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Dewalt DCA2203C 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Battery Adapter Kit for 18V Cordless Tools

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  • Dewalt DCA2203C 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Battery Adapter Kit for 18V Cordless Tools
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You can now use Dewalt's 20V MAX line of batteries with your 18V power tool with the new DCA2203C Battery Adapter. Designed to work with an assortment of 18V tools, you can use the DCB201 and DCB203 20V MAX Lithium-Ion batteries without having to spend money on new tools.
Features:
  • Allows for use of 20V MAX batteries in most 18V tools
  • Requires use of 20V MAX charger
  • Adapter will not fit into DEWALT 18V Chargers
  • Use only with compact Dewalt batteries DCB201 and DCB203
Includes:
  • 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Battery Adapter for 18V Cordless Tools - DCA1820
  • (2) 20V MAX 2.0 Ah XR Lithium-Ion Batteries - DCB203
  • 12V/20V MAX Lithium-Ion Battery Charger

Specifications

Series: 18V/20V MAX
Cordless: Yes
Battery Amp Hours: 2.0 Ah
Battery Style: Slide
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Compatible Models: DCB201 / DCB203
Voltage: 20V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
38 Reviews
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (29)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Pros
Powerful (16)
Easy To Use (14)
Value (9)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (7)
Cons
Short Run Time (if applicable) (1)
Best Uses
Large Projects (9)
Frequent Use (8)
Home Repair (7)
Small Projects (6)
Extend life of older DeWalt tools
I purchased the 18v-20v adapter about six months ago. Other reviewers have pointed out the adapter is difficult to remove. And, the lithium-ion batteries seem to discharge simply by being left in the adapter. My solution to the discharge issue is to remove the battery when finished using the tool. Despite those issues, the lithium-ion batteries deliver much better performance than the older NiCad batteries. I will be purchasing a second adapter so I have two for my tools.
June 11, 2018
Originally posted at
Dewalt not competent at labeling
Saw this and thought it was a Godsend for my old Cordless 16ga and 18ga Dewalt nailers as well as my trim saw with the old "stem" type batteries. Paid the $150 retail I was so excited to have it. First time I went to use it in my nailers it would not work, Emailed Dewalt and they told me that it would not work with those Basically, "Nothing we can do, sorry". REALLY??!!! COULD YOU HAVE PUT THAT INFO ON THE PACKAGE, DEWALT??? Works ijn the trim saw, which I hardly ever use. So, basically, $150 down the drain, and buying their NiCad batteries aren't even an option for me, they lose power FAST. Dewalt STILL selling OLD TECHNOLOGY in stores.

END RESULT: Moved to Milwaukee tools. Will not touch ANY Dewalt product from now on. Thanks for your "Customer Service." Not!
April 7, 2018
Originally posted at
Plug and Play
My old batteries were dying off. I needed a way to up date my cordless true-blue DeWalt Drill. This kit did exactly that. Straight out of the box and put to work. A win-win deal!
April 1, 2018
Originally posted at
Don't hold charge and adapter is hard to pull from
I got 2 adapter kits for my tools and it was the worse thing I ever did. Yes the batteries charge fast but do not hold a charge. On a fully charged battery I drilled 8 1/8 holes in a pine board and installed 8 screws and put my drill away. The next day the battery was dead!! I have 4 of the 20v batteries and they all do the same on all my tools. If I charge the batteries and leave them on my bench, they are OK but if put them in a tool and use it for any length of time I know it will be dead the next time I try to use it.Also the adapters are a bear to try to get them out of a tool. Looks like I will be going back to the 18V
February 13, 2018
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Value
Lightweight
Best Uses
Large Projects
Home Repair
Surprising effectiveness
This battery pack allowed me to use a compatible trimmer yet still provide battery power for an older combo tool package that I had
January 4, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Beginner- Casual Do-it-Yourselfer
Great Addition to my tools
I bought the kit and it works great with my 18v Dewalt. The batteries have a energy gauge that tells you what you have left. The adapter works great and the small 20v batteries are pretty light and last a long time.
December 7, 2017
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Lightweight
Best Uses
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Way-to-go DeWalt !!
Kudos to DeWalt ...........this is great ! Others might just render your old cordless tools obsolete and not even address an issue like " how can I get the benefits of Lithium Ion for my existing tools ? " I haven't used it that much yet but already love the feel . It's actually lighter than using the nicads and shows no drop in power whatsoever . I cant speak to the battery's longevity yet but I cant imagine it's that disappointing .
November 9, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Value
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Home Repair
Saw lots of advertising for this but no one else had it. Work's great and seems to have more power than regular 18v batteries. I just hope that the lithium hold up better than the nicads. Great price too.
July 9, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
I purchased the upgrade kit to take my 18 volt units to the 20 volt. I am so happy for this decision as it has improved all aspects of my tool use. Biggest is the longevity of the batteries as well as the power.
June 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Beginner- Casual Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
works
Li batteries are now--they work---NiCad becoming a pain--this conversion is worh the money do it
June 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional

Questions & Answers

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The package says not to be used with Dc970 and dc579, which are drill/drivers. Anyone know why? Can the motor not withstand 20v?
Busy guy in GSO on May 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact DeWalt directly at 800-433-9258 for technical assistance
Will this work with 18 volt DC9096 batteries?
Dennis on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, this kit is for use only with compact Dewalt batteries DCB201 and DCB203.
Can I use the 4 and 5 amp hour lithium Ion batteries with the new 18V adapter?
Ted H on Nov 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You can use any 20v battery
Why won't my 20v max adapter dca2203c work with any of my 18v tools ?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Make sure batteries are fully charged, batteries are locked fully on adapter and red Cap is off top of adapter.
will this fit my DCD775KL?
TONYV on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should fit any tool that will accept the older 18V. battery
Will this fit in a Black and Decker Firestorm?
ED S on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No,they are not compatible.
Can you charge a 20 volt battery in an 18 volt charger using the adapter?
CaptainD on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: NO. 20v batteries requires a 20v charger.
Can this be used with the DC608 brad nailed?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2018
will it work with dc9099 ?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2017

Warranty

Dewalt Accessories Warranty

The warranty on new DEWALT accessories is as follows:

DEWALT offers a 30-day money back guarantee on all DEWALT accessories, except for pressure washer accessories. DEWALT accessories are fully guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship. The warranty does not cover misuse of product or normal wear and tear.