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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Other Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: Lbob131 on May 30, 2015, 12:44 PM

Title: Metabo Battery woes
Post by: Lbob131 on May 30, 2015, 12:44 PM
I  foolishly  let   one of  my  Metabo 18v Lithium Ion batteries  get some   water inside  in the form of rain.

It's  well dried now  but  seems dead.  The indicator  lights  will   light up  indicating full charge  though.
Just wondering  if anyone had anything similar happen?


Title: Re: Metabo Battery woes
Post by: DB10 on May 30, 2015, 07:13 PM
If it was me I would contact Metabo and see what they say, as down here all Metabo 18v batteries come with 3 year warranty, Not sure what the deal in Europe is.
Title: Re: Metabo Battery woes
Post by: DirtyOldMan on May 30, 2015, 09:50 PM
I had something similar happen to me with a makita Lion battery after getting wet.

Lion battery packs usually have electronics in them to monitor things like excessive rate of discharge and overheating to prevent them from exploding.

Unfortunately it sounds like the water damaged the electronics and its unlikely it will be economical to repair. The cells will be fine though and you could possibly hang on to them to use as replacements down the track. Not sure if its worth the trouble though.
Title: Re: Metabo Battery woes
Post by: GhostFist on May 30, 2015, 10:20 PM
Three year warranty in North America as well. Call your dealer
Title: Re: Metabo Battery woes
Post by: Lbob131 on May 31, 2015, 08:21 AM
Thanks.
I've tried it  in my metabo   LED   torch light  and  all seems   OK.

However  in  the   drill, the motor   runs for a few seconds  then   drops down  to a very low rpm.
Not quite right yet.