1. trunske

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    I was just looking for someone could confirm if it's possible play without battery in the Switch Console without battery and if it's possible do the same with the Swith Pro Controller?
    I'm not interested to play Switch while travel to places where there arent Plugs. I just want to play into train, and rooms like hotel I wanted ask about that if someone had tried already and can confirm.

    The Switch Pro Controller it's for use it with computer and play emulator there.

    PD: On Wii U this is totally Possible, I can confirm that I play Wii U Gamepad and Wii U Pro Controller without Batteries
     
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  2. xile6

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    WHAT???

    not sure what your saying it seems to make no sense.
    The switch has a build in battery. If you hook a charger to it it will run.
    The pro controller is bluetooth but also usb. So if it has a charger going to it it will work.

    So what are you asking?
     
  3. The shell of the SPC is transparent so it looks like it can be removed without too much hassle. Give it a try yourself. ;)
     
  4. trunske

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    I have not Switch yet, and I'm waiting for someone would do it before to go buy it xD

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I know, but I had really bad experience with battery, I prefer take out them totally, and not use it them at all. I ask if it's possible play with charger all the time without battery inside
     
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    You do know this means taking apart the system. They dont just pop out.
    AS far as the switch goes i doubt it would work if the battery is discounted. Kinda like a cellphone working without a battery. (90% of the new ones wont power on)

    The pro controller might work without the battery connect. But its a pretty dumb thing to so. There is no reason for it
     
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    You may be waiting a long time...
    You may be waiting a long time. What is your issue with having a battery in the device anyway? Are you concerned that in 5 years down the road the battery will die, the device will stop working and you won't be able to find a replacement battery?
     
  7. I can tell you that for the exception of YouTubers, Modders and stupid people (falls under YouTubers too), no one will be unnecessarily opening their Pro Controller to remove the battery from it. Taking a look at it, as shown below, it should come off very easily like a phone's battery.

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    Ditto.
     
  8. cal1

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    *bump*

    has anybody tried this in the meantime?

    I have already learnt that the console doesn't work without a (functional) battery, even when docked. But what about a Pro Controller that is plugged in without a battery?
     
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    Try it yourself and report back.
    It shouldn't cost you more than 70€.
     
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    This is actually an interesting idea and something I've been toying with. Mounting the switch permanently in my car headrest.

    If it operates without the battery, could wire it to the permanent live, without worrying it will discharge the car battery whilst the engine is off.
     
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    Testing this would cost me 400€ since I don't own a Switch or the Controller.

    Thank you for the helpful contribution though.
     
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    I will necro this old thread asking the same question regarding the pro controller (i've been googling and found nothing). I want a pro controller only if i can ditch the battery (i wish you could remove the switch's battery also, 2-3 years of use before dangerous bulging is really something i don't look foward too).
     
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    It's quite easy to remove the Switch battery. I've done it multiple times already.



    Same goes for the controller.

     
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    I've seen those videos, my question was if i can still use the procontroller without the battery (wired, of course). I mean i have and the battery died, years ago i simply took it apart and removed it, and the joystick stick works like a charm.
     
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