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Craftsman V20 Power Tools Battery Conversion Guide

Looking for a Craftsman V20 battery adapter to use other brands' battery packs on your Craftsman V20 power tools? You came to the right place. This page provides recommendation of battery adapters and various methods for you to do just that.

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DeWALT 20V MAX Battery Pack

It has been reported that the DeWALT XR 20V batteries does not have built-in over discharge protection. Therefore, if you choose to use the DeWALT batteries with an adapter, be sure that the Craftsman V20 power tool has over discharge protection built-in or make sure you don't over drain the battery.

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Milwaukee M18 RedLithium Battery Pack

It has been reported that the Milwaukee M18 batteries does not have built-in over discharge protection. Therefore, if you choose to use the Milwaukee M18 batteries with an adapter, be sure that the Craftsman V20 power tool has over discharge protection built-in or make sure you don't over drain the battery.

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Ridgid 18V Battery Pack

The adapter above is a do-it-yourself adapter, so you will need to provide the circuitry to make it work. Luckily, you don't have to provide the over-discharge protection circuitry, because it has been reported that the Ridgid 18V batteries do have built-in over discharge protection. Therefore, it should be safe to use Ridgid 18V batteries with an adapter on Craftsman V20 power tools. But you might consider disassembly your Ridgid 18V battery to ensure that there is an over discharge protection circuit.

Also, you'll need to make the Craftsman V20 power tool "recognize" the battery with a resistor in the adapter. Be sure to check out the "Craftsman V20 Power Tools Battery Interface" article link at the top of this page.

If you don't want to build your own adapter, there are two possible combinations you can use instead. See the two combinations below.

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Combination 1: DeWALT

You can use the following two adapters, when combined, makes the desired adapter:

  1. DeWALT 20V MAX Battery Pack to Craftsman V20 Power Tool Adapter - Amazon User Reviews
  2. Ridgid 18V Battery Pack to DeWALT 20V MAX Power Tool Adapter - Amazon User Reviews

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Combination 2: Milwaukee

You can use the following two adapters, when combined, makes the desired adapter:

  1. Milwaukee M18 RedLithium Battery Pack to Craftsman V20 Power Tool Adapter - Amazon User Reviews
  2. Ridgid 18V Battery Pack to Milwaukee M18 RedLithium Power Tool Adapter - Amazon User Reviews

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Ryobi ONE+ 18V Battery Pack

The adapter above is a do-it-yourself adapter, so you will need to provide the circuitry to make it work. Luckily, you don't have to provide the over-discharge protection circuitry, because it has been reported (here and here) that the Ryobi ONE+ batteries do have built-in over discharge protection. Therefore, it should be safe to use Ryobi ONE+ batteries with an adapter on Craftsman V20 power tools. But you might consider disassembly your Ryobi ONE+ battery to ensure that there is an over discharge protection circuit.

Also, you'll need to make the Craftsman V20 power tool "recognize" the battery with a resistor in the adapter. Be sure to check out the "Craftsman V20 Power Tools Battery Interface" article link at the top of this page.

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