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How to Charge Oculus Quest 2 Controllers

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Key Takeaway

You can’t charge Oculus Quest 2 controllers in the traditional sense. You’ll need to either use rechargeable batteries or the Anker Charging Dock as a workaround.

If you have an Oculus Quest 2, you’ll notice that there isn’t an obvious way to charge your controllers. You’ll need to know about all the charging options available that don’t come with the system.

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    Can the Oculus Quest 2 Controllers Be Charged?

    The Oculus Quest 2 headsets are extremely easy to charge, as you simply need to plug in a cable. However, it’s a bit of a different story for the controllers. Though the headset can be charged through a cable, the Quest 2 controllers cannot be charged—at least not in the traditional sense. The Quest 2 controllers run off AA batteries instead.

    How to Charge the Oculus Quest 2 Controllers

    the Anker Charging Dock for Oculus Quest 2.


    There are a couple of different methods you can consider for charging your Oculus Quest 2 controllers.

    Rechargeable Batteries

    If you’re really wanting to avoid changing the AA batteries in the Oculus Quest 2 controllers, there are alternative methods. If your heart is set on charging your controllers, you can always choose to purchase AA batteries that are rechargeable. With this method, you will need to take the AA batteries out of the controllers to charge them.

    Note also that Meta did not choose to make the Oculus Quest 2 controllers rechargeable because they use very little battery power. Their life has been estimated to last up to a few months.

    Anker Charging Dock

    Your best bet to charge the Quest 2 controllers is to purchase the Anker Charging Dock. The Anker Charging Dock includes not only rechargeable batteries for the controllers, but also custom battery covers that allows the controllers to charge in the Dock without removing the batteries. Additionally, it’s a neat storage space for all of your Quest 2 gear to rest when you’re not using it.