The Oculus Quest 2 ships with a 1m cable, far too short to safely use while wearing the headset. While Oculus officially recommends “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 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
Quest 2 headset cable (1m)
If you just want a charging cable, Oculus sells replacement cables on its site. Admittedly, they’re a bit overpriced for a 1m cable. Still, at least you know for sure that it’ll (supposedly) preserve the longevity of the headset by providing the correct amount of voltage. Able to recharge your headset in just a couple of hours, it’s the safest replacement cable for Quest 2 owners who don’t need it for Link. (Note: We can’t link directly to the cable; scroll down Oculus’s accessories page to find it.)
Oculus Link cable
Unmatched for PC VR
This 16-foot cable serves two purposes. The obvious one is that it can connect to your PC to play Rift or SteamVR games, with enough length to let you move around the room with some freedom. In this mode, it’ll charge, but the headset will still drain over time. As for standard charging, this USB-C to USB-C cable can also slot into the included 10W charger and refill your battery at top speed.
uni Long USB Type C 15ft Fast Charging Nylon Braided Cable (5A 20V)
Long and fast
Practically any USB-C to USB-C cable will work with the standard Quest or Quest 2 power adapter, but the included cable forces you to keep the Quest 2 right next to the outlet. This 15-foot nylon braided cable will let your Quest sit anywhere nearby that’s convenient and is durable enough to handle any yanks. It just doesn’t have the data transfer speed for Link.
Anker Charging Dock for Oculus Quest 2, Oculus Certified
Charge your headset and controllers at once
This dock technically has a 4-foot cable inside, so we’ll include it here! Recharge your Quest 2 and both Touch controllers simultaneously. It ships with rechargeable batteries and custom battery covers so the controllers can recharge without taking the batteries out. The only negative is that the headset doesn’t fit with the Elite Strap with Battery attached.
WiRoTech Blue USB-C to USB-C Fast Charging Cable
Cheap, colorful charging
Anyone looking to replace the official Quest 2 charging cable can get one of these reliable cables for half the price. Available in 19 colors and at either 1, 6, or 10 feet long, these WiRoTechs aren’t built for Link-quality data transfer. Still, they will easily slot into the power adapter and get your headset recharged in no time.
Anker USB C Cable, Powerline USB 3.0 to USB C Charger Cable (10ft)
Official Oculus Link alternative
While Oculus would prefer you to buy the official Link cable, this serves as a more affordable (if shorter) alternative. In fact, its developers named it as the one alternative cable it tested that works to its satisfaction. It’ll connect to a standard PC USB port without needing an adapter, but unfortunately, it won’t plug into the standard power adapter for charging without one.
TNE Link Cable for Oculus Quest 2
Right-angled Link cable
This USB 3.2 to USB-C cable maxes out to 16 feet, though you can downgrade to 13 or 10 depending on what you need. It also has a right-angle USB-C head, matching the official cable. This gives you a much better fit into the headset, while a straight connector can cause more damage or even break off inside the headset if you yank it too hard. It’s a popular choice for frugal Oculus Link users.
BeswinVR Quest 2 Controller Charge Kit
Top them off
BeswinVR makes a unique charge kit for the Oculus Quest 2’s 3rd-gen Oculus Touch controllers which comes with a particular rechargeable battery, replacement battery door, and a magnetic charging cable. The trick here is that these batteries have a little magnetic charger that fits inside the window on the replacement battery doors, enabling quick charging without removing the batteries. Pick them up with a BeswinVR grip set for extra comfort.
Anker Powerline+ III
The Oculus Quest 2 only pulls a set amount of charge, so Power Delivery cables are extreme overkill for recharging the headset. But if you want a cable that’ll charge all your tech quickly, including your smartphones or laptops, this 60W cable will serve them all universally. Made of double-braided nylon, it’ll even last you for years. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have the data speeds necessary for Oculus Link, nor the length to play comfortably with it plugged in.