2-pk (two) Brand New Black & Decker 3.6v Versapak Gold Battery Batteries - Vp143 For Sale
Check out my “Computer tip of the year” at the very bottom of this page, ESPECIALLY if you do not have very good eyesight. offer/Buy with Confidence; I have a 99% (or better!) response rating, comprised of over 28,300 total positive responses. You don’t get a rating like that by selling things that don’t work as advertised, or by treating customers with only the utmost respect!!!!! I have a Bachelors Degree in Business (4-year degree) and an Associates Degree in Electronics Technology (2-year degree), so I am well versed in what I discuss below. I had a 22-year career with GE Healthcare involving electronics before I started this business.
This sale is for TWO B&D NEW batteries. They will come packaged as two individual batteries. See the section below this one for charger and tool compatability for B&D and Craftsman.
(Black and Decker made the Cordless Screwdriver sold by Craftsman, so that is why this sale is for either the Black & Decker or Craftsman battery. It is the same battery as the Craftsman battery only this one has the B&D label!)
Made to replace VP100, VP105, VP110, S100, S105, S110, 383900-03, 387854-00, 151995-03, 90537503, 00911271000, 9-11271, 911271, 112730 and 11271 older style batteries from B&D and Craftsman / Sears. It is the battery used on these Sears tools, in addition to others; Craftsman Combo Tool Set with 7.2V Drill # 900.112610, 7.2V Sander # 900.112670, 7.2V Multi-purpose Saw # 900.112640 and Flashlight # 900.112690. Some of those tools use TWO batteries, of course.
VersaPak interchangeable battery system works with all B&D VersaPak product.
Buy 1 piece of this sale, and you will get TWO new batteries, sealed in the original blister packaging direct from Black and Decker.
I also sell the dual charger on another sale, as well as single batteries, or the charger and one battery, or the charger and two batteries. If you cannot find those sales, click on the link "Ask a question" which is located at the very bottom of this sale page.
Provides a minimum of 60% longer run time over the old, obsolete silver battery from B&D
VersaPack GOLD batteries do not have a memory like the old NiCd batteries did
VersaPak GOLD batteries are rechargeable and have a minimum life of 300 charge cycles
Voltage - 3.6V
Technology - NiMH
Is the preferred replacement battery for the older SILVER (NiCd) battery from B&D (VP100, VP105 and VP110).
Charged on the VP130 Black and Decker dual port charger, or can be charged the single port charger also.
Both the silver and gold batteries will charge on any of the VersaPak chargers, either made by Black & Decker OR Craftsman ( Sears). On the dual charger ( VP130), you can charge just one battery at a time, or two.
This item weighs 11 ounces (for both batteries) before it has been put into a shipping container.
Shipping (Domestic and International);
I only NORMALLY ship to the 50 United States, but I do make exceptions. If you live outside of those 50 United States (Puerto Rico, a US Territory, use a military address, etc), please email me for a shipping quote BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THE sale. If you buy the item and THEN email me, I will not be able to offer you the best rates I have available. To email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”.
Standard shipping is either via UPS ground, USPS 2-3 day Priority Mail or USPS First Class Mail. No matter which method is used, you will receive a tracking number emailed to you from that company. It is my choice which one I use, due to price fluctuations. If there are options available, just choose the one you want when you make your payment (sometimes you will have to click on a “down arrow” to bring up all the shipping options that are available). If you want a specific method that I use and cannot choose it, then email me before you buy the sale, as it is difficult to change it once you have made the purchase. To email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”. If UPS has to be used, be sure to give me a NON-PO box address, since UPS does not deliver to PO BOXES!
My salesare shipped every day of the week excluding Saturday and Sunday. Never does it take more than one extra day for me to ship an item. allows all sellers to take 24 hours to “process” and order, and then 24 more hours to actually “ship” it. I usually ship within 24 hours, and don't bother waiting the extra 24 hours that most other sellers use.
Picking up an order at my business in Milwaukee, WI;
I have removed the “LOCAL PICKUP” option for my sales, as too many buyers NOT FROM MILWAUKEE would choose that to get free shipping. If you ARE local here in Milwaukee, there is no shipping fee. But you will have to pay WI State Tax of 5.6%. You should pay the shipping fee, and then immediately contact me to let me know you want to pick it up. I will then refund the entire shipping fee. To email me, see the section below entitled “How to contact me with questions”.
