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What is the advantage and disadvantage to use power bank with Oculus Go

HorizonsVRHorizonsVR Posts: 4
NerveGear
Hello,

I have 30 VR glasses Oculus go and use it at same time, the problem is the battery for Oculus Go not enough so I need to use power bank.
My question is What is the advantage and disadvantage to use power bank with Oculus Go? and Also could I use it while we use the show?

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  • HorizonsVRHorizonsVR Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Hello,

    I have 30 VR glasses Oculus go and use it at same time, the problem is the battery for Oculus Go not enough so I need to use power bank.
    My question is What is the advantage and disadvantage to use power bank with Oculus Go? and Also could I use it while we use the show?
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,554 Volunteer Moderator
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,167 Valuable Player
    Hi @HorizonsVR , my understanding with these kind of devices is the circuitry, heat syncing, ventilation, well the device in general, will have been designed for a particular usage scenario.
    Using the headset will mean a certain amount of current flowing, leading to a certain amount of heat generated, leading to a certain life expectancy of components.

    Using and charging simultaneously (ie when you have a power bank plugged in) means higher currents in some circuitry and components, higher temperatures, more stress.

    It all depends on what the design allowed for, what headrooms were allowed for. What the testing scenarios were and what results were discovered.

    There may be no problems at all, using a power bank, there may only be a problem if one of the components has a fault that would otherwise have been ok without being additionally stressed.

    My guess is there would be no problems. But at the same time, if the component that has a slight weakness happens to be the battery, I don’t think I’d want it near my face.
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,167 Valuable Player
    by the way, the advantages are it lasts longer
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  • HorizonsVRHorizonsVR Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    by the way, the advantages are it lasts longer
    Thanks, how many time need to charge one Oculus Go by power bank from 20% to 100%? it's same time if I use the normal power?
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