With the release of Sony’s Playstation 5, a lot of people are looking for a PS5 DualSense charging station to charge their DualSense controllers. If you’re one of them, below we have curated a comprehensive list of the best PS5 controller chargers.
We’ve got a few different PS5 controller charger stations/docks to take a look at, some of which are more expensive, while others are on the cheaper side. We also included alternatives to the PlayStation 5 DualSense Charging Station. Each of these PS5 wireless chargers is unique in its own right. But at the end of the day, if you’re getting the PS5, you’ll want one of them.
If you’re looking to get a fast, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing charger for your PlayStation 5, Sony is probably your best bet, which is why we’re recommending the official DualSense Charging Station. It’s a rather simple and compact variant that allows you to charge up to two controllers at the same time, without the need to use cables, at all.
On the outside, the design is definitely something we love. Aesthetically, it is very similar to both the console itself, and it comes in the same white and black colorway that fits the PS5 like a glove. It is also very small, and when put next to your console, for example, it takes up little to no space.
On top, you have the slots for two controllers. You can charge them at the same time, and the best thing is that there is zero impact on charging speeds compared to charging from the console itself. The controllers click in on the station, and you can leave them to charge.
If you’re looking to not abuse the USB ports on the controllers themselves and to keep your PS5’s USB ports free for other things, this is an excellent choice for a charging station.
NexiGo’s PS5 Controller Charger is an excellent choice for people who want fast charging on two controllers at the same time. This kit comes with a charging stand and makes use of the port at the bottom of your controller to charge. There is fast charging, but you’ll want to use the included 5.3V/3A power adapter if you want to charge both controllers in under 3 hours.
On the outside, the design is beautiful. You have a white and black cradle with an LED at the bottom and an LED ring at the top, both of which are used as indicators. They’ll let you know if the controllers are charging and will turn off when fully charged.
To add to this, in the box, you also get a thumb grip kit. The kit consists of two rubber replacements for your thumbsticks, which add more grip and make things a bit more comfortable. To add to this, you also have trigger extenders with double-sided adhesive tape, which do make the triggers easier to reach and more comfortable to use. Overall, an excellent charging kit at a more than reasonable price.
Wait, wait, wait. Don’t dismiss this charging station yet simply because it doesn’t offer multi-unit charging. The Razer Quick Charging Stand is the perfect choice for PS5 users that want fast charging, very stable dock mounting, and a bit of aesthetic flair to its setup. Much like most other entries on this list, the speed is usually rated for 3 hours, with the usual overcharge protections that other modern chargers (for other devices) use.
As hinted strongly by its demo images, the stand is meant to fit very perfectly to the contours of the PS5 controller while it is held up. This both stabilizes its positioning on the stand and allows somewhat effective use of the controller even when docked (during standard browsing). It comes in red, black, and white flavors, the typical color modes available for the console. This makes it blend even more with the DualSense Controller, effectively functioning as a setup décor, turning the controller into a piece of electronic living room art.
One somewhat weird drawback of this charger though is its wire, which oddly feels a bit subpar in quality when compared to the astounding finish of the dock. This does not affect charging performance in any way, though arranging it might feel a bit finicky. Just be sure to hide a good portion of it around your PS5 system.
OIVO has some excellent PS5 accessories, and if you only need a base that’ll charge two controllers, and do that quickly, this is the one to go for. The design is great, with colors that match the DualSense controllers very well, and a single cable operation that you just plug into a wall outlet and voila, you have fast charging.
You can put two controllers at the top, and they use the charging pins at the inside of the controller for charging. This means that you aren’t potentially damaging the USB-C port at the rear, and you still get fast charging – the station can charge up to two controllers in less than two hours, which is impressive.
We also like the addition of an anti-slip material at the bottom, so you don’t have to worry about the station moving around. Also, there’s an On/Off switch at the back, so you can turn it off and have the controllers just sit there. Paired with the front LED indicators, this is a great choice.
When it comes to PS5 controller chargers, most of them do just that – charge your controller. But if you want more functionality, something like OIVO’s PS5 Stand is a great choice, because it does a lot more than just charge your PS5.
This is a complete docking station that includes a base to put your PS5 in the middle, charging places for two controllers on one side, and a nifty shelf to put a couple of games at. But even then, that’s not all. That PS5 base has a fan inside it, which draws hot air from the console itself, helping reduce temperatures during extended gaming sessions. There’s an On/Off switch, so if you don’t want to use it just switch it off. It also connects via a single cable to the PS5, although it splits into two at the console, taking up two of its ports.
The controller chargers themselves take about two and a half hours to charge up two controllers from zero, and there are LED indicators to tell you whether the controller is charged or not. Overall, if you want more than just a controller charger, this is a great choice.
One thing most PS5 charging stations have in common is the fact that they all try to follow the white and blue color scheme. Well, that is not the case with the MES MERRY charging station, which goes for a black colorway with a stunning blue light bar that really looks incredible. The all-black design is very subtle, and the charging stand basically disappears if you put it in any darker location.
However, turn on the blue light bars on both sides and it instantly becomes a talking point because it really looks great. To make things even better, the lightbars are touch-sensitive, so you can turn them on or off as you wish. The blue light is exactly the same as the one on the PS5 itself, so it matches very well.
