How long does it take to charge game controllers? gif maker 5

Have you recently bought a gaming console?

This post lets you know about gaming console controllers and their charging time. Here I have mentioned information about the two most popular gaming consoles. So without wasting any time, let’s move forward.

I am sharing information about Playstation and Xbox because I have personally used them. Also, if you want to know about other gaming controllers, you can comment below.

Time to charge Playsation gaming controllers.

PlayStation game controllers and how to charge game controllers
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Playstation controllers take about 2 hours -1.5 hours to charge if fully discharged. PS3 and PS4 controllers have micro USB, so the charging time of these controllers is more than PS5 controllers as it has a USB-C port.

Playstation controllers have non-removable  3.7 V lithium-polymer (LiPo) batteries.

PlayStation gaming controller information about previous models.

Playstation controller modelBattery CapacityTime to charge
Playstation 3570 mAh1.5 – 2 hours
Playstation 41000 mAh2 Hours
Playstation 51560 mAh2-3 Hours
Note: Information taken from PlayStation official blog.

Time to charge Xbox gaming controllers.

Xbox game controller and how long does it take  to charge them
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Xbox controllers take about 3-4 hours to charge from 0% to 100%. The main reason behind this is that the more significant battery Xbox controller has a battery of 2050 mAh. Due to this, it takes time to get charged fully.

All Xbox controllers are used with double-A removable batteries. Due to this, Xbox controllers have the advantage and can be used for long hours.

Xbox controller modelBattery CapacityTime to charge
Xbox 3602500 mAh3-4 hours
Xbox One2500 mAh3-4 hours
Xbox S and X2200 mAh3 hours
Note: Information taken from Xbox official website.

How many times can gaming controllers be charged?

Gaming controllers can be charged 400-500 times from 0%-100%. And this calculation will last about 12 – 18 months.

After that, the controller’s batteries will start to drain faster and eventually not hold the charge. But you can fix this problem by purchasing replacement batteries from any online or offline store.

Just replace the battery, and your problem will be fixed. The gaming controller batteries cost between $10-$15.

How to know whether your gaming controllers are charged or not?

In most gaming controllers, a small light indicates the battery life. Other than that, to check the battery percentage, you can see the interface on the Tv or display to which your gaming console is connected.

Note:-Before you use any electronic device, reading the manual is a must. In case you have not read it, I have provided links below. It will help if you read them.

How much does it take for gaming controllers to discharge fully?

The discharge rate of gaming controllers depends on how you use them. Some factors drown controllers’ batteries fast. If you want to save your battery, I have shared some tips below. You can read them.

  • Use controller at a distance – Wireless controllers use Bluetooth to connect with the consoles. Still, as the distance increases, the controllers try to connect with the control several times, draining the battery fast. The ideal distance to play video games with wireless controllers is 20-30 feet.
  • Using it in hot temperatures – Using any device in hot conditions will degrade the battery life. Sometimes, gaming in a hot environment, especially in summer, can discharge the battery. During that time, try to disable the controllers’ vibrations and other lights when binge gaming.
  • Charging and discharging it fully – Gaming controller batteries can have a lifecycle of 400-500 charge cycles if you have read my posts about charging batteries and how you can keep them healthy. Then you should know that you don’t charge your batteries full daily.


Can you charge gaming controllers using a mobile charger?

If there’s a charging port of micro USB or USB-C type, you can quickly charge your gaming controller using a phone charger.

How long can you use a fully charged Playstation 5 controller?

As per PlayStation’s official blog, PlayStation 5 controller can be used for 12-15 hours. But if you disable dual sense, you can get extra 3-4 hours.

How long can you use a fully charged Xbox controller?

Xbox controllers can be used for up to 30 long hours on a single charge as it has a massive battery capacity of 2000 mAh.

Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey | Blogger | Tech Enthusiast | Investor |.
He has a keen interest in gadgets, and this one is his second blog. Read his blogpost on chargers, smartphones, and other gadgets only on

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