The Dexter Cordless Drill IC120CD only works with batteries.
This 3D-printable adapter, combined with an AC power adapter, allows you to also use this drill without battery, for example if your batteries are out-of-power.
This adapter has lock clips, which can be unlocked from the drill by pressing on them.
The adapter is also designed to allow you to store your drill tools inside of it.
There are two parts to print, the base and the plug, which can be assembled together with or without glue as your convenience.
Once printed, you will have to mount small metallic plates on the plug part, and solder them to the AC adapter, in order to ensure electrical contact inside the drill. For these metallic plates, you can cut and use an old 3LR12 battery contacts.
This adapter has been printed and tested using PLA filament.
The base part may be incompatible with your model (for example IC180CD), whereas the plug part is compatible.
In this case you have 2 options:
- modify the base to fit your model,
- or print and use only the plug part, I have tested it without the base, and as there is no battery weight it is perfectly maintained inside the drill.
The FreeCad sources of the project are attached in the ZIP file.
The attached PDF files show some measures, if you want to quickly check your drill and these parts compatibility.
Version 1.1 - 6/2/2019: improved lock handles robustness.
Version 1.0 - 5/30/2019: first release.
Project web page (french):
3D Hero PLA Filament 1.75mm PLA
Designed with FreeCad
If you need to modify the adapter, you have to use FreeCad to open the *.FCstd files provided in the sources package.
FreeCad can be downloaded for free for the official website: https://www.freecadweb.org