Engineering company Bosch has introduced its Core18V battery.
The unit offers maximum power and performance while minimising weight, an achievement that bolsters its claim to being the “best-built battery among leading competitors”.
The battery employs advanced lithium-ion technology to deliver 80% more power than previous generation Bosch batteries.
Next-generation, high-powered Bosch Core18V cells are laser-welded and rail-connected for high efficiency, allowing Core18V batteries to deliver better performance than competitor batteries that have up to 24% more weight and are up to 35% larger.
The Bosch Core18V battery offers optimised cell technology and an improved power connector within the ten high-density cells that ensure lower internal resistance. That means higher currents can be drawn from the cells over a longer period.
Bosch has answered the need for stronger and longer-lasting battery performance in high-load applications, where cordless tools have previously been unable to provide enough power and runtime.
The Bosch Core18V battery delivers up to 20% longer runtime than previous-generation Bosch 6.0 Ah batteries and up to 50% longer runtime than 5.0 Ah cells in extreme applications.
Owing to its next-generation cell technology and power efficiency, the Core18V battery can generate more current to finish jobs that other batteries cannot.
In addition, it is the most compact and lightweight high-power battery available.
“Bosch looks at battery power from the user perspective. What do users want? They want greater power and more runtime in a compact size, which is what the Core18V is all about,” says Bosch Tool Corporation product manager Theron Sherrod.
He adds that the Core18V represents a big piece of the Bosch effort to build end-to-end product systems that offer superior performance, no matter what the job is.
Based on increased power and runtime, plus backward compatibility across the full power tool line-up, we feel this is a step beyond battery power systems that are currently available.
The battery housing of the Bosch Core18V is designed to transfer more heat to the outer surface, resulting in an up to 35% better cooling effect than previous CoolPack batteries.
The Core18V’s CoolPack 2.0 system is designed to keep the battery cooler for better runtime and longer life.
However, updated CoolPack technology provides up to 135% longer battery life than batteries that do not have CoolPack technology.
This technology, combined with reduced resistance and higher efficiency, means that the battery is less likely to overheat during high-load applications. The Core18V batteries provide 100% compatibility with all 18 V Bosch lithium-ion tools and chargers.
Bosch is developing high-power tools to take full advantage of the Core battery technology.