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Offline Staniam

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Converting Corded to Cordless
« on: March 29, 2016, 01:46 AM »
Hey guys,
     Simple question, has anyone done themselves, seen or heard of a way to power a corded tool with batteries? As in, does anyone know of a way to take one or two 18v tool batteries, attach a power outlet and plug in a corded tool?

     It would be awesome to be able to make some sort of adapter to be able to put 18v batteries on and then plug a corded tool into said adapter. An Instagram guy I follow had a Makita X2 adapter that he's trying to rig to a 10" Bosch kiter saw and it got my mind thinking. The Bosch saw was already cordless but it would be super cool option to be able to plug a corded tool into one or two batteries.

     I'm not sure which section to put this thread and hopefully this isn't too crazy a thought...
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Offline Svar

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 01:55 AM »
You can do it with inverter, but bulk and cost will negate any benefit.

Offline Staniam

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 01:57 AM »
This is essentially what I mean but instead of a USB plug a 120v outlet...
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Offline Staniam

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 02:00 AM »
You can do it with inverter, but bulk and cost will negate any benefit.

Do you know of any mobile power sources in a reasonable size that could power a corded tool?
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Offline Staniam

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 02:14 AM »
Yeah I thought about an inverter like that.
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Offline Holmz

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 02:25 AM »
That would be a bit of a wank.
Having a battery tool, which had a cord to the wall with a DC converter makes more sense.

If you ad a generate, into an UPS, then you power the tool from the UPS.
Most UPS will not power up unless started out on power, and mine beeps every few seconds.

There are car-style inverters, and boats and RVs.
One of those with a massive battery would work...

Offline Staniam

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 02:35 AM »
Very true. I guess it just isn't as easy as it sounds. It'd be cool to build something into a systainer or lboxx that is a mobile power source enough to run a circular saw or jigsaw or something. Any corded tool for that matter. Just charge it up over night and have it ready for the next day.
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2016, 02:40 AM »

Offline Holmz

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2016, 02:41 AM »
I just about busta knut moving a large boat or RV battery around.

I think it would be easier to just have a few more tool batteries.

Some car charger for charging the tools makes sense. In that case a small inverter would be ideal and they are pretty reasonable... and then plug the FT charger into that.

Offline Bohdan

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2016, 02:45 AM »
Somebody on the FOG already posted a link to a small generator like unit that ran on internal Lithium batteries but I can't find it.

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2016, 02:52 AM »
I just about busta knut moving a large boat or RV battery around.


I haven't laughed out loud like this in a long time. I thought I saw a thread where someone made a portable power supply in a systainer too.

Man, that was funny.
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Offline Kev

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2016, 03:21 AM »
I think we have a couple more battery storage density milestones to break before we can get too excited on this sort of topic.


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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2016, 03:30 AM »
I think we have a couple more battery storage density milestones to break before we can get too excited on this sort of topic.

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2016, 03:32 AM »
@Kev @Staniam  I am just trying to end the day with the eggs remaining the basket.

Offline Kev

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2016, 04:18 AM »
I think we have a couple more battery storage density milestones to break before we can get too excited on this sort of topic.

I don't follow  [sad]

Wearing a "mains outlet" on you hip would be uber cool - but we're not there yet with the necessary battery technology to make it practical or commercially viable.

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Re: Converting Corded to Cordless
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2016, 11:21 AM »
Honda 2000i or 1000i generator has done everything of this sort I have needed.  A little noise involved, but they got the job done.