The convenience of using cordless tools can be compromised if you're always standing around waiting for the batteries to recharge. To get you up and running quicker, with less down time, Black and Decker has developed the FSMVC 9.6-Volt to 18-Volt Fast Charger. This cleverly designed plug-in charger accepts a wide range of nicad batteries, including 9.6, 12, 14.4, and 18-volt packs. And it will recharge a battery in less than 90 minutes, as compared to the average three-hour recharge time of the chargers that came with the tools. The FSMVC 9.6-Volt to 18-Volt Fast Charger accepts all Black and Decker and Firestorm spring-loaded (slide-in) type batteries.