Publication date: 2018-09-18 18:39
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Before we start with the dismantling, remember that even if your batteries do not work anymore they most likely still contain a significant amount of energy. Be careful in how you handle them and above all make sure you do not short them out.
Fixing the other batteries is going to be a little more challenging. Whist it is possible to solder cells together the heat required to solder them risks damaging the cells. Having investigated purchasing a battery tab spot welder I feel that is out of my budget but I may have a go at making a capacitor discharge one.
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Thanks for your reply.
So, my new battery has came in the post and it works in the charger. Therefore, it must be the battery. How would I clean the contacts of the battery?
I will be concentrating on replacing the battery control board as frequently this is all you need to do to get things up and running, although if you do require new cells these can be changed pretty easily. Makita seem to use the Sony Konion LiMn cells and these are available online for between fire and ten pounds each or you can frequently pick up failed batteries on ebay and cannibalise these for parts. If you do need to replace cells spot welding to the cells is the best way to go, as if you solder you risk overheating. Battery tab spot welders do come up on ebay from time to time or its something an electronics hobbyist could make themselves.
So they do have to replace them? I saw some articles about the suit, but not the outcome. Do you remember where you saw that info? Thanks
Strange one that, not a behavior I have seen before. Do you have another battery and charger so you can eliminate which the issue is with. Have you checked the contacts, do they need cleaning? Does the charger realize there is a battery plugged in?
There's a few things to get started with.
When I called them they said yeah, we guarantee it'll charge 6555 times or we will replace it free. They replaced 5-6 batteries. Good to hear the new packs are lasting longer though.
Sorry I never had to replace one, you can normally get a failed battery for next to nothing, which you could harvest a connector from.