Meta Quest Pro battery discharging while using Meta Link Cable? Here's why
Meta recently launched its new virtual reality headset — Quest Pro — with improved controllers and exciting new features like face tracking.
It also comes with a charging dock with a rapid USB-C power adapter, advanced VR/MR sensors, and more. But when we talk about Meta Quest’s charging capabilities, it gets a little concerning.
Meta Quest Pro battery discharge while using Meta Link Cable
What are you using to plug it into the PC? I use the official link cable, and the battery will still go down as quick as it would if I was using it wirelessly.
Yep, worst battery in a VR headset to date. Gotta keep a battery pack charged and on hand just to get more than an 75 minutes of playtime.
According to reports, Quest Pro’s battery life lasts for a short period of time while using the official Meta Link Cable. It drains the battery at the same rate as it would while using it wirelessly.
This is seemingly very frustrating for users as they were looking forward to using the cable while enjoying their devices.
However, that is not the case as the official Link Cable doesn’t provide that functionality (as confirmed by the Oculus support) thus rendering its function pointless.
It seems that the new VR headset has a battery management issue where the internal battery keeps discharging even when the user connects an external power bank to it.
I have been using an anker powercore 10000 & some bobovr batteries & the internal battery still drains albeit very slowly when using airlink.
No official statement
Meta hasn’t commented on the issue related to the Quest Pro battery discharging when using the Meta Link Cable. But we hope that the team soon substantiates its statement regarding the actual capabilities of the cable.
We’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update the article as and when new information emerges.
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