I have an old cordless drill which uses 14.4v NiCad battery. The charger that comes with it is AC/DC adapter with 18v 200ma output. The charger is broken and a replacement charger is expensive. I have 2 old laptop adapters, one is 16V 4.5A and one is 20V 3.5A. I tried the 16V because it is lower than the original 18V and I think it is safer. That seems to charge the battery but took very long time. I like to ask if I can use the 20V without risk and if that will be faster ?