Does the PS3 controller work without a battery?

#1 Posted by MikeyZ (2 posts) -

If I remove the PS3 controller's battery and plug the controller in via USB, will the PS3 controller still function?

#2 Posted by John1912 (1741 posts) -

No, least pretty sure. I had a battery go bad. Would work with the USB for awhile but must have completely gone out at some point because it stopped working altogether.

#3 Posted by probablytuna (3441 posts) -

Why would you want to remove the battery? Also I didn't even know that was possible.

#4 Posted by MikeyZ (2 posts) -

Because the battery will die and leak battery acid? I'm wondering if plugging the controller in without a battery will still feed power to the controller.

#5 Posted by AntPatCan (17 posts) -

@mikeyz: Like laptops, a battery is required in order to function properly; and all batteries for electronics come with chargers.

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