Nintendo switch: Connections for console and docking station

What connections does the Nintendo switch? The new console from Nintendo can be connected both to the TV, but can also be used as a portable game machine. In addition, the switch to various peripheral devices can be extended. That's why Nintendo has equipped the switch with numerous connections. Which are exactly, you read the following article.

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The Nintendo switch consists of two components: a console unit including screen and a docking station connected to the TV and to which can connect the console. Moreover, you can use the controller (Joy-Cons) to the right and left sides of the console. Of course, ask yourself some questions: What connections are built into the Nintendo switch? What about the connection to the Internet? Are there expansion slots and if so, what exactly? In this article you will find all the information.

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Nintendo switch: Connections console and docking station

On the official product page, the switch Nintendo announced the details of the Nintendo switch. Both docking station and game console have their own connections: The console has connectors for speakers, SD card and the controller while the docking station is connected to the TV. The connection between the two units by plugging both Dock and Console also can be connected to a power supply for the power supply.


Here, the connections for the Nintendo console switch:

Nintendo console switch ports


Micro SD Card slotsupports micro SD, micro SDHC, and micro SDXC cards
USB portTo connect to AC adapter or docking station
side railsTo connect to Joy-Con controller
Bluetooth 4.1For wireless communication with game controllers
Headphone / microphone portStereo output

 And here all the connections for the switch Docking Station:

Nintendo Switch dock connectors

USB ports
  • Two compatible with USB 2.0 connections on the side, one on the back.
  • Initially, the console will support USB 2.0. USB 3.0 support is planned for a future update.
console portTo connect to the console unit
Power connectorAC Adapter
HDMI portTo connect to the TV
AudioLinear PCM 5.1, in TV mode output over HDMI cable

Nintendo connect switch to the Internet

The Nintendo switch should have numerous online features, as well as the new paid online service is in autumn 2017 by Nintendo at the start. For this you connect the console via WLAN to the Internet. A LAN connection for wired online connection does not have the Switch &# 8211; a pinch you can you make do with a USB LAN adapter but if you (still) does not have WiFi in your own home.

Here are the official figures from Nintendo to use Wi-Fi:

  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac compliant)

Read also with us whether the Nintendo switch is backward compatible with 3DS and Wii U games.

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