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Old 12-04-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
Drives: 2011 - 2LT/RS Convertible
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ontario
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Originally Posted by IPT View Post
Ni Cad vs Lithium Ion - do LI actually increase power at all or is iot just that it lasts near full power longer? Is it worth it for a weekend warrior if I have 3 Ni Cads to swap back forth too?
The biggest reason to avoid NiCad is the "memory" effect. That is, if you recharge when it's half-full the then next time it will only charge to 1/2 capacity. More or less. There may be other benefits of LI but that was a deal breaker for any of my power tools.
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