Overnight service is not available at this time.
I must charge STATE sales tax of 5.6% on shipments to Wisconsin locations (or items picked up in Milwaukee). There are no additional shipping or handling fees to pick this item up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin other than the sales tax of 5.6%.
Please give me a CORRECT address and your phone number!!
If the Post Office cannot locate your address, the item will be returned to me. If this happens, I can either refund your sale payment (minus the original shipping fee, the return shipment delivery fee if any, the listing fee, the selling sale fee and the PayPal fees, if any), or I can ship it to another address if you pay another shipping fee. It is also a good idea to be sure your email and physical addresses on your PayPal and accounts are correct and up to date before you pay for your item, to ensure it goes to the right address.
I ***WILL*** combine shipping!
If you would like more than one of an item on an sale, the shipping fee is usually $1.99 more per identical additional item ordered, but not always. Some sales, in which the item is heavy or bulky, are not $1.99. To see what the cost is for each identical item ordered, click on the “Shipping and payments” tab near the top of the sale. Then look under the column “each additional item”. THAT IS FOR IDENTICAL ITEMS ONLY (multiple quantities of an sale item)!
If you order two DIFFERENT items, then the shipping fee is usually the total of 1) the most expensive shipping fee and 2) $1.99 for each additional item. For example, if one item shows a shipping fee of $5.99, and the second item shows $6.99, you will pay $6.99 + $1.99 (total of $8.98). CANNOT calculate that shipping fee correctly (it is too complicated for their programs), and I will have to send you a refund of the amount that you overpaid. It is best to just OVERPAY, since it can delay your order by over 24 hours if you want to request a correct invoice first. I don't usually read email for 24-48 hours, since I concentrate on getting my orders out within 24 hours instead. Customers seem to appreciate that, and would rather overpay and then get the overpayment sent back to their PayPal account after the order has shipped.
I do not ship internationally any longer. requires sellers to use Door-To-Door traceability, and that is VERY expensive. So I do not ship internationally through any longer.
How to contact me with questions;
Email me by clicking anywhere on the phrase "Ask a question", which is located near the very bottom of this sale page, near the left side of the page. Just scroll down from the main sale page, or have your browser search for the phrase “Ask a question”.
If you ordered the wrong item (this happens more often than you would imagine!);
All items may be returned to me within 14 calendar days of receiving the item. You will have to pay to ship it back to me. A full refund (minus certain fees) will be given once the item is received back in the same working condition that it was sent to you in. The fees not refunded are the shipping fee, the PayPal fee and a processing fee of 20% of the sale price (to test the item and restock it). You also will not receive the refund until you respond to the email that I will have them send to you. That email will state that you are returning the item to me for a refund. That will then allow me to get back the 15% in selling fees that I have paid to for selling the item to you.
If I shipped the wrong item (very rare… see my response!); you have your choice of the following –
If you are in a hurry to receive the right item, just order another one, and then you can ship me the incorrect item later. When I receive it, you will get FULL CREDIT (no fees at all) for the initial order (100% of what you paid). I will also reimburse you for your shipping fee to send the item back to me, unless you don't use an economical shipping method. I won't pay overnight FedEx fee, for example. The US Post Office has the most reasonable fees, if you ask them for the cheapest rate!
If you aren’t in a hurry, or you don’t want to purchase a second one, then I have to require that you ship the wrong one to me first… THEN I will ship the correct one, once I get it and test it to be sure it is indeed the same one I sent you and that it is in working condition. I will email you a prepaid shipping label for US Postal Service, so all you do is put it in your mailbox. You pay no shipping fee to get it back to me. I have to do it this way, as otherwise I have found that the buyer just seems to “mysteriously” forget to ship the incorrect part back!
If an item arrives damaged or not working (even more rare, since I test all items before they ship; See the WARRANTY section below.
All new items carry a warranty direct from the manufacturer, and it varies from 1 to 2 years. All manufacturers are different in how they handle warranty situations, so you would need to contact me if you have a new item in need of replacement. It makes more sense for you to go to your local dealer for a replacement, than to pack the item up and pay to ship it to me for replacement. B&D's phone number is now 800-4DEWALT (800-433-9258) and Skil's number is 877-SKIL999 (877-754-5999). You would get it much quicker, plus save you from having to pay for return postage. So that is why I require that you go to the dealer…it saves us both money and time usually. If you don’t have a dealer near you, then I will handle the warranty for you, but you will need to pay the shipping to get the item to me. Then I would most likely pay to ship it back to you (unless I determine that the item was burned out (or works correctly)…remember, I test all items immediately before they ship out).
