Kenny, Don't give up. There is a chance that the Battery in your Trimmer
can be rebuilt. The battery voltage is most likely between 14.4V & 24V
"Cordless electrics. Battery-powered trimmers combine the mobility of gas models with the convenience, clean running, and easy maintenance of plug-ins, courtesy of an onboard battery (14.4 volt to 24 volt). But they offer relatively little power and no more than about 45 minutes' run time per charge. They can also cost as much as gas-powered models. Price: $70 to $120."
To find out if your battery can be rebuilt open the Trimmer to find the battery. You will most likely find:
- A Set of 12 to 20 Ni-Cad batteries wired in series or
- A Battery Pack that contains the above batteries
If #1 then your best shot is to find a local Battery rebuilder (they remove the batteries one by one and use a spot welder to wire in new replacement batteries).
If #2 when the battery pack is not a sealed unit and where the pack can be opened without destroying the outer shell, then the pack can either be rebuilt locally (as in #1) or it can be mailed to a rebuilder. This also works with any cordless tool battery as long as the outer plastic shell is held together with screws so that it can be taken apart.
I have a local rebuilder (Culver City) that is part of a National franchise:
A number of other National and Local Rebuilders can be found with a Google search.