Can a charger made for 1600mah batteries safely and effectively charge 2500mah batteries? Answered
I have several dead battery packs for my 18v power tools. Planning to rebuild them and figuring I might as well upgrade their run time while I'm at it. The original battery packs are 1600mah but I can get 2500mah battery cells that are the same size for about the same price.
1) Will I still be able to charge the higher capacity batteries with the charger that came with the lower capacity ones?
2) Will it charge them to their full 2500mah capacity?
3) Will it be able to detect when they are fully charged?
4) Will it give a false positive and think they are fully charged as soon as they reach the 1600mah of the original battery packs?