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Old 05-10-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Default Cordless tool charging stations

As most garage guys have several corless tools. Looking for ideas how to have a clean and organized charging station for the chargers. I think I have at least 7 different chargers and it is just a tangled mess. It would be cool to see some pics of your set ups. Thanks Berm!
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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saw this in another thread

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Old 05-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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Nice! I need to do something like that...after a half dozen other projects are completed LOL!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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Since I've got a bunch of the ryobi tools, I bought the big 6- battery unit and mounted that on the wall
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
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I have 7 cordless tools. Knowing the problem of multiple chargers of multiple brands and voltages within a brand, I chose to get all my tools of the same voltage, same brand. In my case it's 18 v DeWalts.

It's easy, each item aways has a battery clipped to it, there is one spare battery in the single charger I have in use.

There is another spare battery on the bench next to the charger, fully charged.

When I need a tool I pick it up and I remove the battery.

I put the charged battery on the bench into the tool.

The battery in the charger goes on the bench.

The battery removed from the tool I pop that on the charger.

Always a fresh charged battery at the beginning of a use cycle,
A freshly charged extra just sitting, waiting to be used if needed
A battery charging for use IF needed, though unlikely.

No muss, no fuss, no tangle of wires and chargers.

I also understand that leaving batteries perpetually in a charger is bad fo them, but there are so many old wives tales about rechargeable batteries, who really knows what the truth is?

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Old 05-10-2012, 07:22 PM   #6
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I have 7 cordless tools. Knowing the problem of multiple chargers of multiple brands and voltages within a brand, I chose to get all my tools of the same voltage, same brand. In my case it's 18 v DeWalts.

It's easy, each item aways has a battery clipped to it, there is one spare battery in the single charger I have in use.

There is another spare battery on the bench next to the charger, fully charged.

When I need a tool I pick it up and I remove the battery.

I put the charged battery on the bench into the tool.

The battery in the charger goes on the bench.

The battery removed from the tool I pop that on the charger.

Always a fresh charged battery at the beginning of a use cycle,
A freshly charged extra just sitting, waiting to be used if needed
A battery charging for use IF needed, though unlikely.

No muss, no fuss, no tangle of wires and chargers.

I also understand that leaving batteries perpetually in a charger is bad fo them, but there are so many old wives tales about rechargeable batteries, who really knows what the truth is?

Dave
All of the newer DeWalt battery chargers have the *Tune Up* mode. This will check the batteries state of charge, and if required will charge them accordingly.

All of the DeWalt chargers will *Float* the batteries to ensure they never drop below their minimum to sulfate. Even though people tell you NiMH batteries do not have a memory effect.

They do . . . The only battery ever proven to NOT have memory effect are Lithium style batteries.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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Default Re: Cordless tool charging stations

mines just a piece of leftover plywood, leftover shelf brackets, and terminal strip.

i keep my chargers and batteries in the house, and out of the cold.


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Old 05-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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I don't have any pics of my set-up, just a small shelf with the 2 chargers on it. I have 2 kinds of Dewalt batteries (18v and 20v), so I am waiting for their new combination charger. It has two ports and can charge both at the same time. The DCB103.
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I store and charge my batteries in a DeWalt tool case. It usually sits on a shelf and is easy to pull out and take to where ever I need it.



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