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Makita BL1830-2 18-Volt 3.0 AH Battery, 2-Pack

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  • Charging at any time will have no effect on the battery
  • More power, less weight, and a better fit
  • Sixteen firm holding contact terminals reduce the risk of power loss/fluctuation
  • Built-in shock-absorber and memory chip
  • One-year limited warranty
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Product Information

Style Name: 2 Pack
Technical Details
Part Number BL18302
Item Weight1.3 pounds
Product Dimensions6.5 x 3 x 9.8 inches
OriginMade in USA or Imported
Item model numberBL1830-2
Batteries:2 Lithium ion batteries required.
Sizefull size
ColorBLACK
Style2 Pack
Voltage18.00
Item Package Quantity1
Battery Cell TypeLithium Ion
Warranty DescriptionYes
  
Additional Information
ASINB000EDRT70
Best Sellers Rank #776 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 2, 2004
  
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Style: 2 Pack

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The Makita LXT 18-Volt 3-Ah Lithium-Ion Battery boasts more power, less weight, and a better fit. The optimum charging system produces 280 percent the total lifetime of standard batteries, with twice the number of cycles. With a five times lower self-discharge, this lithium-ion battery is ready for use, even after long periods of storage. Built-in features include shock-absorbing to protect the battery and a memory chip that communicates with the charger to maximize battery life using three active controls: current, voltage and thermal. Sixteen firm holding contact terminals reduce the risk of power loss/fluctuation in high-vibration work environments. This battery comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

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Bulb Voltage
18.00

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

So they each lasted about one year each.
RJ
Makita products are some of the best tools you can buy.
Mark S. Pomerinke
This battery lasts a long time and charges fast.
Michael Stewart

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

214 of 229 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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196 of 211 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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108 of 114 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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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By md on December 12, 2012
Style Name: 1 Pack
Cross-posting from the two-pack SKU... with an update as of 12/12/12.

My two battery packs, although 3 years old, have probably been charged less than 75 times and that's probably an overestimation. I'm just a homeowner and they sit in the basement, sometimes on the charger, sometimes not.

They have just both failed in the span of a month and the charger refuses to try to charge them.

Makita Service center says that there is no systemic issue with the battery pack design and all of us complainers have either abused them or simply worn them out.

I just purchased two more packs before I read of these issues, but will never purchase again.

UPDATE 12/3/12
I put both old battery packs on a laboratory power supply set to constant current with a maximum voltage of 17.5v. I started charging the battery packs at ~50ma and gradually turned it up to 400ma. A couple hours later the power supply stopped pumping current when the battery pack voltage reached 17.5v.
Removed the batteries from the power supply and let them sit for a bit - open circuit voltage stayed above 17v.
Tried the battery packs on the Makita charger again - Still locked out as before, refuses to recognize as a good battery pack.
Used the battery packs all afternoon in the basement - there is nothing wrong with the cells. This is a Makita design issue as other users have pointed out.

UPDATE 12/12/12
Continuing to use the "bad" battery packs after manually charging them via a laboratory power supply. They work (almost)as new. They still will not charge in the Makita charger - registers as a bad cell. Open circuit voltage is still 17.x volts, obviously not a bad cell, but bad design flaw in the electronics.
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