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I have an 18V cordless drill/driver. When I tried to recharged the battery, the battery stayed dead. The red light was on while recharging. The charger stand has red and green LED indicators but only the red lit up. The charging time was 5 hrs. as indicated on the manual. The drill is made by Hoteche. Charger : Model FYB024 Input: 110V AC/ 60HZ Output: 24V DC 300mA I suspect the charger is a dud . Thank you for your help.

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  • mannymandy May 31, 2011

    The cordless drill /driver is made by Hoteche not Black & Decker. The battery is brand new.
    The battery was fully charged when I got it. When it died, I recharged the battery with the charger that it came with. The Spec on the charger is as follows:
    Input 110V / 60HZ
    Output 24V DC 300mA
    Thank you.



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Don't always blame it on the charger. Batteries have a life span. How often you charge them and if you allow them to go dead has a say on their life span. Check the output on your charger before you trash it. I suggest getting a new battery. You can never have too many batteries.

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You have a bad battery. Replace it.

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    I repair chargers all the time for resale on eBay. Basically if you have a red light on the charger, there is a good chance it is working. Usually a failed charger will have no lights.



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Chargers will out last batteries by a long time.You will need to get a new battery. Black & Decker is a cheap household brand and does not hold up for long periods of time. I have better brands and buy several new batteries every year.

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  • Jeff Harris May 31, 2011

    it's still possible to have gotten a bad battery.If you have any more batteries that you can put in the charger , try that. If not, do tou know anybody that has the same brand and voltage. Try it on theirs. In over 20 years I have only had one charger go bad ,but dozens of batteries go bad. They are part of my daily life ,since most places I go to don't have power and use all sorts of battery tools.I've got drills,hammer drills,impact wrenches,several different kinds of saws,grinders,sanders $ flashlights.


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