Rigid 18v USB Fast Charger

Every once in a while, you find a deal that makes you buy way more than you need of something. Right now, U-HAUL has 20W USB PD/QC3.0 adapters at the counter. 20W isn’t too remarkable, but it is still fast charging, and is much more capable than the run-of-the-mill 5V 2.4A chargers still floating around. The thing that caught my eye is the 12V to 32V input voltage. That seems odd for a car charger, but it makes these things extremely versatile! Along with that, these branded chargers are only $6! In my book, that’s an absolute steal!

So, I picked up several for various projects I have in mind. I have one in particular I wanted to share here:

The color scheme isn’t perfect, but I really like the way it turned out!

I made this for my best friend for his birthday. Our friend group is always debating the merits of the different power tool lines, and I wanted to get him something personalized to go with his Rigid power tools. Once I saw the U-HAUL branded 12V adapters, I knew I had to make this! Honestly, I had just on a whim purchased the orange PETG, and this was a perfect fit. It uses an adapter from Amazon to attach to the Rigid batteries, and that makes the design process much easier.

If you’d like to build your own, I’ve posted the files up on Printables:

https://www.printables.com/model/688386-rigid-18v-usb-fast-charger

Feel free to remix it for other power tool brands!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.