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.
Bastian Elgueta commented
I have the Oculus link oficial cable, i bought a Y cable, conected to the oficial charger, so i can send enough power to the quest 2 while playing and only data from the pc.
I know this is suposed to work and make the quest 2 work like the Rift S. But the Quest 2 is discharging and i can play like a maximum of 3 hours and then the battery is dead.
I need help, i don't know what else i should do so i can play and charge, or at least avoid discharging.
Patrick de Groot commented
Cant even complete a 3 hours race in vr :(
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.