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Old 03-06-2019, 08:42 PM   #1
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The power cable to my radio has crapped out. Still works fine on a battery but I've not found a replacement cord for less than 50$. I emailed DeWalt a few mins ago. Anyone else had issues with it?

Biggest problem is I've switched mostly to the 60v, they do not fit in the radio. Ionly run my drills and nail guns off the 20v's now and it's a pain if it's too cold to charge them in my trailer.

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Iím not much help as to the cord, I only run it off batteries. But if you have power to the trailer just put a small plug in heater blowing on the battery/charger, works great for me and we are in a much colder climate.


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Box stores usually have replacement power tool cords for $10-$15, or sacrifice an extension cord

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Same I have not had any issues,
but I've only used the cord a couple times when desperate for a charger.

My biggest complaint is that it does not lock in to my toughsystem rack.
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I guess I'll just man up and get a couple more 20v batteries. The OEM replacement is 50-70$.
I really just was complaining because I had to start taking batteries out of the nail guns for the radio. 1st world type of problem.

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Box stores usually have replacement power tool cords for $10-$15, or sacrifice an extension cord

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The radio doesnít run off of 120V, so unfortunately your suggestion wonít work.
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All you need is a transformer cord that puts out 24v and 2a, you can find them on amazon for around $15. The voltage and amperage of the transformer usually dictates the size of the plug, so if you get a properly sized transformer the plug should fit, worst case scenario you wire on the old plug and use some good adhesive lined heat shrink tube to seal it up nice. $50-$70 for a cord that costs them a couple bucks would be hard to swallow.
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Ah, I figured it was set up like the other job site radios I've had

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Yeah, unfortunately DeWalt decided to use the transformer cord on the tough system radio. The only reason I can figure is because they wanted to make it removable, and for that they made it low voltage. The stupid cord on that radio is my biggest gripe with the radio, I despise pulling the cord out and then trying to stick it back in the top cubby when I’m done.
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One thing I didn't expect was the usb port not working for USB sticks. In my truck I can just plug in a USB card with a bunch of music on it. But I guess its just a charging port on the radio.
Luckily it sounds so good I don't care all that much about the down falls haha

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