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can I still use the dock when the battery is empty?

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By eriol33, Junior Member on 3rd April 2014, 04:20 AM
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thread. just wondering, can I still use it if the dock battery is empty (when it's attached to the tablet)?
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3rd April 2014, 09:24 AM |#2  
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thread. just wondering, can I still use it if the dock battery is empty (when it's attached to the tablet)?

Yes, you can.
3rd April 2014, 02:09 PM |#3  
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Yes but bear in mind, if the battery drops to 0%, you might struggle to get it to charge again
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noted. thanks for the hints. I always bring charger with me. I wish I could control the charge when using the dock. for example, let the dock charges when the tablet's battery is near 10% or some sort. oh well.
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Yea the tablet always takes priority when charging via the dock, the way it is designed is to make sure the tablet always has the most charge under all circumstances - so when using it docked and on battery, the dock will drain first - when docked and charging from the wall, the tablet charges first / fastest

The way I use mine is I charge them both up full and use it docked until the dock battery is low - then I undock and charge the dock on its own while I use the tablet battery - the dock generally always reaches full charge before the tablet battery runs out, then I can dock again and keep using them both on battery again - that way I get the longest possible use from the tablet before having to charge them both back up from the wall
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it's also worth mentioning keeping the tablet docked will run both devices down. It's hardware-related, so best to leave them undocked until you run the tablet to 10% or so. Best results I've discovered.
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