b&d "hedgehog" and battery


I have this hedge trimmer with the 14.4v battery (ps140). When I hit a branch too large for the trimmer there is a smell from the battery pack like it is over-heating and then the power drains and I only have about 2-3 minutes until the battery dies.
Is this a faulty battery or is the branch making the unit work too hard and that is draining the battery?
Thanks!!
Eddie G
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Overloading the trimmer, thus overloading the batteries. They are not built to do more than a quick trim. Corded or gas is still the best way to go for power.
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- It's a hedge timmer - It's cordless - It's B&D
... everything is not working normally.

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