Best Dewalt Battery Chargers - Buying Guide
In this article review and explain what Dewalt battery chargers are available on the UK market. Normally you get a charger when you buy a cordless drill or another cordless product from Dewalt. If this tool is on the XR range, then the battery can be used by any Dewalt cordless tool.
Chargers can go faulty and also get lost, so there will be times when you need to buy one, either as a replacement, or a new one. I know a few people who have been given a Dewalt cordless tool, but they were not given the battery or charger with it.
You can normally buy these at places like Screwfix, eBay or direct from the manufacturer. You can also get them online at Amazon UK.
What Dewalt Battery Chargers Are Available?
Most of the Dewalt chargers are suitable for charging the most popular battery types. These are the Dewalt 10.8V, the 14.4V and the 18V XR batteries.
DeWalt DCB105 10.8-8V Li-Ion XR Battery Charger
This one is the most popular choice so we have placed it first on the list. If you are looking for something cheaper then we have included a few just below.
This one is however VERY fast. It is suitable for charging 10.8V, 14.4V and 18V slide battery packs.
It can charge a 1.5 Ah pack in 30 minutes. It uses an LED indicator to show the state of charge, and any other associated battery problems.
Dewalt class this as having an intelligent charging system as it varies the current used to charge depending on the battery size. It measures 18.6 x 13.4 x 10.7 cm and weighs 0.57 Kg.
It is 240 Volt only
Dewalt DEWDCB107 Battery Charger
This charger is suitable to charge 10.8, 14.4 and 18 Volt Li-Ion batteries. It measures 14 x 8.5 x 17 cm and weighs 0.38 Kg.
This is the 220/240 Volt version. This is one of the more affordable chargers. It is not the fastest charge rate and can take 2-3 hours to charge something like a 4.0 Ah battery.
Not lightening fast, and if you need something faster, check out the one below.
Dewalt DCB118-GB XR Multi-Voltage Fast Charger
Compatible with all the 18V and 54V Dewalt XR batteries. This one uses a fan assisted cooling to help keep the charger and the battery cool.
That in turn allows for a faster charging process, and that means you get it charged quicker.
It measures 12.5 x 8.5 x 9 cm and weighs 0.7 Kg.
This charger will charge the DCB606 18/54v XR FLEXVOLT 6.0Ah battery in 60 minutes.
It takes around 30 minutes for a 5 Ah and only 15 minutes for the smaller 1.5 Ah battery.
There is a diagnostic LED indicator for battery charge status It is small and compact and also wall mountable
Dewalt DCB113 Multi Voltage Battery Charger
This charger is suitable for charging 10.8V, 14.4V and 18V Dewalt batteries.
It measures 17.6 x 14.4 x 13.2 cm and weighs 0.44 Kg
It uses an intelligent charging system which varies the charge rate to suit the battery size. The charging current is 3.0 Amps
DeWalt DE9116 1 Hour Charger For 7.2-18V (NiCD and NiMH Batteries)
Please note that this is not a suitable charger for the newer Li-Ion batteries. This one is for the older 7.2-18 Volt Nicad or NiMH battery types.
It uses a 2.5 Amp charging current and has a charging time of one hour.
It measures 21 x 12.8 x 8.6 cm and weighs 0.64 Kg
It will charge the following Dewalt batteries DE9039, DE9038, DE9037 , DE9095, DE9091, DE9071, DE9061, DE9098, DE9094, DE9074, DE9073, DE9064, DE9062, DE9036.
Dewalt Battery Charger Buying Tips
All Dewalt tools, including their batteries and the chargers come with a standard one year warranty. They are not eligible for the extended 3 year warranty when you register online.
Dewalt have a 3 year extended warranty policy but only for certain products and only when you register that product online. Unfortunately this does not include batteries or chargers.
If the charger goes faulty in the first 12 months then please don't tamper with it and simply get it fixed under warranty. Any type of tampering will immediately make your warranty invalid.
Storing the Charger
The amount of use that your charger will get is simply down to how often you need to charge your battery or batteries. Many of these are wall mountable which is handy. However we strongly recommend that when not in use, that you turn it off at the plug.
Also try to have it in a dry place. If wall mounted and it isn't going to be used for a while, then slip it off the wall and store it away.