Dewalt Replacement Batteries
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I need to replace the batteries for a Dewalt 18 volt drill.  Both batteries no longer charge.  I am assuming it is the battery as the charger gives a code indicating that the pack should be replaced.

Has anybody had experience with the non-OEM brands from sources like Amazon and Ebay - roughly $15 to $18 each (versus a Dewalt replcement for $75 each).  Should I avoid the low price options and just search for a new drill?

Thanks
Rick

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  Re: Dewalt Replacement Batteries by Rick_B (I need to replace th...)
I’d get an adapter kit for about $119 from dewalt

The kit includes an adapter to use the 20v batteries on 18v tools two batteries and a charger

The price is $149 regularly but goes on sale frequently at $119


Then eventually transition to the newer 20v tools

Duke
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  Re: Dewalt Replacement Batteries by Rick_B (I need to replace th...)
I asked this some time ago, and most of the replies were that the cheap ones hold up for a decent amount of time but you get what you pay for.
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  Re: Dewalt Replacement Batteries by Rick_B (I need to replace th...)
Either buy the adaptor to fit the 20v max or give it to someone you don't like and buy new....

Ed
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  Re: RE: Dewalt Replacement Batteries by JDuke (I’d get an adapter k...)
(07-29-2019, 05:04 PM)JDuke Wrote: I’d get an adapter kit for about $119 from dewalt

The kit includes an adapter to use the 20v batteries on 18v tools two batteries and a charger

The price is $149 regularly but goes on sale frequently at $119


Then eventually transition to the newer 20v tools

Duke

How much weight do the 20V batterries add and how is the balance affected? I have a Dewalt 18V impact driver and circular saw.

I have to add, I have Bosch 12V impact driver, and 2 drills. The Bosch are great tools. When I bought the Dewalts, I thought the power difference would be several magnitudes greater, however, it was not.
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  Re: Dewalt Replacement Batteries by Rick_B (I need to replace th...)
I just bought some aftermarket batteries for my Milwaukee. So far (after several months) they have worked every bit as well as the OEM. I admit they likely won't live as long, though in all honesty the OEM didn't last as long as I thought they should.
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: Dewalt Replacement Batteries by Rick_B (I need to replace th...)
(07-29-2019, 04:50 PM)Rick_B Wrote: I need to replace the batteries for a Dewalt 18 volt drill.  Both batteries no longer charge.  I am assuming it is the battery as the charger gives a code indicating that the pack should be replaced.

Has anybody had experience with the non-OEM brands from sources like Amazon and Ebay - roughly $15 to $18 each (versus a Dewalt replcement for $75 each).  Should I avoid the low price options and just search for a new drill?

Thanks

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I have been well pleased with four 20v batteries I bought from a long time seller on Ebay...Less than 1/2 the price of the name brand batteries. I'd buy them again...
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  Re: RE: Dewalt Replacement Batteries by JDuke (I’d get an adapter k...)
(07-29-2019, 05:04 PM)JDuke Wrote: I’d get an adapter kit for about $119 from dewalt

The kit includes an adapter to use the 20v batteries on 18v tools two batteries and a charger

The price is $149 regularly but goes on sale frequently at $119


Then eventually transition to the newer 20v tools

Duke

I have one and I like it but......

1. Make darn sure you take the battery out or the next time you use it you'll have a dead battery.
2. According to Dewalt it only works with their lower capacity batteries, so if you buy extras make sure they will work with the adapter.
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  Re: Dewalt Replacement Batteries by Rick_B (I need to replace th...)
I’ve got two aftermarket batteries from Amazon I purchased about a year ago. So far so good. They don’t get heavy use but they seem to hold a charge as well as the DeWalt batteries
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  Re: RE: Dewalt Replacement Batteries by Timberwolf ([quote='Rick_B' pid=...)
(07-30-2019, 09:12 AM)Timberwolf Wrote: .............................
I have been well pleased with four 20v batteries I bought from a long time seller on Ebay...Less than 1/2 the price of the name brand batteries. I'd buy them again...

Yep. Can't remember the sellers name offhand, but bought two 12v for one of my milwaukee drills a couple of years ago. Still going.
I need to pull the trigger and get some bt140's for my bosch drills. The battery's are dropping from old age. 10-12 years on them now.
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