7 years ago... Milwaukee V28 packs. Worked really, really well. Tool pack batteries haven't been as cheap as that since as far as I know.blisspacket wrote:I can see the time when your bike carrier has three or four plug-in receptacles for a Makita or DeWalt or whomever lithium batteries.
Heya otherDoc! The "good old days" huh. I dislocated my shoulder in 2012 hitting a very deep patch of gravel and haven't ridden since, but I still have a sweet Nine Cont 2810 build that just needs a new battery (poor konions pretty dead now) and want to commute up the mountain again this summer (older/wiser/slower haha)! Researching triangle battery builds now. Want pre-made, ready to go batt. Over home built batts. Too much work. Probably just use cell_man triangle pack. Doesn't seem like much has changed in the last 3 years battery-wise.docnjoj wrote:I remember when you put that bike together to go up mountain trails.
Old post...but:Harold in CR wrote:What I have planned, is, take the top off Dewalt 18V batteries, and mod them to fit plastic house switch boxes, and place 2
sets of 1S 5P Konion packs in parallel inside those switch boxes. Then, plug into the charger and any dewalt power tool I need, especially drill motors. Could also make bike battery sets as shown above. I have a bunch of Konion cells.
Dewalt is now using pouch cells as a 20V battery, but, be warned. My son bought the set and one battery completely gets discharged while the other cuts off at an LVC designation. He contacted dewalt and they said to send it to them by their mail pickup, but, he needs to be careful it doesn't get crazy and cause a problem, being discharged so low.
I believe I saw a sale on those pouch batteries for 2-$100.00. Just need to watch home depot and similar for sales.