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Offline Joemac

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Battery charger problem
« on: June 04, 2020, 12:53 PM »
I have a Festool drill that uses a Li-Ion  10.8v battery. I have had it for years but it has only been used sporadically. Well today I went to use it and after a while the battery wore down. I replaced the battery TRC 3 charger and noticed the light was a solid yellow. It should be green when a battery has been placed into it. I checked both batteries and with either one in it, it just stayed yellow.
This causes me to think my charger is kaput.  I tried to look for a replacement and the only thing I could find was a dealer in Australia.  There were several on E-Bay, at over $110. I am uncomfortable buying there.

Does anyone know of a replacement Festool charger for Li-Ion 10.8v???

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Offline Mark Katz

  • Posts: 76
Re: Battery charger problem
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 01:16 PM »
Apparently Festool still sells a charger for CXS and TXS 10.8 volt batteries for $58. Battery Charger MXC Item number 497497.

I don't have any experience with it or the CXS/TXS but this seems like it will do the trick for a lot less than a $110 Ebay gamble.

https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/497497---mxc-usa#Overview




Offline Birdhunter

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  • Woodworker, Sportsman, Retired
Re: Battery charger problem
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 03:06 PM »
The first Festool drill I bought many years ago was a CSX. I still use it a lot. Two years ago, the charger died. I replaced the charger and bought two of the new batteries. The new batteries fit the old drill. They don’t have the vertical piece that fits up inside the handle. I think the new batteries have a longer run time. The only negative is that the batteries are wider than the old ones and don’t fit inside the Systainer mounted on the drill.
Birdhunter

Offline Doug S

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Re: Battery charger problem
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 04:51 PM »
The OP talks about charging the battery on a TRC 3 charger so I presume he has a C12 or T12 drill, not a CSX or TSX. I think the TCL 6 is the modern equivalent of the TRC 3 charger but someone who knows more then me will probably confirm that.