchase an OIVO PS5 controller charging station and align the charging port on your controller to charge two controllers simultaneously! If you buy this dock, your two controllers will be fully charged and ready to play in just two hours. You won’t be able to game with the controllers while they are docked. But 2 hours isn’t a long time — while you’re waiting, watch The Witcher on Netflix!

How can you get such rapid charging? Easy. The dock includes a fast-charging AC adaptor (5V/3A), and when combined with the controller’s cutting-edge technology, you have a winner. Charge! Charge! Charge!

Alternatively, you can invest in OIVO’s epic, if I say so myself, PS5 cooling and controller charging station to charge your controllers while also protecting your system from overheating.

This beast of a stand can cool your PS console, charge two PS5 controllers, and store 12 games in the back. It takes only two hours to charge your controllers.

Of course, you’ll need plenty of space around your PS5 system before purchasing this compact and tidy miracle. But if you’re like me and appreciate maintaining your gaming sets in tip-top shape, this is something to think about.

We can all agree that getting up to charge your controller in the middle of a game, regardless of dock or charging method, is rather inconvenient. The most out of your PS5 controller? Continue reading to find out!

How to Extend the Life of a PS5 Controller’s Battery

When you purchase a PS5, you will receive a regular console. This console also includes a standard 1500mAh battery pack. If you want to extend the amount of time you can play with your controller, you can use the 1500mAh battery power wisely or get a high-capacity battery pack.

Let’s take a closer look at purchasing a battery pack…

A decent alternative is to get a backup battery pack with the same battery capacity as the standard PS5 controller. One example is the Joso Portable 1500mAh. This little pack weighs only 1.8 oz, yet it packs a powerful punch. Three hours of charging can provide up to 10 hours of further gameplay.

Furthermore, if you play with this gadget attached to your controller, your hands will not become cramped and tired. It also includes a simple battery indicator system, so you don’t have to dig around to check when it’s charged.

Alternatively, you might go for the Backup Charge Kit 1800 mAh, which is less expensive and slightly lighter. If you need to come back to your game quickly, you’ll be relieved to know that this pack can charge to ‘completely charged’ in about 2 hours.

Don’t wholly deplete your controller’s battery!

According to experts, depleting a Lithium-ion battery to zero reduces its life. This can pay attention to your controller’s low battery signal and charge it as soon as the battery percentage reaches 20%.

Disable haptic feedback.

The PS5 controller’s adjustable haptic feedback is the essential feature of this incredible device. But did you realize it depletes the battery in your controller? You can disable haptic feedback to extend the life of your PS5 controller’s battery.

But who will turn off one of the most significant aspects of this new $400 controller? (Please, don’t disgrace your PS5 controller by buying a spare battery pack.)

While your controller is charging, avoid using it.

Many folks I know tend to use their controller while plugged in. The battery has no visible damage in the short term. However, if you continue to use your phone while it charges, it will drain much faster.

If you want to use your PS5 controller while it’s plugged in, connect the charging cord to a battery pack and connect it to your controller. The battery will not harm your built-in PS5 controller.

When you’re not playing, turn off the controller.

Many people believe that while a game is paused, the controller’s battery does not deplete. But it is just not the case! Even when the game is halted, the controller’s storm continually drains. So, if you find yourself distracted by other duties, such as waiting for a game to install or taking a phone call, make sure to turn off your controller to save its battery life.

Charge only with the original wires.

Cheap counterfeit cables will save you money, but they will not last as long as the authentic cords designed to charge your PS5 controller. A high-quality charging cable will cost you roughly $10, but it will not affect the battery in your controller.

Avoid overcharging your battery!

Overcharging is a bad habit that we’ve all developed in recent years. Many people habit leaving their controllers, phones, laptops, and iPads plugged in overnight to charge, which isn’t essential in most circumstances.

For example, the PS5 controller recognizes when fully charged and does not overload itself. If you keep track of when your controller was set, you could turn it off and save a few cents on your electricity cost. Furthermore, you will not be leaving dangerous cables plugged in for people to trip over!

Is it possible to charge a PS5 controller overnight?

Professionals strongly advise against this practice because leaving gadgets plugged in to charge overnight impacts battery performance and device health substantially.

The PS5 controller features a Lithium-ion battery and overcharging or fully draining it repeatedly shortens its life (we’re talking decades and ages here – not just a couple of hours of Fifa).

As you can see, the PS5 controller’s power circuit guarantees that power is switched off as soon as the battery reaches 100 percent. This is a fantastic idea for keeping the battery safe from overcharging. Is it, however, completely safe for the controller’s power IC (Integrated Circuit)?

Sure, the power IC can withstand a current for a few hours, but straining it daily will eventually cause the IC to short circuit due to the heat generated.


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