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DualSense Controller – iFixit

Released alongside the PlayStation 5, the DualSense controller was designed as the successor to the DualShock 4 used on the PlayStation 4. This controller can be identified by the unique design compared to last generation, and the use of USB-C instead of MicroUSB as the primary identification marks.

Other identifying marks include the FCC ID (AK8CFIZCT1) and IC ID (409B-CFIZCT1).

After reports of joystick “drift” in PS5 DualSense controllers, an iFixit investigation revealed the cause.

Currently in testing. IMPORTANT: DS4Windows 2.1.17 or newer is REQUIRED. Not compatible with InputMapper like the older DualShock 4.

It is possible to connect the controller to a PC over a wire with a USB-C cable. Make sure the cable is reasonably long and USB-IF certified if you go this route. Your cable range will be limited by your cable and the USB-C specification.

If you need to go beyond the USB-C specifications, Bluetooth is supported on these controllers.

CAUTION: Performance is dependent on what chipset your receiver uses. While most work without major problems, others may not work right no matter what you try. This is commonplace on some 3rd party proprietary Bluetooth adapters (Ex: Broadcom).

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