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  1. Dubin

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    Hi,

    I use a lot the Galaxy Note at my desk, doing tethering or just using the phone sitting in the same place for hours, near a power point (socket).

    To avoid using the battery unnecessarily, couldn't I use the phone without battery, plugged to the socket?

    Thank you in advance.
     

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    nope, sorry...
     
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    From what I've seen phones just won't power on if they haven't got a battery in them.

    Laptops on the other hand will run quite happily without a battery connected, on their charger power-brick only.
     
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    they won't even power on w/o the battery.

    don't worry about the battery, I always have my Note 4, or my S5, laying on the Qi Wireless charger when I am using it at my desk.
    The charger is programmed to drop back to a maintenance charge, just equal to what it takes to power the phone at idle.

    and especially when I am talking to my trucker buddy, I "ride along with him" for hours at a time keeping him awake late at night while finishing up a run.... and when we are done, my phone is usually always topped off and ready to go 'mobile somewhere'.
     
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    Thank you for your answers.

    Then, after reading what AZgl1500 said about using the phone on the Qi Wireless charger, I think I could use the phone with the battery in it and plugged to the socket.

    I don't know if someone has tried it, or is it unadvisable to do it for some reason?
     
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    works fine, and if you have one of the older 1 amp wall warts, that is even better for "Long Term" use of being plugged in...

    I have a very old 0.75 amp wall wart, and it will do a slow charge on current model phones.

    good enough to keep the battery topped up and alive while you are busy at your office desk.
     
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    Instead of asking... why didn't you try it... with the battery out... that would have answered the question. ;)
     
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    Perhaps @Dubin thought it may hurt the device so he asked before doing it ;)
     

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