Introduction: Belt Mounted 10+ Hour HTC Vive Wireless Power Pack (VR)
With about 60 seconds of work, this massive 26,800 mAh battery can ride comfortably on a belt while in use as a power pack for the HTC Vive Wireless adapter.
I personally use the HTC Vive Pro, so the original Vive will also work just fine as well.
Your mileage may vary with other brands of wireless adaper or VR system.
Step 1: Buy Required Components
- The battery is an Anker PowerCore+ 26800 with Quick Charge 3.0
It is of course possible to use other brands/models. However, this battery pack is the one I used and it is compatible. The weight of this battery is almost non-existent when mounted on a belt rig like this, so unless the product linked above is missing, it’s best to use what is known to work.
- 1x Tek Lok belt clip
A Tek Lok was used as the belt clip can be adjusted to securely fit any size belt, preventing wobble. Also the locking switch prevents accidents and the Tek Lok is solidly made.
- About 1 foot of 3M VHB adhesive tape
3M VHB was used in place of less expensive foam mounting tapes as VHB easily outlasts every other type of adhesive tape mount. And it comes off cleanly without damage by using fishing line in a saw-like motion. No residue and lasts for many years in very demanding situations. So yes, VHB is best.
- 2x 1 foot long Cable ties
Any hardware store
Step 2: Thread Cable Ties
Thread the cable ties through the Tek Lok as seen in the picture
Step 3: Apply 3M VHB to Tek Lok Back
Layer the VHB in the center of the Tek Lok (I used 4 layers).
This spaces the Tek Lok enough to allow the cable ties to pass cleanly between he Tek Lok and the battery, while still ensuring the VHB has solid contact with the battery and Tek Lok to ensure adhesion.
Failing to add enough layers of VHB will result in the VHB making only partial contact with the battery once the cable ties are attached. This will cause the bond to be weak andeventually fail.
Step 4: Attach Tek Lok
Center the Tek Lok on the battery back (Ensure the power button faces AWAY from the Tek Lok) and use the cable ties to fasten the Tek Lok to the battery back solidly.
Confirm the VHB has full contact with the battery. If not, cut the cable ties, peel off the VHB, and try again with some fresh VHB.