Wireless technologies are becoming increasingly popular. The new console from Sony is no exception, because the gamepads (they are called DualShock 4) from the PlayStation 4 control it wirelessly. To ensure the operation of any device using such technology requires recharging.
How much and how to charge the PS4 joystick
In order for the battery of the wireless device to last longer and have a larger capacity, the joystick must be charged correctly.
The device is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1 A. This battery is capable of supporting the gamepad over 5 hours without recharging. In case this is not enough, the joystick supports recharging directly during the game.
REFERENCE! It should be remembered that after acquiring a gamepad, you need to fully charge and discharge the battery completely several times. This is necessary to increase its capacity, as well as extend its service life.
In order to ensure a longer battery performance, the following rules should be followed:
- Do not hold the joystick for a long time. Once every three months, the gamepad should be completely discharged, and then fully charged within 8-10 hours.
- When storing the joystick for a long time, you need to charge it a little. It is not recommended to store the device in a fully discharged state, as this may damage the gamepad. Also, storage in a fully charged state can reduce battery capacity. The best solution during long-term storage is to recharge the battery by 20-50%. In this case, the battery will support the charge, but without the risk of depriving the joystick of performance.
- Do not use third-party chargers. This can not only reduce the battery capacity, but also damage the gamepad. During the charging process, use only original devices.
- Avoid high temperatures. The gamepad's design is sensitive to temperature increases, especially when exposed to direct sunlight. This can significantly reduce the life of the device.
In addition, it should be remembered that when the charge level on a gamepad decreases, a corresponding message appears on the screen. After its appearance, the user has about half an hour, after which the device turns off.Also, the current charge of the joystick can be viewed by pressing the PS button.
Charging from the console is one of the safest ways, which also helps to extend the life of the gamepad. In order to start the charging process, the joystick must be connected to the console via a USB cable.
Then on the PlayStation should go to "Settings" - "Select Functions in Rest Mode". The user should tick the box next to "Power from the USB connector", and then go to standby mode, after which the PS4 gamepad will start charging automatically. How long will this process take? Usually, the device needs about 2 hours to fully charge.
REFERENCE! During this charge, the joystick color display has a yellow color. When fully charged, the light indication goes out.
Using the charging station
Another safe charging method that is recommended for use. Having a charging station, the user can not keep the console constantly turned on.
In order to charge the gamepad in this way, you should connect the station to the network, and connect one or two joysticks to it. The indicator on the device will turn yellow. After it goes out, the device will be fully charged.
Charging from a PC or laptop
Gamepad can be charged from the computer. To do this, it is enough to connect using a USB cable. However, this method is not recommended, as the joystick itself requires a power of 0.8 A, and the output of the USB 2.0 port provides only 0.5 A. USB 3.0 in turn provides 1 A. Both options can damage the device. If in the first case only the battery will be damaged, then in the second, the gamepad may be damaged.
Other ways to charge your PS4 gamepad
Theoretically, the joystick can be charged from the usual charging for the phone. But here there is the same problem as with recharging from a computer. More or less amperage at the output of the charger damages the performance of the gamepad, reducing its lifespan.
How to know that the joystick is charged
While charging the gamepad, the indicator light on the body is highlighted in yellow. If the backlight disappears, then the device is completely ready for use. Usually the gamepad charges in about two hours.