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Bosch 6-Bay Battery Charger | GAL18V6-80

Bosch 6-Battery Charger Increases 18V Charging Convenience and Speed

If you’ve got multiple Bosch batteries and could stand a quick and convenient way to get them all charged up, you now have that option available. The Bosch GAL18V6-80 6-Bay Battery Charger offers 4x the charging current of a standard charger, using a two-cycle charging method to get you back to work faster.


10-Second Summary

  • Model: Bosch GAL18V6-80
  • 6-bays for charging multiple 18V batteries at once
  • Sequential, two-cycle charging
  • 8-amp charging current
  • First cycle charges Core18V 4.0 Ah batteries to 80 percent in 32 minutes, full charge in 50 minutes
  • LED indicators show the charging cycle and level for each battery
  • Fan provides active cooling
  • Large handle and cord wrap makes transportation simple
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: $99

Minimize Your Downtime

Bosch has designed the 6-Bay Battery Charger to get you back to work as quickly as possible by delivering fast and efficient 2-cycle charging. That provides an initial faster charge followed by a slower top-off to complete the job. To accomplish this, it has an 8-amp charging current, which is four times the charging current of one of their standard chargers.

Bosch 6-bay battery charger

How 2-Cycle Charging Works

As we mentioned above, 2-cycle charging works by providing two levels (or cycles) of charge. The first cycle charges the battery to about 80% full in a relatively short amount of time. After that, a second cycle takes over to top off the battery. For example, the Bosch 6-Bay Battery Charger can take your depleted CORE18V 4.0Ah battery to 80% in 32 minutes. It reaches a full charge in 50 minutes.

LED indicators on the Bosch GAL18V6-80 display the charging cycle and charge level for each battery. This lets you monitor and prioritize your battery’s charging while you work.


The Bosch GAL18V6-80 features a cooling fan, optimizing charge times and preventing overheating. It also features a big handle that doubles as a cord wrap, making this charger a breeze to tote on and off the job site.

What We Think

Clearly if you run a crew or simply a bunch of Bosch cordless power tools, a multi-bay charger helps. To our knowledge, Bosch has only had single-bay chargers until now. This presents a significant productivity increase since you don’t often need to multi-charge batteries overnight but simply need a way to quickly get everything lined up for the next day. If, however, you still need multiple batteries charging simultaneously, go with multiple standard chargers (or Bosch Turbo chargers).

Like the Milwaukee Six-Pack sequential charger, the Bosch GAL18V6-80 still only charges one battery at a time. We’d love to eventually see something more like the Milwaukee dual-bay Rapid Charger or the Milwaukee 6-bay Rapid Charger Station that charges up to two packs at once.

Pricing

Perhaps the best news about the Bosch 6-Bay battery charger is the price. You can pick up the GAL18V6-80 for just $99.99. It comes with a 1-year warranty.

Bosch 6-Bay Charger Specs

  • Model: Bosch GAL18V6-80
  • Automatic Shut-Off: Yes
  • Battery Voltage: 18V
  • Charger Volt Range: 14.4V-18V
  • Height: 8.89 in.
  • Length: 11.93 in.
  • For Use With: All Bosch 18V Lithium-Ion batteries
  • Weight: 4 lbs.
  • Width: 8.27 in
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: $99.99

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