Cordless impact drivers use batteries to generate power that turns the chuck. The main powerhouse and selling point of a cordless impact driver is the fact that t uses batteries; this makes it flexible, versatile and extremely mobile.
The battery of a cordless impact driver plays a very important role at making sure you get the most out of your tool.
When buying a best cordless impact wrench, it helps to have a couple of questions at the back of your mind to act as a guide.
If you plan on using your cordless impact driver for time-consuming tasks, it is better to go for a tool with larger battery capacity. A battery with higher capacity will run for longer which is ideal for tasks that consume time. This way, don’t have to charge at regular intervals while on the job.
If you have a spare battery, this might eliminate the need for a battery with larger capacity for your tool. You can use the spare battery while the other is charging.
Batteries with larger capacity are quite expensive. If you are on a budget, it might be preferable to purchase two batteries with smaller capacity than one with large capacity. This way, your cordless impact driver will always be in power.
A battery with a higher AH will last longer than one with a lower AH while doing the same task, eliminating the need for frequent recharging while on the job. However, batteries with higher AH rating tend to be more expensive for obvious reasons.
Care Tips for Rechargeable Batteries
The battery of a cordless impact driver is the heart of the tool. Knowing how to care for it will improve the battery life, eliminating the need to purchase another pack after a little time of purchasing your current pack.
- When not in use, store your battery in a cool place. Do not expose to direct sunlight or hot surfaces because this could cause it to explode.
- Store your battery in a cool, dry place that is free from dust and moist. Ensure that the battery contacts do not touch any metal. This could cause it to overheat and could lead to a fire. If your battery came with a protective cover for the contacts, use them.
- Do not run your battery all the way down before you recharge. This will shorten the lifespan of your battery. When you notice that your cordless impact driver is slowing down, this is an indicator that you have to recharge the battery. Insert a spare battery if you have one and continue your work but do not drain the battery with low charge beyond this point.