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I am trying to find information on getting a 24 volt battery reenergized, I spent a fair amount of time searching only to find a small bit of information. The battery isn't old, and i try to charge it whenever i use it. It just isn't holding a charge. I couldn't get the needle to budge on the tester. any help would be appreciated. I forgot to say that it is a Firestorm.

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Check out eBay, many are rebuilding them for the right price/

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Thanks, Bob That was QUICK

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If there is zero voltage and it doesn't take a charge Howard, it could be like camcorder and laptop batteries that have an internal non re-settable thermal fuse. most of these batteries can be opened by gently tapping a one sided razor blade around the join. If in fact there is a dud cell, replacements are readily available with solder tags at electronic parts suppliers.

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Thanks Harry: I have found some information, and it all makes since as far as it goes. Goes from Zapping the batteries, to installing new cells. Every one wants money for the skinny. so, I'll let which way I go. I would like RI fix it, if all i hear is true, I can set down to do it, I think. Thanks Again!

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I have had favorable experience taking my old cells in for rebuilding at Interstate Batteries. They're based here in Dallas and have a couple of retail outlets. Expect you'll have a similar vendor available in your geography. Costs less than new, saves some environmental waste, and they claim the rebuilt batteries outperform the original
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Check for a Batteries Plus store near you. They sell replacements and will rebuild batteries.
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I wonder how much they'd charge to change my NiCd battery packs to Lithium.
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I wonder how much they'd charge to change my NiCd battery packs to Lithium.
You'll need a new charger with that as well.

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I am trying to find information on getting a 24 volt battery reenergized, I spent a fair amount of time searching only to find a small bit of information. The battery isn't old, and i try to charge it whenever i use it. It just isn't holding a charge. I couldn't get the needle to budge on the tester. any help would be appreciated. I forgot to say that it is a Firestorm.
What type of battery is it? If it's a NiMh, some full charge/discharge cycles can recondition it. These batteries have a "false memory" that can be erased. This assumes that there are no bad cells, or thermal shunts. If you can open it up,you can test each cell with a voltmeter.

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Already have the Li charger.
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