Hi Goliht - I'm working off of my XBOX One controller knowledge here.
As I've heard the wireless charging cable needs a battery or a pack in order for it to work. It won't work without it. The same is for my controller - it cannot play over the charge cable alone.
If if is the original wired controller, then it will be Plug and Play by default since both power and data travel over USB. I'm assuming in this case you have a wireless controller that you're trying to use as a wired connection through the charging cable.