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Old 01-25-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
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dewalt 18V versus 36V pack, are both a123 cells?

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Have a chance to grab the 18V pack, just wondering if they are a123's like the 36V one is. I see that the site has raised the 36V price from $92 to $133..........

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Old 01-26-2008, 07:27 AM   #2
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I dont believe the 18V packs are A123 cell. To be sure we would need to know what pack you are looking at
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The only cells with the same chemistry (that I know of) as the A123's are the Black and Decker VPX cells - available at HD etc. The A123's are 2300mAH whereas the VPX cells are 1100mAH.

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I believe the Dewalts are the Emoli cells. 3.6 volts per cell as opposed to 3.2 for the A123s. I'm using the Makita batts which are the same chemistry as the Emolis only smaller 1500 ah per cell to the dewalt2400 per cell I believe. They work very well and can be charged with the standard triton charger which has li-ion setting. Can be fast charged. Mine take about 1'2 hr. Don't need balance taps as they self balance. Check on the MFG. website to see whether it's 3.2 or 3.6 volts per cell.

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