Repairing Battery Packs

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Repairing Battery Packs

Post by whatahutch » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:59 am

I was wondering if anyone has repaired their own battery packs instead of buying new ones for your drill. It doesn't sound too tough, but I was just wondering. Have you done it? Is is tough? Time consuming, etc.?
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Post by ReachHigh » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:35 am

If they use a standard cell and your handy with a soldering iron I don't see why not, I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't order the individual cells from an RC toy parts supplier. I bet the hard part would be getting the pack back in the plastic housing tightly.
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Post by bcombs » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:45 am

If you have a Bosch drill, get a battery from here: http://bosch.cpotools.com/accessories/batteries/

I bought my spare 36volt from there. http://bosch.cpotools.com/accessories/b ... at836.html

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Post by ynot » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:54 am

I'm not too suprised at the price. An ordinary 14.4 volt for my cordless drill cost around 70. The lithiums are much better than the old ones.
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Post by whatahutch » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:20 pm

That is the reason why I am wondering about replacing the cells myself. The drill is actually my work crews', but because of the times, they don't have enough money to pay for two new battery packs, just one. I get to use the drill for my self and will pay for the cells out of my own pocket and put the man hour(s) into fixing the second old pack.
I have used it to put up routes before.
I am not going to buy a new pack with my own money though.
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Post by toad857 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:28 pm

not sure about the batteries that drills usually use, but i saw the word 'lithium'...

if you do your bolting in the winter, which fair to say that a lot of folks do, i imagine that lithium is better. lithium batteries last longer in cold temperatures than regular batteries. again, not sure what kind of batteries they normally use, though.

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Post by goodguy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:26 pm

voltman batteries is in Ohio, I think? Check them out online
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Post by possum2082 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:18 pm

here's what i did. i used the info here and hooked up a couple of sla's. spent 20 bucks on the battery.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/for ... y;#1264146

works great!
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Post by sendit » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:42 pm

hold on, hold, hold on ,hold on, hold on, they're LITHIUM!
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Post by dustonian » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:49 am

There are a couple of companies that will replace the cells for you... I went through one in LA called West Coast Battery Rebuilders.... like $25 or something like that. Really supercharging with 3x12V or 2x12V external SLA's is the way to go though for long-term drilling and saving money.

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Post by mike_anderson » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:26 pm

Try Battery Pack Rebuilders, LLC (http://stores.ebay.com/Battery-Pack-Reb ... efid=store). They rebuilt the 36V battery for my Hilti TE-6A and upgraded it to NiMH cells from the old NiCads (this was a few years ago, before lithium Ions were popular). It was about $100, and the drill felt like it was on steroids after that.

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Post by flip » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:39 pm

I have had Batteries Plus rebuild batteries before. About half the price of new.

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Post by whatahutch » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:25 pm

Well, found a good deal on a bosch drill/driver. Couldn't pass it up. I have to sell a guitar now. Anyone interested?
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