This charger was bought because I changed over to lion batteries. It is capable of nicad or lion. The unit senses what type the battery is. It charged the lion batteries in 20 minutes. The unit and batteries did not get hot. Really like this charger.
this battery charger only lasted 4 months with only occasional use
Charges both lithium-ion and NiCad batteries.
The charger works fine, but I don't think you should have to buy a new 19.2 volt charger because you switch to a 19.2 volt lithium - ion battery. I recommend the charger, but not the fact you have to buy a new one when you have 19.2 volt chargers because the new batteries will not fit in the old chargers.
I was in the market for this item and the only place I could get it was at sears for the price I got it for using my points that I had helped alot thanks to them.
I bought this to replace the first lithium charger that was used quite frequently, since all my lithium tools are Craftsman 19.2 volt cordless. Though it was not long-lived, it was almost constantly charging for my string trimmer, hedge trimmer, drills, circular saw, sabre saw and more. The only thing that needs to be changed is a way to break down the components when it no longer works to recycle properly.
I had 4 dead batteries when this charger came . Pulled it out of the box and plugged it in. The first battery was charged sooner than I expected . I charged every battery in less than a couple hours . Not sure how long ,they where done every time I looked. My old charger took for ever. glad I misplaced that one and had to buy another.
This is a replacement for one I had before that just died one day for no reason - I had it for about 2+ years so a little disappointed that I had to replace it. Hope this one lasts longer.
The charger that came with my drill died. This one works great so far. One feature I really like is the energy save mode in case you forget to take the battery off the charger right away. You can use this charger for more than one type of battery too.