Cordless Drill Battery Charge Time – (08 Brands Tested)

When you use a cordless drill, you should have more than one battery. Because the battery is discharged when it is used. So you had better keep a few additional batteries to work until you recharge it. So everything depends on the cordless drill battery charge time. Let’s go to the topic.

How long does it take to charge a cordless drill battery? A cordless drill battery will take 30 mins to 5 hours to fully charge. Using an ultrafast charger will take 11 mins. If you use a fast charger, it will take an average of 1 hour. Charging time depends on charger capacity, battery capacity, and charging technology.

In this research, you can find the drill battery charging time for famous brands such as Black and Deck, Bosch, Craftsman, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, and Ryobi. Each battery and its charging time have been mentioned in detail. Some information is grabbed by researching. So according to your brand, you can find the charging time. So let’s read on.

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How to Find the Charging Time of a Battery?

Drill battery charge time

The battery capacity (Ah) divided by the charger current (A) is the time for the battery to charge fully. According to the environmental conditions, battery condition, and charging technology, the time can be varied. For less time, a charge can use fast or rapid chargers.

The charging time is the most important thing for the battery. The least time charging the battery will save you time. If we consider an ideal battery, we can calculate the battery charging time as below. Due to some environmental and other problems, the battery will not charge properly.

Charging Time (Hr) = Battery Capacity (Amh) / Charging Current (A)

Charging Time (Hr) = Battery Capacity (KWh) / Charging Power (KW)

Find the Charging Hours
Problem – A Drill battery is (20V and 5Ah) charged with 20V and 2.5A current. How much time will it spend for charging from zero to 100%?

Solution – (20V*5Amh)/(20V*2.5A) = 2 Hrs

Charging time can depend on the environmental condition, battery condition, and battery charging technology. So let’s see how these facts affect the charging time.

Using these methods, you can find the time for charging the battery. In real conditions, we do not use a battery until its minimum value (0). So the average time will be less than the exact calculation time period.

Environmental Conditions
For the best last long batteries charging should take place at room temperature (approx. 18°C- 21°C). Charging a cold battery can damage the cells. Especially charging in the winter, allow the battery to first warm up to room temperature.

Battery Condition
The battery charging cycle is limited. The Li-Ion batteries can be charged up to 1000x times under optimum conditions. So when you charge, it will reduce from the total. Therefore do not recharge the battery again at every opportunity, rather always continue to use it for so long until it is almost empty (10% to 20% of charging status).

Charging Technology
Batteries can be charged with many technologies. Charging speed is different according to the technology. Currently, most brands offer Fast chargers and rapid chargers. Using this kind of equipment, batteries can be charged fastly.

Considering the above factors, manufactured companies have found the real charging time periods under the real situation. The brands such as Black and Deck, Bosch, Craftsman, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, and Ryobi have different kinds of batteries with various capacities. In order to have the best result, you should use the recommended battery chargers for the cordless drill batteries.

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What is the Charging time for Black and Decker 20V Cordless Drill?

The average charging time for the Black and Decker 20V Cordless Drill is 40 min to 5 hours. For the longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged when the air temperature is between 65°F and 75°F (18°- 24°C).

Black and Decker 20V cordless drill is widely used for drilling purposes. The maximum initial battery pack voltage is 20V, and it can be varied with the conditions. But nominal voltage is 18V. Many tools are powered with the 20V battery, and it is the most used power system in Black Decker. You can find cordless drills and drivers which are powered using 20V batteries.

Black + Decker (Black and Decker) 20V cordless drill/driver battery charging detail

20V Max BatteriesWatt-HoursLCS200 ChargerLCS1620 ChargerLCS201 ChargerL2AFC ChargerL2AFCBST ChargerBDCAC202B Charger
LBX20266hr 30min3hr 15min 1hr 20min40min40min40min
LBXR20307hr 30min3hr 45min1Hr 30min45min45min45min
LBXR20BT30 7hr 30min3hr 45min1Hr 30min45min45min45min
LBXR202040 10 hr5 hr2 hr1 Hr1 Hr1 Hr
LBXR252050 12hr 30min6hr 15min2hr 30min1Hr 15min1Hr 15min1Hr 15min
LB2X302060 15 hr7hr 30min3 hr1Hr 30min1Hr 30min1Hr 30min
LB2X402080 20 hr10 hr4 hr2 Hr2 Hr2 Hr

How Long Does it Take to Charge Bosch Cordless Drill Driver Battery?

Bosch cordless drill batteries consist of several voltages such as 12V, 18V, Procore 18V, and 36V. Bosch 12V battery will take 25min – 240min. 18V batteries will take 12min – 200min, and 36V batteries required 30min – 55min to charge fully. Using a high ampere charger will be reduced the charging time.

These values are based on the average charging time. According to the charger ampere, this time can be varied. You can find in detail the charging time for each charger and related batteries as follow.

