||£30|| - Black & Decker 14.4v Lithium Ion Drill Driver *Pay & Collect* - HotUKDeals
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Hello,

Been searching for drills and finally found something which is budget and Li-ion! :D
Ok, one not so good thing is it only has 1 battery, however it can stay charged indefinitely as its li-ion. You can also keep it on the cradle (much like you can for phones etc).

I checked out the reviews, not many around worth mentioning (argos doesn't count) but worth a punt. I remembered Robert Dias had a clearance of these for £35, was tempted but didn't need a drill then.
Don't think many can beat a B&D Li-ion 14.4v for £30.. :D

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The Black & Decker Lithium Ion Drill Driver is cordless with 14.4V power. It has a variable-speed trigger for better control, and a keyless, metal, single sleeve, knurled chuck to improve gripping. The chuck features 24 settings for precise torque. This compact drill has two speeds, high-speed for fastening and assembly jobs, and low-speed for drilling and higher torque applications. Battery charger and screwdriver pieces are included for this drill.
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#1
There is also a same version but hammer drill for £37.50
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.207-0826.aspx

Batteries have a "sell by date" if you like. A second battery cannot last a lifetime of 2 batteries even when NOT used!
So if you want to get two sets then use the batteries alternately when possible!

HTH.

Edited By: Inquisitor on Aug 28, 2010 11:33: .
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Inquisitor
There is also a same version but hammer drill for £37.50http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.207-0826.aspxBatteries have a "sell by date" if you like. A second battery cannot last a lifetime of 2 batteries even when NOT used!So if you want to get two sets then use the batteries alternately when possible! HTH.

these are lithium ion batteries not nicad so they will hold the charge for a very very long time....months or more, unlike nicads that lose some charge even when not used due to memory loss
#3
royals
[quote=Inquisitor]
these are lithium ion batteries not nicad so they will hold the charge for a very very long time....months or more, unlike nicads that lose some charge even when not used due to memory loss

Umm, let me make it little more clear. I am talking in terms of overall life expectancy of a battery, not the loss of charge over x months. Li-ion degrade just like any other battery therefore it has a "sell by date".

Ni-cads degradation accelerates because of crystallisation when not fully discharged etc. :)

Edited By: Inquisitor on Aug 28, 2010 11:51: :)
#4
Brilliant little drill, if a little light weight.

If you want to extend the life of any lithium ion battery - phone batteries, laptop batteries, drill batteries - let charge drop to about 40% and pop them in the fridge.

"A unit that is full most of the time at 25 °C (77 °F) irreversibly loses approximately 20% capacity per year. Poor ventilation may increase temperatures, further shortening battery life. Loss rates vary by temperature: 6% loss at 0 °C (32 °F), 20% at 25 °C (77 °F), and 35% at 40 °C (104 °F). When stored at 40%–60% charge level, the capacity loss is reduced to 2%, 4%, and 15%, respectively." (wikipedia)

So if using your laptop at home with the mains charger - remove the battery.
#5
worthinger
Brilliant little drill, if a little light weight.If you want to extend the life of any lithium ion battery - phone batteries, laptop batteries, drill batteries - let charge drop to about 40% and pop them in the fridge."A unit that is full most of the time at 25 °C (77 °F) irreversibly loses approximately 20% capacity per year. Poor ventilation may increase temperatures, further shortening battery life. Loss rates vary by temperature: 6% loss at 0 °C (32 °F), 20% at 25 °C (77 °F), and 35% at 40 °C (104 °F). When stored at 40%–60% charge level, the capacity loss is reduced to 2%, 4%, and 15%, respectively." (wikipedia)So if using your laptop at home with the mains charger - remove the battery.

agreed though never tried it but you should never store lithium batteries fully discharged in a fridge....personally i wouldnt bother as i wouldnt want to risk damaging my expensive fridge

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