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Quest battery life. No reason to complain when it's almost battery life until u drop.

inovatorinovator Posts: 1,734
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 The go could have better battery life. Oculus frowns on plugging in  while playing and using portable battery's. (Makes most sense) I'm a little afraid of using my brick bad ass battery since the go gets very hot, so I limit the time. 
Now oculus gives their blessing to plug in quest to an outlet! Meaning I can clip my portable battery to my side and get plenty of hours extended time. I guess it's the fan. I'm surprised this great issue has not been brought up much. I've heard members complaining about the battery. Now you have a great solution. When using a portable battery  in a way it still is wireless. When used with my go it's very comfortable and I forget it's there.
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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,839 Valuable Player
    If this is a Quest topic then it should be moved to the Quest section should it not?

    @Techy111
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,566 Valuable Player
    Agreed.....moving
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • PickleschlitzPickleschlitz Posts: 103
    Art3mis
    The Quest can run while plugged in without overheating because it has a built in fan. A battery pack in your pocket plugged into the USB port should be able to keep it running for as long as you might want.
  • inovatorinovator Posts: 1,734
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    Exactly. 
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,375 Valuable Player
    It also comes with a 10’ charging cord, making it much easier to play while charging plugged into a wall socket. I was just trying to do that with my Go, but its cord is so short that I’m hunched over near the socket trying not to pull it out when I look around. At least I was until the Go overheated and I had to stop. 
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  • shadomshadom Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    But wouldn't charging while playing make it overheat and damage the internal battery ?
  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,270
    Wintermute
    What's a good battery pack to achieve this? 
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 866
    3Jane
    shadom said:
    But wouldn't charging while playing make it overheat and damage the internal battery ?
    pyroth309 said:
    What's a good battery pack to achieve this? 

    I've found with my Go it's best to use the external battery pack with a fully charged Go.  That way it is only using enough power to run it, rather than run it and catch up on charging it.  If I use this pack with a discharged Go (esp. anything below ~70%) it can overheat.  I imagine this will be the same as with the Quest.

    I'm using a 20000mAH iMuto battery pack and it works very well.  Still fits ok in my front shirt pocket.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01M8G0PVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  

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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,270
    Wintermute
    TomCgcmfc said:
    shadom said:
    But wouldn't charging while playing make it overheat and damage the internal battery ?
    pyroth309 said:
    What's a good battery pack to achieve this? 

    I've found with my Go it's best to use the external battery pack with a fully charged Go.  That way it is only using enough power to run it, rather than run it and catch up on charging it.  If I use this pack with a discharged Go (esp. anything below ~70%) it can overheat.  I imagine this will be the same as with the Quest.

    I'm using a 20000mAH iMuto battery pack and it works very well.  Still fits ok in my front shirt pocket.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01M8G0PVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  

    How long does that extend your Go? 
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 866
    3Jane
    pyroth309 said:
    TomCgcmfc said:
    shadom said:
    But wouldn't charging while playing make it overheat and damage the internal battery ?
    pyroth309 said:
    What's a good battery pack to achieve this? 

    I've found with my Go it's best to use the external battery pack with a fully charged Go.  That way it is only using enough power to run it, rather than run it and catch up on charging it.  If I use this pack with a discharged Go (esp. anything below ~70%) it can overheat.  I imagine this will be the same as with the Quest.

    I'm using a 20000mAH iMuto battery pack and it works very well.  Still fits ok in my front shirt pocket.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01M8G0PVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  

    How long does that extend your Go? 
    Extends it by at least ~2hrs.
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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,270
    Wintermute
    So pretty much any of those cell phone battery packs will work? Is there something I need to be wary of with them? I'd like to get one that lasts longer than 2 hours. Perhaps something like this? 

    https://www.amazon.com/Battery-RAVPower-32000mAh-External-Portable/dp/B06XZ6KSG3/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=battery+pack+android&qid=1557560917&s=gateway&sr=8-7
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 866
    3Jane
    Ya, that should work fine.  Overkill for me though and a lot larger to pack around.  

    Remember that the extended runtime is on top of the Go’s internal battery runtime (1.5-2 hours).
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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,270
    Wintermute
    edited May 11
    TomCgcmfc said:
    Ya, that should work fine.  Overkill for me though and a lot larger to pack around.  

    Remember that the extended runtime is on top of the Go’s internal battery runtime (1.5-2 hours).
    This would be for the Quest and it's stated to last around 3 hours I think. I'd like to get 7 or 8 hours out of it total off battery as I will be gone at least 12 hours before being able to charge it in the use I have in mind. 
  • inovatorinovator Posts: 1,734
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    pyroth309 said:
    TomCgcmfc said:
    shadom said:
    But wouldn't charging while playing make it overheat and damage the internal battery ?
    pyroth309 said:
    What's a good battery pack to achieve this? 

    I've found with my Go it's best to use the external battery pack with a fully charged Go.  That way it is only using enough power to run it, rather than run it and catch up on charging it.  If I use this pack with a discharged Go (esp. anything below ~70%) it can overheat.  I imagine this will be the same as with the Quest.

