Black & Decker HPB18-OPE 18-Volt Slide Pack Battery For 18-Volt Outdoor Cordless Power Tools

July 17, 2013 - Comment

HPB18-OPE Features: -Slide battery pack.-Rechargeable battery.-Interchangeable. Specifications: -Use with all black and Decker 18 volt outdoor power tools.-Voltage: 18 Volts. Dimensions: -Dimensions: 3.25” H x 6.87” W x 7.75” D.Compatible with Black & Decker models NST2018, NST1810, NHT518, NS118, NPP2018, NPT3118, this powerful 18-volt battery lets you complete all your yard clean-up jobs without the

HPB18-OPE Features: -Slide battery pack.-Rechargeable battery.-Interchangeable. Specifications: -Use with all black and Decker 18 volt outdoor power tools.-Voltage: 18 Volts. Dimensions: -Dimensions: 3.25” H x 6.87” W x 7.75” D.Compatible with Black & Decker models NST2018, NST1810, NHT518, NS118, NPP2018, NPT3118, this powerful 18-volt battery lets you complete all your yard clean-up jobs without the mess and stress of wires. Longlasting, reliable, and a snap to both install and remove, the HPB18-OPE is ready to go when you are. For added peace of mind, it also comes with a 2-year warranty.

Product Features

  • Compatible with models NST2018, NST2118, NST1810, NHT518, NS118, NPP2018, NPT318, CCS818, CCC3000, GC818.
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Powers your yard tools for efficient, wireless operation
  • Weighs 1.7 pounds
  • Includes a 2-year warranty

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Comments

D. Charles says:

Unofficially the Better Battery, but… Black and Decker has at least 7 versions of the Slide 18v battery pack. You have no guidance which is better than the other as B&D absolutely refuses to publish the ampere rating or number of contacts of any of them.Battery identification is poor: Every battery I have seen is marked “244760-00.” What good is that in identifying the battery? There are some molded-in numbers but B&D absolutely refuses to tell you what they mean.On the blister pack for the HPB18-OPE you read “25% more power than the standard battery*” Finding the “*”, it says “Compared to the HPB18.” Both are the same price on Lowes shelves. B&D absolutely refuses to divulge how these two compare to each other or the FireStorm series.A Factory Store manager has said two Firestorm versions were once better but have been downgraded this past 12-18 months and are usually worse than the HP18 units. B&D absolutely refuses to divulge any history of the FireStorm 18V batteries.These batteries will connect to three types of chargers. One will charge the battery in 9 hours, another in 3 hours, and the last in 1 hour. Between the battery and charger combination, severely reduced battery life will result if the battery is left on the charger longer than 2 days. On another the degrade occurs only after 30 days. The third does not damage the battery in any length of time. You are left to guess which combination is optimum and which is a disaster. B&D absolutely refuses to divulge which is which.I have many hours into trying to make heads or tails out of this, including several contacts on the phone, and e-mails with B&D, ditto plus in person at a factory store and factory repair station. The B&D Factory Stores and Repair Stations concur with my view that B&D is extremely arrogant, totally wrong in their attitude, and show no willingness to change.

Andrey G. Nikolayev "mahatma" says:

Regular battery B&D doesn’t really tell you the whole story about their batteries…In my experience, this battery has 1.5 Ah cells, and unless HPB18 to which it is compared to has 1 Ah cells (which I doubt) it cannot have 50% more capacity. 25% is more likely and it was marketed as such for a while.Adding to other review, I think I figured out number near the battery lock. First, you have manufacturing year and week along with some letters. And then there is three digit number, which tells you cell manufacturer (first digit) and capacity (two last digits). This is what I encountered:412 – 1.2 Ah cells marked BD (most likely specifically manufactured for B&D) – usually FS18B and HPB18 batteries, but also some 244760. These cells are actually short Sub C (or 4/5 SC) and B&D puts plastic pad inside the battery, so housing has the same exterior size.115 – 1.5 Ah cells without manufacturer identification415 – 1.5 Ah cells marked BD515 – 1.5 Ah cells manufactured by HANYUAll these are marketed as FSXtreme, HPB18-OPE, FS18BX and 244760421 – 2.1 Ah cells manufactured by BYD – high capacity “Silver Series” FS18SBX. BYD is actually well known Chinese battery manufacturer, nice chunk of whose shares was recently purchased by Warren Buffett.

Thomas Tobin "happy gardener" says:

These batteries STINK. Bought a string trimmer with 2 HPB18 batteries two years ago. The batteries never did last more than about 10 minutes on the job (BIG disappointment) but at least with the two of them I could do MOST of my very small yard. This year the batteries are both dead (won’t hold a charge). I broke down last night and went to HD to buy a replacement battery. Then I read the review here that talks about the code underneath the battery clip, so I decided to check it out. My two old batteries have the code “415″ (Black & Decker, 1.5 AH) while the new battery I just bought has the code “410″ (Black & Decker, 1.0 AH)!! GREAT – if two of their 1.5AH batteries wouldn’t hold up to do my yard, I’m sure that one of their 1.0AH batteries will handle about 5 blades of grass before dying! I guess I’ll be returning this battery today!Does anyone know where you can get HPB18 batteries with 1.5 AH (or greater) capacity? I’m leary about ordering over the internet, for fear that I won’t know for sure what their capacity is until they arrive (since they ALL are designated “HPB18″). I’m thinking I may just go to a local shop that rebuilds rechargeables and see what they can do for me.Black and Decker, are you hearing us?? WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR BATTERIES!!

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