Now showing as £189.19 inc vat, I think delivery is £5.75 extra. That would be a total of £194.94 18th > now £177.47 inc vat 19th - delivered.......no tracking but wonderful to get it - well done powertools uk (I have seen the weather you have)
I did try to find out today but couldn't find anything unfortunately. All I could find was in this forum post which mentioned that newer (and by newer, it seems anything with the led status lights, i.e. not actually that new any more) LXT batteries support balanced charging. So unfortunately I'm still unable to find anything to back up my original claim. Which is annoying for me as i'm an occasional DIY user - exactly the sort of person who is likely to be affected by the issue - from memory when i looked before, tradespeople who use their tools every day rarely had an issue, it was only people that leave them discharging in a drawer for weeks at a time that encountered the issues.
The price on this is either wrong or has changed, if you click on the the link it is £180inc vat
Was dithering over this and had just figured that a couple of 4.0 batteries and charger were going to cost almost £150 and then the price went up, saving me nearly £300. Phew! Expired.
Lot's of examples on YouTube of power tool batteries being charged with RC battery chargers. I have the Imax B6 RC charger. It's a clone but then it was only £13 and works just fine. You can set the charge rate and let it charge over a few hours. Definitely not as fast as charging it with the Makita charger but if your chip has locked the battery the Makita charger will refuse to charge it anyway. Your only option is to use an RC charger but only if you're certain the cells are good. If not then it's not worth the potential fire risk. Brushless? Highly doubt it otherwise that would be the first feature to be advertised. Great price for this mower nonetheless.