Dewalt 18v Drill question

Old 04-15-17, 10:41 PM
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Dewalt 18v Drill question

Does a Dewalt 18 volt drill, like the DCD950 have any electronics inside it?

I need to find out if there are any transistors, IC Chips, or other sensitive electronics inside the drill itself.

I'm not worried about the LED light or a variable resistor like a rheostat.. just the sensitive kind of electronics that you would find in some kind of special control circuit..
I know the battery charger has them, but I'm wondering if the drill does.

Old 04-15-17, 11:29 PM
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Not sure what you mean by "sensitive electronics". Sensitive to what ?

If it's a variable speed drill it has electronics in it. They use MOSfets for speed control..... not a variable resistor. Actually a variable resistor controls the MOSfet.
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I would not be concerned about "sensitive". All of my Dewalt cordless tools, even the cheaper model drills have been extremely durable. They have survived numerous drops, had water poured on them, dropped in the dirt and they still keep on working.

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