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Battery drain while connected unpredictable

aguy10aguy10 Posts: 7
I'm curious to know why the Oculus Go behaves the way it does.

If I have it plugged in while it has a full charge and play Republique it doesn't lose any charge. But if I use the battery and plug it in when it's at around 20% the battery eventually drains to 0% which I can run for maybe 15 minutes and then the device turns off automatically without a heat warning. I imagine this is a software issue because the science doesn't make sense to me at all.


  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 2,423 Valuable Player
    Maybe do a bit more research on lithium ion batteries.  When they get down to low levels below about 25% (depends on pack specs) they can often discharge very quickly under load).

    As a general rule of thumb, charge your Go to at least 80% before using it connected to your charger.  Without it connected to your charger avoid discharging below 30%.  After this let it cool down before charging it again and avoid using it until it is at least 80%, preferably 100%.  Do this and your Go battery will last a long time.

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  • aguy10aguy10 Posts: 7
    edited July 27
    Ok. Thanks for advice. I'm a bit confused about this remark.

    "Without it connected to your charger avoid discharging below 30%"

    Wouldn't you say "With it connected to your charger avoid.."

    Since with the cable connected it would be charging and get even hotter no?.
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