The revolutionary HiKOKI Multi Volt battery pack

Innovative battery pack technology from leading power tool manufacturer HiKOKI.

More power, same sizeHiKOKI launches MultiVolt

With 36 Volts (V) the BSL36A18 Multi Volt battery packs have a capacity of 2.5 Ampere-hours (Ah), and 5.0Ah with 18V. HiKOKI also offer a BSL36B18 with a capacity of 4.0Ah and 8.0Ah with 18V. That means that the 36V battery packs have a capacity of more than 1000 Watts. Impressively, the 36V battery packs have more power than the similar sized 18V battery packs but as the battery packs’ dimensions and weight remain almost the same, the Multi Volt battery packs can be used with a wide range of 18V class devices.

Ground-breaking technology

In terms of their compatibility, the new Multi Volt battery packs from HiKOKI are unique in the industry. At comparable Watt strengths, they are also lighter and smaller than the competition. The revolutionary battery pack technology is setting new standards in cordless freedom.  “With the new Multi Volt battery pack generation, HiKOKI Power Tools are breaking through the barriers that the Volt classes have imposed up to now,” says Simon Miller, Marketing Director of HiKOKI Power Tools UK.

Intelligent connecting technology makes it possible for the battery pack to detect whether it is being used in an 18 Volt or a 36V device, and automatically adjusts the voltage.

“With our Multi Volt battery packs, we have developed a technology that offers the user not just high performance but also full flexibility,” says Simon. The Multi Volt battery packs will be available in stores from September 2018.

Long battery life thanks to integrated cooling system

This flexibility is particularly beneficial at high power levels. Take, for example, the new C3606DA cordless circular saw. The 36V tool requires half the amperage of an 18V tool to achieve the same power. Due to the lower amperage and an integrated cooling system, the battery pack heats up much more slowly. This has a positive effect on the battery’s capacity and working life: the battery pack can deliver its full power over a longer period of time.

Professionals can work with even the hardest materials when using the C3606DA cordless circular saw combined with the new Multi Volt battery packs. The new DS36DAX cordless drill/screwdriver also benefits from the 36V power delivered by the Multi Volt battery packs. In comparison to current 18V machines, the Multi Volt version is up to 30 percent faster. With the new WR36DA cordless impact wrench, the Multi Volt battery packs provide exceptional tightening torque at around 1100 Nm. Apart from the Multi Volt battery packs, the new devices are also equipped with particularly powerful and durable brushless motors.

Charged in just 32 minutes

Using the UC18YSL3 rapid charger, the new 36V battery packs can be fully charged in just 32 minutes. All Hitachi/HiKOKI Power Tools 18V chargers for slide Li-ion batteries are compatible with the new Multi Volt battery packs. In addition, the battery packs have a particularly long service life: They can be charged up to 1500 times without any appreciable impact on performance. The energy available in the battery pack is displayed on the battery itself through a four-stage charge indicator.

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