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Power tools battery compatibility

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by NotebookNewport, 15 Sep 2019.

  1. NotebookNewport

    NotebookNewport

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    hi
    I have a basic Mac allister drill that came with 2 batteries.
    Are battery’s compatible via the connections as long as the voltage is correct or is each manufacturer unique?
    If not! Is there a lookup table somewhere?
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    It wouldnt be in a manufacturers interest to have compatable batteries with other makes
     
  3. JobAndKnock

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    Pretty much every manufacturer has their own standard for battery mounting. There are a few (very few) exceptions where a one brand has shared battery port designs with a (generally) smaller, more specialised tool maker (e.g. deWalt and Mac Tools) and there's the German Cordless Alliance System. Such link-ups are generally confined to trade-level tools.
     
  4. NotebookNewport

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    So de Walt and Mac are compatible? Mac = Mac allister?
     
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    Not Macallister, but Mac Tools, a supplier of trade garage equipment (follow the embedded link in my previous post). Macallister is neither trade quality, nor specialist
     
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    Cheers
    I was thinking makeup
     
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