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#297511 - 11/10/20 02:20 PM Cordless Tool power bank?
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Like many of us, I have been drifting to cordless tools recently. I have stuck to one brand, so that the batteries are interchangeable.

I am beginning to look on my accumulating batteries as a useful power sources to power other small appliances - lights and cell phones, primarily.

Is there some sort of gadget that I could fasten to a cordless battery so that i could transfer juice from the battery to another appliance? I would think there would be a definite market for such an item, although it would probably have to be specific for each different brand of cordless...

Thoughts, anyone??
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#297512 - 11/10/20 02:23 PM Re: Cordless Tool power bank? [Re: hikermor]
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There are adaptors to provide USB power via powertool batteries. Think most brands have one.

Eg Dewalt's

https://www.dewalt.com/products/accessor...r-source/dcb090

And if want 120v output, from 4 powertool batteries...

https://www.dewalt.com/products/storage-...harger/dcb1800b



Edited by Ren (11/10/20 02:28 PM)

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#297515 - 11/10/20 04:22 PM Re: Cordless Tool power bank? [Re: hikermor]
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What brand tools are you using? For example, like DeWalt, Ryobi makes one... https://www.ryobitools.com/products/details/150-watt-battery-power-inverter

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#297516 - 11/10/20 04:37 PM Re: Cordless Tool power bank? [Re: Ren]
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Thank you so much, Ren!

DeWalt happens to be the brand of cordless tools I buy; I have already placed the order!
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#297526 - 11/10/20 09:05 PM Re: Cordless Tool power bank? [Re: hikermor]
Famdoc Offline
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But wait: there's more!!!

There are a number of battery adapters that will allow a specific brand to be powered by other brands batteries Scroll all the way down:

https://www.google.com/search?q=powertoo...280&bih=578

As might be expected, Youtube has a number of videos on the topic:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=interchangeable+battery+power+tools

Some of the brands have a battery replacement adapter with a cord attached to let you convert some battery powered tools to AC power:

https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tnpla/44461317?cid=ppc-google-New+-+Power+Tools+-+PLA_sToIU3t0E___164110813665_c_S&mkwid=sToIU3t0E%7cdc&pcrid=164110813665&rd=k&product_id=44461317&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2ZOk9Oz47AIViLLICh0RIgAyEAQYBSABEgJnKfD_BwE

The country of origin appears to be what you might guess, and reviews are, shall we say, uneven.

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#297527 - 11/10/20 09:20 PM Re: Cordless Tool power bank? [Re: hikermor]
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Most cigarette lighter USB adapters will accept 12-24 VDC input. So as long as you are clear on the polarity of the connection points of the cordless tool battery, a phone charger could easily be jury-rigged together.


Edited by dougwalkabout (11/10/20 09:21 PM)

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#297536 - 11/12/20 03:49 AM Re: Cordless Tool power bank? [Re: hikermor]
Ratch Offline
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Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 34
I use ryobi power tools, cordless, and have been pretty satisfied. I like the 12v charger thatís available in case of power outages. Happy to learn that a small inverter is available to charge cellphones and the like.

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