How to Charge Oculus Quest 2 Headset & Controllers?

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How to Charge Oculus Quest 2 Headset & Controllers?

Charge Oculus Quest 2

Recently updated on April 9th, 2021 at 09:21 pm

Previously, we already share to you on what you’ll get when you open the Oculus Quest 2 package when it arrived. This time we would like to share to you on how to charge Oculus Quest 2. And this is based on our own experience.

When we received the Quest for the first time, the headset still got some power. But we are not sure how much left. After we set it up, we can immediately used it to play few rounds of “Beat Saber” game. But after a while, it will show message that suggested you to begin to charge it. We used it to the max until we cannot turn it on since no more power left. This might means the battery is already zero.

Let’s Charge It…

First, we connect the Charging Cable to the Power Adapter. It looks like a USB Type-C cable or commonly known as USB-C. However, from their Safety and Warranty Guide, they asked us to charge ONLY with their power adapter and cable that comes inside the box. If in future, you need to use other power adapter or cable, then it’s better for you to contact Oculus Support to know the compatible one.

Cable and Adapter
Power Adapter & Charging Cable

One challenge for us is that the Power Adapter provided in the box is using the two pin while our country using the three pin. Hence, we need to find a Universal Power Adapter to connect the Oculus Power Adapter to it.

Power Adapter to another Adapter
Universal Power Adapter & Oculus Power Adapter

Then we connect the Universal Power Adapter to the socket. And then we connect the last end of the Charging Cable to the headset. It is located at the left side of the headset and just beside the Audio Jack.

Connect Cable to Headset to Charge Oculus Quest 2
Charging Cable to Headset

For your info, inside the headset, it contains a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. And the important thing you need to know is that it is not user replaceable or serviceable. If something happen to your battery headset, do not open it yourself. Instead, please contact Oculus Support.

LED Light Indicator…

When we start to charge it, you can see the LED light turns to Orange color. It is located at the right side of the headset. We thought it is Red at first, but upon further checking at Oculus website, actually the color is Orange.

Start Charging
Orange LED Color

This is the better picture of the LED light color. What do you think? Is it Orange or Light Red? 😉

Red Light at Headset
Clearer picture of the LED color

When the Oculus Quest 2 finish the charging process, the LED light then turns to Green like below picture.

Finish Charge Oculus Quest 2
LED color turns Green

And this is the enlarge picture of the LED light. Okay, this time it is obviously Green.

Green Light
Much clearer Green color of the LED

How Long is the Charging Duration for Oculus Quest 2?

In terms of timing or charging duration, when we start to charge it, the time is at 7.11pm. And it finish charging around 8.49pm. Meaning to say, it takes around 98 minutes or around one and a half hour to charge Oculus Quest 2 until it is fully charged. Anyway, this is the first time we charge it.

And after we have used it for around 2 months, we notice the time taken is now nearly 2 hours. Not so sure how the timing will looks like in the future. But maybe you can use it as some sort of estimation.

How to Charge the Touch Controllers?

For the controllers, the battery does not drain as fast as the headset. But at one point, you still need to change them when the power is very low. When the time come, you can look for the “Eject” icon beside the controller. You need to look properly for it or else you will miss it since at first glance, the icon is not so visible.

Touch Controllers
Touch Controllers

Here is the clearer picture of the icon.

Icon to Open Battery Compartment
Icon to Open Battery Compartment

Once you found it, then you press and slide it down gently. Now you can see the battery and you just need to replace it with the new AA batteries.

After Open Battery Compartment
After Opening the Battery Compartment

This is the default battery that comes with the Oculus Quest 2. The brand that we get is “Mitsubishi Electric Alkaline, Dry Battery, 1.5V, LR6, Size AA“. Just put the whole wording here to ensure we don’t miss anything. We think just to be safe, we will just try to find the same one in the future 😉

Default Battery Provided with Quest 2
Default Battery Provided with Quest 2
Mitsubishi Electric Alkaline Battery
Mitsubishi Electric Alkaline Battery

Do Oculus Quest 2 Have Wireless Charging Option?

In case you don’t want to be messy and tangle around with the wire, you might opt for the wireless charging solution. They come with the “Anker Charging Dock” for that solution.

Anker Charging Dock
Anker Charging Dock

If you got this dock, you can charge you headset and controllers wirelessly via the magnetic headset connector. You can charge them together in one place so it will be easier for you to find them and place them back in order. Furthermore, it looks more cool in front of your friends.

So, that’s all for now. Hope to see you soon in the next post.

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