Question about Drills
Has anyone brought out a lithium Ion battery to retro-fit into a Makita 8444D drill that currently takes NiMH. I also have the circular saw and jig saw but the batteries don't last very long in these..
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this normaly happens when the battery has been kept in cold conditions . keep your batteries indoors try sitting them on a radiator for a short period and they should take a charge . cold weather effects the cells in lithium ion batteries .
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
If you have been a bad boy and managed to short the battery by using it for non-proscribed purposes, the fusible link will blow (kind of like a fuse)
To fix it, open up the battery (use a Torx 10 security bit, or a small flathead in a pinch) On the battery connection nearest the spring-loaded white catch there is a small bridge of metal with a hole in the center. If this is melted you can solder it back together by sanding the two pieces and putting a glob of solder on them. This will void your warranty (duh!) and remove the battery's fuse protection, but it WILL work again.
If the link is intact and nothing else is obviously wrong, you almost certainly have a bad cell. I recommend pulling out the bad cell ( it will be the one that does not read between 2.5 - 4 vdc) and replacing it with one from another dud battery- this requires some fudging and re-soldering.
Or do what I did, pull the cell, toss the electronics and the short pink wire, add a cigarette lighter socket and voila! you have a portable power supply giving around 14 volts. Charge it up by wiring two cigarette lighter male ends together (check polarity , + to + and - to -) and plug it into your car, but only while it is running or you will be charging your car battery with it!
Hope that helps.
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Posted on Aug 18, 2009
I have had 3 battiers of the new 18v LXT go out on me. And then I had one of my drills burn up that was one of the new 18v LXT. I am stuck with the grinder, skill saw, 2 impact drivers, sawzal, flash light, and a drill. I only have one battery left and 2 chargers. That is funny. I will never buy any more Makita tools in my life.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
i have the same problem and have returned once for replacement charger and battery, still no working well help firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
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