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

  • Compatible with Black and Decker models NST2018, NST1810, NHT518, NS118, NPP2018, NPT3118
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Powers your yard tools for efficient, wireless operation
  • Weighs 1.7 pounds (shipped)
  • Includes a 2-year warranty

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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…. More >>

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  1. 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.

    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. 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 identification

    415 – 1.5 Ah cells marked BD

    515 – 1.5 Ah cells manufactured by HANYU

    All these are marketed as FSXtreme, HPB18-OPE, FS18BX and 244760

    421 – 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.

    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. As one reviewer indicated the interchangeability of the batteries makes the entire Black and Decker 18 volt line very addictive. I find myself looking for tools that work with the batteries.

    As for the batteries themselves the big positive is the interchangeability. There are two significant negatives. The first negative is that the charger that comes with the batteries and the tools is a dumb charger that does not tell you if it is complete or not. This is annoying. The second issue is the batteries are slightly anemic. Not bad since they are interchangeable but still a little more power and longevity would be nice. Don’t worry though. Black and Decker has a silver series of the batteries that purports to be 40% longer life.

    Overall a great system and one I am please with.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. These batteries do not hold a charge. I own the whole set of garden tools and I really love them. I have seven batteries to go along with the tools and all of them combined probably hold an hours worth of charge. It just drives me crazy when I am working in the garden and you can,t finish the job your doing because the battery runs out so quickly. I wish Black and Decker could improve these batteries because I really love the line of lawn tools but until they do I won,t be buying any more.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. The tools are fair tools. To bad the batterys suck. Everyone should get together and have a class action law suit.Takes 10 minutes to run the battery down and 3 hours to charge it. Pure junk. I have a whole set of the tool to is the bad thing.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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