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Topic # 103614 12-Jun-2012 09:51 Send private message

Can anyone point me int he direction of a cheap supplier of either these batteries (the red/back ones) or a supplier of the sub-C NiMH cells that pack into them?

Cheapest price I have found online so far is $90 each for 2.0Ah batteries

The drill only cost $199 and it is in perfect working order.  Would be a shame to throw it away just because the batteries are past it.

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  Reply # 639633 12-Jun-2012 13:06 Send private message

You could try Placemakers.
I found they had Predator 12v replacement battery packs very cheap (around $17). If they have 14.4v ones you could take the batteries out and re-pack your Makita. Cheaper than the $9.90 ea cells at Jaycar which would cost around $120 for 12v.
However generally speaking it seems that the manufacturers prefer you to buy a replacement tool rather than replacement batteries. It's more economical in the long run and they generally have a 1 yr warrantee. Bit of a waste of good equipment though.
Incidentally, many years ago I modified my 12v B&D drill when the battery died (just out of warranty) by soldering a couple of wires on and using a 12v Gel Cell.

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  Reply # 639640 12-Jun-2012 13:09 Send private message

Have a look at Powertool Shop on Trade Me.




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  Reply # 639680 12-Jun-2012 14:04 Send private message

Ebay is ideal for this type of thing - a quick look found batteries for US$20 with US$5 shipping (from memory).

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=makita+drill+battery+14.4v&_sacat=0&_odkw=makita+drill+battery+14.v&_osacat=0




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  Reply # 639793 12-Jun-2012 17:06 Send private message

If you have a choice between NiMH and NiCd and if they are a similar capacity (i.e. NiCd is not much lower) then go with NiCd. It has a 30% lower series resistance and 70% more cycles. Development of NiCd just stopped because it contains cadmium. NiCd is also more forgiving with how you charge them.

Also try Super Cheap Autos, I have seen some replacement but might be for their house brand.




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  Reply # 639794 12-Jun-2012 17:08 Send private message

Just be aware that Lithium Batteries are prohibited through NZ Post (and many other postal agencies worldwide) Might pay to checkout your rights and obligations.

http://www.nzpost.co.nz/home/sending-within-nz/compensation-prohibited-items#prohibited-items

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  Reply # 639795 12-Jun-2012 17:09 Send private message

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/whats_the_best_battery

http://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/3128/what-type-of-cordless-tool-battery-chemistry-should-i-purchase




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  Reply # 639796 12-Jun-2012 17:10 Send private message

These do what what you are after. http://electronicaccessories.co.nz/

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  Reply # 639858 12-Jun-2012 19:12 Send private message

The drill handsets are relatively cheap anyway, it is the batteries that cost. I purchased a trade quality hitachi which uses li-ion batteries, and the handset was quite cheap, but the batteries were expensive.

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