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Use Elite Strap with battery and Link cable?

Level 2

So I've been playing flight simulators for quite a while and I decided to try out in VR. It's great, I love it. One very annoying point is that the headset can't maintain a charge while plugged in to the PC, and AirLink is entirely useless (the lag is extreme when whipping your head around to track an enemy in a dogfight).

Before I spring for the strap, is it possible to stay plugged in while using the battery? Five hours of game time each weekend isn't nearly enough. Honestly wishing I'd just gotten a secondhand Rift S instead, but I can't return this now.


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Hey there Cap_Arcona. We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying your headset. You should get a few hours of game time with the Elite Strap with Battery and get optimum play.


The cable link is meant for awesome transfer speed of data and for gaming. See you in the Metaverse!

Level 2

Would be nice to see questions actually answered.

@RichyRich74  The answer is actually contained in the Elite strap with battery product description.  It is not compatible with Link because the usb-c Elite battery charge point does not allow data transfer.  If you want to use Link you need to unplug the Elite battery beforehand.

I prefer to use Air Link with my Q2/rtx3090 and in that case I can leave the Elite battery connected and this then gives me 4-5 hours runtime with all my games and sims.  If I need longer runtimes I can connect my Q2 charger or an external battery pack to the Elite battery charge port.

If you don’t have a good router/WiFi setup and need to use link then I recommend searching the Amazon store for the 16ft Kuject powered link cable.  It uses your Q2 charger/cable to help maintain your headset battery at about 80%.  Like all link cables you should start off with a fully charged headset battery.

i9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, QPro w/Air Link, Vive Pro