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i have around 7 batteries and tools
incuding drill/angle drill/angle grinder/track saw/ light router/recip saw/jig saw/impact driver
they are over 10 years old but working well
i am now going to purchase a new pullsaw and 2x5ah li-ion batts and a convertor
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232341845588
to give longevity too the tools
has any one any comments or suggestions on the adaptor or experiances with origional or generic uses
with thanks to i think it was j&k to make me aware off the adapter

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If you are on fb then the dewalt talk group is the place to ask. I'm sure I've heard bad stories about these adaptors and either not working with all batteries or going on fire.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:19 am 
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ok thanks not on facebook :huray:
i have gone for a genuine "looking" adapter from a uk source although suspect an american import because off the dark orange writing on the top :dunno:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232341845588
was it generic or genuine giving problems :dunno:

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I wrote to DW ages ago and was told they wouldn't supply to the UK due to our safety laws. I think I posted about it on here.

I'm sure Chez posted a YT video about this last year.



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http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/dewalt-dca2203c-battery-adapter-t82458.html?hilit=adapter

In fact Al you commented at the time. Time to book you into the old folks home mate :lol:



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ok thanks
i suppose i am already in an old persons home as in
its my own home and i am an old person :lol: :lol:

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Chez's video

http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/video/dewalt-18v-xr-to-xrp-battery-convertor-dewalt-dca1820_375a9162d.html


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I'll tell you this tho BA. I run the generic dewalt batteries they are every bit as good as the genuine batteries. I got 2 18v 4ah for 50 quid from an eBay seller,half the price of dewalt ones.

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big-all wrote:
ok thanks
i suppose i am already in an old persons home as in
its my own home and i am an old person :lol: :lol:


Nah mate you're not really old yet. You're only a bit older than me. . .

Now I've had me gruel, :puke:
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I'll tell you this tho BA. I run the generic dewalt batteries they are every bit as good as the genuine batteries. I got 2 18v 4ah for 50 quid from an eBay seller,half the price of dewalt ones.


I'll second that. I bought a couple from ebay and use them every day along my genuine ones and have noticed no difference in quality.


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steviejoiner74 wrote:
I'll tell you this tho BA. I run the generic dewalt batteries they are every bit as good as the genuine batteries. I got 2 18v 4ah for 50 quid from an eBay seller,half the price of dewalt ones.

cheers for the link may invest in a couple as well :huray: :huray:
aaahh ok can you give me a link please :lol: :lol:

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Just saw this Al. Just Google Floureon batteries on ebay. That's the one's I bought and they've been great. Did you buy the same Stevie?


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funny enough my genuine dewalt adapter arrive from america yesterday cost me £57 including taxes makes the other one look like a cheaply made knock off :lol:
bought 2 florion 3ah batts about 3 or 4 years ago for about £60 one never worked and the other has failed whilst the origional batteries[10-15 years old] still working all be it at between 30-50% off power
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dewalt-DCA182 ... 1899052449

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B-A, there is a known issue with these adaptors - they won't work with a few high current draw tools such as the 1st generation 2nd fix nailers. TBH deWalt to their credit has made this abundantly clear on their US web site and 9I believe) in the accompanying notes. Just saying. Good luck with your purchase

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yes radios nailers and worklight/chargers and bandsaw dont work :huray:
but thats ok as only my worklight charger comes under that list and is great for flattening batteries before charging :thumbright:

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