30November 2021

there's an easy way to improve the performance   of almost any Makita power tool take 
this Milwaukee battery and clip it on that's impossible look at Milwaukee battery look at Makita power 
tool they're not interchangeable we know that   no brand is going to allow somebody else's 
battery to go into their device and there's   no way a Milwaukee one can fit into a Makita one 
yeah but i think they should actually you know   they've done that in mobile phones isn't it you've 
got to now have the USB C should manufacturers be   making batteries compatible between products 
should be the first to do that put a comment   below if you think that would be a sensible way 
forward because i certainly do but i think i've   actually solved a problem Gary okay so look there 
you go there's my Milwaukee battery yeah that's   clearly a Milwaukee battery yes yep and here's our 
Makita tool and they've got it working together i   think there's a little bit more to it do you want 
to bring the camera in let's have a closer look   okay well no look here's the Milwaukee battery 
look they've even improved it even more even   now has a USB charge port in the top as well even 
though it's the A not the C but we'll let them off   that one okay yeah it seems a little fatter than 
normal though doesn't it seems a little taller   uh okay that's just a slight confession here i 
have been on a well-known online retailer that   does next day free delivery and i found this 
battery adapter i'll try to get it off no if   i push the right buttons it might help there 
we go that is the Milwaukee 2 Makita battery   adapter right okay so it will take this 18-volt 
battery and allow it to be connected to our impact   driver just with that little bit of kit in between 
yeah so we've just discovered this this is a new   yeah new wizardry that we found so if you 
are using one of these uh let us know your   thoughts about it apparently you can't use it 
to charge the batteries uh it doesn't work in   reverse you have to remove it so i don't know if 
you can charge a Milwaukee battery on a Makita   charger okay so that'll be a great comment 
to leave and if you want to leave a comment   as well about how well Gordon detached it from 
the product as well that would be a nice one to   hear as well but i know when you're on online 
retailer offers next day delivery often throws   you something else that you might be interested 
in when you're looking at these adapters a wild   card yeah you were you were interested in that so 
you might be interested in this gallery absolutely   right there is another version that's the same 
technology clips to a Milwaukee battery we just   have two wires coming out the back okay should 
we just have a little look at that then so it's   an 18 volt well i can't believe that's 18 
volts it's some sort of adapter venue contact   there and it comes out with some wires 
let me have a little feel of the weight   i can tell you now with them in my engineering 
judgment see this one here yeah it's soldered to   this red one and this one here is soldered to this 
black one i think and that's it technology yeah i   think better that's what it could do and but on 
the data sheet forward it says it's got short   circuit and reverse polarity protection in there 
okay um i think these originally if your planet   went to robot wars or something like that and you 
need some power for your robot that's what they're   intended for but what did you use it for all 
right so what i've done is managed to convert our   favorite soldering iron the TS100 that moves i'll 
just i'll power it up so are you ready for this   so this is this is the one we just looked 
at yeah so you've gone away and done a Blue   Peter style connection here so that's going 
to power a soldering iron yeah it's going to   power our solder light so i'll just clip that 
in there we've got power and then we've got   our TS100 that we've used before you can see 
it's already getting ready for action and we   love design it heats up super quick watch this 
and it's going to just start heating up there that yeah incredibly quick check out that review 
i'm sure you'll leave it in the link in the   description the TS 100 soldiering iron so that's 
now running off my Milwaukee battery yeah it is   and that's uh that's that's how we use it so 
people you know you're doing a lot of uh led strip   on site something he likes to call lead tape you 
can get a battery soldering you can get a battery   you get a gas soldering well you can and people 
said Milwaukee do one we haven't got one yet but   by a battery it's going to be heavy we like this 
iron ideal for LED tape delicate we're getting   in close you know when you've got those pads 
close together okay so i think this is a great   pricing give me a ballpark figure for this very 
very lightweight adapter i've got how much was   this roughly uh i think that was about 10 pounds 
actually so i've actually made a battery soldering   iron for a tenner yeah if you've already got one 
that works on low voltage which we do on there um   but you'll notice i've added some additional 
stuff i've added a fuse uh because i say it said   this had short protection if i take it apart do 
you wanna do that yet so we will show you how we   did this blue peter style hookup later on in the 
presentation but let's first of all have a look   what's inside one i think there'll be a lot in 
here yeah and this is uh i'll just undo this how   many screws yeah your favorite stubby screwdriver 
here from the Wiha slimvario don't mention   my height please there we go oh there's going 
to be bits everywhere you got one screw to go here we go moment of truth on the desk 
yeah so i can't actually see a lot of   electronics in here so i can see some pads am 
i right are you right i think you were right   wow um yeah okay so there's no fuse there 
is that no there's no fuse there and the the   wires don't match the ident on the 
circuit board you'll see that one says B   plus going to the black and B minus got the 
red however on this side they are right so the   the red wire does make its way to the plus side 
of the battery if i just check that you'll see   oh yeah you can see yeah so it's just yeah it's 
good they're actually correct but it's the circuit   board that's wrong so your trusted manufacturer 
there um but yes so i built this yeah well yeah   with the bits that we had lying around i would 
suggest you mackle that together should we   take a look at the the uh i don't know Blue 
Peter A Team style setup we've got down here   so first up we need a donor appliance i've decided 
to take the lead off our Makita fan because it has   the same type of jack plug on the end positive in 
the middle so i'm just going to uh cut the end off   just in case Gary okay so he left us a little 
bit there in case we need to use it as a donor   in the future yes i'm just going to find out which 
