Question about Drills
When you fit the battery to the charger, fan starts on the charger for a few seconds then stops, flashes different lights to what is suggested may be at fault from on the front of the charger, ie 2 red lights flash, not sure if its the batteries or the charger at fault
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I think your tryiong to charge NIMH batteries oon a charger designed for Lithium Ion batteries. With all the new style batteries such as NICAD, NIMH and LI-ION, charging becomes difficult. Most chargers pre NIMH and LI-ion, were designed for NICAD's. The best advise, match your batteries with the correct charger
Posted on May 23, 2008
You indicate that the drill is new. I'd suggest you return it for a replacement. Seems to be a defective or wrong charger. If you have problems and If you paid by credit card call the card company and have them stop payment on that charge.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
You stated you have a 12V Cordless Drill with PA14 batteries. The PA14 battery is 14.4V. The battery may fit in your tool and might work for a while but the motor isn't made for that battery. The way to check the batteries is to try them in another charger, any 14.4V to 18V pod/stick charger will work. The way to check the charger is to try another battery, any good 7.2v to 14.4V pod/stick battery will work. Unless the charger got wet or extremely hot the problem is usually the battery. Just check to make your tool and battery voltage is compatable.
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
The Makita Factory may repair them, and then resell them in reconditioned kits, but they will only sell you a new one, or replace it under warranty.
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
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