Running Mk6 just with charger

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  1. Liteace

    Liteace Notebook Consultant

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    Im using my CF-19 Mk6 more for doing a bit of work in the eves, just a question, is it OK to run it without battery,just on mains supply just worried about damaging internals if no battery is there

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  2. BaRRmaley

    BaRRmaley Notebook Deity

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    Use dummy battery for your task.
     
  3. Liteace

    Liteace Notebook Consultant

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    OK thanks, next question what is dummy battery and where would I get one
     
  4. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    I have used a CF-51, 52 and a 19 on just main power with no battery installed and it worked great
     
  5. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Battery is not necessary to run a laptop, my friend has 2 CF-31's and a CF-19Mk4 all minus batteries as they stay plugged in.
     
  6. BaRRmaley

    BaRRmaley Notebook Deity

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    You can do it yourself. Just take a bar of lead and a rasp :)
     
  7. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    i have run all my panasonic laptops as well as others without batteries installed ... no ill effects other than loss of data if the power fails .

    "dummy batteries" are available for certain types of laptops or come as part of demo/display units for portable power equipment .
    yes , people have been known to steal batteries from those laptops (as well as power tools and such) that you see in walmart , home depot , lowes , best buy , etc .
    some of those displays of automotive/marine batteries are just empty shells or thin plastic mock-ups of their real counterparts ...
    can you imagine the lawsuits that would happen if some kid or adult managed to drop a real battery 3-4 feet onto their toes ?
     
  8. SHEEPMAN!

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    If the mains flicker, your work completely disappears.

    Battery = peace of mind.
     
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    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    If I am just messing around and it will be on long term on the charger I usually pull the battery to keep it in better shape, no problems yet on any toughbook doing that.
     
  10. SHEEPMAN!

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    Totally agree Paul but what if you are overcome with a desire to upgrade or something.....or send a letter to someone?
    Will you remember to save periodically?
    My power company is very touchy...over-voltage shuts down instantly to protect the system. (Off grid)
     
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