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MacAllister Rechargeable Batteries

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by andy243, 15 Dec 2010.

  1. andy243

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    Hi, I have the MacAllister tools that use the 18V rechargeable Nicad batteries. The problem I have is they are all dead and won't charge. Does anyone know where I can get some new ones or know of any updated items that will fit. I really don't won't or can afford to buy a new set of tools again. The battery designation number is: CLM18NICD. Thanks in advance.

    Andy
     
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    rebuild the batteries with new sells
     
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    thanks merlin, I've taken the case apart and had a gander inside so reckon I could do it. I don't suppose you know where I could get some from do you?
     
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    i can not remember where i got mine from i just googled them
     
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    might just be one faulty cell, check before buying new tools. if you do buy new tools get bosch, best tools on the market.
     
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    The term is CELL not sell.
     
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    You just use a soldering iron
     
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    but use a high heat for a short time or you will cook the cells

    Paul
     
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    Before you start thinking about buying a new battery, check out your old one first. I nearly threw mine away yesterday, but read some posts on line which prompted me to strip mine down.
    What I found was that there is a tag at the end of the inset black lead which comes from the mini circuit board.
    This goes through the plastic plate and makes a connection on the end of the run of "sausage like" battery cells. This tag had snapped because it is so flimsy.
    This tag can be soldered with care or run a small piece of copper wire through the plate and solder to both halves of the tag.
    Now my battery works as good as new.
     
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    FYI some mac alister batteries are interchangable with gmc 18v batteries. I only found this out when my charger died. Battery type 2G18B1. Available on amazon sold by silverline. Hope this helps somebody.
     
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