Attention: Do not use your Nintendo Switch on days that exceed 35°C

Do not use your Nintendo Switch on days that exceed 35°C

Both in Europe and in much of the northern hemisphere the heat is intensifying and with the first waves of summer, some countries experience extremely hot days. In other places like Tokyo, for example, a maximum temperature of 35 degrees was recorded last week and that worries Nintendo. So much so that the Japanese Switch support Twitter account warns of the use of the hybrid console on hot days and recommends Do not use it on days with temperatures above 35° C.

Although the company launches the warning based on the recent heat wave in Japan, they should not forget that, in many places on the planet, temperatures such as 35°C are common and last for long periods of time. Associated with the recommendation not to use the console beyond this temperature range, it is also explained that we must be careful to do not obstruct the air inlets and outlets so as not to cause overheating.

If you use the Nintendo Switch in a hot place, the temperature of the main unit may become high. Use in a place of 5 to 35 ° C.
Also, if the air intake and exhaust ports are blocked, the temperature of the main unit may rise. Make the air around the intake and exhaust ports better. https://t.co/bgS883YDWX pic.twitter.com/0c86fcgxnV

— Nintendo Support (@nintendo_cs) July 11, 2022

“If you use Nintendo Switch in a hot place, the temperature of the main unit should be high. Use it in places (with temperatures between) 5 and 35 °C. Also, if the inlet and outlet (air) ports become blocked, the temperature of the main unit will rise. Let the air around the intake and exhaust ports (circular) better. If the temperature of the main unit gets too high, the console will automatically sleep to protect itself. When playing in TV mode, install the Nintendo Switch Dock in a place that does not retain heat. If there is dirt or dust on the air intake and exhaust ports, remove it with a vacuum cleaner. For your safety, please do not disassemble the main unit,” the message explains.

In any case, no portable device is an example of cooling due to space limitations, so you should have special care with them.

Rachel Maga
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