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Old 13-06-2018, 09:36 AM   #1
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Some years back and this could be in excess of 10 years i brought a Makita 10.8v Li-ion 1.3ah drill set, 2 drills and 2 batteries in a pretty alloy case, the same time a pair of unbranded batteries off E-bay, one of the Makita batteries has just failed to charge, i will run it right down and try again, 2 x batteries off E-bay ordered £16 i wonder if they will last as long.....
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My son who uses them all the time says the 16 quid batteries are that price for a reason which is why he has had his batteries stolen three times.
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i buy all my batteries from a german firm. Can find name if you are interestd. Have replaced, AEG, 12, 18 volt, from them, superb. john
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The £16 ones will probably be OK for light use but might not hold their charge for long. Many modern battery powered products from drills to cameras wonít work if the battery isnít genuine. Right pain.
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if/when i find it , will post their details. Have 4 batts from them, going back 6 years. All still happily charging. john
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Some years back and this could be in excess of 10 years i brought a Makita 10.8v Li-ion 1.3ah drill set, 2 drills and 2 batteries in a pretty alloy case, the same time a pair of unbranded batteries off E-bay, one of the Makita batteries has just failed to charge, i will run it right down and try again, 2 x batteries off E-bay ordered £16 i wonder if they will last as long.....
Unlike NiCads, LiOn batteries should not be fully discharged. Any device using LiOn batteries should include a circuit to prevent total discharge. That's why LiOn drills tend to stop suddenly when the battery needs charging unlike the slow wind down you get with the likes of NiCads.

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