Connect your charge cable to use your Xbox One Wireless Controller without batteries

You can use your charge cable to connect your Xbox One Wireless Controller to your Xbox One console without having batteries or a battery pack installed in the controller. When the charge cable is attached, the wireless controller converts to a wired controller.

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Simply plug the charging cable that came with your controller into the Xbox One console and the other end into the controller.

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Notes

  • The LED on the charge cable will not be lit, indicating that there is no battery available to charge.
  • If you have standard alkaline batteries inserted while using your controller as a wired controller, the batteries are used to power the controller functions.
  • You can use most USB Certified cables instead of the charge cable that comes with the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit, but performance may vary.

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