My sister and her boyfriend are off travelling in their camper soon and are looking for a drill/driver to make additions/ do repairs whilst travelling
They don’t have a inverter so the batteries would need to charge from 12v cigarette socket
I’ve seen worx have a charger for about £30, but by the time you get a drill and battery the cost can jump to £100-£150
Anybody know off or recommend any kits or anything a bit cheaper??
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But unless they've already got a compatible drill it is not going to be cheaper.
You used to be able to get tiny 2 stroke petrol drills no bigger than a 12v cordless drill, but they weren't cheap either and not really suitable for indoor use.. (edited)
This is why dc-dc converters exist to step up the voltage.
Still better to buy a 150w inverter and charge the batteries that way.
Thats why you need an inverter to step the voltage output up to a level where it will charge.
Then you can get some hex socket drill bits and screwdriver bits. This example charges off a fast USB charger which you can substitute a 12 volt to USB charger. You're not going to be going through masonry walls, but the odd hole in wood or plasterboard will be fine.
You mean a mains-powered drill? They're typically 650w, and you'd struggle to find a cheap inverter that produces that much. You certainly wouldn't get one powered from a cigarette socket. If you mean using an inverter to power a normal mains charger for a battery drill, then that should work.
Sorry I wasn't clear in what I meant there. Yes, I was referring to using an inverter to plug in the battery charger for a cordless drill, I didn't mean plugging in a 240v corded drill.
I did a load of van living in Australia. Plenty of power points you can access for a 30min charge if you want. Libraries and fast food restaurants were my gotos. I was never a big fan of inverters personally. Battery issues.