Black+Decker L2ACF-OPE 20V MAX Lithium Ion Fast Charger Review

Black Decker L2ACF-OPE 20V MAX Lithium Ion Fast Charger Review

The technology behind Black & Decker products keeps on getting better and better. This isn’t an exaggeration on our part as we have seen several new products with better features than their old versions, as is the case with the Black & Decker L2ACF-OPE 20-volt Max lithium ion fast charger.

Of course, we always suggest that our readers read the manufacturer’s technical product description and the consumer reviews first before deciding whether to purchase the battery charger or not. At the end of the day, you have to make purchasing decisions based on your unique set of needs and wants instead of keeping up with the Joneses of your neighborhood.

Features of the Black+Decker L2ACF-OPE 20V MAX Lithium Ion Fast Charger

This Black & Decker battery charger has the following notable features:

  • Accommodates slide pack batteries
  • Has maintenance mode for optimum charging
  • Has multi-voltage charging capacity

The attractive orange case coupled with the distinctive white-on-black Black & Decker branding makes the charger easy to identify from among a dozen battery chargers in your collection. This is a handy feature when you have more than a few battery chargers for your cordless power tools from different brands, such as Bosch, Makita, and DeWalt.

Even its lightweight quality – the battery weighs approximately 1.5 pounds out of the box – contributes to its practicality. You can charge your batteries in your workshop, office or home depending on your planned used for the cordless power tools. You have one less concern regarding a heavy addition to your tool box.

Even its compact dimensions – 8.9 x 7.7 x 4.7 inches – makes it easy to carry from one place to the next. You don’t have to worry about it taking up too much space on your workshop table. But there’s a flaw that Black & Decker should resolve in most of its battery chargers – there are no screw holes for placing the Black & Decker L2ACF-OPE on the wall.

Every battery charger will obviously be judged based on its speed in achieving a full charge for the battery. In case of this battery charger, we have to say that it performs well in this aspect. Batteries can be fully charged within 30-45 minutes after placing them on the charger although we must also qualify such a statement.

The actual charging time will vary depending on several factors between the batteries being charged and the battery charger. The most important of these factors are the charger’s output capacity and the battery’s size. For example, if you’re charging a 2.0Ah battery, you may have to wait for one hour for it to be fully charged, while a 4.0Ah battery will likely take two hours or so.

Most users, nonetheless, say that this charger achieves full charge status for the battery within 30 minutes or so. This is as fast as it can get for battery chargers of its kind, which means that work with cordless power tools can be continuous. Even before you have exhausted the battery charge on your cordless power tool, its replacement battery has already been fully charged – and the work continues.

This has an added advantage in that you don’t have to buy as many spare batteries as before. You can save on the cost of spare batteries and spend the money buying this Black & Decker charger. You may, however, buy the compatible Black & Decker Max lithium ion batteries, such as the 2-pack LBXR20B-2 20-volt ones.

We also suggest buying this Black & Decker battery charger when you’re fed up with the stock charger that comes with your Black & Decker cordless power tools. As many satisfied buyers said, the L2ACF-OPE charges significantly faster than the extremely slow stock charger, which can take hours to get a full charge. The result: truly great value for the money, especially if you’re the type who becomes impatient while waiting for the battery charging process to finish.

The charger can also be used for both 16-volt Max and 20-volt Max lithium ion batteries. Again, value for your money comes in since there’s no need to buy two different chargers for your batteries. Just remember that not all cordless power tools batteries are compatible with the L2ACF-OPE. But this isn’t such a big issue considering that most chargers work in a similar manner.

Pros

  • Durable case
  • Compact dimensions
  • Lightweight
  • Compatible with 16-volt and 20-volt batteries
  • Easy to use out of the box

Cons

  • More expensive
  • Cannot be hanged on a wall

Verdict

The Black & Decker L2ACF-OPE charger is a great choice if you’re looking for a charger that performs well in terms of fast charging times, ease of use, and portability. Your DIY projects will be faster and easier, partly thanks to the fast charging times for the batteries of your cordless power tools, which can also be said for your household tools like a leaf blower. You will also appreciate the fact that it’s a Black & Decker product so reliability is guaranteed.