Replacement battery?


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Davey

I have an old Bosch cordless screwdriver, whose battery has died of old
age. Bosch can't/won't help, can anyone recommend someone who might be
able to help? Or should I just trash it?
 
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Andrew Gabriel

I have an old Bosch cordless screwdriver, whose battery has died of old
age. Bosch can't/won't help, can anyone recommend someone who might be
able to help? Or should I just trash it?
Unless there's something special about it, it's unlikely to be
economic to have it repaired unless you can do it yourself and
write-off the time taken.

How old is it, and any idea what type of rechargable battery it
takes? I have replaced the NiCDs in my old B&D a couple of times,
but I really like it and they don't make them like that anymore.
 
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Davey

+1 replacing cells is fiddly time consuming and surprisingly
expensive. The battery is the major cost of a new drill. So unless it
is a 'don't make them like that anymore' just get a new one.
It was a bequest, amongst lots of tools, from a friend who died, so
I don't have any attachment to it other than that. It will get recycled.
Thanks for the feedback.
 
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Brian Gaff

Well, it can be very satisfying to open up a piece of kit to find a bunch of
normal ni cads inside the case and replace them with something more modern
and get it back for a few more years.
Brian
 
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Davey

It was a bequest, amongst lots of tools, from a friend who died, so
I don't have any attachment to it other than that. It will get
recycled. Thanks for the feedback.
If its 12 volt send it to me. The chuck is broken on the old 12 volt
Ingersoll cordless that I converted to corded to run from a car
battery.

Mike
[/QUOTE]

Sorry, 3.6v Model 0603927124. If you think the chuck might fit, I can
take a photo and send it to you.
 
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Davey

Well, it can be very satisfying to open up a piece of kit to find a
bunch of normal ni cads inside the case and replace them with
something more modern and get it back for a few more years.
Brian
This is a pack, 3.6 volts, that looks as though a replacement could be
made up very easily, if only I knew where to go for such. In the US,
you just look for your local branch of Batteries-R-Us, and they make up
the pack as required, and even install and check it. I haven't found a
local branch here in East Anglia, though....
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

Well, it can be very satisfying to open up a piece of kit to find a
bunch of normal ni cads inside the case and replace them with
something more modern and get it back for a few more years.
True - but this often costs more than a brand new complete tool.
 
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The Natural Philosopher

Davey said:
This is a pack, 3.6 volts, that looks as though a replacement could be
made up very easily, if only I knew where to go for such. In the US,
you just look for your local branch of Batteries-R-Us, and they make up
the pack as required, and even install and check it. I haven't found a
local branch here in East Anglia, though....

very low volatge that..

Three nickel cells.

www.overlander.co.uk is an expensive way to buy cells: there are cheaper
ones.


BUT IIRC quality sub C sized Nicads (it will be nicad if its that old)
will be about 2-4 quid each.


Hmm. they seem to have almost entirely discontinued Nicads.

If the charger is designed for Nicad, it mau not be safe on NiMh..in
which case bin it as you wont be able to find Nicads easily at all.
 
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Theo Markettos

Leaving aside the commments about it being cheaper to buy a new tool,
try http://www.a1-battery.co.uk/POWER_TOOLS_BATTERY/BOSCH/index.htm
Standard disclaimers about Chinese batteries apply:

$ whois a1-battery.co.uk

Domain name:
a1-battery.co.uk

Registrant:
3339.com - Golden Spider Network Co., Ltd.

Trading as:
PowerSmart Energy Limited

Registrant type:
Non-UK Corporation

Registrant's address:
Unit B, 8/F, Eastern Flower Centre
22-24 Cameron Road, TST
TST
Hong Kong
00000
Hong Kong

Theo
 
G

grimly4

Standard disclaimers about Chinese batteries apply:
<shrug>

I didn't seriously expect they'd be made anywhere else, nowadays.

I've had several batteries from them over the past few years and
they're all still going strong. From what I can gather, the
operational unit is staffed and run by Brits (maybe Chinese Brits :)
 
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Rod Speed

Andy Burns wrote
(e-mail address removed) wrote
Oh I don't know, I think Sony still make some in Japan, various "oops my laptop is in flames" recalls have depended on
the presence or absence of made in Japan/China stickers.
Certainly my Sanyo Eneloops are labelled made in Japan.
 
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A.Lee

Davey said:
This is a pack, 3.6 volts, that looks as though a replacement could be
made up very easily, if only I knew where to go for such. In the US,
you just look for your local branch of Batteries-R-Us, and they make up
the pack as required, and even install and check it. I haven't found a
local branch here in East Anglia, though....
http://www.multicell.co.uk/
 
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charles

(e-mail address removed) wrote:
Oh I don't know, I think Sony still make some in Japan, various "oops my
laptop is in flames" recalls have depended on the presence or absence of
made in Japan/China stickers.
my hearing aid batteries are "Made in the UK".
 
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Davey

This is a pack, 3.6 volts, that looks as though a replacement could
be made up very easily, if only I knew where to go for such. In the
US, you just look for your local branch of Batteries-R-Us, and they
make up the pack as required, and even install and check it. I
haven't found a local branch here in East Anglia, though....
http://www.multicell.co.uk/
[/QUOTE]

That looks helpful, and even if not for this job, worth keeping. Thanks
indeed.
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

I just purchased a half-dozen batteries for several cordless and cell
phones from the following company:

They arrived in a couple of days and are working as expected.
Far less expensive than Batteries-R-Us, and their like.
Shipping is free.
But they don't appear to do power tool batteries or replacement cells for
same.
 
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Davey

I just purchased a half-dozen batteries for several cordless and cell
phones from the following company:

http://www.emtcompany.com

They arrived in a couple of days and are working as expected.

Far less expensive than Batteries-R-Us, and their like.

Shipping is free.
But you live in Kansas. This is a uk. newsgroup!
 
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Davey

But they don't appear to do power tool batteries or replacement cells
for same.
And for Bosch, they list about 12 batteries, all but three of which are
out of stock.
Fail, John. Nice try, though.
 
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