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Bosch Cordless Drill GSR 12-2 Charger testing

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by bushtech, Aug 3, 2017.

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  1. bushtech

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    Thanks for all the insights guys. I am going to buy one replacement battery and the other one is going to turn into an experimental thing, maybe source some individual higher amperage batteries, build them in myself to see if my soldering works and using something like thick multistrand silicon wiring will do the job.

    @Bluejets: The only replacement Bosch battery I have found was about $67 which is about R900. the replacement will cost me R250 which makes the sums work. At R900 I am pretty close to a new drill.

    I went and had a look at the drill. The transformer is made in China but both the drill and the batteries say Made in Malaysia, don't know if that's better or worse lol.
     
  2. davenn

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    Personally, I would marginally prefer Malaysia over China LOL
     
  3. bushtech

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    Thanks Dave. Now I feel marginally better about the drill:)
     
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  4. kellys_eye

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    If the tool is for a mainstream retailer (and not an outright copy/rip-off) then the quality of construction will (should) not vary regardless of Chinese/Malaysian manufacture as the retailer will have their own, fixed, quality assurance standards.
     
  5. bushtech

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    Thanks kellys_eye. Drill bought from a mainstream supplier and not some online purchase so pretty sure it's a genuine Bosch product
     
  6. bushtech

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    Just to report back on this drill.
    Had one battery pack repacked (slightly higher capacity batteries) and working like a charm, charger also behaving perfectly. So thanks for the help guys.
    One happy chappy
     
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