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  • Ridgid 14.4v NiCad Batteries

    Got a X2 I think with 14.4 Batteries. They were not charging, zapped them both, got one back and the other no luck (So far, not sure how high I should go with the current, tried 28V and 10A, no luck). Is it worth re-building the pack or just buy a new one? Do they make a Li-ion pack for this drill, or a corded option? I did just get a new Dewalt, but hate to keep throwing stuff away. If NiCad will go bad quicker than Li-ion, a cord pack thing might be better for this drill, and make it a stationary tool.

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    Re: Ridgid 14.4v NiCad Batteries

    Originally posted by jrisebo View Post
    Got a X2 I think with 14.4 Batteries. They were not charging, zapped them both, got one back and the other no luck (So far, not sure how high I should go with the current, tried 28V and 10A, no luck). Is it worth re-building the pack or just buy a new one?

    was the tool and its batteries registered with the LSA? if yes, just have a local authorized service center replace them for free. newly puchased individual batteries are not LSA eligible.

    Do they make a Li-ion pack for this drill, or a corded option?

    i believe the answer is no to both questions.

    I did just get a new Dewalt, but hate to keep throwing stuff away. If NiCad will go bad quicker than Li-ion, a cord pack thing might be better for this drill, and make it a stationary tool.

    all batteries evenually wear out. one of ridgid's selling pioints is the LSA, which offers free replacement of batteries which no longer hold a charge.
    hope this helps.
    there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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      Re: Ridgid 14.4v NiCad Batteries

      Thanks, one of my drills was bought on the lifetime warranty back in 02,03 I think it was, so I guess if this is the one, I got my moneys worth. I did replace a battery once, just took it and the receipt into HD and they gave me a new one.

      Think I will just use this till the other battery dies, then retire it. I have too many other drills anyway, plus the new dewalt kit I just bought.

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        Re: Ridgid 14.4v NiCad Batteries

        one other question, when I do charge this, and the charger goes green and says its charged, is it ok to leave there, will the charger not overcharge it or try to keep charging it?

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