Best charging cable for Oculus Quest & Oculus Quest 2 in 2023

The Meta Quest 2 ships with a one-meter cable; however, it's far too short to safely use when wearing the headset. While Meta officially recommends that you should "only charge your headset with the charger that was included in the box," you can still find alternative cables easily, with many designed for Oculus Link. 

So whether you lost the cable that came in the box or you want an Oculus Quest 2 replacement charging cord to make room-scale PC VR easier and safer, we've rounded up a variety of options that will fit your needs.

The best cables to charge your Quest 2

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How to find the best Quest 2 replacement charging cables

There are two categories of products that could fit the bill here. Some people just want a longer USB-C cable to slot into the included Quest power adapter. In contrast, others want an Oculus Link-compatible USB 3.0 to USB-C cable to simultaneously handle data transfer and power charging. Whichever of the two you choose — if not both — they should be compatible with either the Meta Quest or Meta Quest 2. The exceptions on this list are the Anker Charging Dock and BeswinVR Charge Kit, which only work with Quest 2 and its touch controllers.

Remember that Meta recommends you only use their official Quest 2 headset cable for charging or the Oculus Link cable for PC VR. The charging cable is only 1m, making it too short to charge your headset while you wear it, but Meta support also suggests that you "avoid charging your headset while it's in use." This is because the headset can get too hot while charging and playing, which could cause performance or stability issues. If you're willing to take that risk and want a longer USB-C cable, look for one that at least hits 5V 3A, so it gives your headset enough juice, such as the uni Long USB Type C cable listed above or any of the best USB-C cables available.

It's worth noting that most Oculus Link cables will not keep the Quest powered indefinitely. Users have found that the headset doesn't really start to pull a charge from any cable until the power level hits 80% or lower; after that, the cable will give the headset more power, but your battery will still steadily drain. That being said, some Link cables charge and transfer data better than others. If you can't afford the official Meta option, Anker and TNE are great options, or you can check out some of the other best Link cable alternatives for the Meta Quest 2.

If you're looking for a way to extend your Meta Quest or Meta Quest 2's battery life without relying on a cable, try one of the best Meta Quest 2 battery packs, which you can strap directly to your headset to extend the battery life for hours upon hours.

Michael L Hicks
Senior Editor, Wearables & AR/VR

Michael is Android Central's resident expert on wearables and fitness. Before joining Android Central, he freelanced for years at Techradar, Wareable, Windows Central, and Digital Trends. Channeling his love of running, he established himself as an expert on fitness watches, testing and reviewing models from Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung, Apple, COROS, Polar, Amazfit, Suunto, and more.

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