Replacement battery/charger for Campbell Hausfield

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  1. Jan 16, 2018 #1

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    I have a Campbell Hausfeld cordless tool set.

    The charger will not charge any of the batteries. The batteries look similar to other brands. Does anyone know who makes them and if I can use another brand's charger/battery?

    I cannot source a charge.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2018 #2

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    There's no model#, or voltage mentioned.
    I just Googled Campbell Hausfield battery's and lots of sites came up.
    I'd be surprised if another company's battery's would fit.
     
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    It's hard to tell from the photos available, because they do not show how the battery engages the tool.

    However, if there is one that matches, depth is important as well as you may have to secure it in the tool with DUCT tape, because of different clamping.
     
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    It could be.

    So, where do I get new batteries, and a charger?
     
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    Thrift stores often have old chargers. I just had an old 12v battery re built $50
     
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    I have been looking and can't find anything. That is why I am trying to figure out what other brands match.
     
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    Home desperado is a big Cambell/Hausefield retailer, so ask how to contact their wholesaler.
     
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    Tried Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Rona and Lowes. They all give me that perplexed look.
     
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    The outfit I took mine to shipped to Ontario for rebuild.
    You have a place in London. They might help you test your charger.
    http://www.chansbattery.ca/chans.html
     
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    I have family down there, so it would not be that bad of a trek.
     
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    The round trip took them about three weeks.
     
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    They visit me too. It would be easy enough for one of them to bring it there and I pick it up, or visa versa.
     
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    So, did you ask the contact information for the wholesaler at the special services desk?

    Another ave. is to contact their corporate office.
     
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    With the effort it may be easier and cheaper to just get a new set of tools. Alternatively you can open up the battery housing and see what sort of cells it uses (these things usually use multiple self contained and sealed battery units). These can usually be bought pretty cheaply on ebay so you can try rebuilding it yourself.
     
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    I have another set of tools.

    The bigger issue is the charger. It does not work.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2018 #18

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    Are you sure it's the charger? have you put a meter on it yet? What is the output recorded on the meter?
     
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    It puts out 0 volts. I might be wrong.... but I think that means it is dead.
     
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    Have you checked for a fuse?
     

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