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Offline Chris Cianci

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TID 18 work w my5.2 batteries?
« on: June 05, 2020, 04:31 PM »
Hi will the new TID 18 work w my 5.2 batteries for my C18?

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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: TID 18 work w my5.2 batteries?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 04:38 PM »
Yes.

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Offline Shane Holland

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Re: TID 18 work w my5.2 batteries?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 10:45 PM »
Double confirmed, yes.
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Offline mrB

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Re: TID 18 work w my5.2 batteries?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 05:49 AM »
Any 18v Festool battery will work with the TID 18.

And if festool are still doing it like they used to, the TID 18 will work with any Festool 'slider' style battery. So any Li-Ion or NiCad battery from 12v - 15v - 18v. . . That's backwards compatibility baby!!

Maybe @Shane Holland is able to confirm that the TID 18 is sticking to this backwards compatibility pattern of Festool's?
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Re: TID 18 work w my5.2 batteries?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2020, 09:12 PM »
Maybe @Shane Holland is able to confirm that the TID 18 is sticking to this backwards compatibility pattern of Festool's?

@mrB I suspect all flat pack batteries NiCD, NiMH, LiIon, 12V, 15V, 18V would work with the TID 18 but I don't have any documentation to back up that assumption. @DerickC @Festool USA could probably help verify.

Any 18v Festool battery will work with the TID 18.

Well, not exactly. The 18V ERGO batteries made for the Festool cordless sanders will not work with other tools, including the TID 18.
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Re: TID 18 work w my5.2 batteries?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 10:47 AM »
The lithium-ion batteries will still be compatible with the TID 18. The Ni-Cad batteries will not fit and are not compatible.

Here's a quick video walking through this: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBLYSeppL9O/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Offline mrB

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Re: TID 18 work w my5.2 batteries?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2020, 01:45 PM »
Oh no, but I guess the 15/20 years backwards compatibility had to end some time. . Can't exactly call it an issue as there really can't be much Ni-Cad stuff left out there these days. .

. . expecting flurry of posts showing old C12s still in action to follow :)

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