This device charges the battery in 90 minutes (DCB205) or less, minimizing downtime when you need to work.
Instead, I bought a Black & Decker L2ACFOPE 20V MAX lithium-ion fast charger. It takes about 30 minutes per battery on average. Some devices are even faster and can charge two batteries at the same time. You can also check them if necessary. The battery is good and so is the charger I ordered.
A DeWalt charger has a red LED that flashes while the battery is charging. When it stops flashing and stays lit, the battery is fully charged and ready for use.
Place the battery in the charger overnight to fully charge each cell (at least 8 hours at room temperature).
Dewalt 18 batteries are the batteries that power the Dewalt series of power tools. To test the Dewalt batteries, you will need a voltmeter. A voltmeter measures the volts and watts contained in a battery. It is much faster to use a voltmeter when charging the battery and connecting it to a power tool.
The quick answer is no, it is designed to fit the charger. The battery will last longer if you always charge it very slowly, keep it cool, and never fully charge or discharge it. In fact, degradation is likely to be worst when fully charged.
The typical estimated life of a lithium-ion battery is approximately two to three years or 300 to 500 charge cycles, whichever comes first. A charge cycle is the duration of a full charge, a full discharge, and a new full charge.
Fully charge the battery: Make sure the battery of the cordless tool remains connected until it is fully charged. Most chargers have an indicator that shows when the battery is fully charged. Keep your battery cool and dry: Cordless tool batteries will last longer when stored in a dry, air-conditioned place.
Store and charge the batteries in a cool, dry place. Do not expose batteries to liquids, oils or extreme temperatures. Clean the batteries with a clean, slightly damp cloth, do not use solvents. If the battery stops charging, take it to a nearby DEWALT service center for quick, free and safe disposal.
DeWalt batteries charge quickly and last a long time and contain an electronic chip that shuts down the battery if it overheats. When the battery runs out, it needs to be restored. The reset process clears the chip’s memory and lets the chip load normally.
Knowing how to best manage DeWalt batteries can save you time, energy and money. Here are the keys to avoiding damage to the battery: Remove it from the charger when it is fully charged - overcharging can cause damage and shorten its life.
Sometimes the charger may flash red to indicate low batteries. This indicates that the battery is already fully charged. If you need to charge it, discharge the batteries for a while before trying again. If the LED flashes red for approximately 90 seconds after inserting the battery, the battery voltage is too low.
Fast flashing indicates a poor connection between the battery and the charger or a problem with the battery. Remove the battery from the charger, then clean the metal contacts of the battery with a dry cloth or cotton swab. Then try to charge the battery.
Allows the use of 20V MAX * lithium ion batteries in most DEWALT 18V instruments. Requires use of a DEWALT 20V MAX * charger. Do not use with high quality DEWALT batteries in DC970 or DC759 instruments. This adapter does not work with 20V / 60V FLEXVOLT batteries.
Meanwhile, the price of 18V kits has dropped and many remain on the shelves as cheaper alternatives to professional tools. At some point the 18V instruments will be phased out, but only Dewalt knows when. For now, and even after the tools have been removed or dismantled, 18V Dewalt batteries are still available.
When a Dewalt charger shows a flashing red light, it means it is in charging mode. Do not disconnect the charger until it has reached the maximum battery capacity or until the flashing red light turns green.