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Old 05-03-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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Makita 18v BL1830 Batteres? Any Issues>?


I stocked up on Makita cordless set a year and a half ago.

I love all the tools. I have 4 batteries BL 1830, no problems yet.

But, I've read on Amazon there seems to be many people that are

havng issues with these batteries.

It seems a lot are homwowners or people who don't use the tools

much. A few even admitted they leave batteries on the charger for

weeks at a time!

Anybody here having any problems or know exactly.?
THanks,
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:11 AM   #2
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I stocked up on Makita cordless set a year and a half ago.

I love all the tools. I have 4 batteries BL 1830, no problems yet.

But, I've read on Amazon there seems to be many people that are

havng issues with these batteries.

It seems a lot are homwowners or people who don't use the tools

much. A few even admitted they leave batteries on the charger for

weeks at a time!

Anybody here having any problems or know exactly.?
THanks,
Adam
Never let any li-ion pack sit for long periods of time without first charging it before packing it away. I made this mistake with my brand new $120 mamba mouse I got a few days ago. I forgot to put it on the charger. I used my tablet for a week and went to use the main pc. Mouse was dead. Lucky I hade my old mouse battery that was the same and got it running again but that battery is now toast after just a few days. Same goes for tool batteries. If you use and charge the oacks often you will have no worries.

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Thanks BC
I figured it was goofy HOme owners or people who just
Didn't know how Li-ion is a lil different than NiCad

I told my now retired mentor how Li-ion doesn't like
Cold weather either. He didn't know. When I told him
I saw the light bulb go off in his head. He always left his
Stuff in his freezing truck.
Anyway I bought the LXT 9 tool set 18 months ago.
I give it 6 out of 5 stars. So happy I'm spending $220
For the bare tool jigsaw next!
Ill post a review on it
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myself and three others i work with all have lxt kits.. the gc has the 4pc and 2pc kits , 4 batteries total that are 3 years old.. 2 are now defective but have definitely been worked.. 2 other guys have the 4 pc kits with no issue yet.. my kits is 6 months old, i have 3 battreries and no issue.

it depends on who you talk to, how hard they work the tool.. the other thing about leaving the battery on the charger is if its unplugged it will actually drain the battery which completley kills it. i had this happen with my old nicad makita drill years back.. sad thing was i wasnt the one who was leaving it on the charger intentially.. some idiot i worked with was constantly unplugging my charger so he could plug in a corded drill.. the batteries were great up until i started working with him...
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Bought the 4 piece combo kit, first battery died in 3 months and the 2nd died in <2 years.
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Bought the 4 piece combo kit, first battery died in 3 months and the 2nd died in <2 years.
Any idea of the cause. Or do you think it was faulty
Battery. ? Should last 2000 charges they say
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No idea, first one died in the circular saw cutting a 2x12 and the second died in the drill drilling a hole. Never abused them and always kept them charged.

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