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  1. First Post: Hi everyone, I've recently moved to the US from the UK and have brought my Dewalt tools with me. I'm having real difficultly deciphering how I'm going to be able to charge my batteries now that I'm here. I've had a lot of conflicting advice from several people so thought I'd turn to the real experts. I've attached two images of my current batteries and charger. The options I've been suggested so far are: 1) Just use a USA to UK adapter with my current setup, it might charge slower but it'll still work. (My concerns with this is that the charger states it wants a 230V input which it isn't going to get so might not work) 2) Buy a DEWALT DCB112 charger (photograph attached). Charger states it charges '12v/20v' which to my UK brain says it will charge either 12v OR 20V and not my 18V batteries. I've also read that the US 20V batteries are essentially the same as the 18V batteries, can someone shed some light on this for me please? 3) Buy some USA 20V batteries and they'll work fine in my 18V UK tools. (Seems a very expensive solution to me!) 4) Find a Dewalt charger with a US plug that charges 18V batteries however I don't think such a thing exists! (Unless it is the DCB112?!?) Naturally option 1 is the cheapest and I'm not too concerned by an increased charge time as I can rotate batteries easily but don't want to risk damage to the batteries (both short and long term). Any help appreciated! Thanks, Will
  2. Hi, I have been given an old Ryobi SDS-Max rotary hammer drill, ED-450E (for UK/Europe). The plug is missing & label is damaged & i need to know whether it is 220-240v/50hz or 110v/50hz (yellow plug for construction sites, its definitely NOT 120v/60hz for the US. From the Parts Lists & diagrams I've found there seems to be no distinction between the 110v & 240v models & the brochure dosen't list the voltages. I asked Ryobi Technical if the ED-450E is a dual voltage drill & therefore all spare parts are the compatible (except the plug & label); and if not, how can I tell which model & also which parts to order? The response was from Ryobi Technical was "...the wire in the power cord of a 110v machine tend to be thicker then that of a 240v. The only way it can be confirmed is by being inspected by a power tool repair shop. Parts for this machine can be bought from..." ...no use at all......Can u help at all? Many thanks
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