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  • Mixing tools and batteries of different voltages

    "RIDGID MAX HC Battery Packs are fully interchangeable with all RIDGID battery powered tools. MAX HC batteries can be charged on both the single port and dual port battery chargers."
    http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Batteries/index.htm

    Does this mean it is OK to use a 18V tool with a 12V battery, or vice versa?

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    No. If that were the case then all any mfg. would have to do is provide one universal battery for all the battery powered tools they offer.
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    • #3
      The statement is misleading. Note that at the bottom of the page you linked to there are 3 batteries of different voltages 18 14.4 and 12 volt. You need to select the correct voltage battery for your cordless tool.

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      • #4
        "Does this mean it is OK to use a 18V tool with a 12V battery, or vice versa?"

        Would you plug your 120 volt corded tools into a 220 volt outlet? They would work real good for a few minutes until the smoke comes out.
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