Nintendo Switch Portable Charging Stand

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Nintendo Switch Portable Charging Stand by Ospi Mar 3, 2017
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EDIT: For a new and improved version with adjustability, go here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2795998

EDIT: Revision 3 of 45deg stand to improve stability.

EDIT: Revision 2 is now available. I have narrowed the design and reduced some dimensions to make them more compact.

This stand for the Nintendo Switch allows for the device to be charged while using a stand other than the official Nintendo Switch dock.

Ideal for use when on the go and wanting to play in portable mode without holding the device and requiring the system to charge in the process. Design allows for a battery pack to be tucked in behind the Switch (Anker 20100+ Powerpack shown in Photos, ideal for the Switch).

The standard Switch stand does not allow for simultaneous charging while the stand is in use.

There are 3 versions:
• NS-S0300-2_SwitchStand-35deg - Ideal for use on planes where you're positioned close and above the device (when resting on tray table).

• NS-S0301-3_SwitchStand-45deg - Ideal if sitting close to the device,

• NS-S0302-2_SwitchStand-70deg - Similar angle to the standard Switch stand.

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is it possible to get a version with the airflow holes?

I have since made a new adjustable version which includes some holes for the vents: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2795998

Nintendo Switch Adjustable Portable Charging Stand
by Ospi

Needs a wee bit more lip. had some garbage stringing on one side. Not sure if code problem or printer problem.

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What software did you design this in?

Another amazing design would be something like this two piece:


*edited for better link

Star Wars Tablet Stand - Rebel
by b1sh0p

Awesome stand, My Switch loves it!

Would it be possible to make a Nintendo Switch case that not only protects the nintendo switch but also house a battery on the back? I have the AUKEY PB-Y3 Powerbank, and thought it would be neat if i did not have to carry the battery in my pocket while i use the switch on the train/bus.

What battery pack is that?

I have the same battery pack! Thank you so much!

Nicely made, and works well!
However, at least for the 70 deg version, the official power cord does not fit underneath. The stand stops exactly where the softer wire begins. A slightly higher-up version would solve this. Being able to make the cord go towards the back instead of only the front would also be a plus I think (e.g. a small hole in the bottom back for the cord to go through)! :-)

I'll do a taller version and upload. I might do a new version with a rearward channel but it'll complicate the process if using the stand which I want to avoid.

That'd be nice, yeah! I think just about a centimeter or so should do the trick.
You could keep it simple by giving the back part of the stand the same "middle gap" as the front has... That way no matter how anyone wants to use it, setting it up should take no more than a second or two. And the extra space in the middle means a powerbank could still sit on top of the cord.

Also, for the record: this thing (70 deg version) printed just fine upright without support for me. YMMV of course!

Yes I was hoping to have the cord go through the back but it won't quite work. In fact I would really rather not have a hole in the front at all for a cleaner look.

I suspect you could use cable management similar to some of the better iPhone charging stands on Thingiverse (that's what I would do :-) For true portability, create a hinged stand so it folds down when traveling - less likely to get damaged in a backpack.

I plan to do a hinged version when i have some time to fiddle,.

I love the stand and the different angle options, my only request is that the tabs at the front be a little taller so the console doesn't fall off if someone bumps the table it's placed on.


Glorious. I have my Anker on order.

Great design! One suggestion - add two small bumps to match the two small indentations on the bottom of the switch to provide a positive center when the Switch is resting on the stand. (The indentations on the Switch are 40mm center to center, 4.5mm wide narrowing to 2mm wide, and 2mm deep).

do you have the files you used to make these? i would love to make some adjustments as a remix in openscad!

Sure I can add a step or igs to the downloads.

that would be awesome thanks a bunch!

Added the .step files for them now to download.

I printed the 45 degree angle version. It seems a bit tipsy. I'd love if you extended the back piece a bit!

Rectified with a new revision.

printed it and much more stable - thanks!

Thanks for the feedback I will extend the rear.

Does that charger actually charge the device while in use? I was thinking of making a 15v 3a portable power bank for the switch

How would you go about making this?

Do you have access to a 3d printer? If not there's a button somewhere where you can order it from the site I believe.

Oh sorry, I was talking about making your own power bank. I've done a little EE in college and from what I learned your more likely to end up making a device killer than a battery bank

I haven't actually tried this myself yet, but my hunch is that at best it will keep the console's battery from being depleted while you play, or maybe make it deplete much slower. I don't think it will actually charge while playing since the system has pretty hefty power requirements.

I'm definitely going to give this a try right away. The USB-C port being at the bottom of the device is one of the biggest design problems in my opinion (understandable due to the need to put it in the dock, but still annoying).

I've done some testing and with my battery pack charging at 15W (5V 3A) and at maximum brightness playing zelda, in 1 hour my switch battery increased 2%.

So the good news is that the switch will deplete the battery pack before I depletes itself.

Wow that was fast !