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Saw this earlier on a thread for the Dewalt 6ah FlexVolt Batteries, and saw a good deal. Currently Murdochs is having a 10% off sale for $150 + Dewalt purchases. If you order online and put 2 of the DCB204 batteries in the cart it causes this to trip, and you're final price (for 2 batteries) is 80.99. Shipping is free.

I originally mentioned it on the previously mentioned thread, but thought it was a good enough deal to post separately.




I'm new to posting here, and don't know all rules yet, (will be reading soon) but as a note, the 89.99 b1g1 was mentioned by crcog in the dewalt DCB606 deal a little while ago. I just found out it was


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Two notes, before someone else brings it up.

#1, Murdochs wont ship to California.
#2, These batteries may be the older 16500 internal batteries - but that depends on stock apparently, I read in a different post that these may be updated batteries (in store). Personally I don't know how that works, but thought I'd mentioned it first before trolls bring it up.
These use 18650's like all of their 1.3, 1.5, 2, 4, 5 amp hour batteries do. The flexvolt and newer 6, 8 amp hour batteries use 20700 style lithium batteries which allow for high capacity. The 4 amp hours never used anything else but 18650 so buy away!
I would like to point out the numbers 18650 and 21700 are just the size format desinations. 18mm X 65mm and the last 0 means it is round. 21mm X 70mm for 21700. Both of these formats are lithium-Ion 3.7 volts. The size does not tell you anything about the quality 21700 are not inherently better than 18650. Both formats have a range of capacity and even though they are both 3.7 volt. They both can have different discharge rates which can make a difference with the umph of power tools. Having said that my understanding is that Dewalt has continualy updated quality as the technology has progressed. But from experience all the dewalt brand packs are good both old and new. There is really not a big enough difference in older 20v lithium Ion Dewalt Batteries and newer ones to justify worring about if a good deal is a good deal.

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Two notes, before someone else brings it up.

#1, Murdochs wont ship to California.
#2, These batteries may be the older 16500 internal batteries - but that depends on stock apparently, I read in a different post that these may be updated batteries (in store). Personally I don't know how that works, but thought I'd mentioned it first before trolls bring it up.
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Based on the above comment regarding new/old stock, anyone else getting these? Is it a good deal?
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I bought this morning but probably won't see the items until sometime next week. $80 for two was a pretty sweet deal. Also bought a barrel grip jigsaw for $151 with the sale.
Looks like the items have already shipped!
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These use 18650's like all of their 1.3, 1.5, 2, 4, 5 amp hour batteries do. The flexvolt and newer 6, 8 amp hour batteries use 20700 style lithium batteries which allow for high capacity. The 4 amp hours never used anything else but 18650 so buy away!
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These use 18650's like all of their 1.3, 1.5, 2, 4, 5 amp hour batteries do. The flexvolt and newer 6, 8 amp hour batteries use 20700 style lithium batteries which allow for high capacity. The 4 amp hours never used anything else but 18650 so buy away!
I'm pretty sure the newer 3 and 5 have 20700 or 21700's in them,

the 3ah dcb203 (*edit apparently despite the youtuber' text he says it's a DCB 230 in the video) has 21700's, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCjRHznWvn4... and that was a year ago.


I've seen more than a few videos that they mention they've updated the internals, I know one of them was straight from a dewalt rep when he was talking about them at a trade show last year. In https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ClpMcbuPGI the dewalt rep talks about the internal batteries being updated on some of the compacts, and specifically points out at 1:46 that the 3 and 4 are updated internals. I believe the 4ah one he was talking about is the DCB 240 though, and the 3ah are probably the new DCB 230's.

