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I bougth reciprocating saw, model BJR 182Z and circle saw, BSS611Z while I was in the U.S.A.These tools use the 18 volt LXT Lithium-Ion battery BL 1830. I also bought this battery.However I am going to use them in the Europe region and don't have charger for BL 1830 battery to charge the tools.I read the rewiews regarding charger and notified that to use 110 Volt charger with converter (from 220 volt to 110 volt) created problems and died the battery immediately.Is this thru or not. Can I use converter (220 volt to down 110 volt) with original 110 volt original charger DC 18 RA or do I have to use original 220 volt charger not to face a problem. And can I find 220 volt charger in the U.S. If yes, pls give me model number. I hope, I could explain my problem.Thank you for your assistance in advance.

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Why can't you buy the 230 volt DC18RA charger in europe (amazon.europe country) and use it. I had the same issue yet i burned out the fuse in the 110 volt DC18RA charger because i plugged it into the wall just using an adaptor. Lesson learned. Therefore, my first solution was that i bought a converter from 220V-to 110 Volt. This showed me that my charger was done. So instead of getting another 110 volt charger sent here to Europe from Canada, I returned the converter and have on order a 230 volt input DC18RA charger from amazon.de which has the same 7.2-18V output. I have been told this will work yet the fear, and I don't know why, is that it will burn out the batteries in a year or so. It is difficult getting specific information from Makita, but I hope it all works out. Best of Luck for you

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