Have you ever been confused as to how you charge your VR controllers? Maybe you were playing a game and suddenly the controller dies in your hand. The light, snuffed out by a depleted battery, and now you have no idea how to charge your controller.
There are a lot of potential methods. Changing the battery, charging them using a cable, or even using a charging dock. Whether you are an experienced gamer, lover of movies, or completely new to the VR experience.
This article aims to educate you on how you might go about charging your VR Controller and continue on your Virtual Reality journeys.
Oculus Quest & Quest 2 Controllers
There are two methods of charging your Oculus Quest and Quest 2 batteries. The first is by changing the batteries and using rechargeable ones in their place. The second way is to use a charging dock. Both methods will be detailed below.
Firstly, this is how you change your batteries. Charging the Oculus Quest 2 Controllers can be difficult if you do not know how to go about it. But in reality, it is quite simple.
All you need to do is slide the battery cover off. You can do this by gently pushing down on the effect button, to push the battery cover away from you.
This should uncover the batteries, you should then remove the AA battery and dispose of it. If you replace it with a rechargeable AA battery. After you have replaced the battery, you can replace the battery cover and repeat the steps on the other controller.
If you use rechargeable batteries, you have the option of always having spare batteries on charge and simply swapping them out as and when you need them.
If you have two spare batteries, you can charge them so that when your controller dies, you are able to simply swap them out and charge your old batteries.
The second way you can charge your VR controller is by using a charging dock, and this is how you go about doing that. First, you need to remove the battery cover, you do this by pushing down on the little eject button and pushing away from yourself to remove the cover.
You then remove the battery itself and replace them with rechargeable batteries that came with the dock. An important point to remember is to make sure these special rechargeable batteries are oriented correctly.
They have built-in charge contacts on the sides, as such, they need to be pointing out.
You will also need special battery covers which have electrical contacts that facilitate the charging of your VR controllers.
Now that you have your controllers fitted with these rechargeable batteries, all you need to do is make sure that you put the controllers back on the charging cradle/dock when you are finished using them.
Make sure that they are placed in the charging stations properly so that they can charge. Once you place the headset in the cradle, all your devices will charge.
PS4 VR Move Motion Controllers
Charging these PS4 VR Controllers is quite simple, although it does not look like it. They are not battery powered, but instead, require a charger cable plugged into a PS4.
Firstly, you will need a USB to USB type B cable for your PlayStation. You will need to insert the USB Type B into the bottom of the controller and then plug the other end into the controller itself.
You will know that your controller is charging if it is blinking red. Once you plug your controller in, you must leave it to charge for about 10 hours so that your device is fully charged and will last you a long time.
Which will allow you to play your favorite games for longer.
Once you have both of your controllers plugged into the console, they should be charging, which you will be able to see by the aforementioned blinking red light.
The next step is to put your PS4 into rest mode, you can do this by going to the home screen, scrolling to the power button, and selecting ‘Rest Mode’. Even in rest or sleep mode, your controllers should still be blinking red until they are fully charged, at which point they should stop flashing red.
Charging your PS4 Move Motion Controllers can be finicky because they only react to specific charging devices.
For example, they will not charge if you plug the USB into a wall charger like your phone, or even if you use a power pack. The best way to make sure that your PS4 Move Motion Controllers are charging is by plugging them into the PS4 itself.
Smartphone VR Remote Controller
A universal VR remote controller is simple to charge, this part of the article is to inform you how to charge your smartphone VR Remote Controller.
The first step is to remove the battery compartment on the bottom of the remote. You can do this by pushing the groove and lifting the battery cover off. Inside should be two triple-A batteries (AAA).
Once they are removed, you simply replace them with new batteries and replace the battery cover.
As with the Oculus, the best way to save money and stay on top of this type of controller charging is to use rechargeable batteries.
If you have four of them, you can rotate between each pair of batteries and always have a fresh set for when you run low and need to change batteries.
Overall, there are several ways to go about charging your VR controllers, it all depends on what kind of VR setup you have and what option makes sense for you.
Using a docking system is the best way to charge all of your devices at the same time. Your controllers and your headset with minimal fuss.
We hope that the information here has helped you in your quest to charge your VR controllers and that this is the first of many steps to having a fantastic gaming or movie experience.