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#1 wahoo63 May 23, 2008 06:59 PM

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Black&Decker VPX cartridge style 7 volt pack that I thought would make a good Rx pack, trouble is I've searched and searched and could only find the How-To's for the DeWalt 36v.

I'm not sure on the best way to go about tearing this thing apart.
Anyone using this style battery cartridge ?


#2 hall woo May 23, 2008 07:15 PM

crack case with hammer

#3 CrashM@ster May 23, 2008 07:27 PM

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first, peel the sticker then you will see tabs to take top and bottom off.

here is the inside of a VPX.

#4 everydayflyer May 23, 2008 07:29 PM

Once you peel the label off it is obvious.



#5 lquick May 23, 2008 07:30 PM

If you just peel off the lable, you can see the clips that hold the end caps in place. Lift the clip and the cap comes off.


#6 wahoo63 May 23, 2008 08:59 PM

Wish I woulda peeled the label b4 i smacked it with a hammer.

Thanks guys,

#7 coro May 24, 2008 04:27 AM

Try to peel the tabs (gently) before using them, to see whether they are worth using or will fall apart. There were reports of poor spot welding of VPX pack.
There is no such problem soldering small 1100mAh M1A 123 cells, using ordinary tools, such as that which is with "adult" big A123 2300mAh M1 cells...

#8 Tentacle May 24, 2008 07:37 AM

What is the circuit board attached? A charging regulator?Do you need it to build the pack?

#9 wahoo63 May 24, 2008 12:27 PM

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#10 Al M May 24, 2008 06:33 PM

Remove the junk from the cells.

#11 JWilliams2 May 25, 2008 05:11 AM


Originally Posted by Al M
Remove the junk from the cells.

Yeah it's all useless, just get to the pure cell.

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