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Promoted 05-21-2016 by johnny_miller at 09:16 PM View Original Post
Amazon has DeWalt 18V-to-20V MAX Battery Adapter Kit w/ 2x 2.0Ah Batteries (DCA2203C) for $110.04 (price shown at final checkout). Shipping is free. Thanks dwasielewski

Kit includes:
  • 1x 18V - 20V MAX* Adapter
  • 2x DCB203 20V MAX* XR Lithium Ion Batteries (2.0Ah)
  • 1x 12V/20V MAX* Charger

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Edited May 21, 2016 at 06:07 PM by BeAuMaN
(Not a repost; previous deal expired, but now the earlier price is back.)

Amazon has the DeWalt DCA2203C battery adapter kit for $130.04, and it is eligible for the "$20 off $100 DeWalt" promotion, for a final price of $110.04. Promotion is automatically applied at checkout if the seller is Amazon. If the page doesn't say "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com", select from the "Other sellers on Amazon" box (or add a "smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER" field to the URL).

This kit contains an adapter that allows one to use (some of) the newer 20V MAX Li-ion batteries with (most of) the older 18V tool line, two DCB203 batteries, and a 20V MAX charger.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016K1UE...PDKIKX0DER

For reference, most outlets are carrying this kit for $140-$150 and just a two-pack of DCB203 batteries for $120. The kit has not been on the market long enough to see a truly slick deal yet, but even without the $20 off promo it is near the lowest price according to CCC.
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Agreed.

To be fair (maybe generous) to DeWalt, they did need a name to differentiate the new product line from the "legacy" 18V line in order to avoid a bunch of backlash from consumers confused by battery-tool compatibility (especially since they currently support both lines). BUT they could have been more transparent about it. The "20V MAX" name and the fact it took several years to release an adapter seems suspiciously like a strategy to get loyal customers to "upgrade" tools, when they could have instead rewarded them by supporting their existing tools with the new, better batteries all along.

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Glad you posted this, I put it in my cart yesterday and then the price jumped to like $149 so I dumped it.
Got it this time.
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I don't know why to get these over the 5ah ones plus the adaptor for about 150.
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Our 18v stopped holding a charge. Was looking at getting something like this. Thanks for the heads up. Also got the free shipping with Prime
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Damn, all my old 18v tools are Ryobi or I'd be all over this. I have 20v dewalt tools at work and I like them a lot.
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Cracks me up people keep calling the new DeWalt line 20v when it is really 18v. After all the dishonest marketing of 20v tools that are really only 18v, they should be giving the adapters away for free.
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TU and repped. Just what I needed. It is quite the dilemma when faced with a bunch of 18V tools with batteries that are starting to fail. In fact, I needed a right-angle 18V drill recently, and learned that they are only available as 20Vs now. So, I ended up buying a used 18V 90° on eBay. Had I known about this adapter, I might well have bought a new 20V version, and continued to mix/match with my 18V collection. Great find. Thanks!
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The batteries being the compact ones worries me. Will they last as long as the old nicad 18V XRP batts?
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Cracks me up people keep calling the new DeWalt line 20v when it is really 18v. After all the dishonest marketing of 20v tools that are really only 18v, they should be giving the adapters away for free.
Agreed.

To be fair (maybe generous) to DeWalt, they did need a name to differentiate the new product line from the "legacy" 18V line in order to avoid a bunch of backlash from consumers confused by battery-tool compatibility (especially since they currently support both lines). BUT they could have been more transparent about it. The "20V MAX" name and the fact it took several years to release an adapter seems suspiciously like a strategy to get loyal customers to "upgrade" tools, when they could have instead rewarded them by supporting their existing tools with the new, better batteries all along.
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The batteries being the compact ones worries me. Will they last as long as the 18V XRP batts?
I cannot say from practical experience, but the spec on the batteries in the kit is 2 A-hr, as opposed to 2.4 A-hr on the NiCd XRPs. So based on that alone, in a side-by-side of brand new batteries the XRPs would run 20% longer, BUT... These are Li-ion batteries, which don't slow down until flat dead (unlike the NiCd XRPs) and don't degrade as quickly as NiCds. So I speculate that if your XRP batteries are a few years old, you'd see similar or better performance with these. Plus they charge in 35 min, so you can most likely have one charged by the time you use up the other.
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I think I'll wait for a deal on a higher A-hr kit being my old batts are still kickin', although they don't owe me a dime.

Been out of the loop on Dewalt - glad to see my old 18V tools (hammer drill, impact driver, sawzall, circ saw, grinder, flashlight) won't be obsolete after all. Reps for your reply!
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Cracks me up people keep calling the new DeWalt line 20v when it is really 18v. After all the dishonest marketing of 20v tools that are really only 18v, they should be giving the adapters away for free.
Agreed. Pissed me off enough, that when i wanted a new drill driver combo recently, i went with Rigid. I am sick of these games and paying for the DeWalt name. I own a LOT of their stuff, but will not be buying any more of their cordless stuff.
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what is lowest price according to "CCC"? what does CCC stand for?
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