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I saw a picture here once of someone's little charging station type thing. Basically, it was a way to carry multiple battery chargers (built into 1 unit) from the van to the job. The chargers were attached to it and all accessible. They were all wired to a single cord & plug.

I was thinking about doing this with some M12 chargers and maybe also add a couple 18V Dewalt chargers as well.

I was wondering if anyone else has done something like this?
 

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I had a setup similar to that a few years back when I had a variety of tool manufacturers and battery sizes. I had everything wired into my cart, radio, chargers, recip saw.....and all I had to do was plug my cart in everytime I got to another work area.

I use all 18Volt Makitas now so one charger usually keeps me going for the day.


Really good idea though
 

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It seems like that only charges 1 battery at a time, if so that wouldn't work for me.
Yes, but once all six are charged you shouldn't have a problem. Grab 2 charged one put on 2 dead ones, still 4 more charged ones left while the other 2 are charging, assuming you have 8 bateries. Its better than packing 6 single battery chargers
 

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My idea was more along the lines of bringing the mobile charging station into a job once or twice a week and getting all the batteries charged within the hour that I am there.

There's no reason to charge batteries 1 at a time.
 

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Couldn't you just take a sheet of plywood, secure the chargers to it, plug them into a strip, and then plug the strip into whatever?

I have all Bosch stuff, 12V and 18V, this is what I have set up. Nothing fancy about it though.
 
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Couldn't you just take a sheet of plywood, secure the chargers to it, plug them into a strip, and then plug the strip into whatever?

I have all Bosch stuff, 12V and 18V, this is what I have set up. Nothing fancy about it though.
Something like that might work. Maybe have the plywood stand straight up and attach chargers to both sides of it, and put a handle at the top.

Or I could just do it the old fashion way and keep all the chargers and batteries in a milk crate and carry that in :laughing:
 

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That is sweet looking, although it looks way more expensive than the batteries and chargers!:laughing::thumbsup:
 

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Dewalt made a double battery charger for the old 18v batteries. I used that until I swapped out to Milwaukee stuff.
I also have the Dewalt radio that charges batteries if its plugged in. Or runs off the battery if its unplugged. Pretty cool at the time.
Now I don't carry it much. Unless I'm working somewhere for an extended time.
 

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Dewalt made a double battery charger for the old 18v batteries. I used that until I swapped out to Milwaukee stuff.
I also have the Dewalt radio that charges batteries if its plugged in. Or runs off the battery if its unplugged. Pretty cool at the time.
Now I don't carry it much. Unless I'm working somewhere for an extended time.
Milwaukee is releasing a charging radio this spring. $250
 

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Working in Canada in the winter, I picked up a rolling cooler, and threw everyone's charger into the cooler with a trouble light. The light kept the batteries warm enough to charge, plus it was a good place to keep your drinks and lunch warm so it wouldn't freeze
 
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