The Oculus Quest 2 headset has proven itself a reliable virtual reality device. This article isn’t for you if you’ve just finished setting up your Quest 2. However, if you’ve been using it for a long time, your controllers may be running short on batteries. It may be pretty unpleasant since this can cause the controllers to die out of nowhere. You’ve come to the correct spot if you’re seeking a way to charge your Oculus Quest 2 controllers. Let’s look at how to charge controllers for the Oculus Quest 2.
The Oculus Quest 2 controllers have been out for a few months now, and you might be wondering how to charge them or how to use them with your Oculus Quest 2 headset!
This article will take you through the steps of how to charge controllers and all the things that you can do with your Oculus Quest 2 controllers.
Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset, meaning it doesn’t require a powerful PC to operate.
It has some limitations: no USB ports for plugging in controllers.
To keep Oculus Quest controllers charged and ready to go, you need a special charger.
Although the controllers for the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 don’t appear to have detachable battery compartments, they do.
- A little eject symbol molded into the plastic of each grip, roughly opposite the area of the trigger button, may be found if you look closely.
- There’s a single AA battery concealed under the battery compartment lid. The alkaline batteries that come with these controllers cannot be recharged.
- Replace the supplied alkaline cells with rechargeable batteries to charge the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 controllers.
- When the batteries run out of juice, you must charge them using a suitable battery charger.
- You might wish to buy four batteries instead of two for convenience’s sake, and leave two of them on the charger, so they’re always ready.
How to charge controllers is as follows:
- Hold an Oculus controller in one or both hands with the bit of eject sign pointing up and away from you.
- To unlock the battery compartment cover, gently push away from yourself with your thumb or thumbs.
- Remove the battery cover from the battery.
- Remove the AA battery from the device.
- Change the battery with an AA battery that can be recharged.
- Replace the battery cover, then repeat steps 1 through 5 with the other controller.
- Optional: On a charger, place two more AA batteries.
- Replace the dead batteries in your controllers with fully charged ones.
The Quest 2 controllers have rechargeable batteries that are fully charged for up to 4 hours.
If you don’t use your controllers frequently, it’s important to understand how long they last and how you can recharge them quickly if needed.
It’s also important to know how long charging takes and whether or not you can charge both at once. So let’s answer these questions and more as we delve into how you change battery life on your new controllers!
This means that no plugs are required to make sure these controllers stay juiced up. Instead, all you need is 10 minutes (if required) and a free hand from what you are doing with either controller.
That is until these controllers work like traditional Xbox-style consoles. Let’s say you’re using one controller while another recharges in its cradle. You want something completely hands-free!
The Quest 2 controllers come with a standard Micro USB charging cable that you can use with any Micro USB charging port, such as a computer or wall charger.
This is an easy way to charge your controllers and works well if you plan to use your Quest 2 on the go.
This option, however, isn’t ideal for all situations if you want or need more battery life while playing VR games and don’t have access to another power source.
The Quest 2 controllers have a built-in battery that can last for up to 5 hours of continuous playtime, so you don’t need to charge them every night. However, if you want to charge your controllers, make sure they are at least 50% charged before turning them off. If they aren’t at least half full before being plugged in, they might not receive a full charge when turned back on again. This is usually only an issue with laptops and similar devices; desktop computers often include enough power management features to not require their shutdowns and restarts.
Additionally, you can charge your controllers by connecting them via USB or a charging dock: after about 20 minutes or so of charging time, each controller will have about 25% extra juice. Once your controllers are fully charged, disconnect them—they could lose some battery life if left connected to an external charger too long.