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DeWalt PowerStack Battery Video Review

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about lithium-ion pouch cells. Widespread in electronics, the technology is making its way into the power tool industry and DeWalt was the first to get it in our hands. In this video, we put the DeWalt PowerStack 1.7Ah battery up against standard round cell packs to see […]

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Flex Stacked Lithium Battery | More Power, Shorter Charge Times

Flex Stacked Lithium Battery Levels Up Your Power Tool Game The power tool world is learning about the benefits of lithium-ion pouch cell technology. The Flex Stacked Lithium battery takes advantage of that tech and sends it to a whole new level. Flex Stacked Lithium Batteries Pouch Technology Pouch cells open up the possibility for […]

EGO 56V Stacked Lithium Battery

Flex 24V Stacked Lithium Battery | New for 2022

When we started making the shift to 21700 lithium-ion cells and advanced high-performance tools that can take advantage of them, many of us began wondering… what’s next? We have an answer to that question in the form of pouch cells and Flex 24V Stacked Lithium battery packs are coming. Flex 24V Stacked Lithium Battery | […]

Makita ConnectX Lawn Care Equipment

Makita ConnectX Lawn Care Equipment Video

Makita is making big strides in helping professional lawn care crews switch from gas to battery power. At the heart of their latest initiative is the ConnectX power supply—a 1200 watt-hour backpack battery that also fits on top of a self-propelled lawn mower. With the initial launch, there’s also a string trimmer and blower, and […]

Makita ConnectX 1200Wh Backpack Power Supply

Makita ConnectX System | Solving The Runtime Issue

Makita ConnectX System Expands Battery-Powered Possibilities with Extreme Capacity The big news coming out of GIE 2021 was the Makita ConnectX system. It’s a solution targeting the runtime concerns in professional battery-powered lawn care equipment. Makita ConnectX Backpack Power Supply PDC01 While it didn’t carry the ConnectX name at the time, the first element came […]

Dewalt FlexVolt vs Metabo HPT MultiVolt Battery

DeWalt FlexVolt Vs Metabo HPT MultiVolt Battery

While the Advanced Battery Landscape is Expanding, Only Two Have Voltage-Switching Packs Most of the major professional power tool manufacturers now have some sort of advanced battery system on the market. Of those, only two take on the concept of switching voltages. We’re taking a look at the DeWalt FlexVolt vs Metabo HPT MultiVolt battery […]

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Latest Lithium-ion Battery Technology Advancements

Back in 2010, we wrote about better batteries using graphene nanotech. That was a collaboration between the Department of Energy and Vorbeck Materials. Scientists used graphene to enable lithium-ion batteries to recharge in minutes rather than hours. It’s been quite some time. While graphene has yet to materialize, we’re back with some more of the latest lithium-ion battery […]

corded vs cordless tools which better

Corded vs Cordless Tools – Which is Better?

We talk about the cordless job site pretty frequently. But in the corded vs cordless tools question—can battery truly render the cord obsolete? The math doesn’t add up, right? Actually, it does. As manufacturers push into more powerful cordless tools, the concept of switching out your corded tools without power trade-offs is compelling. You Have […]

Milwaukee 9.0 Vs DeWalt FlexVolt

Milwaukee HD High Demand vs DeWalt FlexVolt Batteries

Without a doubt, two of the biggest battery-related news items this year have been the DeWalt FlexVolt and the Milwaukee HD High-Demand batteries. It’s reignited the debate between the need for higher voltage and greater amp-hour capacity to extend runtime and power on the jobsite. When it comes to Milwaukee HD High Demand vs DeWalt […]

Do You Get Twice the Runtime From Twice the Amp Hours?

How Amp-Hours Affect Battery Runtime

The 5th-grade science fair came around for our school and finding a project to use power tools sounded much more exciting than anything else. It’s a good thing my Dad is the Managing Editor of Pro Tool Reviews. I decided to tackle the question, “how amp-hours affect battery runtime?”. Another way to say it is […]