How Do I Know When My Valve Index Controllers Are Charged?

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By Ralph Torres

If you own a Valve Index VR headset, you know how important the controllers are for an immersive experience. However, to ensure that your controllers always work smoothly, it’s essential to keep them charged.

But how do you know when they’re fully charged? In this article, we’ll discuss different ways to check if your Valve Index controllers are charged.

Using the SteamVR Dashboard

One way to check if your Valve Index controllers are charged is by using the SteamVR Dashboard. To access it, press the system button on your controller while wearing the headset. The dashboard will appear in front of you.

Step 1: Check the Battery Indicator

On the dashboard, you’ll see a battery indicator for each controller. If the battery is fully charged, it will display a green light. If it’s partially charged, it will be yellow or red.

Step 2: Hold Your Controller Up

Another way to check if your controller is charging is by holding it up in front of you. When you do this, a small LED light on the bottom of the controller will turn on.

If it’s orange, it means that your controller is charging. Once it turns off completely, your controller is fully charged.

The Charging Base Station

The Valve Index comes with charging base stations that allow you to charge both controllers simultaneously. Here’s how to check if they’re charged:

Step 1: Check for Green Lights

When you place your controllers on the base station to charge them, two green lights will appear on top of each station – one for each controller. These lights indicate that your controllers are charging.

Step 2: Check for Solid Green Lights

Once your controllers are fully charged, these lights will turn off completely or turn into a solid green light. This indicates that your controllers are fully charged and ready to use.


Knowing when your Valve Index controllers are charged is crucial for an immersive VR experience. By using the SteamVR Dashboard or checking the charging base station, you can always be sure that your controllers are ready to go. So next time you’re getting ready for a VR session, make sure to double-check that your controllers are charged and ready to use!