    I'm using a 20000mAH iMuto battery pack and it works very well.  Still fits ok in my front shirt pocket.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01M8G0PVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  

    How long does that extend your Go? 
    I have good news for you if your buying quest. It's totally different. The quest has a fan. Oculus says do not plug go in while using it. The quest comes with an extra long charge chord because Oculus says you can charge it while playing hence a battery pack can be used on quest on less than a full charge or at any charge level.
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,839 Valuable Player
    inovator said:
    pyroth309 said:
    TomCgcmfc said:
    shadom said:
    But wouldn't charging while playing make it overheat and damage the internal battery ?
    pyroth309 said:
    What's a good battery pack to achieve this? 

    I've found with my Go it's best to use the external battery pack with a fully charged Go.  That way it is only using enough power to run it, rather than run it and catch up on charging it.  If I use this pack with a discharged Go (esp. anything below ~70%) it can overheat.  I imagine this will be the same as with the Quest.

    I'm using a 20000mAH iMuto battery pack and it works very well.  Still fits ok in my front shirt pocket.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01M8G0PVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  

    How long does that extend your Go? 
    I have good news for you if your buying quest. It's totally different. The quest has a fan. Oculus says do not plug go in while using it. The quest comes with an extra long charge chord because Oculus says you can charge it while playing hence a battery pack can be used on quest on less than a full charge or at any charge level.
    Oh?  I didn’t realize that the Quest came with a CHORD. Which one?



  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,839 Valuable Player
     :D 
  • inovatorinovator Posts: 1,734
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    Digikid1 said:
    inovator said:
    pyroth309 said:
    TomCgcmfc said:
    shadom said:
    But wouldn't charging while playing make it overheat and damage the internal battery ?
    pyroth309 said:
    What's a good battery pack to achieve this? 

    I've found with my Go it's best to use the external battery pack with a fully charged Go.  That way it is only using enough power to run it, rather than run it and catch up on charging it.  If I use this pack with a discharged Go (esp. anything below ~70%) it can overheat.  I imagine this will be the same as with the Quest.

    I'm using a 20000mAH iMuto battery pack and it works very well.  Still fits ok in my front shirt pocket.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01M8G0PVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  

    How long does that extend your Go? 
    I have good news for you if your buying quest. It's totally different. The quest has a fan. Oculus says do not plug go in while using it. The quest comes with an extra long charge chord because Oculus says you can charge it while playing hence a battery pack can be used on quest on less than a full charge or at any charge level.
    Oh?  I didn’t realize that the Quest came with a CHORD. Which one?



    Good one ! I teach music that caused my confusion. Maybe I should cut back.
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,375 Valuable Player
    I've just ordered a 10,000 mAh USB-C power pack for my Quest. (Anker PowerCore 10000 PD)
    Anker PowerCore 10000 PD 10000mAh Portable Charger USB-C Power Delivery 18W Power Bank for iPhone 88XXSXRXS Max Pixel 33XL iPad Pro 2018 and More
    Based on some estimates I've seen on Reddit, this should be capable of powering the Quest for somewhere between 5 to 10 hours. And, at 4.5" x 2" x 1", it should hopefully be small enough that I can fit it into the Quest carry case (it looks like there should be room between the rings of the Touch controllers).
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  • inovatorinovator Posts: 1,734
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    That's a monster. I have a lot 2500 (if not exact with my battery # I'm close) it will still give hours. I won't play more than a few hours in one sitting. This will last probably up to 4 hours. Yours though you can use more times without charging.
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    edited May 15
    TomCgcmfc said:
    shadom said:
    But wouldn't charging while playing make it overheat and damage the internal battery ?
    pyroth309 said:
    What's a good battery pack to achieve this? 

    I've found with my Go it's best to use the external battery pack with a fully charged Go.  That way it is only using enough power to run it, rather than run it and catch up on charging it.  If I use this pack with a discharged Go (esp. anything below ~70%) it can overheat.  I imagine this will be the same as with the Quest.

    I'm using a 20000mAH iMuto battery pack and it works very well.  Still fits ok in my front shirt pocket.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01M8G0PVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  


    I wouldn't recommend fully charging an Oculus Quest and then plugging in an external battery pack. The way to preserve your battery is to allow the battery to drain to 50% and then add the battery pack. Once it reaches 100% you then unplug the battery pack and allow it to drain to 50% again. Then every so often (maybe once a month) let it drain to 10% before adding the external battery pack. I asked a mate about this who's hobby is flying remote control planes.

    You just need to make sure the battery pack will slowly charge while you are using the Oculus Quest, that's if Oculus has said it's OK to use an external battery. 

    Not sure who's right about this though because I don't know much about batteries myself. You might want to contact Oculus Support if they are saying it's OK to use a battery pack.
  • inovatorinovator Posts: 1,734
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    Oculus says you can plug into an outlet while playing. That means a battery pack is good without it having to drain 1st.
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    edited May 15
    inovator said:
    Oculus says you can plug into an outlet while playing. That means a battery pack is good without it having to drain 1st.

