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Offline GoingMyWay

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Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« on: May 04, 2021, 04:12 PM »
This is going to seem like a really dumb question, but can anyone please tell me or show me what orientation the 2 Charger plugs needs to go into so the systainer lid will close with everything inside?

I've tried putting the cable underneath the charger, but then the charger sits up too high so the back of the saw ends up resting on the charger.



I also tried putting the cable underneath where the batteries store, but they too sit up too so the saw won't sit all the way down.



I didn't pay attention to how it was packed when I pulled the chargers out for the first time this morning.
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Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 04:25 PM »
Wish I could help but I only got 1 SCA 8 with the TSC 55 I got a couple weeks ago.  I am wondering if it should have come with 2.  Especially since my dealer just happened to run across it in the back room somewhere.

Offline elfick

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 04:59 PM »
The cable is supposed to wrap around the narrow part of the charger body.

Offline Chainring

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 05:00 PM »
Same for me, only the one SCA 8 that came with the TSC 55 I received a few(?) weeks ago.

Which charger(s) did yours come with?

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 05:04 PM »
Wish I could help but I only got 1 SCA 8 with the TSC 55 I got a couple weeks ago.  I am wondering if it should have come with 2.  Especially since my dealer just happened to run across it in the back room somewhere.

Thanks Rick.  Do you have an empty slot where a second charger could fit?

The cable is supposed to wrap around the narrow part of the charger body.

Both chargers somehow fit with the cord rubber-banded up.

Same for me, only the one SCA 8 that came with the TSC 55 I received a few(?) weeks ago.

Which charger(s) did yours come with?

I bought my TSC55 from the Recon site, but it came with 2 SCA 8 chargers and non-Bluetooth batteries.
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Offline squall_line

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 06:23 PM »
I bought my TSC55 from the Recon site, but it came with 2 SCA 8 chargers and non-Bluetooth batteries.

Somewhere out there a Recon customer is calling or e-mailing Festool asking why they didn't get a charger with their TSC... ;)

Recon listings are kinda interesting that way.  I saw the T 18+3 posted recently with 5.2 Ah batteries, which seem like over-sized beasts compared to the 4.0 or the 3.1, especially on a drill.  I jumped on the 3.1 Ah set when it posted because I wanted the smaller, lighter batteries for my drills.

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 07:27 PM »
Hmm.  Maybe I did get an extra charger??

I ordered the "TSC 55 REB-Plus/XL-SCA imperial" from festoolrecon.com, but it's unclear now what exactly that kit is supposed to include since my order confirmation didn't include a specific SKU nor can I pull up the product listing on festoolrecon.com.

I searched my emails and found this Festool Recon email from January 14, 2020, which seems to be for the same product that I ordered:


When I click on the "Buy Now!" link I see this price:


That price matches the price in my order confirmation:


In this case, I guess I should consider myself lucky and just keep 1 charger outside of the systainer - problem solved.  Though, I'm still curious what magic Festool used to get both chargers to fit inside the systainer.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2021, 07:54 PM »
I bought my TSC55 a few years ago but it same with two SCA8 chargers. The cord gets wrapped around the charger as was said previously. They both fit just fine. I will snap a pic next time I am in the shop if you want.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 11:19 AM »
A picture would be great.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 11:52 AM »
Hmm.  Maybe I did get an extra charger??

In this case, I guess I should consider myself lucky and just keep 1 charger outside of the systainer - problem solved.   [thumbs up]

My shop is in the basement of the house but I keep a Milwaukee M18/12, a Festool MXC and TCL 6 charger in the garage.

Offline mino

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2021, 12:42 PM »
The "XL" means it ships with two charges. The page description was incorrect.
see here for example:
https://www.festool.de/produkte/saegen/tauchsaegen/576714---tsc-55-kebi-plusxl-sca

You are supposed to wrap the cable around the "top" part of the charger. If you look at the initial picture - you can see the chargers have the cables wrapped around actually.

That way the cable will not protrude in any direction. There are "hooks" in the charger body to hold the wrapped cable end even.
If it was recon it is possible the cable was not put back the "proper" way - on new shipped one it is wrapped.
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Offline squall_line

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2021, 01:12 PM »
I totally missed the "XL" part in the listing.

I'm not sure the XL was sold for very long in the US, I forgot all about it.

I'd imagine the theory was to be able to charge both batteries at the same time so you don't have to run in turtle mode and rather than try to come up with a double charger.

Offline Jeff Zanin

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2021, 06:38 PM »
Like so:



Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Fitting Both TSC55 Chargers into Systainer
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2021, 03:47 PM »
Thanks for the replies and the pictures!
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