After looking For A Long Time, I have concluded that the AC/DC
charger, for my portable drill, is lost. Replacements, from the
manufacturer, cost nearly what I paid for the complete drill set
Is there an option to buy a Generic charger?? I know that battery
powered devices have many different sized "charger mating
recepticles". Is there an a Standard that I could locate for my
specific size, to allow me to order that generic?
On Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:18:09 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
Thanks for the QUICK reply !! Sure appreciate that response
I certainly agree, with your Ebay suggestion. Alas I do not know what
to ask for, in a replacement charger. By that I mean I do not know
how to specify what my drill has for its charging recepticle "size"/
mating connector; maybe charging voltage??
In alt.home.repair, on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:02:28 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
Exactly. That's how I found a replacement power supply for my router.
Even though I had the voltages etc. written on the broken power supply,
specifying it this way worked better.
BTW, the second one failed too. During the breaks between factory power
supplies and after the second one broke I used something like this:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)32992691&sr=8-9&keywords=UnIVERSAL+CHARGER
Most of these things have a way to reverse polarity. I don't see it on
At least on electronics, sometimes the color of the plastic ring will
match the plug and jack. I doubt if that's true with an electric
And if that is not enouogh or the voltage on it does not go high enough:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)32992691&sr=8-7&keywords=UnIVERSAL+CHARGER
(Amazon.com product link shortened)32993293&sr=8-9&keywords=UnIVERSAL+power+supply
And if none of this is right, some sort of universal charger.
Drill voltage is based on how many cells it has. But better than that,
you can google the drill and find out its voltage. the charging voltage
should be just higher than that, or one notch higher yet. And if that
doesn't charge it, one notch higher. (Isn't each cell 1.3 volts so if
there are 6 cells it's 7.8 volts. Or some numbers that you multiply,
but best to googlee the drill model)
In a situation where you don't know what the voltage should be, start
with a low voltage and turn it up until the device works, Can probably
go one notch higher than that too.
I just searched for replacement for old Milwaukee figuring there would
be scads of them for older tool design -- nary a one and what were
listed were far from cheap so while eBay is often great, not necessarily
Of course, a search for B&D or another brand might just uncover exactly
what OP's looking for -- or a new search tomorrow _might_ just find the
one I was/am looking for, too. "Ya just never know..."
If you have been "looking For A Long Time" the batteries may be dead or near
the end of their life.
Since you don't appear to use your drill that often just buy a cheap
replacement drill from Harbor Freight.
On Monday, July 30, 2018 at 11:09:47 AM UTC-5, Dave C wrote:
You've been given some great advice here and let me add my advice
whether it's considered great or not. So many things now have
chargers that I was having trouble distinguishing what went with
what tool/gadget. I bought a Sharpie silver ink pen and wrote on
each charger what it went with. 'B&D Drill' or 'Cell Phone' or
whatever. Has saved a lot of aggravation and testing to see what
plugs into what.
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