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  • Old Battery Charger

    Can I use this Ridgid charger (Model No.140276001) to charge 18V Ridgid lithium ion batteries? Thank you.

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    Re: Old Battery Charger

    The charger will list the model numbers of all the batteries it was designed to charge. A year or so ago there was an extensive discussion on this forum regarding the issue of using the older chargers for charging LI batts. Probrand finally posted a statement that Ridgid engineers had stated that the older NiCad chargers could be used for charging LI batts. We have a couple of the Max Twin chargers which I tried for charging LI batts a couple of times. I didn't like the way the chargers cycled with the fans going on and off and the lights operating skitszoid. There have been published reports of LI batts exploding when abused so I reverted to charging LI batts on LI chargers only.

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      Re: Old Battery Charger

      Thanks roadrashray. I'll have to look for Proband's post.

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