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Power Tool Battery Recondition?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by timm9, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    Has anyone had any experience with the "secrets" for battery reconditioning? There is a person on the net that will "sell" you the secret for $12.95 that will allow you to recondition your battery pack. Has anyone tried this? Does it actually work? I don't mind paying as long as it's legit. I just don't want to waste $12.95 that could be put towards a new battery if it does not work.


  2. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I have heard of rebuilding battery packs, but it is not much cheaper than buying a new battery pack. As far as reconditiong batterys sounds too good to be true. Did you check the feedback?
  3. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    Thank you for the response! If memory serves me, it was on a individual website and not on e-bay. I believe it was referencing some technique that would "recondition" the battery pack and not replace the internal batteries. The "product" being offered was the technique/directions to follow to somehow revitalize the existing batteries. The site also indicated the necessary tools i.e. multimeter, etc.

  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Best thing for batteries is to run them completely dead and then re-charge. I do it to mine once a month and they seem to last a long time.
  5. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I was a dummy and bought it a while back. Don't waste your money. I looked for it as I saved it on my computer, but cannot find it. What a waste of $$$ in my book.
  6. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    Thank you! I greatly appreciate the response!

    I'm going to replace the internal batteries instead.
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Have you searched the Internet for cheaper replacement batteries? The " stuff for stuff " I have found is amazing! Alltel wants $30 for new a cell phone battery, $12.50 at the cell phone shop.com ! Exhaust manifolds $90 at Advance, $53 on Internet with free shipping. How to fix my 3 yr old ( $1,000 ) refrigerator for $50 in parts vers $100 + parts for a service call. But, some "stuff" can't be found cheaper. It's worth the time to search, and you may find the solution you need for free on a site. If all else, you learn something.
  8. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

  9. PlowGood

    PlowGood Member
    Messages: 48

    Sometimes, inside of the rechargeable batteries they get a few dead shorts. This causes the battery not to function ... won't accept and/or hold a charge.

    You can "wake up" of rechargeable battery and get rid of the dead shorts by blasting them with voltage and amps. I've done this on a 13.2 volt rechargeable battery pack, with success.

    I used my car battery charger/starter. Connect the positive charger clip to the positive of the rechargeable battery pack, and likewise with the negative clip to negative of the rechargeable battery pack. Set the charger/starter to "START" and blast the rechargeable battery for 30 seconds.

    Test the rechargeable battery pack in the tool. You might have to repeat a few times.

    This can "fix" rechargeable battery packs that are rejected by the factory battery pack charging block. And a rechargeable battery pack can be fully charged this way in less than a minute.

    Do NOT keep the charger on the rechargeable battery pack more than 30 seconds at a time..... the battery pack will get cooked.

    I am not sure if a car battery charger will work on rechargeable battery packs in the 18volt and higher range. But it is worth a shot. You might need to put two car batteries in series, zapping the higher voltage rechargeables with 24 volts.

    Try this at your own risk.