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GeneralRe: Cordless tools: The new Planned Obsolescence Pin
David Crow12-May-21 10:01
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k505412-May-21 11:48
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Maximilien12-May-21 11:15
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Rusty Bullet13-May-21 6:10
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k505413-May-21 6:56
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Rusty Bullet13-May-21 9:12
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enhzflep12-May-21 13:32
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After much, much consideration I recently bought cordless lawn gear. A mower with battery and charger and a line-trimmer skin. I could have bought petrol stuff for considerably less than half as much.

Thing is with this stuff, it comes with a 3 year commercial-use warranty on the battery and 5 years on the gear. The battery I got is about 350 bucks but it's just made with 'std' 20A discharge 18650s and a potted management circuit, as long as you don't bust the sleeves of phase-change material that helps manages temps it's a fairly straight-forward operation. The battery has it's own fan too and even discharges itself to storage voltage if not used for about a month.. OMG | :OMG:

Perhaps one of the more important aspects of success is as you mention, adequate connectivity between cells. Guess what? You can buy spot-welders intended for doing battery terminals for surprisingly little money. The price of reasonable cells in most any replacement job will in fact, be larger!

30 or 40 aussie bucks will buy something

DIY Portable 12V Battery Storage Spot Welding Machine PCB Circuit BoardB;S* | eBay
Mini Welder Pen Display Spot Welder Machine Equipment 18650 Battery Powered AU | eBay

But that only matters if you can't find cells that already have solder-tags welded to them. You should be able to solder them without being worried about overheating the cells. I soldered directly to the outside of some 18650s last week with a 75w PWM controlled iron - tags on some NiCads should be a doddle with the help of a soldering third-hand.
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Cp-Coder12-May-21 17:03
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Jacquers12-May-21 20:09
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Chris C-B12-May-21 20:51
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