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Replacement battery for Bosch drill

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by kjacko, 30 May 2012.

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    Hi all,
    i have a Bosch GSR 14.4-2 professional series drill/driver.
    Had it about 3 years, came with 2 x 1.5mAh ni-cad batteries. They've lost quite a lot of their umph now but seeing as its a really good drill still im wondering whether i can buy a new battery for it that's maybe more powerful, ie 2.0mAh. Or even a li-ion drill as some drills will take both types.
    I'm awaiting replies from emails i've sent to a few etailers, but wondered what you guys think?

    Cheers :)
     
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    Thanks big-all,
    i got a reply from one place who have a ni-mh 2.0mAh battery which will fit my drill. I just need to check if my existing charger will work for the ni-mh battery, if so, then that sounds like a decent upgrade over ni-cad for an extra £15.

    A new li-ion battery would cost me well over £100, so a <£50 upgrade option seems the better option sas i'm not a tradesman who uses it daily.
     
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    Am i right in assuming that the high the mAh rating the longer the battery will last between charges?
    It doesn't make it more powerful than a lower mAh battery does it? Unless you move from ni-cad to ni-mh or li-ion?

    Like having bigger fuel tank in your car, doesn't make the car more powerful, just longer between refuels?
     
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    volts = the car engine amps = the fuel tank

    if your talking about re-cell batteries with li-ions then i personally dont like the idea because li-ions need different charging routine

    if its a different battery it wont fit the charger or tool

    yes you can upgrade to larger ah batteries as they do batteries above 2 ah so the charger will cope
     
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    So, if i were to buy a new 1.5mAh ni-mh battery (as long it my charger will work with it) it should be quite an improvment over my 3 year old 1.5mAh nicad ones, because;
    1. its new
    2. from what i've read will be more powerful as ni-mh is better technology and not suffer so badly from the memory effect?
     
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    if in doubt read the charger or google the charger then it will tell you in the specs
    http://www.toolstop.co.uk/bosch-al-1450-dv-7.2-14.4v-battery-charger-p13140

    as far as i know nmh have no memory effect so can be charged at any time
    some one will correct me if i am wrong ;)
     
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