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Author Topic: 12V (CXS) battery usable within 18V (BHC 18) machines?  (Read 934 times)

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Offline omega1848

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Hi there,
sorry for this one:
But is it possible to use any of the 12V batteries (for example from my CXS) with the drill hammer BHC 18 from the 18V series?
Will they fit "technically" with their form and measures/ click system?
Of course I am aware that the power would be limited and that you might not be able to drill a large amount of holes compared to a 18V battery. But if for any reason (traveling light/ forgot the original 18V battery, etc.), will it work?
Thanks so much in advance!

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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: 12V (CXS) battery usable within 18V (BHC 18) machines?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 02:29 PM »
Nope. Completely different interface/ connector plate.

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Offline omega1848

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Re: 12V (CXS) battery usable within 18V (BHC 18) machines?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 05:47 PM »
Thanks!
Because in one of the reviews of the BHC the reviewer stated the ‚backward‘ compatibility to the other battery types, so I assume he meant the 15 (14,4V) battery packs.

Offline Knight Woodworks

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Re: 12V (CXS) battery usable within 18V (BHC 18) machines?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 08:25 PM »
Festool produced 12v & 15v drills. They have been discontinued. The batteries will work in many of the current 18v tools such as the BHC.

John 

Offline omega1848

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Re: 12V (CXS) battery usable within 18V (BHC 18) machines?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 03:00 AM »
Ah I see! Thanks for the clarification and to all for the support!