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Oculus Link Cable Thread

Tummie555
Level 5
Please post a link to any currently available AND confirmed working USB-cable. Preferably a shop-link. 


Oculus Link Headset Cable Specs
Length

5-Meter Headset Cable


Outer Diameter

4.6mm


Type

Full featured USB active optical cable. USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C


Connectors

Headset: Right Angle USB Type-C
PC: Straight Type-C


Cable Exterior

TPU 0.5mm thickness, optimized for low friction, durability and flexibility


Shielding

High quality spiral shielding doubling as grounding

Cable Bend Radius

20mm


Signal Requirements

USB 3.2 Gen 1 Signaling 5 Gbps USB 2
Backwards Compatible


Infrared Signal Loss Tolerances

<500mV VBUS @ 3000mA; <250mV GND @ 3000mA


Power Supply

3A


Bandwidth

5 Gbps


Electrical Identification

eMarker


Additional Features

Support for SuperSpeed USB ports

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kagevazquez
Level 2

DSvennis said:

Hi guys!
I bought a 3m USB cable about a month ago which worked finefor Link and I've played 8 hours Half Life Alyx with it. Today though when I thought I'd start the game I had an update pending on the oculus app on my computer and suddenly the cable was no longer compatible with Link????? 
Anyone had the same problem lately??? Have those greedy facebook-bastards removed the possibility to use other cables than their overpriced Link piece of shit that is impossible to come across???


same problem here dude i saw an image for a few seconds and havent seen it again since. have you been able to get anything working? usb 2.0 works fine but 3.0 just charges the headset.

Thew95
Level 2
Is there a difference between using a usb cable 3.0 or 3.1?

enigma01
Level 10

Thew95 said:

Is there a difference between using a usb cable 3.0 or 3.1?


USB 3.0 is the same as USB 3.1 Gen 1 I believe.

If you’d asked if there was a difference between USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2, then yes there is. Gen 1 offers upto 5Gbps Gen 2 offers upto 10Gbps. 

TomCgcmfc
Level 15

Thew95 said:

Is there a difference between using a usb cable 3.0 or 3.1?


Maybe try googling before asking this, lol!
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Umpa_PC
Level 8
It can be confusing because there are 3.1 gen1 and 3.1 gen 2.  
This page explains it well.  It's worth remembering that no matter how fast the cable or the port, if the equipment can't take advantage of it - it will always down grade (perform) to the lowest denominator.
https://www.msi.com/blog/usb-3-1-gen1-gen2-explained
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nimbusirrsinn
Level 2
There is also USB 3.2 Gen 1 (which is what the official Oculus link cable is)