How do you know when PS4 controller is charged without PS4?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

To determine if a PS4 controller is fully charged without using a PS4 console, you can follow these steps:

1. Connect the controller to a power source: Plug the USB cable into the controller’s charging port and the other end into a power source such as a wall adapter or a USB port on your computer. Ensure that the power source is functioning properly.

2. Observe the light bar on the controller: The light bar on the PS4 controller serves as an indicator of its charging status. When you connect the controller to a power source, the light bar will typically start blinking, fading between amber and white. This blinking indicates that the controller is in the process of charging.

3. Monitor the charging progress: As the controller charges, the light bar’s blinking pattern may change. It might blink rapidly, slowly, or even pause intermittently. These variations in the blinking pattern are normal and indicate that the controller is receiving a charge.

4. Check for a solid light bar: Once the controller is fully charged, the light bar will turn off completely. This implies that the battery is now fully charged and ready for use. At this point, you can disconnect the controller from the power source.

If you find that your PS4 controller is not charging or the light bar is not displaying any activity, there could be a few potential issues to consider:

1. Faulty USB cable: The USB cable used to connect the controller to the power source might be damaged or not functioning correctly. Try using a different USB cable to see if the issue persists. Additionally, ensure that the cable is securely connected to both the controller and the power source.

2. Defective charging port: The charging port on the controller might be faulty or dirty, preventing proper connection with the USB cable. Inspect the charging port and gently clean it if necessary, being careful not to damage any internal components.

3. Power source problems: The power source you are using might not be providing enough power to charge the controller. Try connecting the USB cable to a different power source or outlet to rule out any issues with the power supply.

If you have tried different cables, cleaned the charging port, and used various power sources without success, it may indicate a more significant problem with the controller itself. In such cases, it is advisable to contact Sony customer support or seek professional assistance for further troubleshooting or potential repairs.

Remember, it is always recommended to use official Sony accessories and follow their guidelines for charging your PS4 controller to ensure optimal performance and safety.