- This charger is a 7.5 to 18-volt Universal Charger
- Designed to recharge battery models 330140, 329901, 330139, and 330067
- Recharge time of 40 to 90-minutes
- Can recharge other compatible 7.5-18-Volt batteries
- Comes with a 1-year limited warranty
- Can charge Li-Ion, Ni-Cad and NiMH Batteries
- 45 minute charge time
- Cooling fan to increase life
Hitachi UC18YRL 7.2 to-18-Volt Universal ChargerThe Hitachi UC18YRL Universal Battery Charger is designed to recharge the Hitachi EBM1830 HXP Battery. And for added flexibility and convenience, this charger can also recharge other compatible 7.2-18 volt, Lithium-Ion, NiCd and NiMH batteries. It is important to fully charge your battery before attempting to use it in your power tools. To use your UC18YRL charger properly, connect the charger power cord to the base and then insert the battery into the charger. Position the battery so that the nameplate faces toward the nameplate of the charger and press the battery into place until it comes into full contact with the bottom plate. Inserting the battery turns the charger on, and the pilot lamp should light up red. If the pilot lamp does not light up, pull out the power cord from the base and check the battery mounting condition. Once your battery is fully charged, the pilot lamp will slowly blink red and you’re battery will be ready to use. In general, the UC18YRL should charge your battery in 20-45 minutes depending on the type of battery (the Hitachi EBM1830 charges in 45 minutes). Although the variation is minor, ambient temperature above or below room temperature may effect recharging time.
Added flexibility and convenience allows this charger to recharge other compatible 7.2-18 volt Lithium Ion NiCd and NiMH batteries.
Universal charger charges 7.2 volt to 18 volt Hitachi Lithium-Ion batteries as well as NiCd and NiMH batteries of same voltage.
HXP batteries have a low power discharge while in storage.
Recharging New Batteries: What to Expect
The internal chemical substance of new batteries and batteries that have not been used for an extended period is not activated, thus the electric discharge might be low when using them the first or second time. This is a temporary phenomenon and is not cause for alarm. The normal time required for recharging will be restored by recharging the battery 2-3 times.
How to Make Your Battery Perform Longer
The best way to take full advantage of your charger, and maximize the life of your battery, is to follow two easy steps. First, remember to recharge your battery before it becomes completely exhausted. When you feel that the power of the tool becomes weaker, stop using the tool and recharge the battery. If you continue to use the tool and exhaust the electric current, the battery may be damaged and its life will become shorter. Secondly, you should always avoid recharging your batteries at high temperatures. A rechargeable battery will be hot immediately after use. If a battery is recharged while it’s still hot, its internal chemical substance will deteriorate, and the battery life will be shortened.
About Hitachi Power Tools
Hitachi Power Tools carries an extensive line of professional grade tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, concrete drilling and cutting, as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. During the 1980s Hitachi Power Tools built its reputation for quality on the success of its pneumatic framing nailer and sliding-compound miter saws. In 1995 Hitachi Power Tools was renamed Hitachi Koki USA to denote the addition of manufacturing to the United States
From headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and satellite offices in Chatsworth, CA, and Toronto, Ontario, Hitachi Koki USA supports nearly 2000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. The field sales force and service technicians constantly provide information to engineers to refine the product selection. Many tools in the line are designed and offered for use only in North America. With dozens of new models already in development, Hitachi Power Tools enters the 21st century with Hitachi Koki USA continuing to offer the highest level of professional power tools available.
What’s in the Box
Hitachi UC18YRL battery charger base and power cord.
List Price: $ 64.99
Price: $ 44.99