New Electric Auger Batteries
1/16/15 @ 1:17 PM
I have been running a lithium ion drill for many years without problem, but in the back of my mind I always worry about what will happen WHEN the batteries fail if I can't get replacements. With a hammer drill I am less worried because of the volume of sales that I believe manufacturer will keep batteries available for some time. How worried are you guys with the ION, new Strike Master Lithium that the battery replacements will not be available in 5+ years?
1/16/15 @ 9:41 PM
I'm actually thinking that they'll come out with an even more powerful battery in the years to come-but it will still work on any ION. If not, there are quite a few batteries on the market right now, it would be easy to pick up one (or two) if one knew they were becoming obsolete. It will be interesting. Battery technology is changing fast.
1/16/15 @ 4:41 PM
1/16/15 @ 4:32 PM
Lithium ion battery packs are made up of multiple 3.2 volt cells.
I'm sure there are people/businesses who could rebuild any of these. It's just a matter of figuring out how to take the battery packs apart if you do it yourself and are somewhat handy.
Edited on 1/16/15 4:33 PM