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    Portable charging stations for cordless equipment

    I did a job one time, and a construction worker there, had a silver (guessing aluminum) suite case that had about 10 power charging stations for 18V batters in it. He plugged one cord into the wall, and it powered all 10 stations at the same time.

    Been looking every where for something like that, but can't find one, so I am guessing it was home made or something.

    Anyone, have any ideas on how to do something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Kringle View Post
    A Power strip like that most use for their computer,printer,monitor,speakers
    Your kidding me right? I be darn, I use them all the time. I just didn't think that is what he had in his. All I saw was a silver brief case, and about 10 or 12 18v charger stations with batteries in it. He then took a power cord and plugged it into the wall.

    Now, all I got to do is find a decent looking brief case or something similar lol

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    Maybe he took the charger cords and soldered them together (positives together and negatives together) to run off one line. They would draw only what they needed for voltage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic688 View Post
    Maybe he took the charger cords and soldered them together (positives together and negatives together) to run off one line. They would draw only what they needed for voltage.

    Knowing my luck, if I tried that idea, I would kill them all, and make them blow up! lol

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    Knowing my luck, if I tried that idea, I would kill them all, and make them blow up! lol
    If you don't know soldering then just get the hot wires (12V +) and strip the ends and use a plastic wire nut (probably a red one) and screw it on the wire till it gets tight then do the same for the negative side.

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    ive seen jobsite chargers at home depot

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    I use Makita Lithium-Ion cordless tools with 3.0 AH batteries. They last a long time and will usually charge in about 30 min. With 2 batteries on tools and one on the charger you'd be hard pressed to be without battery power through out the coarse of the day. You may want to consider investing in new tools with Lithium power before spending money building a battery charger.
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