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Protect Batteries From Overcharging Charleston SC

These timers have a grounded plug and outlet and dedicated on and off clips. The timer plugs into a recep-tacle on the charging station I built. The chargers plug into a power strip and the power strip plugs into the timer.

The Home Depot
(843)556-2447
2008 Magwood Rd
Charleston, SC
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Charleston - D
(843) 766-2366
1535 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Marco Supply- North Charleston
843-747-5358
3537 Dorchester Road North Charleston, SC, 29405
North Charleston, SC
 
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Charleston
843-529-1584
4001 Dorchester Road Charleston, SC, 29405
Charleston, SC
 
LOWE'S OF W. ASHLEY, S. C.
843 852-9099
3125 GLENN MCCONNELL PKWY CHARLESTON, SC, 29414
Charleston, SC
 
The Home Depot
(843)569-3773
7554 Northwood Blvd
Charleston, SC
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Citadel Mall
(843) 769-7900
2068 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18

Metro Tool & Supply, Inc.
(843) 747-3579
2695 Industrial Avenue
Charleston, SC
 
Lowe's
(843) 852-9099
3125 Glenn Mcconnell Parkway
Charleston, SC
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

LOWE'S OF JAMES ISLAND, S. C.
843 795-9774
770 DANIEL ELLIS DR. CHARLESTON, SC, 29412
Charleston, SC
 

Protect Batteries From Overcharging

Protect Batteries From Overcharging

I own several inexpensive cordless tools-for the money, they can't be beat. The no-frills battery chargers they come with, though, don't automatically shut off after the battery is recharged. Yet according to the operator's manuals, I may shorten the life of the batteries if I don't remove them promptly. Unfortunately, I only get into my shop on weekends. If I forget, a battery could be left overcharging for a long time. I found a $14 solution to my problem at my local hardware store: a "security" timer, normally used to turn lights on and off on a daily cycle. These timers have a grounded plug and outlet and dedicated on and off clips. The timer plugs into a recep-tacle on the charging station I built. The chargers plug into a power strip and the power strip plugs into the timer. Now, I never have to worry about overcharging. I simply install the dead battery, plug in the charger, place the timer's off clip to allow the recommended charging time and turn on the timer. After the timer shuts down, the off clip can't turn it back on.

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