Oculus go battery questions

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  1. zalazin

    zalazin [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have the oculus go and it says not to use while charging and not to use an external battery. I don't understand the no external battery deal. It has the same exact power output 5v 2.1 amp as the supplied ac adaptor, why would it matter?Internet scattered infor indicates you can use it while charging. John Carmack indicated it worked fine charging while being used but had a really short cable might be an issue?
    Is this oculus just be cautous? Worried about the battery overheating and exploding? Or maybe shorting battery life? Doesn't make sense to me...
     
  2. Decibel

    Decibel 2[H]4U

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    I've been seeing people use it with battery packs. I'd guess that it probably isn't a big issue other than possible heat. High GPU use while charging might hit the thermal design limits. I don't see it being a problem for just media consumption though.

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  3. bobzdar

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    They're just being cautious about overheating, there's no technical reason it won't work plugged in or with external battery.
     
  4. zalazin

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    That is becoming my take also. And wouldn't someone feel the heat in time to remove the headset?
     
  5. admiralperpetual

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    tell it to the frog..
     
  6. zalazin

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    Exactly what do you mean tell it to the frog?
     
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