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Makita DC18RA Li-Ion 18V Battery Charger

I have this battery charger from america with the 2 pin plug i bought and adaptor for it and plugged it in to my socket not knowing that it was 120v it went bang does this mean its knackered??? cheers

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Most likely, but unless the transformer blew, which is somewhat unlikely, a good repair shop should be able to fix it. Basically the charger unit is a transformer, some diodes to convert ac into dc, and some sensing circuitry to tell you when the battery is done charging. Diodes and sensing cisrcuitry are commonly available parts and not expensive. Transformers are expensive. Even if you get it repaired youll still need an adaptor to convert from the mains 240 to the 120 that the charger wants to see. Get one with a high enough wattage for the charger. Wattage is printed on charger base.

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