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Makita's new charger don't balance batteries anymore?


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18V chargers have 7 extra connections to the yellow connector on the 18V batteries, besides the +/- connections.

But 40V XGT batteries have only 4 and i think all of them are for +/-.

40V batteries are also missing the yellow connector.

So that can mean only 2 things. Batteries are not balanced anymore, or that the balancing eletronics are part of the battery now,. which is unlikely..

Anyone knows more?

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  • 3 weeks later...

No, the XGT battery is using digital communication hence, no need for additional wiring. So yes, balancing is done in the battery in this case and I see no reason why it couldn't be.

TBH the same was done in the LXT were you could find information that there's a very advanced chip which has built in cell balancing support.

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