Just as a note, for those who don't understand - there's nothing wrong with the 18650's, they used them for years. The 21700's are slightly larger battery cell. That gives a little more umph (output for hard tasks) and tend to run a little cooler. Generally unless you're running your tools pretty hard you wont notice most of the time.
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MetaHome - Your talking about the DCB230 which is 3.0 amp hour. The DCB203 is and always has been 2.0 ah 18650's. I had one of the new DCB230's and I found that it was just too wide. I ultimately like my 2.0 DCB203's much better.
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MetaHome - Your talking about the DCB230 which is 3.0 amp hour. The DCB203 is and always has been 2.0 ah 18650's. I had one of the new DCB230's and I found that it was just too wide. I ultimately like my 2.0 DCB203's much better.
Sorry, I did mention the 230's later in the post, but that youtuber said they were 203's in the post, and I skipped a lot of the beginning, so I missed him talking about the model. I have heard/watched them mentioned more than once in video's, and knew they'd been updating their lineup to 21700's for the last year or two. I just can't find anywhere that actually says 'this one has this internally' without finding teardowns on websites/youtube. It's really annoying. I know why dewalt does it, but I'd still like something that says 'these versions have this cell....' beyond a rep mentioning it in a video, or someone tearing down the batteries and saying 'here's what's inside'.

Now, I dont have any of the newer packs. Are they that much wider? They dont look it from the videos. I just haven't got around to buying any, because I hadn't seen a good deal on them.
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Now, I dont have any of the newer packs. Are they that much wider? They dont look it from the videos. I just haven't got around to buying any, because I hadn't seen a good deal on them.
They definitely are. Almost made my drill seem too bulky. I'd only thing you would need it if you were working with it all day and needed the longevity of the additional amp hour.
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Sorry, I did mention the 230's later in the post, but that youtuber said they were 203's in the post, and I skipped a lot of the beginning, so I missed him talking about the model. I have heard/watched them mentioned more than once in video's, and knew they'd been updating their lineup to 21700's for the last year or two. I just can't find anywhere that actually says 'this one has this internally' without finding teardowns on websites/youtube. It's really annoying. I know why dewalt does it, but I'd still like something that says 'these versions have this cell....' beyond a rep mentioning it in a video, or someone tearing down the batteries and saying 'here's what's inside'.

Now, I dont have any of the newer packs. Are they that much wider? They dont look it from the videos. I just haven't got around to buying any, because I hadn't seen a good deal on them.
It's quite a bit wider and have been known cause clearance on some tools. Don't have the 21700 on Dewalt. But my Bosch 21700 cells won't fit on their brushed circular saw. They offer a free mod for that (send it in and they will grind away the inference plastic on the saw). I just use older batteries. The Ridgid octane 3ah battery has quite large footprint. I actually have clearance issue if I use the 3ah octane battery and use a short driver bit on my impact driver. The battery will hit the wall before screw can be fully sunken in. That's why I prefer to use the older 2ah and 4ah. I don't see much of a power difference to warrant the change.
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I would like to point out the numbers 18650 and 21700 are just the size format desinations. 18mm X 65mm and the last 0 means it is round. 21mm X 70mm for 21700. Both of these formats are lithium-Ion 3.7 volts. The size does not tell you anything about the quality 21700 are not inherently better than 18650. Both formats have a range of capacity and even though they are both 3.7 volt. They both can have different discharge rates which can make a difference with the umph of power tools. Having said that my understanding is that Dewalt has continualy updated quality as the technology has progressed. But from experience all the dewalt brand packs are good both old and new. There is really not a big enough difference in older 20v lithium Ion Dewalt Batteries and newer ones to justify worring about if a good deal is a good deal.
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Just throwing this out there...
I have a few of the flexvolt batteries 9ah and a single 12ah. The 9ah and 12ah are nearly identical in real world performance.
They take the exact same amount of time to charge and they last for the same length of time when being used on a blower.
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Thank you, Murdoch, for helping me save a lot of money.

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Just throwing this out there...
I have a few of the flexvolt batteries 9ah and a single 12ah. The 9ah and 12ah are nearly identical in real world performance.
They take the exact same amount of time to charge and they last for the same length of time when being used on a blower.
That is fascinating. Those are getting quite large, and honestly 8-9 is probably the max size I'd use personally, but I wonder how much real world that 9vs12 is with other people. Maybe you've just got a crappy 12 that's not working quite right?
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