Tag Archives: batteries

Latest Lithium-ion Battery Advancements

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. As you might expect, we’re back with more of the latest lithium-ion battery advancements. “…Vorbeck and researcher Ilhan Aksay at Princeton University, […]

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Latest Lithium-ion Battery Advancements

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. As you might expect, we’re back with more of the latest lithium-ion battery advancements. “…Vorbeck and researcher Ilhan Aksay at Princeton University, […]

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Festool Airstream Battery Technology Announced

Festool recently announced its new Festool AirStream battery technology. The new design pulls cooled air through the air intakes of the battery pack and channels airflow through the cells and into the charger. On the other end, heat from both the battery and charger are exhausted to the side. Although the new system is designed […]

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How Higher Watt-hour Batteries Can Save You Time and Money

I had to do a project for my school science fair. And since my dad is the editor in chief of Pro Tool Reviews, It wasn’t hard for me to integrate power tools into my project. The purpose of my project was to see if higher Watt-hour batteries delivered more work over a longer period of time. […]

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Bosch CORE18V Battery Announced

Bosch Power Tools recently unveiled its new Bosch CORE18V battery at the 2017 World of Concrete. Ten high-density Bosch CORE18V cells are laser-welded and rail-connected to deliver what Bosch claims is 80 percent more power, longer run time, and better heat transfer with updated CoolPack technology over previous generation Bosch batteries. The Bosch CORE18V battery […]

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Best Battery Charger for Power Tools

We do a lot with both tools and batteries. Case in point are our articles on the DeWalt FlexVolt technology and the Milwaukee 9.0 Ah batteries. But what about the battery chargers that resupply energy to these batteries? As it turns out, there are possibly even more differences among battery chargers than the packs themselves. While […]

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Bosch Eneracer Battery Technology

Bosch Eneracer Battery TechnologyBosch has introduced a new GBA 18V 6.3 Ah battery with Eneracer technology. 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 heat in […]

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Why Hoverboard Batteries Exploded and Power Tools Do Not

Why Hoverboard Batteries Exploded and Power Tools Do NotI was recently a guest on the Pro Construction Guide podcast and talked about some of the cool new tools that have hit the market. One reader responded with a great question, essentially asking why hoverboard batteries exploded but power tools have not. I thought I’d include it here for our readers since it’s such a great question. Question from PCG reader […]

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Free Ridgid Tools with Purchase – Early 2016

Free Ridgid Tools with Purchase – Early 2016Free Ridgid Tools… If that doesn’t get your attention, I’m not sure what else will. So you’ve read our reviews of the Ridgid Gen5X 5-Piece Kit, the Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Kit, and the Ridgid Gen5X Sander. Now what? Since I know you’re already tempted to pick some of these up, Ridgid has just sweetened the […]

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DeWalt 20V Max Battery Adapter

DeWalt 20V Max Battery AdapterDeWalt 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 […]

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