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Old 03-08-2017   #1
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Makita USB adapter

I'm trying to figure out a reliable power source to recharge my electronics on the river. I was leaning towards a 12V 20amp motorcycle battery in a small ammo can when I came across the Makita ADP05.

It has double 2.1 amp ports and fits on any 18 volt battery. I already have the batteries and I use the Makita blower to inflate/deflate rafts on the ramp.

Has anyone tried this yet? I'm thinking of taking three 18v 4.0 batteries instead of the one 12v 20 amp motorcycle battery.

Any input?

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Old 03-08-2017   #2
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12ah at 18v is slightly less than the capacity of the 12v battery, but the advantages are probably worth the tradeoff. Sealed batteries, easier charging and the ability to split the package up, or only bring the number of batteries that you need sounds pretty good vs one heavy lead acid battery... Thanks for the idea, it looks great to me!
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Old 03-08-2017   #3
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I use this for the same reasons you stated. I have the Milwaukee batteries and blower. Click image for larger version

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Plus it helps me plug it in when it's dark out. And do dishes in the dark etc.

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Old 03-09-2017   #4
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I bought one last year and it works great. I can get two charges on my speaker and several on my phone (usually not from completely dead). I highly recomend it, very handy.
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Old 03-10-2017   #5
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Just ordered one of these for a GC trip since I already have a few batteries.

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Old 03-11-2017   #6
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DeWalt has the most battery capacity. DeWalt is the most affordable. And much of their cordless tools are being manufactured in the U.S.

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