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Battery problem for the Makita 18v 8443D cordless drill

Hi - one of the batteries a DWF NiMh 3.0 Ah does not seem to accept a charge - I have followed all instructions to the letter including those about battery care. There does not seem to be a special circuit for discharging the battery - I supose you just run it flat. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    18volt lithium ion; cordless drill



    I have gone through 2 batterys in this past year; Mikita has replaced each one. Now the third battery is failing; my year is up. I am not a contractor, I use the drill casually, a couple of times a week. There is no Makita factory site to complain to; so I guess I will go back to DeWalt or porter cable and hope for the best. My old dewalt(14,4volt nicad) lasted about 4years. What can I say?

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What type of battery pack Ni-Cad? if not then you don't have to dis-charge it, only Nicad's need to be run flat.

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