DeWalt 8.0Ah Battery to Highlight Advanced Battery Line for 20V Max Tools
You may have heard the whispers of a DeWalt 8.0Ah battery for their 20V Max tools and the day is almost here! The batteries should be available from retailers on September 30, 2019, and they’re starting to show up for preorder.
The batteries will retail around $179 for a single and $269 for a 2-pack.
Here’s the description we found on ToolNut’s website:
“Our 20V MAX 8.0Ah Battery provides reliable power and long battery life. Using the latest lithium ion technology, it offers 8Ah capacity with minimal weight, offering ergonomic benefits for extended power tool use. A 3-LED Fuel Gauge system allows instant battery status checks. This battery is compatible with all DEWALT 20V MAX power tools and includes 3-Year Limited Warranty.”
At just 2.1″ tall, every indication is that the DeWalt 8.0Ah battery is a 2P pack, meaning it has 2 rows with 5 cells in each (10 cells total). That almost certainly means the battery is using 21700 cells.
To get the most out of this kind of battery pack, you have to upgrade the pack construction and improve the electronic communications going on. Once you do, product teams can design tools that deliver much greater power or extend runtime with more efficient battery use.
In moving to an advanced battery system, DeWalt joins several other major manufacturers. You can read more about their design details by clicking the links below.
What’s interesting is that DeWalt doesn’t seem to be attaching a flashy name to their advanced batteries just yet. It’s certainly not a requirement, but it is helpful to easily tell from the name which batteries are advanced and which are standard.
We’ll have to wait and see if there’s also a 4.0Ah slim pack on the way. DeWalt already has a 1P 3.0Ah battery to complement its 2P 6.0Ah pack, so there’s certainly a reasonable expectation that it’s coming.
What are you hoping to power with a DeWalt 8.0Ah battery? Any ideas as to what new tools DeWalt is working on to go with it? Let us know in the comments below!
DeWalt 8.0Ah Battery Specifications
- Model: DeWalt DCB208
- Price: $179 single, $269 2-pack
- Height: 2.1″
- Length: 5″
- System: 20V Max
- Warranty: 3 years