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Makita BL1830 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Battery

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  • Produces 280 percent more lifetime work with 2 times more cycles
  • Charging at any time will have no effect on the battery
  • Self-discharge keeps battery cells active and ready for use
  • Built-in memory chip memorizes the usage history and communicates with the charger
  • Built-in fan cools the battery to produce more lifetime work
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Makita BL1830 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Battery + Makita BUB182Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower - Bare-tool + Makita DC18RC 18V Lithium-Ion Rapid Optimum Charger
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Product Information

Style Name: 1 Pack
Technical Details
Part Number BL1830
Item Weight6.4 ounces
Product Dimensions12 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches
Item model numberBL1830
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Sizefull size
ColorBlack & White
Style1 Pack
Voltage18
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
Battery Cell TypeLithium Ion
Warranty Description1 year
  
Additional Information
ASINB000EDVTQM
Best Sellers Rank #13,701 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2003
  
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The Makita 18-volt LXT battery produces 280-percent more lifetime work with 2-times more cycles. Charging at any time will have no effect on the battery and a self-discharge keeps battery cells active and ready for use. It has a better fit and a longer run time (280 percent longer run times).

Important Information

Bulb Voltage
18

Customer Reviews

Don't waste your money, buy the real thing.
Ryan J. Newell Sr.
There is a known problem with design of Makita batteries.
KGB
Very pleased with the service and the product.
Tom

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

318 of 340 people found the following review helpful By Opti Mystic on October 21, 2011
Style Name: 2 Pack
I love these batteries and the tools they power. They deliver more energy than my other brand 18 volt tools. The Makita smart charger charges them in 20 minutes. Wow, great battery! I should be happy, right? Partly I am, but partly I'm not. I am concerned about the huge number of premature failures people are reporting here and in the single BL1830 battery reviews. There's a problem and Makita is ignoring it.

I did a lot of research on the net about this. My conclusion: this battery has design flaw that shuts down these batteries prematurely. It won't happen to everyone, but if the battery sits discharged for a long time, it's very likely to happen.

Background: Lithium batteries can burn or explode if abused. They need monitoring, for safety reasons. So like everyone, Makita put in a smart control board in the battery pack. The control board monitors charging voltage, current, battery temperature, number of charges, and remembers all that. Sounds good, right? But.. there is a design bug. The battery control board draws power only from the first cell of the 5 cells in the battery. If you leave it sitting for a while, the control board will discharge that first cell to zero, while the others remain charged. To the control board or possibly the charger, that looks like a shorted cell, which could overheat, and the control board remembers it. If you try to charge it 3 times with an apparently deep discharged cell, sudden death! The control board tells the charger that the battery is unsafe to charge, and prevents charging in the Makita charger -- permanently.

The key evidence is the apparent dead cell is usually that first cell, the one that powers the control board. Very likely the battery is still usable.
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240 of 258 people found the following review helpful By F64 on September 8, 2011
Style Name: 2 Pack
There is an intelligent circuit board inside the pack that needs to be powered, and it draws its power from the very cells it is monitoring.

The basic design flaw is that the circuit is wired to be powered by only one of the many cells in the pack. The board draws a constant although small current from that single cell. If the battery is not used for a few weeks then that cell will deep discharge causing a weak link in the bank of cells, the pack then fails in the charger.

Makita has programmed the circuitry so that if you try to charge the battery 3 times in this state, it will permanently disable it. Normal behavior is to think "why is it not charging, let me try again". If more than 1 year old, it is out of warranty.

Makita should step up, redesign the battery, and offer on their website to replace any batteries which have not been abused with the new design.

I would not buy any more Makita tools powered by this battery.
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120 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Eric O. on September 21, 2010
Style Name: 1 Pack
I have owned a set of Makita tools with the LXT batteries for a couple years now and I have noticed absolutely zero power loss or any other problems. I use them quite regularly whether building concrete forms, decks, remodels, etc. I can think of three things that may be happening to the batteries of those who have commented on bad performance or longevity; (1) Occasionally, batteries can be bad from the factory (I have yet to own a milwaukee tool with the new "V" or "M" series battery that holds up past a few months. I have both V28 and M12, and have had ALL packs replaced) (2) It is possible to have a bad charger which is damaging the batteries itself, or (3) Perhaps the users are taking them all the way to the point of stalling and complete discharge, and for that the batteries are truly not made to do. It is best that once you notice the battery pack is wearing down, to grab a fresh one and put the discharged on the charger to cool down and refresh. Also, if the batteries are being stored for most of their life, it is best to keep the charger plugged in and rotate batteries through it to keep everything active and refreshed. Lithium batteries have computer chips and sophisticated circuitry, allowing them to constantly be charged without damage. Ni-Cad on the other hand are not supposed to be charged over and over again because they typically have memory effects and lifetime charging limits. It is best to mostly, not completely, discharge a Ni-Cad before replacing back onto the charger. Because a consumer only has ultimate control of this last variable, it is a good idea to read the owners manual and find out what the manufacturer thinks is best operating practices.Read more ›
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228 of 250 people found the following review helpful By BadApple on January 8, 2012
Style Name: 1 Pack
These batteries have a design defect that will kill them prematurely and a 'feature' that will force you to buy another.
There is internal circuit to control charge and count how many times it has charged or failed charging. This circuit is powered off a couple cells only, so if you leave without use too long those cells will zero out while the remaining are fully charged. This will cause a fail charging, and while it could be recoverable (if not too deep discharged) the scheme of a 'smart battery' (should we call it a scam?) prevents it from charging on the 'smart charger' and you are out $100 for a new one.

It is another 'evil marketing' ploy where someone at Makita (formerly known for excellent products) convinced that they could make a lot more money selling a battery a year than one tool every ten.

After buying and disassembling a new battery (11/2011 vintage) it proves they were indeed in bad faith. he battery circuit is now redesigned, gets wired to all steps in the cell (perhaps just to alternate which one to draw power from, perhaps to further reject batteries - to be seen). Another suspicious move is that they added a white plastick 'seal' covering one of the screws (easily replaced with a white gift card portion punched on a paper puncher). Mechanical changes were also made inside the battery pack so the new cells and circuit will not fit inside the old one without cutting some plastic portions.

Yet to be seen is if the new model will also die prematurely or if they fired Dr. Evil Sales and good engineering triumphed. Stay tuned...
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