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How to charge a cordless screwdriver battery

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integral and detachable cordless screwdrivers How you charge a cordless screwdriver battery will depend on whether it’s integral or detachable. It may also vary between different brands.

Integral batteries

Cordless screwdriver with charger

Cable

Cordless screwdrivers with integral batteries can be charged using a cable.

One end attaches to the tool, the other plugs into a mains socket, much like a phone charger.

Cordless screwdriver with stand alone charger

Charger

Some integral batteries can also be charged using a stand alone charger.

The charger connects to the mains supply and  transfers electrical current to the tool’s battery through the handle.

Cordless screwdriver battery If a charger is not included when you purchase the tool, or if you ever have to buy a new one, make sure you choose the correct charger for your battery.

The charger will be labelled with the material and voltage of battery it can charge.

Cordless screwdriver on charge Please note: Because the battery cannot be removed from the tool, a cordless screwdriver with an integral battery cannot be used while the battery is charging.

Detachable batteries

Battery charger

Charger

A cordless screwdriver with a detachable battery requires a charger, which connects to a mains supply in order to charge the tool.

Chargers come in many different shapes and sizes.

Cordless screwdriver battery If a charger is not included when you purchase the tool, or if you ever have to buy a new one, make sure you choose the correct charger for your battery.

The charger will be labelled with the material and voltage of battery it can charge.

Cordless screwdriver with detachable battery and spare battery on charge Please note: While the battery is charging you will not be able to use your cordless screwdriver, unless you purchase a spare battery to use in the tool while the first is charging.

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