obviously which wire goes to which pin on the plug   so we'll try to identify the obviously the 
positive and negative because we don't want   to connect our iron in the wrong way around so 
just strip off the ends okay can you bring your   multimeter in for this is it yeah bring the fluke 
in trusty fluke uh on a continuity setting here   just see how it works um so i'm just going to 
uh yeah one lead on the outer pin so the outer   is negative and then oh there we go and then 
just double check that's yeah it's always a   way on it you know that one's right so you just 
check the other ones right as well yeah it's got   to be hasn't it yeah there you go so that's the 
positive pin so remember the one with the printed   line on is the positive pin okay what was that i 
can't remember positive okay fine yeah so we're   going to fit a fuse holder to this so to carry 
a 20 millimetre fuse just in case someone should   accidentally short out the the battery so i'm just 
going to attach the fuse holder cut the red wire   like that did we need that uh well we've got 
it so i'm going to use it yep okay bit of the   eFIXX branding on there just strip that strip 
the wires back from the battery adapter need to   be quite closely coupled here so i'm just going 
to put on the first part of the fuse holder now   here's a top tip never ever forget to put that 
on right okay i suggest that's from experience   yeah well if you're doing it again okay 
so these are a little bit fiddly yeah   there's like a little uh cord grip 
at the end you just fold them over   okay you're gonna bother soldering after this are 
you gonna go with that no I will solder because   just yeah so to make an adapter for a solder or an 
iron we need a soldering iron yeah that's always   the way i was soldering on the repair a solder 
iron you need a solder iron so you always need   two so just uh okay a little bit of solder on 
that half and that's half the fuse holder done let's just uh put the second half on so 
again remember to thread this and there's   another bit to remember it's the spring 
ah yeah okay yeah so it's not one contact   same bezel again same idea yellow brass bezel all 
the wires i'm just going to fold it over just to   increase the surface area of that wire so again 
put that in place long nose pliers in just put   the little cord grip over it is fiddly isn't it 
yeah i love love a bit of electronic assembly   your wires and your screws 
there we go soldering yeah okay so just assemble the fuse holder 20 millimetre 
fuse holder in there and just push them together   there we go that's pretty secure back out 
with it again yeah a little bit of eFIXX   branded heat shrink our friends at Pannelcom 
gave us that unfortunately they only gave us   it in one size so we're going to make it 
fit this time around we're just going to   do the negative connection here so we're 
going to splice these two wires together   okay look i'm married through joint i think i 
did when i was in my apprenticeship yes trying to   get them to work what you want is a nice in-line 
soldered connection it doesn't bulge out too fast   so nothing like this one then nothing like this 
one though it's been a while there i didn't care yeah we didn't see much of that did 
we okay so they're on i'll take you   desperately at your heat gun on them yeah we'll 
probably could have done with some smaller heat   shrink possibly adhesive lined would have been 
better we'll have to go back down to our friends   Pennelcom at Hastings to get some going okay it 
still looks good i don't know it's not quite the   right stuff but it still looks good yep i'm going 
to kind of pan over it quickly now that's it so yeah that's positive and then let me 
guess you can check the other one as well   yeah okay i'll bet this is a negative okay is 
that negative it is yeah okay we're all ready   to go so here's bringing our Milwaukee battery 
it's fully charged so 18 volt battery battery   oh said let's find out about that nicely and just 
disconnect the solder iron from its mains adapter yeah just press the power power up and this iron i 
mean this iron heats up incredibly quickly yeah if   you haven't seen the review of that i recommend 
you check out that TS 100 isn't it just check   the voltage just because just because we can oh 20 
volts i'm going to rebrand that batteries the M20   like with everything once you've gone through the 
process i'm sure you can think of a better way of   doing it and you probably have come up with one 
haven't you yeah well now i'm realizing there's   not actually much in this box i could probably 
just bring the hand camera in here i've probably   take the wires straight in so take these off 
right and i think you could probably smuggle   that fuse holder in underneath there all right 
so look at a lot tidier job then yeah and then   you've just got wires coming out and then you 
don't have to take the cover off if you did   short circuit the battery that are strange 
conflicting things when it comes to the   Milwaukee battery on the data sheet the battery 
yeah it says it's got over current protection in   it'll shut down if you're drawing too much current 
right okay but on the same data sheet it also says   don't short-circuit the terminals so if you've if 
there's any Milwaukee battery experts out there   who've dismantled one of these i don't really 
want to because these aren't cheap um just fire   a comment below if there is actually protection 
in there and we could possibly emit that fuse   okay it keeps community up to date obviously we've 
now got you know we saw our sacrificial uh power   unit here but you think you've come up with a 
cunning plan for it yeah so that was the power   adapter that went with this Makita fan so this 40 
volt fan okay which runs on the 40 volt batteries   only the 40 volt family is it or does it 
do all of them no it only runs on the 40   volt battery so you've got to buy those yeah 
or it runs on this adapter that's actually   15 volts right so i think you're not going to 
be able to run it off i suspect we're going to   run it on the Milwaukee battery i'll plug that in 
there if this works plug it in the back of there   so this was the mains adapter commanded after i've 
now replaced the mains adapter with a Milwaukee   battery with our adapter and our Blue Peter 
style connection are you ready for the power up   so we're now running um Makita fan on a 
Milwaukee battery yeah so i bet they'll love that   um that's the another Christmas card gone from 
Makita and probably from Milwaukee as always   we're interested in your comments and there 
was loads of opportunity in this video to   add your feedback and add your experiences in 
there have you been using these adapters that   allow you to cross pollinate the batteries from 
the lovely Milwaukee range into the ones from   Makita please leave those comments below and we'll 
have great fun getting back to as many as we can

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