Question about Porter Cable-Cable PCL180DK-2 18-Volt Cordless Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver Kit
I bought one of the combo set of Porter Cable tool, with a drill, a drive and a light, two 1.5Ah lithium batteries and a charger. I don't use those tools, so I left them in the bag. Last week, when I took them out, the two batteries are all drained. One charged fine, but the other won't take a charge, the red light blink on the charger as broken battery. I left it on the charger for one night, nothing happened. I was thinking of contact them, but since I can't remember when did I buy that tool set, I didn't bother.
The battery is easy to open. There are four security screws, torx style, so you need a screwdriver bit that can take that out, and the bottom of the battery just pop open easily. In my case, the six cells in the pack were all drained below 1v, at about 0.7v. So I used a battery to charge each cell a little bit pass 1v, you should be able to do that with normal AA battery. It will be better to have a multimeter always connected so you know what the voltage is when charging them(by charging, I mean just connect the AA battery's positive side to the positive side of the one cell, ground to ground, if you have alligator clips, it'll be easy). After that, put the battery pack on the charger, it'll start to charge.
Posted on Nov 04, 2013
How old is the battery and do you store it in the cold. Cold is no good for the batterys but if its flashing that its trying to change and the problem may be with the charger if there not more then 3or 4 years old and were not left in cold conditions and the lithium battery haven't been out for much longer then that. Ihave the same gun and for a year its worked vary well with the 7 inch saw and i use them a lot.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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