With the release of Sony’s Playstation 5, a lot of people are looking for charging stations 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.
1PlayStation DualSense Charging Station
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.
2OIVO PS5 Controller Charger
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 include 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.
3ANATYU PS5 Controller Dock
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. ANATYU do 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.
4BEJOY PS5 Charging Station Dock
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.
5MENEA Charging and Cooling Stand
While some charging docks only do that – charge your controllers, there are some others that do a lot more. MENEA has taken a different approach with this stand because it not only works as a charging stand for your controllers, but it also cools your console and has a retractable shelf for your games.
This is a pretty large dock, and you’re meant to put your PS5 on it vertically. On the left are slots for two DualSense controllers, both with USB-C ports for charging, which do a good job. It’s not exactly the fastest charging option out there, but it definitely does the job. At the front, you’ll find two things. To the left are the LED charging indicators for the controllers, and to the right are three USB ports. Yes, the dock does come with an included USB hub, too.
To the right is a shelf that you can retract, but you can also use it to store up to 14 physical copies of games, which is a neat functionality. Pair this with the two fans inside that keep the console cool while you’re gaming, and overall, this is a very versatile choice.
6Collective Minds PlayStation 5 Dual Charge
Not everyone who spent most of their budget on Sony’s new console wants to spend even more money on an expensive charging station, which is why this one by Collective Minds is a great budget pick. It comes at a very reasonable price, yet checks all the boxes.
To begin with, the design is definitely in line with Sony’s design for the PS5. The colorway is pretty much spot on, and so is the overall aesthetics. We also liked the subtle placement of the logo at the front, which takes up little to no space.
On the bottom, you’re looking at a wider surface that makes sure the charging dock won’t move or go anywhere, which is neat. And on top, you get the drop-in design that allows you to charge both controllers at the same time. You can have them both full in under five hours, and you can check charging status using the controller’s LEDs.
Add to this the fact that it comes with a USB-C cable so you can use the console’s USB port, and you’ve got yourself a great pick for not a lot of money.
7JiADAN DualSense Controller Charging Station
If you’re going to be charging two controllers at the same time, and want something that doesn’t take up a lot of space, the JiADAN DualSense Controller Charging Station is actually a great choice. It comes at a very attractive price and checks all the boxes for a good charging dock.
Charging is done via the two USB-C ports, and the controllers sit on both sides of the dock. The input port is on the side, and it’s a USB-C port as well. This means that you could use your controller’s cable to connect the dock to your console and charge from there. Now, charging speeds aren’t all that impressive, but they aren’t bad either. At this price, we honestly aren’t really expecting fast charging.
The design is in line with the console itself, with a white and black colorway. At both the front and the rear you get a logo that’s also an LED charging indicator and glows in a different color depending on whether the controller is fully charged, or is still charging. Overall, this is a good choice if you don’t want to spend too much and don’t care about fast charging.
8innoAura Portable Charging Station
A lot of people tend to take their console with them when they’re traveling, and if that’s the case with you as well, you’ll love the innoAura Portable Charging Station and how compact it is. This is one of the smallest charging docks that still gets you decent charging speeds.
innoAura have paid attention to Sony’s design language with their dock – black and white design, smooth and elegant lives, and curves rather than edges. The back of the dock comes with a USB-C port, which means you can have this connected to your console and not use extra power adapters.
On top, you have the slots for both controllers. The dock makes use of the controllers’ USB-C ports, and it comes with a detachable, magnetic plug that slots right into the charging port when you put the controller on the dock. Now, you don’t have fast charging, especially if you put two controllers at the same time. But on the other hand, it’s not slow either.
If you care about how compact your entire PS5 setup is, you’ll love the innoAura charging dock. It’s compact, it works great, and it looks really nice, too.
9YUANHOT Charging Station
One thing that most charging docks have in common is the fact that they charge two controllers. Well, not everyone uses two controllers, and if you only stick with one, the YUANHOT Charging Station for one controller is pretty much perfect for you.
The stand is very compact and comes with an all-black design. At the rear, you will find the USB-C port, so you can have your controller cable and use it as a cable to charge the dock instead. On top is the slot for the controller, and it uses the USB-C port at the front of the controller to charge it.
What’s interesting is that YUANHOT has included pretty much every protection under the sun – there’s a built-in chip that regulates charging, with a short circuit protector, so even with fast charging, there are zero chances of any damage being done to the controller. This is actually great, especially when you factor in that this is a very wallet-friendly charging dock.
At the end of the day, if you don’t really care about charging two controllers at the same time, and would rather get something more compact (and cheaper), this is the one to go for.
10YUANHOT Dual Controllers Fast Charging Station
When it comes to charging two controllers at the same time, you want a dock that can deliver plenty of power and have them charged quickly. Waiting for hours for them to charge is no fun, right? Well, if that’s the case, the YUANHOT Dual Controllers Fast Charging Station is a great pick, and it won’t set you back too much either.
First things first, you’re looking at a rather compact dock with a design that was obviously made with the PS5 in mind. The black and white colorway fits the controller’s colors like a glove, and it really looks like something made by Sony and not a third party. At the rear is the charging port for the dock itself, and at the front are the LED indicators that tell you whether the controllers are full.
The controllers go on the top, and they use the EXT contacts to charge. This means fast charging, which is perfect, and also means you’ll just drop the controller and it’ll start charging immediately. It works great, and if you don’t want to spend too much money but still want a great charging dock, it’s an excellent choice.
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 it 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 the 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.