Makita BL1840 18V 4Ah Lithium-Ion Battery £56.99 @ Amazon UK
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Makita BL1840 18V 4Ah Lithium-Ion Battery £56.99 @ Amazon UK

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Found 10th Apr 2016
Makita BL1840 196399-0 18V 4Ah Lithium-Ion Battery

Almost the best price on Amazon by a few pennies (best was £56.06)

Other prices:
powertoolworld.co.uk - £59.99
screwfix.com - £89.99 INC VAT (crazy price)
ffx.co.uk - £60
toolstop.co.uk - £69.00
axminster.co.uk - £66.95

Details:
Foam cell technology
Slide on battery - firm holding with multi contacts and shock absorbing pack, will not puncture and remains cool even in heavy use
Unbeatable 36 minute charge time
Same weight as 3.0Ah battery
Works with your current Li-ion Chargers
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Oh Makita you will never know, anything about my home.........
chickentikkaman

Oh Makita you will never know, anything about my home.........


I guess at the end of the day no matter what make you use, if you get the job done happy days then.

I for one I've started looking at Bosch but then ended using Makita as they had a promotion and now I like the quality. I also like Milwaukee, DeWalt and I would love to have any tools made by Festool but I cannot afford them. So whatever floats your boat ..
Shame it doesn't have the charge level meter but heat non the less
dilyes

I guess at the end of the day no matter what make you use, if you get the … I guess at the end of the day no matter what make you use, if you get the job done happy days then. I for one I've started looking at Bosch but then ended using Makita as they had a promotion and now I like the quality. I also like Milwaukee, DeWalt and I would love to have any tools made by Festool but I cannot afford them. So whatever floats your boat ..



​ Google Elton John makita (nikita)
brainbug100

​ Google Elton John makita (nikita)


Thanks, I had a good laugh. I think I've seen that comment before somewhere else and I didn't understood it until now.
Note that this may not fit some older tools, read the reviews about it.... you can modify the tool to accept this battery (small bit of plastic to remove apparentlt)
out of curiosity, why is this thing so big considering some mobile phones nowadays sport a 4A battery too, in a fraction of the space? Is it because of the 18v?
khodos

out of curiosity, why is this thing so big considering some mobile phones … out of curiosity, why is this thing so big considering some mobile phones nowadays sport a 4A battery too, in a fraction of the space? Is it because of the 18v?



In a word - yes.

Edited by: "HerWorseHalf" 11th Apr 2016
khodos

out of curiosity, why is this thing so big considering some mobile phones … out of curiosity, why is this thing so big considering some mobile phones nowadays sport a 4A battery too, in a fraction of the space? Is it because of the 18v?



In more words, mobile phone battery (li-ion) has a voltage of 3.6v, so 5 cells are required to make up the 18v. Allow space for cooling, control electronics, high current connections, and a casing that allows for some heavy abuse, you soon get to the size of the tool batteries.
HerWorseHalf

In more words, mobile phone battery (li-ion) has a voltage of 3.6v, so 5 … In more words, mobile phone battery (li-ion) has a voltage of 3.6v, so 5 cells are required to make up the 18v. Allow space for cooling, control electronics, high current connections, and a casing that allows for some heavy abuse, you soon get to the size of the tool batteries.



Thanks!!
khodos

out of curiosity, why is this thing so big considering some mobile phones … out of curiosity, why is this thing so big considering some mobile phones nowadays sport a 4A battery too, in a fraction of the space? Is it because of the 18v?



Is your phone battery 18v?
Bare in mind, if 1 cell dies, the battery goes with it.
I can see these falling a bit further in price soon as the 1840b and 1850b are being rolled out with newer kits. These have the battery level indicator which to be fair should have been put into these batteries years ago.
darryllod

I can see these falling a bit further in price soon as the 1840b and … I can see these falling a bit further in price soon as the 1840b and 1850b are being rolled out with newer kits. These have the battery level indicator which to be fair should have been put into these batteries years ago.



The tools I have got have battery indicators on them, how would the new batteries work with these? I'm using 5.0ah batteries at the moment.
magga

The tools I have got have battery indicators on them, how would the new … The tools I have got have battery indicators on them, how would the new batteries work with these? I'm using 5.0ah batteries at the moment.


Makita probably want to remove the indicator from the tools and just keep the one on the new batteries. At the moment it seems like just "THE" thing added to justify a "new" version and extra money on top when you buy the batteries. I also think it makes sense to be there, but why charge more? Will the bare tools cost less now?
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