Interesting Battery Insides – V28, Litheon and LXT

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  1. Anonymous says:

    nice blog, one day i need to make an account,

    anywho, a few comments. i was at a makita product knowledge session a while back and they were saying there smart charger for li-ion has the ability to charge each cell up to its maximum capability regardless of damage levels. so if one cell has 80% life left in it, the charger will charge it up to its full capacity, and it will continue to charge the rest of the healthy cells up to 100% capability.
    apparantly the makita charger is very ‘smart’.

    on another topic, do you have any idea what the dewalt Ah is supposed to be for their li-ion? and what are the Ah for the bosch 10.8? i cant seem to find the info fo that either.

    and a completely different topic. whats the deal with dewalt change from torque ratings (ft/lbs) to unit watts out (UWO) on there tools? what good is that if you cant compare with anyone else? (as if i trust the dewalt ratings anyway)

  2. Anonymous says:

    its me again, same guy from above. not sure where else to post this as i dont know where the ‘new thread’ option is.

    but today we tried out the makita li-ion angle grinder. and i must say that thing is hellagood. we tried cutting, grinding and a surface prep disc. all work very well, it easily surpassed what we expected to get out of a cordless grinder. that thing cut through steel no problem, ground down welds as well as a corded version. we were very impressed.

    i see on the makita canada website that they now have a Li-Ion SDS hammer drill. i cant wait to get my hands on that.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Its funny that some one would ask what the Dewalt Ah is. As a former Makita Rep. and a tool lover I know that Dewalts Ah on there 36v is only at 2.0 which is the worst out on the market. Also it has been said that Dewalt will come out with a 18v Li-ion soon. They made the mistake of thinking the American worker would give up way to much waight for slightly more power. As for there new rating units (UWO) according to Dewalt it is supposted to be a true test of power that mesures ture out put power. Unlike foot pounds that only mesure the chuck of a speeding drill than stoping it abruptly that is torque. I think Dewalt is just fooling them self I can tell you that their can type motor is not much more than Miwalkiees 600 in/lb, Good question.
    As for up comming tools for Makita I am sure you saw the portaband, vibrator, but if you look at the Japan website there is a SDS hammer that will be coming and a brad nailer plus a new type of impact not seen before, one is a silent version that cuts desibles to almost nothing and the other can shift from drill to impact and hammer drill very exiting.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know who makes the batteries for the Makita, Mobiletron and Bosch?


  5. Anonymous says:

    Sony makes the makita LXT batteries

  6. Anonymous says:

    so the new makita will be similar to the high dollar panasonic that is available in asia?

  7. Brian Mark says:

    I’m afraid I’m not familiar with the Panasonic you’re referencing. Got a link?

  8. Anonymous says:

    I like Dewalts UWO rating – its a lot closer to horse power than the misleading in-lbs rating. Manufacturers should report the power of their tools in horse power because it would take into account the total system and not just its components.

    inch-pounds is the torque measured when the drill is at zero rotation (a lot of good that does eh). For example, the Ridgid X2 has a low torque rating but well outperforms Milwaukees loktor drill which has a much higher torque rating. This is because the Ridgid has a higher UWO or horse power rating. The guys who have been around can tell you more about the horse power rating as a true measure of the power of a tool.

    Further, Ah is only half the measure of a battery. All it represents is the power a battery will accept when it is being charged. It says nothing of the discharge rate (the rate of energy it can supply per unit time). The real measure of a battery is its watt-hours. As an example, a battery with 2 Ah can outperform one with a 3 Ah rating because it can potentially supply a higher current per unit time than the 3 Ah one, thus allowing your tool to reach its potential. This will lead to the job getting completed faster.

    Sorry if this sounds confusing but you can research this yourself. I wish tool manufacturers would stop putting up the smoke screens of inch-pounds and Ah, and list the real measure f power of their tools!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Was the 2.0 Ah Bosch pack their standard or “slim” pack?

  10. Brian Mark says:

    That was the standard battery. I haven’t had anyone talk to me about the slim.