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 Post subject: 18v dewalt batteries
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:16 pm 
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ive got a canny few dewalt xr batteries. 2 of them are completely goosed. they are the 4ah batteries that i got with my first fix nailer on trial back in 2012. so theyve had a good life.

the other 2 that are a bit goosed are from 2015.

the 2012 batteries from flat will be fully charged in like a couple of minutes. and they are weak as p*ss too.

so recently i spotted a what looks a canny deal at screwfix for a 18v sds drill with 2 4ah batteries case and charger for £199 inc vat.

gonna pick one up so ive got some new batteries. plus i could do with a battery sds drill that will chisel stuff if necessary..

the 4 old batteries that i have. can they be re cell'd? is there companies that do this? or alternatively what do you lads do with knackered batteries? obv hoying em in a skip would be a bad thing. so prob best avoiding that


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 Post subject: Re: 18v dewalt batteries
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:33 pm 
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https://www.countybattery.co.uk/battery ... ebuilding/

Whether it's worth it or not though, I picked up a replacement Chinesium 3ah battery on ebay <£20 and didn't
hold out much hope for it, but I've had it a year and it's still fine

PS: There's a market on ebay for duff batteries....


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:59 pm 
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you can get genuine dewalts for 10 or£11 per amp [40/55]
https://www.toolsense.co.uk/catalogsear ... dewalt+18v

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big al i imagined without even looking that itd be about £40 for a 4ah battery so that screwfix drill comes with 2 and a charger and a case so get the drill for about £100 which was pretty good i thought

so what do people do with the duff batteries then? open em up, repair and sell on?

Jaeger ive not tried the dewalt snides but my dad has a couple of snide makita batteries. one of em is a absolute pain to get on and off tools


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jaeger wrote:
https://www.countybattery.co.uk/battery-pack-rebuilding/battery-pack-repair-rebuilding/

Whether it's worth it or not though....

Probably not - they don't seem to do 18 volt DW Lithiums (and on Makita 18 volt Lithiums they only go to 3Ah and are dearer than new OEM batteries). The other question in my mind is whether or not the snide batteries have any sort of protection circuitry in them like the OEM stuff all has these days

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big al i imagined without even looking that itd be about £40 for a 4ah battery so that screwfix drill comes with 2 and a charger and a case so get the drill for about £100 which was pretty good i thought

so what do people do with the duff batteries then? open em up, repair and sell on?

Jaeger ive not tried the dewalt snides but my dad has a couple of snide makita batteries. one of em is a absolute pain to get on and off tools

its sort off the way i work kits are always cheaper iff you need the batteries :lol:
but to be honest there is so much competiton that sometimes the parts can be cheaper but off course needs lots off homework :thumbright:

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