Bosch 12V Cordless Drill Battery Charging Time

Battery CapacityGAL 1210 CVGAL 12V.20GAL 1230 CVGAL 12V 40CV
1.5 Ah95 min50 min35 min25 min
2.0 Ah120 min65 min45 min35 min
4.0 Ah240 min125 min85 min65 min
6.0 Ah360 min185 min135 min95 min

Bosch 18V Cordless Drill Battery Charging Time

Battery CapacityAL 1814 CVGAL 18V.20GAL 18V. 40GAL1860 CVGAL 1880 CVGAX 18V 30GAL 18V 160
1.5 Ah80 min50 min30 min25 min12 min30 min--
2.0 Ah105 min65 min40 min35 min15 min45 min--
4.0 Ah210 min125 min60 min45 min35 min85 min25 min
6.0 Ah--180 min80 min65 min50 min--45 min

Bosch ProCORE 18V Cordless Drill Battery Charging Time

Battery CapacityGAL1860 CVGAL 1880 CVGAL 18V 160
4.0 Ah75 min50 min50 min
8.0 Ah120 min65 min55 min
12 Ah--90 min60 min

How Long Does it Take to Charge Craftsman Cordless Drill Battery?

Craftsman drill batteries will take 30 min – 2 hours for charging 0% to 100%. Most of the Craftsman drill batteries are fully charged within 1 hour. Charging speed is highly dependent on the charger. More ampere chargers can speed up the charging process.

Craftsman Drill Battery Charging Time

Batter Voltage, Capacity, and Model NoCharging Time
V20  9.0 AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB2091 hr
V20  6.0AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB2061 hr
V60  5.0AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB60502 hr
V60  2.5 AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB60251 hr 15 min
V60  5.0AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB60502 hr 30 min
V60  7.5AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB60753 hr 45 min
V20  2.0AH Li-Ion Battery (2PK) CMCB202-230 min
V20  4.0AH Li-Ion Battery (2PK) CMCB204-21 hr
V20  2.0AH LI-ion Starter Kit CMCB202-2CK1 hr
V20  4.0AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB2041 hr
V20  2.0AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB20230 min
V20  2.0AH Li-Ion Battery (2PK) CMCB202-230 min
V20  4.0AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB2041 hr
V20  4.0AH Li-Ion Battery (2PK) CMCB204-21 hr
V20  2.0AH Li-Ion Battery CMCB2021 hour
Craftsman Drill battery charging time

How Long Does it Take a Makita Drill Battery to Charge?

Makita drill batteries take the minimum time period for charging such as 1.5 Ah = 15 mins, 2.0 Ah = 20 mins, 3.0 Ah = 30 mins, 4.0 Ah = 40 mins, 5.0 Ah = 45 mins, 6.0 Ah = 60 mins.

Makita uses advanced technology for the rapid charging systems, and also, they deliver longer runtime ( 3 years from the purchase date )for the Li-Ion batteries. And also they provide 3 years of warranty for the workmanship and materials.

Makita Cordless Drill Battery Charging Time

CapacityCharging Time (min)
1.5 Ah15 min
2.0 Ah20 min
3.0 Ah30 min
4.0 Ah40 min
5.0 Ah45 min
6.0 Ah60 min
Source: Makita FAQ

How long Does a Milwaukee M18 12Ah Battery Take to Charge?

Milwaukee offers 3 types of chargers as standard charger, rapid chargers, and superchargers. When charging an 18V 12 Ah battery, using the above chargers will take 60 min, 130 min, and 241 min. Other capacities of the batteries will take less than these time periods.

I have mentioned all in detail as below.

Milwaukee Cordless Drill Battery Charging Time

M18 HD 12.0M18 XC 8.0M18 XC 6.0M18 CP3.0M18 HD9.0M18 XC5.0M18 CP2.0 M12 XC3.0M12 CP2.0
Supercharger60 min45 min35 min35 min103 min60 min25 min46 min30 min
Rapid charge130 min83 min64 min35 min103 min60 min25 min46 min30 min
Standard charger241 min153 min119 min65 min184 min105 min42 min55 min43 min
Source: Milwaukee

How Long Does it Take for a Ryobi Drill Battery to Charge?

Ryobi Battery charge time for 0% to 100% are as follow 1.3 Ah=50 min,1.5Ah = 60 min, 2.0 Ah = 80 min, 2.5 Ah = 100min, 4.0 Ah = 160 min and 5.0 Ah = 200 min. These batteries are Li-Ion, and charger output is 18V ,1.5A

Ryobi Cordless Drill Battery Charging Time

Battery PackBattery capacityCharging time
RB18L131.3 Ah50 min
RB18L151.5 Ah60 min
RB18L202.0 Ah80 min
RB18L252.5 Ah100 min
RB18L404.0 Ah160 min
RB18L505.0 Ah200 min

How Long Does DeWalt Drill Battery Take to Charge?

DeWalt batteries are with 8V, 12V, and 20V voltages. These batteries take maximum time for charging as follow: 8V (1Ah) = 60 min, 12V(1.5Ah) = 45 min, 20V (3.0Ah)= 90min, 20V (1.5Ah)= 45min, 20V (2.0Ah)= 60min, 20V (4.0Ah)= 120min, and 20V (5.0Ah)= 120min.

BatteryVoltageCapacityDCB095 (charger)DCB101 (charger)DCR015 (charger)DCB119 (charger)DCB102 (charger)DCB103 (charger)
DCB0808V 1 Ah60 min----------
DCB12012V1.5 Ah--30 min45 min45 min45 min45 min
DCB20020V3.0 Ah--60 min90 min90 min90 min90 min
DCB201 20V1.5 Ah--30 min45 min45 min30 min30 min
DCB20320V2.0 Ah--35 min60 min60 min35 min35 min
DCB20420V4.0 Ah--70 min120 min120 min70 min70 min
DCB20520V5.0 Ah--70 min120 min120 min70 min70 min

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