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I recently ruined two of my NiCAD batteries for my DeWalt drill by leaving them in the charger too long. Max charge time should not exceed 75 minutes.
So I purchased a two hour timer and mounted it in a double wide junction box with a duplex receptacle on one side and the timer on the other. I wired one socket to the timer and the other to the line. With the battery charger plugged into the timed outlet, I can put a battery into the charger, set if for 60 to 75 minutes and go about my business.
The timer cost $41 at the local Grainger store but a battery costs almost twice that depending on where you get them. Now my new batteries will last a very long time.
I'm assuming your battery charger does not shut off auotmaticly is this typical of that brand or is your charger not working right?
That is correct Robert. It is the standard charger made by DeWalt. If there is a different one, I am not aware of it.
Thanks, I did not know.
Not sure what you mean by Exide battery. If you mean an automotive battery, the answer is no. NiCad batteries are peculiar in that they like to be discharged fully before they are recharged otherwise they slowly loose the ability to be fully charged. Exide are wet cell technology and and ordinary automotive charger is all you need.
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there is a possibility that there might be a problem of wither your batteries or of you charger just diagnose the problem and try to solve it :P
there is a possibility that there might be a problem of wither your
batteries or of you charger just diagnose the problem and try to solve