Monthly Archives: January 2013

Portable Power Toolbag

Portable Power ToolbagI do a lot of work away from an outlet and I wanted a way to keep the battery for my Porter-Cable impact driver and phone charged throughout the day. An old li-ion laptop battery was recycled for the power source and the Porter-Cable battery charger was modified to accept power from both AC input and the li-ion battery, selectable by the larger toggle switch. A fused IEC connector on the top connects to the AC input for the Porter-Cable charger and the charger for the Li-ion Battery.  Two voltage regulators regulate power for the phone charger and a worklight located under the handle.