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Makita 18V LXT Power Tools Battery Conversion Guide

Looking for a Makita 18V LXT battery adapter to use other brands' battery packs on your Makita 18V LXT 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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Black+Decker 20V MAX Battery Pack

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Bosch 18V Lithium Ion Battery Pack

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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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Metabo HPT 18V Battery Pack (Hitachi)

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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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Porter Cable 20V MAX Battery Pack

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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 Makita 18V LXT power tools. But you might consider disassembly your Ridgid 18V battery to ensure that there is an over discharge protection circuit.

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Ryobi ONE+ 18V Battery Pack

There is currently no direct battery converter for Ryobi ONE+ 18V battery Pack to Makita 18V LXT power tool. But if you have some electrical skills, you can build a combination that would do the trick. See the combinations below.

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Combination 1: Black+Decker 20V MAX

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

  1. Tecmana Black+Decker 20V MAX Battery Pack to Makita 18V LXT Power Tool - Amazon User Reviews
  2. DIY Adapter for Ryobi ONE+ Battery to Black+Decker 20V MAX Power Tool

The DIY 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 adapter(s) on Makita 18V LXT 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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Combination 2: Milwaukee M18 RedLithium

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

  1. XLDZ Milwaukee M18 Battery Pack to Makita 18V LXT Power Tool - Amazon User Reviews
  2. DIY Adapter for Ryobi ONE+ Battery to Milwaukee M18 Power Tool

The DIY 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 adapter(s) on Makita 18V LXT 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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Combination 3: Porter Cable 20V MAX

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

  1. Tecmana Porter Cable 20V MAX Battery Pack to Makita 18V LXT Power Tool - Amazon User Reviews
  2. DIY Adapter for Ryobi ONE+ Battery to Porter Cable 20V MAX Power Tool

The DIY 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 adapter(s) on Makita 18V LXT 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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