Dewalt has come out with a new 20V Max 2.0Ah battery pack, which is said to provide up to 33% more runtime than their standard 1.5Ah batteries.
The 20V 2.0Ah battery (SKU DCB203) is priced at $89 via authorized dealers, or $129 for a 2-pack (DCB203-2)
Features and Specs:
- 3-LED fuel gauge
- 33% longer runtime than standard 1.5Ah battery packs
- 35-minute charge time
Compared to the 1.5Ah battery pack, DCB201, you get 33% more runtime but the battery pack only takes 5 minutes longer to recharge (35 mins vs. 30 mins). It looks like the 2.0Ah battery is the same size as the 1.5Ah battery, and any weight difference should be unnoticeable.
Dewalt’s 20V 4.0Ah battery pack will also soon be available in the USA, seeing as how their newly released 20V Max metal-cutting saw comes with two of them.
Both 2.0Ah and 4.0Ah batteries feature Dewalt’s XR branding, which we’re told from unofficial sources will be a distinction given to Dewalt’s higher performing 20V Max products, a la their 18V XRP tools.
As of April 2013, the 1.5Ah battery has an MSRP of $79 and average street price of $65. Alternatively, you can get two 1.5Ah batteries for $109 or a 3.0Ah battery for $99.