Can lithium ion batteries replace NiCd?
Beside this, are NiCad and lithium ion batteries interchangeable?
Answer: It is not the same, but they are interchangeable. The PC18BL is a lithium-ion battery and the PC18B is a NiCad battery. They use the same chargers and will work on the same tools.
Secondly, can you use lithium batteries in place of NiCd craftsman? Thanks for your replies. According to Sears, all of their C3, 19.2V tools will take the new C3 Lithium Ion battery. The new Li-Ion charger will charge the old NiCad batteries, but the old charger will definitely not charge the new Li-Ion batteries.
Similarly, you may ask, can lithium batteries be charged in a NiCad charger?
NiCad and NiMH batteries are amongst the hardest batteries to charge. Whereas with lithium ion and lead acid batteries you can control overcharge by just setting a maximum charge voltage, the nickel based batteries don't have a "float charge" voltage. So the charging is based on forcing current through the battery.
Which battery is better NiCd or Li ion?
Typically, Lithium-ion batteries are smaller and lighter than a NiCad battery. Lithium-ion also two to three times more expensive than NiCad. On the other hand, Lithium-ion has virtually no self-discharge. This allows a lithium ion battery to be stored for months without losing charge.