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anthonybragg

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I have a Boch GBH 24v 3Ah hammer drill that I considered a good bit of kit sadly the batteries have died but I still want to use it the batteries were the old NiMH new batteries are now Lithium ones. Bosch doesn't supply the batteries now however there are unbranded ones on eBay but am dubious of buying and will they last? Any recommendations would be appreciated ie. is there any online suppliers.
 

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I think you can buy the seperate cells and replace them , the battery is basically full of rechargable C type batteries, I took two of mine apart tested the cells individually, and used the best ones to make one good batteries, it was tricky though and you need a good soldering iron , trouble is I hardly use the drill and now that battery does not last long either. :(
 
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anthonybragg

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Just looked at County Battery think that they may do replacement cells to go in the battery housing. Maybe I need to take the old one apart to see.
 

kropaske

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I can see that. Is there an online supplier that you have used and recommend. I would rather get from a company that is traceable.
Never need one yet so cant recommend any, but seems like bosch does sell originals but take deep breath before look at the price...

Bosch GBH-24 V 24V Battery - https://www.4bosch.co.uk/cordless-drill/gbh-24-v/24v-battery/product.pl?pid=2196235&path=651934&model_ref=2501842

Actually ive just duoble check that and its for cordless drill not the hammer drill
 
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Flanders

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Just looked at County Battery think that they may do replacement cells to go in the battery housing. Maybe I need to take the old one apart to see.
Just me careful when you take them apart the cells are crammed in tight as i say it was not easy to replace tham .
 
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anthonybragg

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I think most of the cost of getting it done with them will count for their labour not so much of the cost of the battery. Maybe they can sell me the battery cells made up and it will be a case of swopping over
 

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I know dewalt do an adaptor so as lithium fit the old ni-cad stuff Anthony....bit of a google I’m sure Bosch do as well :)
 

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I have a GBH 24V Bosch drill with the LEDs on the batteries.
Out of three, only one battery works correctly, one battery appears to take a charge, but the LEDs say not, and the last just doesn’t take a charge.

I have considered replacing the cells, but what about the battery where the LEDs appear knackered?
I have also considered replacing the batteries, but even the un-branded batteries are expensive, and Nicad batteries don’t last if they’re not used.

In the end I just purchased an 18V Makita Lithium SDS drill body, as I have a number of Makita tools and spare batteries.
 

kropaske

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I think most of the cost of getting it done with them will count for their labour not so much of the cost of the battery. Maybe they can sell me the battery cells made up and it will be a case of swopping over
Did you check your battery pack, is it easy to get to cells?
I would still buy replacement battery - less hassle i guess...
 

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I had an older Dewalt drill with dodgy batteries. Had already spent wasted money on an unbranded ebay battery. Didn't want to buy new as it is a good drill, and I hate throwing away anything that still works.

My solution was to buy second hand from a joiner who was upgrading his kit to the very newest and very best.
Got a load of newish Lithium batteries and a collection of other tools that took the same battery. Some things had hardly been used.
 
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anthonybragg

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had an older Dewalt drill with dodgy batteries. Had already spent wasted money on an unbranded ebay battery. Didn't want to buy new as it is a good drill, and I hate throwing away anything that still works.
All our cordless is Makita and we have an 18v SDS as Spinlondon has posted but I don't think it has the poke as my old Bosch. I need to get the drill out of my mate's garage to get the full details and make a few enquiries.
Many thanks to all so far as I always value input from the coal face by you guys.
 

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The aftermarket batteries are perfectly ok and give a good service. The plastic that they are made of is sometimes a little more brittle so you don’t want to be throwing them about. Plenty of deals on eBay buy 2 for a certain price - it’ll bring your drill back to life and not cost the earth.
 

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All our cordless is Makita and we have an 18v SDS as Spinlondon has posted but I don't think it has the poke as my old Bosch. I need to get the drill out of my mate's garage to get the full details and make a few enquiries.
Many thanks to all so far as I always value input from the coal face by you guys.
Get this brushless one. It has serious amount of poke, far more than the 18v brushed one.
 

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I think there are some businesses that specialize in re-celling drill batteries. I was going to get an AEG one done.
Its recellyourbattery.com
 

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