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Offline fritter63

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Can a TCL 3 charge the BP 18??????
« on: November 16, 2022, 11:13 PM »
Getting ready to purchase a Vecturo, and I want to make sure that my existing TCL 3 charger can charge the BP 18 battery? Don't really care about the fast charging TCL 6 so planning to save money on the kit purchase.

Thanks.

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Offline squall_line

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Re: Can a TCL 3 charge the BP 18??????
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2022, 11:52 PM »
From listings:

'-replacement charger for cordless drills C 12, TDK 12, T 12+3, C 15, TDK 15.6, T 15+3, TI 15, T 18+3, BHC 18, PS(B)C 400/420, TSC 55, DRC 18/4, PDC 18/4, DWC 18-2500 and DWC 18-4500

-charger for NiCd, NiMH and li-ion battery packs'

The only thing it can't charge is the CXS/TXS packs, which is the same for all of the larger chargers.

Offline fritter63

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Re: Can a TCL 3 charge the BP 18??????
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2022, 12:04 AM »
Right, read the listings, still doesn't say "BP 18", but assuming that "18" means all 18s.


Why is it so hard to point this out explicitly? :)

Offline mrB

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Re: Can a TCL 3 charge the BP 18??????
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2022, 06:44 AM »
I still use the TCL 3 charger daily for all my latest gen 3.1ah, 4.0ah, 5.2ah batteries.

The newer faster chargers are great, but my T18 set still lives in a SYS1 with the TCL3 charger and therefore that's the charger with me most of the time.

I still laugh at how big the systainers the drills come in are these days. Such a big box to keep a drill in.
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

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Re: Can a TCL 3 charge the BP 18??????
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2022, 10:29 AM »
Thanks @mrB !

Offline squall_line

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Re: Can a TCL 3 charge the BP 18??????
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2022, 11:58 AM »
Right, read the listings, still doesn't say "BP 18", but assuming that "18" means all 18s.


Why is it so hard to point this out explicitly? :)

I'm sure they thought that they were covered by listing all of the 18V tools that came with the 18V Li-ion batteries.  The 12V and 15V battery names aren't explicitly listed, either, just the tools that use them as well as the battery chemistry supported (NiCd, NiMH, and Li-ion).