Question about Makita Tools 18V 1/2" Lxt Lithium - Ion Hammer Driver - Drill Kit - BHP451

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My makita batteries nolonger charge

18 volt cordlessw drill battery

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Lithium batteries do have a life span determined by how many times the battery is discharged and recharged and how hard it is worked on the tool. Batteries get hot while charging and discharging and heat is what ages batteries. Lithium batteries, depending on usage, will last from one to three years. I've seen some last five years but that's rare. They also have numerous cells and a circuit board that can go bad and kill the battery. Chargers are designed to check the battery's condition and won't charge a battery if it detects something wrong. If your battery is under one year old, it's covered by the warranty. If it's over, you'll have to buy a new battery.

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SOURCE: Makita LXT 18V will not charge

looks to me like a defective batterie

Posted on Aug 21, 2008



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SOURCE: makita lithium ion 18 v battery wont charge

this normaly happens when the battery has been kept in cold conditions . keep your batteries indoors try sitting them on a radiator for a short period and they should take a charge . cold weather effects the cells in lithium ion batteries .

Posted on Feb 09, 2009


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SOURCE: makita cordless driver drill model-6347d.

You say will not stay charged? Over what time period? Are you aware Nicad and NiMh rechargeables discharge naturally at 1% per day so where does that leave your power tool after 3 months? Furthermore they only have around 1000 charges in their useful life so you can immediately see how these tools are not for intermittent(ie handyman) use.

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SOURCE: Makita BR1815 li-ion batteries won't charge

your batteries are toast;must replace

Posted on Aug 02, 2009


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I have had 3 battiers of the new 18v LXT go out on me. And then I had one of my drills burn up that was one of the new 18v LXT. I am stuck with the grinder, skill saw, 2 impact drivers, sawzal, flash light, and a drill. I only have one battery left and 2 chargers. That is funny. I will never buy any more Makita tools in my life.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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