Category Archives: LiPo Conversions

Fixing B&D Cordless Broom

I’ve used my 18V B&D cordless blower to clean grass clippings off the sidewalk after mowing for many years.  It’s great.  The 15 cell sub-C NiCd battery packs didn’t last for a whole cleanup – but I had two, rebuilt … Continue reading

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Dell laptop battery test / rebuild

My dear (7 year) old Dell Inspiron 700m with extra capacity 8 cell battery has been running out of battery more quickly than I think it used to.  Since Bob G recently bequeathed a couple of laptop batteries to me, … Continue reading

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LiPo conversions

I’ve rebuilt several NiCd battery packs now, and all have been moderately successful.  But all except the one I used all new cells for (Ed’s DeWalt) have surprised me with one cell failing way earlier than I’d like.  Humpf. Now … Continue reading

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Supermate DC-6 charger “USB” port – NOT!

As part of a plan to upgrade a couple of 18V NiCd powered devices to LiPo, I just got a Supermate DC-6 charger from HobbyPartz.  Pretty flexible, cheap, seems to work OK. On the box, on the label on the … Continue reading

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