DeWALT 20-Volt MAX Power Tools Battery Conversion Guide
Looking for a DeWALT 20V MAX battery adapter to use other brands' battery packs on your DeWALT 20V MAX power tools? You came to the right place. This page provides recommendation of battery adapters and various methods for you to do just that.
It has been reported that DeWALT 20V MAX power tools have built-in over-discharge circuit in the tool. So you can practically use any other brands' 18V/20V Lithium Ion battery packs without having to worry about killing the battery packs.
Note than when you are done using the tool/battery, you should never leave any battery adapter on the battery pack. There could be circuitry in the battery adapter that could drain the battery pack. You may consider disassembly any battery adapter you own to ensure you know the circuitry inside.
Bosch 18V Lithium Ion Battery Pack
Milwaukee M18 RedLithium Battery Pack
Ridgid 18V Battery Pack
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 DeWALT 20V MAX power tools. But you might consider disassembly your Ridgid 18V battery to ensure that there is an over discharge protection circuit.
The DIY adapter above is a do-it-yourself adapter, so you will need to provide the circuitry to make it work. You'll need to make the DeWALT 20V MAX power tool "recognize" the battery with resistors in the adapter. Be sure to check out the "DeWALT 20V MAX Power Tools Battery Interface" article link at the top of this page.
Ryobi ONE+ 18V Battery Pack
We have not found a direct Ryobi ONE+ 18V battery pack to DeWALT 20V MAX power tool adapter. But luckily for you, we have found two adapters, when combined together makes the desired adapter:
The second adapter 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 WORX 20V MAX Power Share power tools. But you might consider disassembly your Ryobi ONE+ battery to ensure that there is an over discharge protection circuit.
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