If you’re someone who prefers to charge your PlayStation controller using a USB wall adapter or power brick instead of plugging it into the console, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid damaging your expensive PS5 or PS4 controller.
Firstly, check that you’re not using a fast charger with your controller as it could potentially shorten the battery life or even fry it. While PS5 controllers are reportedly smarter with fast charging, it’s better to err on the side of caution and stick to a regular USB wall adapter.
Secondly, make sure you’re using the right wall adapter for your controller. Look for a power brick that says 5 volts and 1.5 amps or greater. If you want to use an official Sony wall adapter, you can find an affiliate link in the description box below the post.
Once you have the right adapter, simply connect it to the wall and charge your controller. You’ll know it’s charging when you see the slow pulsing yellow light.
By following these simple steps, you can avoid ruining your PS5 or PS4 controller and keep it in good condition for longer.