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Black & Decker Dustbuster question...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by HollowHead, May 28, 2012.

  1. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    I have an 18V B&D Dustbuster that will not charge. Charger base unit is 18.2VDC to the meter but when connected to the battery, the charging light is barely visable and battery has 1.6VDC to the meter after an overnight charge. Is the battery toast? The unit is over five years old and a replacement battery is almost the cost of a new Dustbuster. Thanks, HH
     
  2. Diesel_Bomber

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    Yep, the battery is shot.

    Those proprietary battery packs are 99% of the time made up of relatively normal tabbed C or AA cell Nicads or NIMH, arranged in whatever manner is needed to give them the proper voltage and fit inside the case of the battery pack. Any Batteries Plus should be able to replace the individual cells in your pack. If you're handy with a soldering iron you can buy the batteries and do it yourself.