I do a lot of window shopping, but just in case I'm missing
something... What is the most powerful 18 V tool battery that is
commonly available? Personally, I need the most runtime (amp
You need to do a bit more window shopping and do some math. The highest
rated battery will last no longer if it is mounted on a tool drawing much
more power than a lower rated tool and a modest rated battery. The old rule
of "you get what you pay for" applies pretty well though. Avoid the low end
Same scenario applies, except that different brands of batteries don't mix.
Go to a rebuilder and get the original battery outifitted with the best
cells available. Or buy the cells and rebuild your own. www.primecell.com
It is pushing a wheel.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27532210 N04/ (without the @)
I am having fun learning to use it various ways and it and will
probably get some upgrades and modifications, including batteries.
A problem with some lithium ion batteries is that they have
three outputs, so AFAIK they might be stuck to the same controller
as the tool uses. But some like DeWalt's lithium ion batteries
plug into older tools, so that means they can use simple two
battery connection points to any ordinary controller. Maybe I
should have noted that, but the idea expressed by one of the other
reply authors that batteries must be used with the tool they are
made for is just ignorant.
They have three outputs? Is that what you meant or did you mean they
have three terminals? Often the third terminal is attached to a
thermistor that feeds info to the charger in order to disable charging
if the battery is too hot or too cold.
Or contacts. Or leads. Or connectors. Etc. Three metal thingies
that connect to three other metal thingies.
Some also have three connectors going to the tool. I have one
right here, a Bosch 36 V hammer drill with battery. It has three
connectors that are used by both, the charger and the tool. Inside
of the battery case, it has a temperature sensor. I suppose the
tool also uses the temperature sensor. If the temperature sensor
is necessary for operation, maybe the DeWalt lithium ion batteries
use the sensor to shut the battery down from within the battery.
That would be better since I will only use the voltage plus and
Often Li-ion tools have the battery controller in the battery itself. The
third wire is a serial link (HDQ) between the controller chip and the charger.
NiCds and NiMH batteries have thermistors to do charge control but Li-Ion
charging is more complicated so the controller is often packaged with the
Hmmmm.... let me get this straight.
You ask a vague, open ended question.
Fail to disclose what you're really trying to accomplish.
Insult one of the AHR regulars.
you're expecting help?
Is Google broken at your house?
"It is pushing a wheel."
"....they have three outputs.."
Words have meaning, vocabulary matters.....
you're calling others "ignorant"?
3.0ah is probably the max energy capacity for readily available "tool
If you knew what you were doing you could do the calcs and design /
build a custom battery pack for your application.
UseNet protocol would have you reply in context to whatever it is
you have a problem with, Jack.
You are full of it, Jack.
I reply in kind, Jack.
Your "help" is shit to me, Jack.
Your mother googled just fine, Jack.
Or was it "ogled"... Hmm, I guess either works.
No shit, Jack. I helped define a very common word you hear every
day all day long. Semantics is my thing. But here on UseNet,
communications is what matters. And if English is your second
language, you definitely don't want to be nit picking on native
If you want to discuss the appropriate terminology for battery
connectors, Jack, use an electronics group. If you want to talk
about semantics in general, try (alt.usage.english).
A big ego pretending to be a he-man group protector won't stop
others from expressing themselves in unmoderated UseNet groups,
> 3.0ah is probably the max energy capacity for readily available "tool > batteries"
You're being a jerk, you need some feedback.
I'd do the same if you were abusing your server in restaurant or a
sales person in a store.
Express yourself, just don't be a jerk while doing it.
Anonymity on usenet gives you cover for your bad behavior.
Native English speakers? WTF? Now you're a racist?
btw, I think I've got it figured out..... the "very common word" that
you helped define.
What's with calling everyone "Jack"? You must think that's cool.
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