That is what kills these batteries. I am still using the Makita I got as a
retirement gift in 1996 but the difference is I use it all the time. The
batteries are not as strong as they used to be but it still works.
Rebuilds batteries to better than factory spec. I've used them twice now and
am still impressed. My rebuilt batteries are stronger and keep a charge
longer than they did when brand new.
Yes, for a poorly-maintained NiCd battery.
My Makita battery packs are about four years old, and I work 'em hard
five days a week.
Plenty of NiCd battery maintenance information at
The site focuses on radio controlled model aircraft flight systems,
but the NiCd information itself comes from a retired GE/Energizer NiCd
the dash plumber at mindspring dot com
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