Charging and Battery Tips

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Charging and Battery Tips

The Quest 2 itself uses a rechargeable battery built into the headset.

  • It is recommended that you only use the charger that comes with the headset, though many others will work.
  • Oculus suggests unplugging the headset once it is fully charged, indicated by the charge light turning green.
  • Some have found that they thought the headset was off, but when the went to use it, the charge was gone. To be sure this does not happen, make sure you turn the headset completely off by holding down the power button for at least 3 seconds. The indicator light will turn off and you will hear the power off “chime”

The controllers each use a single AA battery. It is recommended that you use 1.5v batteries in the controllers.

  • You may find that one controller gets low before the other. That is just because you tend to use one more for your selections as you use the headset.
  • You can use rechargeable batteries for the controllers, again, try to use 1.5v not 1.2v

Extending your play time with an external battery.

  • The built in battery will generally last around 2 to 3 hours depending on what you are doing with the headset.
  • Adding an external battery pack will give you more playtime, from one to several hours more.
  • Pretty much any external battery designed to be used to charge a smartphone will charge the Quest 2.
  • Anywhere from a 5,000 mAh to 20,000 mAh will work. Obviously the bigger the longer the play.
  • Some people just put an extra battery in their pocket and connect it to the headset.
  • A bonus to the external battery is when you attach it to the back of your headset you will find it helps “balance” the headset, which can help reduce the pressure on your face and forehead.


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