Hi guys, I have a ton of makita 18v 5aH batteries that I’d like to use to power some 12v usb strip lighting for camping.
It seems from reading that Makita lxt batteries usually run anywhere from 20v to 12v depending on charge. What would be the best way to step down this voltage to 12v? I was thinking of buying a makita accessory and rewiring the internals, hopefully preserving the auto-cuttoff low voltage feature to protect the battery.
The output would then be a cigarette style 12v socket
Any advice would be greatly appreciated