    Where does Oculus say this? I've always being led to believe you don't charge a battery when it's already fully charged. Some batteries have something inside them to prevent overcharging, but does the Oculus Quest have one of these batteries? Even if they do have this built into the battery, I still wouldn't advise charging the battery when it's already fully charged. I think Oculus need to clear this up if they are suggesting you can do this.
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 866
    3Jane
    RedRizla said:
    TomCgcmfc said:
    shadom said:
    But wouldn't charging while playing make it overheat and damage the internal battery ?
    pyroth309 said:
    What's a good battery pack to achieve this? 

    I've found with my Go it's best to use the external battery pack with a fully charged Go.  That way it is only using enough power to run it, rather than run it and catch up on charging it.  If I use this pack with a discharged Go (esp. anything below ~70%) it can overheat.  I imagine this will be the same as with the Quest.

    I'm using a 20000mAH iMuto battery pack and it works very well.  Still fits ok in my front shirt pocket.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01M8G0PVX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  


    I wouldn't recommend fully charging an Oculus Quest and then plugging in an external battery pack. The way to preserve your battery is to allow the battery to drain to 50% and then add the battery pack. Once it reaches 100% you then unplug the battery pack and allow it to drain to 50% again. Then every so often (maybe once a month) let it drain to 10% before adding the external battery pack. I asked a mate about this who's hobby is flying remote control planes.

    You just need to make sure the battery pack will slowly charge while you are using the Oculus Quest, that's if Oculus has said it's OK to use an external battery. 

    Not sure who's right about this though because I don't know much about batteries myself. You might want to contact Oculus Support if they are saying it's OK to use a battery pack.
    That's old fashion advice based on NiCad and nimh batteries that were subject to memory issues.  I know this since I've been flying Radio Controlled planes and heli's for +20 years.

    Lithium's in devices like smartphones do not develop memory issues.  What they do not like is over-discharging and heat.  Best to avoid discharging below 20-25%.  Also best to avoid heat by providing ventilation and avoid high recharge rates.  Also, with today's smartphones/chargers/powerpacks it is impossible to overcharge their batteries imho.
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  • FishstaebchenFishstaebchen Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    I have ordered these angled USB to USB-C cables: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07LC7WG6C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Im going to use the 1 meter long version. They fit nicely to the Quests design language.
    Why dont use the USB-C cable that comes with the quest? I think the 2,5 meters are way to long. I dont want to hassle with the ultra long cable to fit in my pocket beside the powerbank. 

    For mobile power-supply im going to use this Anker 10.000mAh powerbank. Its light and tiny and will fit easily into my side-pockets:
    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B019GJLER8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    edited May 16

    Says in this and a few YouTube videos not to have your mobile phone batteries kept at 100% charge.










  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 866
    3Jane
    edited May 16

    RedRizla said:

    Says in this and a few YouTube videos not to have your mobile phone batteries kept at 100% charge. 

    Ya, if you watch enough YT vids you can always find someone to tell you not to do this.  Personally I have never had any problems keeping my iPhone or Go charged up at 100%.  Obviously I would not recommend leaving them on a charger indefinitely though and I think that was the most useful point made in that vid.  Again the main thing imho is to avoid over-discharging and heat.

    In any case, you do what you think best mate.
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    edited May 16
    @TomCgcmfc - I don't know much about batteries myself, but a mate who uses batteries suggested I charge the Oculus Quest up and then when it drains to 50% to plug in the battery pack. Once it charges to 100% with the battery pack plugged in, (or in the case of this YouTube video charge to 90%.) then you remove the battery pack and let it drain to 50% before plugging the battery pack in again.
    I think it just preserves the battery by 2 or 3 years from what I've heard. Do Oculus even endorse using Oculus Quest while using it though?
    @inovator Said: "Now oculus gives their blessing to plug in quest to an outlet." But where have they said this? A link to them saying this would be nice so I can have a read.

  • inovatorinovator Posts: 1,734
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    RedRizla said:

    Says in this and a few YouTube videos not to have your mobile phone batteries kept at 100% charge.










    Lmao totally rediculus to go through that. 
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    edited May 16
    @inovator - The video was demonstrating not to have the battery kept charged at 100% all the time. That was the point I was making or did you miss that? If you read what I suggested you would know this already because I already outlined what a mate of mine told me to do. Did you seriously think I was telling you to follow the Linus example when even Linus thought it was ridiculous :D

    Can you also please link use to where Oculus have given us their blessing to have Oculus Quest plugged in when in use. I'd like to read through it. Cheers! 
  • inovatorinovator Posts: 1,734
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    1st off I didn't mean u were making the suggestions. My remarks was aimed at the person in the video so sorry for the misunderstanding. To be fair oculus giving their blessings was what I'm assuming since reviewers that have had hands on had said that's the reason why it's coming with an extra long charging chord. Also I heard more than one reviewer say they were told these things by oculus representatives.  It has a fan and it's built for gaming so its believable. We will sure as hell know 100% soon.
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