Black & Decker FSMVC 9.6-Volt to 18-Volt Slide Style Battery Charger

June 16, 2013 - Comment

The convenience of using cordless tools can be compromised if you’re always standing around waiting for the batteries to recharge. To get you up and running quicker, with less down time, Black and Decker has developed the FSMVC 9.6-Volt to 18-Volt Fast Charger. This cleverly designed plug-in charger accepts a wide range of nicad batteries,

The convenience of using cordless tools can be compromised if you’re always standing around waiting for the batteries to recharge. To get you up and running quicker, with less down time, Black and Decker has developed the FSMVC 9.6-Volt to 18-Volt Fast Charger. This cleverly designed plug-in charger accepts a wide range of nicad batteries, including 9.6, 12, 14.4, and 18-volt packs. And it will recharge a battery in less than 90 minutes, as compared to the average three-hour recharge time of the chargers that came with the tools. The FSMVC 9.6-Volt to 18-Volt Fast Charger accepts all Black and Decker and Firestorm spring-loaded (slide-in) type batteries.Able to charge a variety of NiCad batteries–9.6-, 12.0-, 14.4-, and 18-volt packs–the efficient FSMVC from Black & Decker works fast. Compatible with every FireStorm tool on the market, as well as all Black & Decker spring loaded style batteries, this charger features a durable plastic body to guard against wear and tear and an effective computerized system that charges batteries in under 90 minutes–just insert the battery and plug in the charger. For added peace of mind, the FSMVC comes with a 2-year warranty.

Product Features

  • Charges 9.6, 12.0, 14.4, and 18-volt NiCad battery packs
  • Charges batteries in under 90 minutes
  • Rough and tough plastic construction
  • Weighs 14.7 ounces
  • Includes a 2-year warranty

Comments

RH says:

Charge time depends on the (18v) battery B&D Fast Chargers are great. But to avoid disappointment as expressed by some of the reviewers, it’s important to note the following:B&D 18v batteries come in (at least) 3 varieties: 1.2, 1.5, and 2.1 ampere/hours. The 1.2 comes with most tools and has 2 terminals. The 1.5 (comes with some kits) and 2.1 “Silver Extreme” (sold as a “high performance” accessory) have 3 terminals – the third terminal apparently detects over charging.B&D chargers also come in (at least) 3 varieties:1) “Dumb” chargers that supply a constant charge current/voltage, i.e., like the charger that comes with most B&D products that has the brick that plugs in the wall and a small piece that slips onto the battery; these have 2 terminals.2) “Semi-intelligent” 2 stage chargers that supply a constant charge current/voltage for charging, but then drop to a “maintenance charge state”. These also have 2 terminals.3) “Intelligent” fast chargers that charge at a faster rate, can…

A. Whaples says:

Misleading product description I bought this charger based on the product description that says it will work with all B&D 18V slide style batteries. This is not true. It does not work with the 18V slide style batteries that come with certain B&D tool sets such as the Black & Decker #BDC318R-2 3PC 18V Drill Combo Kit. B&D customer support confirmed this false claim. I have no idea what other B&D tools have batteries that it wil not charge, however it does work with the batteries that come with Black & Decker 18-Volt Cordless Electric 12-Inch Grass Hog String Trimmer/Edger #NST2018.

Rick Layton says:

Not Very Speedy on the large 18 Volt batteries. I have several B&D outdoor 18-volt products and the batteries wear out pretty fast. I wanted a charger that would charge one battery as I work with the others. The charge light blinks when it is charging and is steady when the battery if fully charged. The product description states “less than 90 minutes” for a complete charge.I have charged about a dozen 18V batteries with this charger. The average time from when the battery is first inserted until the blinking charge light goes steady indicating a full charge IS ABOUT 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES.Since this charger is made for 9.6 volt to 18 volt, I believe the “LESS THAN 90 MINUTES” is referring to the 9.6 volt batteries. The 18 volt batteries take more than twice that long.The stock black charger than came with the products takes about 6 hours to charge an 18 volt battery, so this charge IS faster — about twice as fast. But the “less than 90 minutes” statement does not apply to the large 18 volt…

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