And while yes, we spent a touch too much time talking about the charging station’s looks, we should also discuss the functionality for a moment. The dock makes use of the charging pins at the bottom of your controller and can charge two controllers at the same time. And if that wasn’t enough for you, it can actually charge them up within two and a half hours, provided you have a 5V/2A charging brick for it. Oh wait, they include one, so one less thing to worry about. It’s an overall excellent charger, and it comes at a reasonable price making it the perfect addition for your PS5 setup.
There are a couple of chargers that will offer you the option to get those magnetic USB-C adapters to extend the durability of the port itself. Instead of plugging in the controller all the time, you plug it in once, and then it starts charging automatically when you put it on the stand. The difference between the OIVO, and those chargers, is that unlike the other options that only give you two magnets, OIVO includes four. If you’re using more than two controllers, this is something you’ll definitely appreciate.
But even aside from this, the OIVO charger is pretty neat. At the rear is a USB-C port that you use to connect it to a wall outlet, or your console, as well as an On/Off switch. This is a neat addition that might come in handy. At the front, you have two LED lights, one for each controller, which tell you whether the controller is charging, or is full. The black and white design fits right in with the console itself.
When you want to charge, you just put the controller on top and the magnets set it right into place. Unfortunately, there is no fast charging, but aside from that, this is a great choice.
Whoever said cheap isn’t good hasn’t seen the VOYEE Click-In PS5 Charger for the DualSense controller. This is an extremely wallet-friendly charging station that can charge two controllers at the same time and checks all the boxes for a great experience while keeping the price low.
The station itself, while bulky and large, is pretty well thought out. The click-in design ensures the controller can’t go anywhere while charging. There is a bit of room between the two controller cradles for ease of access, and the front comes with LEDs, two rows of them. They’ll indicate whether or not the controller is fully charged, which is neat. While we’re at this, it takes about an hour and a half to fully charge one controller, which is decent.
What you wouldn’t expect from such a value proposition is protection – you have overcharging, overvoltage, overheating, and short circuit protection, which means this is a rather reliable charger that won’t damage your controller. Overall, while the VOYEE Click-In Charger doesn’t excel at any one particular thing, it’s a great overall choice for people who want to save money. It does everything you need it to, and at a great price!
Where most charging docks make use of the DualSense controller’s connector that’s on the front side, BEJOY takes a slightly different approach with their dock. It still works just as well, though, and charges your controllers in under four hours.
On the outside, the design is an all-white solution with LEDs at the front. There is a red light for when the controller is still charging, and a green one for when it’s full. Since it’s at the front, it is easily visible and you won’t have to guess whether or not your controller is full.
We mentioned a different approach earlier, and the BEJOY dock comes with two magnetic USB-C adapters. They plug into the DualSense controller’s USB-C port at the front, and when you put the controller on the dock, they magnetically connect to the charging port, so the controller starts charging. The benefit is that you’ve got a fast connection, but the downside is that the small USB-C plug is constantly in your controller. If you want to connect it to something, you’ll have to get it out. If that doesn’t bother you, though, this is a great choice that also won’t set you back too much either.
Most of the docks you’ll come across try to fit with the PlayStation 5’s color scheme, and some even follow the design language. Auarte does away with all that, instead opting for a combination of black and transparent plastic to create what is a very functional and nice-looking dock.
The dock itself, as we mentioned, is all black and comes in two pieces. The first one is the vertical stand, which you plug your controllers into, while the other one is the horizontal platform that keeps things stable. At the back is the USB-C port for your charging cable.
Now, the transparent plastic does admittedly look cheap, but it’s there for a functional reason, too. The LED lights are right behind it, which means when the controller is charging, the entire section glows red. When it’s full, it changes to blue light, and both are impossible to miss. You’ll know when your controllers are charged pretty easily.
Pair this with a charging time of fewer than four hours for both controllers, and you’ve got yourself an excellent budget pick that charges two controllers, looks great, and takes up little to no space.
How Do You Charge Your PS5 DualSense Controller?
With Sony including both the EXT port and a USB-C port, you actually get two ways to charge your PS5 controller. But not both of them are equal.
The first way to do so is to keep it plugged in and use the USB-C port with a suitable cable to charge it. Now, yes, in some situations that might get you slightly faster-charging speeds. But that’s only the case if you compare it to slow charging docks. On the other hand, constantly plugging in the controller puts unnecessary stress on the USB-C port, which isn’t ideal.
The second way, and the better one, is to use a charging station that either utilizes the USB-C port or even better, one that makes use of the EXT port of the controller. This is basically wireless charging since there is no port to be damaged, and it has zero impact on the overall durability of the controller. To make things even better, a good charging dock will also get you fast charging this way, and you’ll have the controller (or both) charged in no time.
Why a Charging Station is the Way to Go
Now, which one you go for is completely up to you. But using a charging dock is not only better for your controller, but it also keeps the USB ports on your console free. You can use them to plug in something else, like an external drive. And the best thing about them is that if you plug them into the wall, your controllers will charge even when your console is turned off. This way, you’re always ready to game.
At the end of the day, some might argue that buying a charging station is just spending more money, but honestly, we would disagree. You’re buying protection for your controller, convenience, and the ability to always have a fully charged controller even with a switched-off console. This will also allow you to better maintain longer battery life as your DualSense controller will be less likely to completely run out of charge. When you factor in all of these things and then add the reasonable prices, it’s really a no-brainer.