A trick multiplies the PSVR 2 controllers' battery

A trick multiplies the PSVR 2 controllers' battery

The batteries of the PSVR 2 controllers have to be recharged after four hours. A simple life hack extends the gaming time enormously.

How can I get more play time out of the Playstation VR 2 controllers with their only 520 milliampere-hour (mAh)? Creative Reddit user Imscomobob has found the answer to this question in the field of outdoor accessories. He simply straps a flashlight holder with Velcro around his forearm.

Where a small flashlight normally sits, he inserts a cylindrical powerbank into the tube and connects it to the controller via a short USB-C cable. In a photo, the solution looks secure, but it's flexible enough to move the wrist with ease. Matching "flashlight holsters" are available in online stores (Amazon).

External batteries for PSVR 2 controllers

"I have already used different packs, some are heavier than others," explains Imscomobob when asked. Next, he wants to try the Anker PowerCore 5000 model, which weighs a third of a pound and has 5000 mAh (dimensions: 1.65 x .5 x .5 in). This is to be placed closer to the elbow to reduce extra momentum during fast movements.

Extended controller battery life
by u/Imscomobob in PSVR


Youtuber "Eat Sleep VR" shows that it also works without a holster. He simply plugs capsule-shaped power banks from Destek (Amazon) directly into the USB-C ports of his PSVR 2 controllers.

The model used is actually intended for use with the Quest 2 VR headset. So far, the lightweight "capsules" have not slipped out of the controllers.

He does not reveal whether this also applies to motion-intensive games like Horizon Call of the Mountain with its wild climbing movements. At least the 4,000 mAh theoretically allows for a lot of additional gaming time.

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Sources: Reddit, Youtube