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Cheap Black & Decker 18Volt battery
we have replace battery for this 18V BLACK & DECKER 244760-00 battery pack.
I just exchanged the cell package from Harbor Freight battery 68413 into the B&D 18 volt battery case. Soldering the wires was the most time consuming step of the swap. Batteries from HF only cost me $10.40 each using a 20% off coupon. Batteries were at 19.0 and 19.2 volts before using. I use these B&D string trimmer and leaf blower.
I have concerted several of these and they work fine. Now however another after market company is making Nimh batts for B&D that have 3000 mh. They are about $32. They hold charge longer on shelf and run tools twice as long as the nicad. They should last longer too with no memory.
I have a shed full of B&D powertools that I've bought over the last 10 years because they all use the same batteries. I'm down to one battery amongst them all, when that battery fails, I'll have 6 orange useless bricks. That's the reason I'm looking for alternatives.
Where's the fun in that?
You can buy a Harbor Freight 3/8" drill with a battery for $16.99 with a coupon. For four bucks more why even bother trying to fix a B&D battery? I have one of the HF drills and it works fine for me.
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