Nintendo 3DS: USB-C Kit

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The Nintendo 3DS: USB-C Kit is a board that allows to replace the original charging connector for a modern and standard USB-C.

If your original connector is too old or damaged and you need a new one, or if you would like to charge your Nintendo 3DS with a standard USB-C charger, like the charger of your Nintendo Switch, phone, laptop, you can with this kit.

This board is compatible with these four models:

  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Nintendo New 3DS
  • Nintendo New 3DS XL

The kit also includes a plastic piece which can holder the dock metal contacts from the original connector, that means you will be able to charge it by USB-C but also with the charging dock.


  • High quality castellated holes/pads (since v1.2)
  • Plastic holder made by resin 3D printer for charging dock compatibility.
  • Charging your Nintendo with:
      • USB power banks
      • USB-A chargers
      • USB-C chargers
      • USB-C PD chargers (normal speed, not fast)
      • USB-A to USB-C cables
      • USB-C to USB-C cables


  • 1 board.
  • 4 plastic parts:
      • Tool to centre the board during the installation. (random color)
      • Pads holder for dock charging. (random color)
      • Cap to cover the hole in OLD 3DS (grey color)
      • Cap to cover the hole in NEW 3DS (black color)


  • Dock metal contacts, from the original connector (optional)
  • Tri-wing and Phillips screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • File tool set
  • Kapton tape
  • Soldering iron
  • Tin
  • Flux
  • Desoldering pump
  • Desoldering mesh
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Instant glue (Loctite, Super Glue)




Additional information

Weight 0,0014 kg
Dimensions 3 × 4 × 1 cm
Circuit color


Circuit version


Plastic color


The board should be compatible with the 4 Nintendo 3DS models: 3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS & New 3DS XL. Because they use almost the same connector with the difference of the old models are a SMT connector and the new models are THT connector (differences here).

However, it has fully tested only on a Nintendo 3DS and  Nintendo New 3DS XL.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 2023-02: v1.0
    • Initial version.
  • 2023-03: v1.1 (First released version)
    • Modified the size of the board.
    • Modified the position of the pads.
    • Customized the pads with half solder mask over it.
  • 2023-08: v1.2
    • Added high quality castellated holes/pads.

If you are happy with your installation result, you can send me the photos and I can publish here, other clients will see the result!

1 review for Nintendo 3DS: USB-C Kit

  1. Wic69 (verified owner)

    One of the cleanest usb-c mods and certainly the easiest to install. First time install worked like a charm

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