Dewalt teased a photo of their new 20V Max (and FlexVolt) 4-port rapid battery charger, DCB104. It can charge (4) 20V Max 4.0Ah battery packs in 40 minutes.
4.0Ah in 40 minutes? I’d take that to mean it needs roughly 10 minutes per 1.0 amp-hour. Until or unless official specs say otherwise, I’d take that to mean a 6.0Ah battery pack can charge in 1 hour, and a 9.0Ah in an hour and a half.
You don’t have to use it with 4 battery packs. Since there are 4 independent charging circuits, you can use it charge any 1-4 20V Max or FlexVolt battery packs.
I believe someone mentioned that it can be attached to ToughSystem tool boxes, as a topmost unit. It has a carrying handle and built-in power cord wrapping posts.
There’s a little “wireless” symbol in the middle of the charger. Looks like a mounting point for Dewalt’s Tool Connect TAG tracking module to screw down to.
There’s chatter about a $199 price tag, which seems reasonable for a 4-port Rapid Charger. If you just need one fast charging port, the DCB118 sells for $79 at Amazon.
Someone asked whether this is Dewalt’s new portable power station. It’s not. This is just a charger.
Update: Official Specs
- 8.0Ah per channel output
- 5.0Ah battery charges in 50 minutes
- 20V Max and FlexVolt 6.0Ah batteries charge in 60 minutes
- FlexVolt 9.0Ah battery charges in 90 minutes
- Through-hole wall mounts
ETA: Spring 2018
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