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bbc557ci

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06-03-2021 05:38 PM

I need a couple of batteries for my 10 year old Dewalt kit. The original batteries have lasted longer than I thought they would, and should. But one is pretty well shot ie no longer takes a charge. The 2nd battery seems to be holding its own for now, but after 10 years it probably won’t last much longer.

I checked the Dewalt site and they have the batteries, but they are getting mostly lousy reviews. Seems the quality has gone down hill. Anyone know of a good and or trusted source for the Dewalt 18V XRP batteries?

Thanks!!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 06-03-2021 05:47 PM

Just do a Google search for 18v XRP batteries.

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#2 posted 06-03-2021 05:50 PM

Seems like these have pretty good reviews on Amazon, with that high a rating for that many reviews total that’s pretty good
https://www.amazon.com/Dewalt-DC9096-2-Battery-Combo-Pack/dp/B0001ZI560

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#3 posted 06-03-2021 06:26 PM

There’s no reason to spend the money for branded batteries. Those are just plain old NiMH battery packs. You can buy comparable ones for a fraction of the price of the DeWalt.

You can even rebuild the ones you have with aftermarket cells. Generally, when a battery pack like that one fails, one cell has gone bad. It can be as simple as locating that cell and replacing only it. One of the signs of a bad cell is often that its polarity is reversed.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 06-03-2021 06:41 PM

batteries plus can rebuild them for you. Call and ask the price.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#5 posted 06-03-2021 07:55 PM



batteries plus can rebuild them for you. Call and ask the price.

- gdaveg

My best suggestion too. I too have a bunch of XRP tools, and still have 3 batteries that will charge, but only go a very short time now. I’ve been thinking the same thoughts, but I have so many better cordless tolls I wonder why.

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#6 posted 06-03-2021 08:53 PM

I bought a pair branded “ENERMALL” on amazon in Jan 2019 still going strong. They are $35/pair now.

-- Have a hobby? You should have a business.

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bbc557ci

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#7 posted 06-03-2021 09:26 PM

Thanks for the input and advice everyone. The current batteries to my Dewalt kit are Ni-cad and I don’t see many Ni-Cads out there. The charger I have, a Dewalt, is for Ni-Cads, so…. Many if not most batteries now seem to be Lithium. I have an older Porter Cable kit and it’s Lithium, and that kit is older than the Dewalt kit that I need batteries for, and the PC batteries still hold a charge and work just fine, Jeeesh…. Anyways, after mulling this over I figured I’d give the Dewalt 18v to 20v conversion kit a try. On Amazon it’s $136.07 for 2 batteries (2 ah so pretty basic), 18/20v converter, and the charger for the Lithium batteries. Maybe it’ll be a waste of $$, maybe not… I hope not anyways. I’ll come back with my thoughts on this choice after I’ve had time to put the conversion thru its paces. Again, thanks for the feed back.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#8 posted 06-03-2021 11:49 PM

I like the DW lithiums I’ve owned so far. I prefer larger batts; have used 5AH and 6AH, and even in the older NiCad 18V tools, with a cheap 20V eBay adapter they work great. My jab saw runs for an hour cutting bamboo, about 30 minutes cutting up hardwood branches. Just have to manage expectations. I think an 8AH or 9AH battery might burn up the tools!

-- I won't even try to tell other people how to live their lives: they're not listening and I'm probly wrong.

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bbc557ci

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#9 posted 06-04-2021 04:37 AM



I like the DW lithiums I ve owned so far. I prefer larger batts; have used 5AH and 6AH, and even in the older NiCad 18V tools, with a cheap 20V eBay adapter they work great. My jab saw runs for an hour cutting bamboo, about 30 minutes cutting up hardwood branches. Just have to manage expectations. I think an 8AH or 9AH battery might burn up the tools!

- Rodango

Good to hear you like the Lithiums. The batteries with the kit I ordered are the 2ah. I was thinking of ordering a couple of 5ah or 6ah along with the kit, but thought it best to run with the 2ah for now and see how/if the tools and I like them. If all goes well I’ll likely get a couple of upgraded the batteries.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#10 posted 06-04-2021 08:06 AM



Seems like these have pretty good reviews on Amazon, with that high a rating for that many reviews total that’s pretty good
https://www.amazon.com/Dewalt-DC9096-2-Battery-Combo-Pack/dp/B0001ZI560

- SMP

Currently unavailable.

We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.

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bbc557ci

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#11 posted 06-21-2021 05:53 PM


I like the DW lithiums I ve owned so far. I prefer larger batts; have used 5AH and 6AH, and even in the older NiCad 18V tools, with a cheap 20V eBay adapter they work great. My jab saw runs for an hour cutting bamboo, about 30 minutes cutting up hardwood branches. Just have to manage expectations. I think an 8AH or 9AH battery might burn up the tools!

- Rodango

Well I got the Dewalt 20V conversion kit that included the two 2ah batteries. The 20V Lithiums really woke the tools up, even with the diminutive 2ah batteries. I was happy with the batteries, so I ordered a couple of generic (Lasica brand) 5ah batteries a few days later. As said the new 20V batteries really did wake up the tools, drills, saws, and angle grinder too. They have all picked up some RPMs. I can’t yet comment as to the longevity of tool run time or how many months or years the batteries will last. But so far I have no “regerts” (o:

And I agree with your comment about the 8-9ah batteries. Considering the increase in RPMs in all the tools I’ve used the new 20V batteries in/on, the bigger batteries might not be a good idea. I figure 20V is 20V regardless of AHs. But I can and will live with the 2ah and 5 ah batteries I now have, and hope my 18V Dewalt tools live in as well.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#12 posted 06-21-2021 06:16 PM

When my 12v xrps go out I just go to home depot and buy more. There usually right there on the shelf..

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bbc557ci

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#13 posted 06-21-2021 07:44 PM



When my 12v xrps go out I just go to home depot and buy more. There usually right there on the shelf..

- JackDuren

I checked 2 HD stores closest to me. Both showed 18V XRPs were in stock, in the store. Drove to the to both stores and neither store had them in stock. Both seemed well stocked with 20V batteries though. So 20V here I go…

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#14 posted 06-22-2021 12:05 AM

I put the 18v to 20v adaptor on a couple of Dewalt tools 3 or 4 years ago. The recip saw lasted a couple of years and the hammer drill is still running. I like the little batteries in the shop because of weight and the fact that I have easy access to charging.

-- Thin the herd

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