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Old Today, 08:04 AM   #5931
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"DPD: Your estimated delivery date is Thursday,

Update: they've now given me a 1 hour window, sorry for doubting you DPD
DPD have always given me a 1 hour window, but only at about 8am on day of delivery (once their van is loaded and its route sorted out). Some companies will only tell you when parcel has been delivered ( ie. Royal Mail) after paying extra for tracked delivery...
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Old Today, 09:53 AM   #5932
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Ouch.

Burn of the Day award goes to...Teejayexc

Sorry about your concert, DomP, why was it cancelled?
Miserable old fart!

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Old Today, 11:18 AM   #5934
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Old Today, 12:07 PM   #5935
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Aaaargh!
I need a new battery for my Dad's B&D drill, it takes an A14 NiCd 14.4V which are no longer available from B&D.
I order one from "topbatteries" in Portsmouth (allegedly). They eventually say they don't have an NiCd - how about a Ni-MH for another 12. No, I say, my charger doesn't support metal hydride batteries - please refund me (still waiting on that).
Meanwhile, I order this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14-4V-2Ah...53.m2749.l2649

which clearly states NiCd.
They sent me a Ni-MH.

I did check on the difference, a NiCd charger will generally undercharge a Ni-MH battery. IF it does charge it properly it will take a lot longer (according to http://www.greenbatteries.com/nimh-battery-charger-faq/).

So now I'm waiting to see if the ebay vendor just made a mistake or tried to slip one by me. Ultimately, it looks like I need a new charger and it will be one of those decisions I hate - a 10 Chinese charger or a 45 bought-in-UK-but-made-in-China-charger.
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Old Today, 12:53 PM   #5936
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Aaaargh!
I need a new battery for my Dad's B&D drill, it takes an A14 NiCd 14.4V which are no longer available from B&D.
I order one from "topbatteries" in Portsmouth (allegedly). They eventually say they don't have an NiCd - how about a Ni-MH for another 12. No, I say, my charger doesn't support metal hydride batteries - please refund me (still waiting on that).
Meanwhile, I order this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14-4V-2Ah...53.m2749.l2649

which clearly states NiCd.
They sent me a Ni-MH.

I did check on the difference, a NiCd charger will generally undercharge a Ni-MH battery. IF it does charge it properly it will take a lot longer (according to http://www.greenbatteries.com/nimh-battery-charger-faq/).

So now I'm waiting to see if the ebay vendor just made a mistake or tried to slip one by me. Ultimately, it looks like I need a new charger and it will be one of those decisions I hate - a 10 Chinese charger or a 45 bought-in-UK-but-made-in-China-charger.
You're probably better opening the batteries and replacing the individual cells. Plenty of guides on youtube
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which clearly states NiCd.
They sent me a Ni-MH.
They probably forgot to update the label.
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