Monthly Archives: March 2015

How to Jolt a Nicad Tool Battery Back to Life

You have purchased expensive reusable nickel-cadmium batteries in the hopes of saving money in the long run. Instead, you are met with frustration because the batteries no longer hold charge. Fortunately, there is a solution known as jolting, or zapping, … Continue reading

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How to Recondition 18 Volt Drill Batteries

It’s sensible to attempt to recondition your 18V Craftsman drill battery before going for the expensive option of purchasing a replacement, if your drill battery pack contains nickel cadmium cells (NiCad). If it contains lithium ion (Li-ion) cells you need … Continue reading

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How to Rebuild a Nicad 18-Volt Tool Battery

Battery pack manufacturers are moving away from using nickel cadmium (NiCad) cells and replacing them using lithium ion (Li-ion) cells. NiCad cells produce 1.2 volts while Li-ion cells produce 3.6 volts, so you only need one Li-ion cell for every … Continue reading

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