All used items are sold as-is. No warranty implied whatsoever. The reason is because many of the items I sell are electrical in nature, and lightning could strike your house (or the item). I can’t expect to be held responsible for situations like that! My response record should show you that I do NOT sell junk. I test all items thoroughly. With my 98.5%+ response rating, you should be able to tell that I do not sell defective items. It never pays to sell someone a defective item… it is more of a hassle than anything, so that is why I test EVERYTHING. You may have heard the expression, “you spend 95% of your time on 5% of your sales”. I have found that to be VERY true!
YOU NO LONGER NEED TO OPEN OR HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT (this is new as of 11/09). Just go to PayPal.com and you will see the options you have to choose from. But opening a PayPal account is NOT required any longer! You must still go to PayPal.com, but won't have to sign up for an account.
I accept PayPal. Or you can also easily pay via your checking account, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. WI residents will be required to pay 5.6% State sales tax. Free Pick Up in Milwaukee, WI. Email me by clicking on the link entitled "Ask a question" located near the very bottom of this sale page if you want to make other arrangements. Please pay within 7 days, per rules.
I will ONLY leave response after response has been left for me. Too often sellers get threatened with negative response after they have left positive response in advance. Sorry about that, but this is what ALL the savvy sellers on now do!
How to make your NiCd batteries last for years;WARNING ONE! Beware of “FIX YOUR BATTERY” sales on or the internet!!!
The short story is, it CAN be done, but 1) it is dangerous, 2) it is only temporary, and 3) it doesn't work on very old cells that have shorted, and 4) you harm the good cells by making the BAD cells perform temporarily like they GOOD again. For detailed information on this, see below;
First of all, you need to know that NiCd battery packs are made up of numerous NiCd cells. For example, a 12-volt battery pack has 10 cells inside, and each one produces about 1.2 volts. So 10 cells at 1.2 volt each equals the 12 volts listed on the battery.
I have had numerous buyers tell me horror stories about sales that they purchased for information on how to fix their defective battery packs. Many sellers on (and other sites) will sell you the information on how to “fix” or “repair” your old batteries. Don't you think I could do the same, if it worked? I won't mislead my customers that way, or put them into a dangerous situation. You might say “but their response seems to be OK”. Guess what... after they start to get a lot of negative response (or get sued after a cell explodes), they just close their account, and open a new one (or have a friend open one for them if catches them).
Yes, there is a trick that you can apply a high voltage to a cell to “shock” it into pretending to be good again, BUT;
a) THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS! Applying high voltage to a cell/battery could cause the cell/battery to explode! The pasty liquid in the cells quickly heats up and turns into gas, and since the cells are sealed, that gas has no where to go but expand/explode the cell/battery). The dead cells inside will very quickly revert back to its defective status in a few hours, or sometimes up to a few days usually.
b) These “fixes/repairs” are only a very TEMPORARY solution to bad battery performance. The dead cells inside will very quickly revert back to its defective status in a few hours, or sometimes maybe last up to a few days. It will NEVER produce a battery that will preform any where NEAR what a new battery would preform like.
c) You only want to apply the high voltage to cells that need it, NOT ALL GOOD AND ALL BAD CELLS! Applying high voltage to a GOOD cell will dramatically shorten all of the GOOD cells lives!
d) Cells either short themselves out over time, or alternatively they just won't hold the 1.2 volts per cell for a long period of time.
- WARNING TWO!
Even if you could replace JUST the bad cells inside your
battery pack quickly and cheaply, DON'T DO
1) it is a time consuming process to disassemble a NiCd battery pack.
2) you can't solder new cells.
3) it is difficult to determine which cells are bad.
