Fix Oculus Link Discharging on Quest 2
I am using Oculus Link on my PC directly plugged into my GPU (RTX 2070) this used to work fine on Oculus Quest 1, the battery drain on Quest 2 with link is a real problem, it discharges slowly but I have to plug into my battery bank to charge and play instead of using link for awhile.
David Kalbermatten commented
The issue is broader than just discharging while playing. The Quest 2 only pulls around 1.1 A at 5V when connected to a Type C Port on a PC. This issue becomes apparent when playing Link since it will draw more power than the 5.5 Watts it's getting from the port.
I tested this with an Android Smartphone and a power bank. Both drew more power than the Quest 2 which indicates a limit in the charging software of the Headset.
And according to Reddit, this started after the V26 update. Cannot confirm nor deny this since I got my Quest 2 with V28 installed.
Bernhard Berger commented
Yep, especially with the 100EUR they charge for the link Cable this is a joke. Not only do we get a bad quality compressed image stream, but the Quest 2 also discharges..
I found it odd that this was an issue after purchasing my Quest 2 for cross play (pcvr/standalone). The expectation was that it would perform as a rift with a cable and standalone without.
Marko Wivolin commented
This needs more votes. It is unacceptable that the Quest 2 is discharging when connected with the official Link cable to an 3.1 gen 2 usb C port that meets the criterias. I'm going from 100% to 30% in less than 2 hours with the Link cable connected.