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Discuss Flouroen NiMH 18V Batteries for DeWalt in the Plumbing Tools area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Headrush

    Headrush New Member

    Bought 2 of these NiMH 3AH batteries on eBay for my aging dewalt tools. The batteries are made in China and look and feel like good quality items at a very good price. But be warned, they are rubbish. Both batteries from the off didn't seem to last as long as I hoped and I was constantly having to recharge them. Within a month they simply lacked the power to drive anything properly and wouldn't hold a charge when left for any length of time . In just a few more months they are both totally dead and heading to the recycle center...
     
  2. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Had the same with a battery I brought for a laptop.
     
  3. zzzjim

    zzzjim Well-Known Member

    Nicads were much better for abuse , but now outlawed !
    ( Pretty soon got fed up with freshly charging NiMH just before use )
     
  4. Meady

    Meady Plumber GSR

    My old mans got the li-ion version and swears by them.
     
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  5. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Heard a lot of the un branded batteries are absolutely cack.
     
  6. Meady

    Meady Plumber GSR

    I've got the Makita ones aswell, never had a problem. Ones just died but it was 3-4 years old.
     
  7. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Binned mine for my Milwaukee after a short time, lesson learned.
     
  8. AWheating

    AWheating Trusted Plumber GSR

    they are fine for low drain tools but when they are pushed the combination of low quality cells and questionable cell overheat and over drain protection will equal a short lifespan and poor performance.