You can replace individual NiCd cells inside your battery pack that are bad, BUT YOU CAN’T SOLDER THEM! Heat is NOT a friend to a NiCad cell… it makes their life MUCH shorter if exposed to the high temperatures of a soldering iron. Instead, they must be fusion welded, which produces virtually no heat. Fusion welders are VERY expensive ($2,500)! But even if you had a fusion welder, DO NOT REPLACE INDIVIDUAL CELLS! You would then be combining NEW cells with OLD cells, and the old cells will fail next. Cells that are made into a battery pack will usually all start to fail one at a time over a several month period. It is a MUCH better use of your time and money to buy a new battery (and I'm not just saying that since I sell batteries). Search the internet, and any of the GOOD, HONEST sites will explain this process of aging NiCd cells in detail.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
For SLOW chargers (3 to 8 hour type), which are often called “DUMB” chargers;For Skil, this mean you NEVER leave your battery pack charging on their slow 3-hour charger for more than 5 hours (5 hours is needed to charge a battery fully if it has not been charged in a while)! Those 3-hour chargers For B&D and Ryobi, this mean you NEVER leave your battery pack charging on their slow 6-8 hour charger for more than 8 hours (8 hours is needed to charge a battery fully if it has not been charged in a while)! HEAT which is not good for the lifetime of NiCd batteries.
This MAXIMUM charge time is due to the fact that Slow, Dumb Chargers constantly charge your batteries at a set amperage rate (.2 or .25 amps for 6-8 hour charger, .4 amps for 3-4 hour chargers), EVEN WEN THE BATTERY is fully charged. After the battery is fully charged, the charger continues to send that amperage thru the battery. Because it is fully charged, the excess amperage is turned into HEAT which is not good for the lifetime of NiCd batteries. That will explain why the batteries start to get somewhat hot if left in these SLOW, DUMB chargers for extended time periods. HEAT which is not good for the lifetime of NiCd batteries.
should be stored with only a little charge left in them. DO NOT TOTALLY discharge a NiCd battery, and then store it. Nor should
For FAST chargers (1 to 2 hour type), which are often called “SMART”, “QUICK” or “X-Hour” chargers;
You can leave your battery pack on a SMART charger for longer periods, since it reverts to a trickle charge once fully charged. Some manufactures even recommend you leave the battery in one of these chargers until you need it, so that it is always ready to use. That is NOT the case for DUMB, SLOW chargers however.
But you should still remove it if possible after fully charged, to preserve the life of the battery. See the next section for information about Skil 1-hour chargers.WARNING FOUR! Slow chargers are prone to burning out if you attempt to charge a bad battery!!!
This type of charger, also known a "slow charger" is the cheapest type of charger available. It is made so that it will burn OUT, before burning UP! When some of the cells inside the battery start to short out, it causes the charger to produce more current... more current means more heat, and too much heat, and the charger will burn out. This is not a design flaw, but rather just a way for the companies to produce a low-cost charger for their customers. The fast chargers (sometimes called SMART chargers) are about twice as expensive to produce, so the manufacturers chose to keep the costs down on drill sets that offered this cheaper slow charger. To avoid burning out this type of charger, go to my website below which details how to test your battery to avoid burning out a slow charger;
The website is ChargerPro. (Hint;) The ending to that website is the most COMmon website ending that is on the internet.
COMPUTER TIP OF THE YEAR;
Do you want to make everything on your computer screen appear BIGGER (words, pictures, etc)? Or SMALLER?? Try the below process now... it doesn't work on all programs (such as video players) but it does work on all internet browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.. And don't worry... if you make things TOO big, I have included the instructions on how to make them smaller again too;
To make things BIGGER, hold down the “CTRL” key on your keyboard and then (while still holding down that <CNTL> key) press the “+” key. On most keyboards, that key also usually has the “=” sign on it. That key is located two keys to the right of the ZERO key, or one key to the left of the “backspace” key, if your keyboard has a row of numbers above the top row of letters. This key is also called the “PLUS” or “EQAUL SIGN” key. Keep hitting that key, and your computer will just keep making everything bigger and bigger on your screen!
To make things SMALLER, hold down the “CTRL” key on your keyboard and then (while still holding down that <CNTL> key) press the “-” key. On most keyboards, that key also usually has the “_” (UNDERSCORE) sign on it. That key is usually one key to the right of the ZERO key, or two keys to the left of the “backspace” key, if your keyboard has a row of numbers above the top row of letters. This key is also called the “MINUS” or “DASH “ or “UNDERSCORE” key. Keep hitting that key, and your computer will just keep making everything smaller and smaller on your screen!
This above tip is a REALLY helpful suggestion for anyone who has poor eyesight and has trouble reading a computer monitor.
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