Question about Makita 18V LXT Lithium - Ion Cordless Impact Driver Kit Model BTD140
I have recently purchased a 18v liion makita cordless tool kit and would like to have the charger reworked to suit 240 volt
Don't go buying more stuff when you can fix the problem yourself without buying any converter. The modification required to do it is very easy and most people wont have any problem following it.
You can go to this webpage where a detailed walkthrough is given (with pictures):
Some of the post are in norwegian but the walkthrough is in english.
Good luck and happy moding :)
For those of you that have "blowed up" a makita charger 110v on a 220v, don't throw it away!
If you are lucky you have only blowed up the fuse and the varistor, which are easy to replace, and if you follow up the walkthrough you might even go all the way a mod the charger to 220v.
I know, I have already manage to "save" a blowed up charger.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
I purchased a new capacitor, varistor, fuse and a new plug and carefully soldered in the new parts. I connected a battery and with a long extension lead stood back. As soon as i flicked the switch on a tiny puff of smoke and a small pop came from the charger. I have spent hours trying to work out what went wrong. $40 in parts and it destroyed a perfectly new battery. Big disappointment.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
There are several revisions of this charger, and the physical layout is different. I've seen two sets of instructions for converting from 110 to 220 on the net for the S and T versions.
For the S version: http://www.byggebolig.no/index.php/topic,5572.msg49030.html#msg49030
For the T version: http://www.schneordesign.com/Avi/Makita/makita_mod1.htm
There are different components to change in each version, so you need to use the right instructions. In the T version, the existing Mosfet seems to be able to handle the higher voltage, but Makita uses a 900v Mosfet in its real 220v version. If you want to be cheap, you can use the existing one.
Posted on Oct 23, 2011
Will the same solution required to convert the Makita dc1439 from 110 to 220 volts?
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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