15 May DeWALT to Introduce a 15 Amp Hour Battery, the DCB615
Yup, fifteen Amp hours! Two days ago, DeWALT announced the upcoming release of a new power source, which is scheduled to arrive in stores in September. It’s called the Flexvolt® 20V/60V MAX*, and at 15 Ah, it will be the highest capacity lithium ion battery In the company’s cordless system. It’s designed to provide maximum runtime in heavy-duty commercial applications including concrete and masonry, metalworking, building, and remodeling. Using patented technology to automatically switch voltage in accordance with the tool it is paired with, this battery is part of the 200+ products in the DeWALT 20V MAX* system and is compatible with all of its 20V MAX* chargers. For extreme conditions, the battery operates in outside temperatures as low as 0° F and is designed with a three-light LED fuel gauge that indicates the state of charge. The 15 Ah was measured in 20V MAX* mode only, and the maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 and 60 volts but the nominal voltage is 18 and 54 respectively. It weighs 4.5 lbs. We’ll have more information on this battery as it becomes available, including some new tools that are being designed around its impressive abilities.
In February, WoodEzine reported on a new 12V MAX* battery from DeWALT that has 5 Ah of juice (the DCB126), and a 20V battery with 10.0 Ah. Click here for details on those.