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Battery Reviews & Chargers

Our charger and battery reviews for cordless tools evaluate battery packs, battery chargers, and other technologies and accessories. We tackle cordless batteries, chargers, and accessories for everything from 3.6V to 120V systems. A few years ago we would have said from 3.6V to 36V. Recently, however, advances in outdoor power equipment have yielded battery packs with much higher voltages. Add new products like DeWalt FlexVolt technology, and you can see there is a lot of room for adept battery reviews. Even the new Milwaukee 9.0 Ah High Demand battery shook up the market with power reserves never before seen in cordless power tools. Chargers and Battery Reviews for Tradesmen For the average tradesmen, they want a battery that will last. A lot of times that goes along with the tool being used. Other times, however, a superior battery platform can also bring the best out of a cordless tool. Better batteries bring longer run-times and more power (thanks to higher power densities in lithium-ion batteries). When new battery technology and products come out, we let you know with our battery reviews and break down the facts.

DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer

DeWalt 40V Max 6-Pack Charging Station

DeWalt recently announced an expansion of its 40V Max battery-powered outdoor equipment with the new DeWalt 40V Max 6-Pack Charging Station at the 2016 GIE+EXPO. The DeWalt 40V Max 6-Pack Charging Station (DCB116) charges up to six batteries for DeWalt’s outdoor power equipment. DeWalt claims the 7.5Ah battery charges in under an hour and the 6.0Ah battery […]

Bosch EneRacer battery technology

Bosch Eneracer Battery Technology

Bosch has introduced a new GBA 18V 6.3 Ah battery with Eneracer technology (in Germany). Eneracer is an all new (for Bosch) battery that delivers up to 90% more run time as well as improved life. The enhanced runtime is due to the use of larger 20mm x 70mm cells. Life expectancy is increased because the new Bosch Eneracer battery utilizes their CoolPack 2.0 cooling system that reduces […]

Hilti 18 V Battery Packs and Multi-Bay Charger

Hilti 18V Battery Packs and Multi-Bay Charger

Hilti 18V Battery Packs Gain an Unfair Advantage from High Density Cells and New Charger New Hilti 18V battery packs now claim to deliver up to 80% longer run time thanks to high density lithium-ion technology. We’re going to assume that the 80% claim is against competitor’s batteries. When it comes to testing with tools like […]

Makita 6.0 amp hour battery

Makita 6.0 Amp-Hour Ah Battery

Makita 6.0 Amp Hour Battery Surges LXT Capacity to 108 Watt Hours When it comes to cordless tools, the battery you’re using matters. It’s not just the voltage, however. The available amp-hours help you calculate the total battery capacity. This represents the “fuel” that runs your favorite Makita (or other) tool. From simple drills and impact […]

Kobalt tools 24V Max brushless tools

Kobalt Tools 24V Max Brushless Tools

I know what you’re thinking. 24V Max—what’s that? Don’t worry, it’s not another iteration of 20V vs 18V tools. Kobalt tools has actually added another cell to its battery packs and completely redesigned their entire cordless power tool lineup. With the Kobalt Tools 24V Max Brushless Tools, they’re going for more power, longer run-time, and […]

Ryobi 18V 6-port Supercharger Battery Charger

New Ryobi Tools: Spring 2016 Update

18V Super Charger and One+ 18V Products Highlight New Ryobi Tools Only a couple times a year do we get to see the new Ryobi Tools come out. The company prefers to send out the information in groups rather than one at a time like other brands. The benefit to us is that it’s like a […]

Ryobi 18V 6-port Supercharger Battery Charger

Ryobi 18V 6-port Supercharger Battery Charger

We spotted what looks to be a new Ryobi One+ 6-port battery charger over at Pro Construction Guide today. The new Ryobi 18V 6-port Supercharger battery charger’s claim to fame is the ability to charge each Ryobi One+ battery in as little as 30 minutes. It still cannot simultaneously charge more than one battery at a […]

DeWalt 20V Max Battery Adapter (DCA2203C)

DeWalt 20V Max Battery Adapter

DeWalt 20V Max Battery Adapter to Give 18V Tools a Lithium-Ion Option DeWalt has announced the launch of the Dewalt 20V Max Battery Adapter. A lot of 18V cordless tool users will be happy with this, especially those who heavily invested in DeWalt’s 18V tool system. With this adapter, it will be easier for 18V users to […]

Makita 100+ Li-Ion Tools

Makita Battery Warranty Extended

Makita Battery Warranty Extended from 1 year to 3 Years Battery efficiency is vital to all cordless power tools. You need a dependable lithium-ion battery to complete a project. It needs to have run time, but it also needs to have a long lifetime. The great news for Makita users is that the Makita battery […]

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Compact Hammer Drill Driver Feature

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Tools Are Coming!

Ridgid Makes the Long-Awaited Jump to Brushless Motors and Jumps Up in  Battery Capacity Here at PTR, we thought for sure that the post-X4 tools were going to result in the Ridgid Gen5X Brushless line. We were a little disappointed when they came out as brushed – but with significant power increases over the X4. […]