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Do the Touch controllers turn off automatically when put back in their box?

nerdVRBuddynerdVRBuddy Posts: 77
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Or is there a way to turn them off. Because if they're on all this time that I'm not even using the rift, they will use alll the battery power.    So how does it work?   

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  • Livi04Livi04 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Actually, touch controllers turn off the second you unplug your oculus. If you keep your oculus plugged in, the touch controllers will go on stand by and will eventually turn off.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Yes, the controllers will go to sleep when not in use.
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  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
    Livi04 said:
    Actually, touch controllers turn off the second you unplug your oculus. If you keep your oculus plugged in, the touch controllers will go on stand by and will eventually turn off.
    I assume you mean when you unplug your Rift.  But how would you know if they've turned off? 

    There's no "On" light on the controllers and if you've unplugged the Rift then it won't be able to relay the controller state to your PC.
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,199 Valuable Player
    Yes, the controllers will go to sleep when not in use.
    “Sleep” is NOT the same as off cyber. 
  • dburnedburne Posts: 3,514 Valuable Player
    Or is there a way to turn them off. Because if they're on all this time that I'm not even using the rift, they will use alll the battery power.    So how does it work?   

    I have only gone through two sets of batteries since getting my Touch Controllers in Feb of 2017, and have never unplugged my Rift. I would say they definitely sleep and turn off on their own.
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  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
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    If you plan on storing the controllers back in the box for any length of time over a day - I'd take the batteries out.

    I have had my Rift since Jan. 25 2018 - I use a pair of energizer rechargeable batteries, I have had to do two charge cycles in that time - and always have a spare set ready so there is no downtime.
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  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
    edited April 2018
    I wouldn't bother taking the battery out.  They probably use like a few milliamp hours per day when asleep,  I think I recharged mine about 3 months ago.  Occasional use, 90 days sitting: still displaying fully charged in Home.
  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
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    edited April 2018
    I have had batteries die and kill TV remotes that I haven't used in a long time - it has happened a few times (battery leaks into the remote), and also to an electric Elvis poster I had bought.


    Luckily the poster still works and is just awesome (in multiple-screen).
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    I would suggest investing in Eneloops Pro batteries, they hold charge for very long time and are great for the Touch.
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    It is good practice to remove batteries from devices you will not use for a long time (for example, if you are storing them in a closet, etc.). Normal AA batteries can leak after time, I've had this happen with wireless keyboards, etc. 
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,406 Volunteer Moderator
    I've replaced my touch batteries maybe 4 times since december 2016. :)
    Probably because maybe 80-90% of my VR time has been in non touch simulators, mainly Elite and Euro Truck.

    (I have an 8 cell charging bank loaded with eneloop pros next to my PC. My Logitech G700 mouse uses one battery every day. Touch controllers are WAY more efficient)

  • leo1954auleo1954au Posts: 379
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    I just take my battery's out when I'm not using the touch 
  • allanpoppeallanpoppe Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    This is an old thread, but the problem still remains. My touch controllers won't turn off. In fact, I don't even need to use the Rift S to the controllers be active. All I do is power my computer on and the controllers are on, and never sleep unless I shut down my computer.

    My workaround, for Windows users:

    Step 1 - Don't power on the controllers when Windows starts

    Press Windows + R, type "services.msc" and click Ok. Double click the "Oculus VR Runtime Service" item and change the inicialization type to manual. Click Ok.

    This will prevents the Oculus service to run when windows starts. It should start normally when you open the Oculus app.


    Step 2- Create a shortcut to shut down the controllers

    Create a OculusControllersOff.cmd file anywhere in your computer. Open it with Notepad and add the following text:

    sc stop "OVRService"

    Save and close the file, then right click it, and select "Create shortcut". Right click the shortcut you just created, go to Properties. With Shortcut tab selected, click Advanced. Select "Execute as Administrator" and click Ok and then Ok again. Place this shortcut anywhere in your computer that's easy to access.

    Everytime you're done playing with your Oculus, execute this shortcut. It'll close the Oculus Service and consequently shut down the controllers. It's not perfect but it's better than taking the batteries off, imho.

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