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I have a Makita with 2 PA14 batteries and a DC1414F charger. When I turn the charger one the green light flashes once but no other lights show at all when I'm trying to charge my 2 batteries. Neither battery is charging so whats the fault? Batteries or charger?

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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.

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