OH, so that’s why the Dewalt 20V Max cordless portable power station is on sale for so low right now. It’s $210 to $221 on Amazon, depending on whether you want free shipping via Prime or a 3rd party seller.
Someone mentioned a new model, but I hadn’t seen it before digging deeper earlier today.
I caught sight of the new Dewalt portable power station over at their Facebook page.
There’s the addition of a top handle. And… that’s all I know right now.
I’ve reached out to my Dewalt contact and am waiting to hear back. But since I’ve been posting about the deal pricing on the DCB1800B bare tool, I figured a quick post about the new model was warranted.
The Dewalt Portable Power Station, reviewed here, is fantastic. There are some downsides, such as its size, weight, and charging time, but it’s quite impressive for being the first of its kind. There’s no other 18V-class battery-powered corded tool power source out there right now, at least that I know of.
While I can definitely see the appeal of a top handle – or is that a tall rear handle? – I don’t think I’d be disappointed if I bought one of the first-generation models today. Is the current low pricing on that model to clear them out? I don’t know.
There seems to be a slight speed drop, compared to powering a corded tool from a pure AC source. Ben did some great work on measuring things. I’ve been slow to check measurements on my end, and attempts to analyze the “modified sine wave” out signal have proven to be difficult, even with proper equipment on loan.
Back to the point – there’s a new Dewalt Portable Power Station coming. I don’t have any other details other than the image you see above, but would assume that everything else remains the same. The output power appears he same, and I don’t think that Dewalt would have made any changes to the internals without obvious visual changes on the outside.
To me, it looks like the new handle is a modification of the roll cage.
I hate to say it, without first having a chance to look at the new model in person, but I think I would prefer the current/original DCB1800B. There are times when I place the power station on its side, and it looks like the new top/rear handle would prevent this.
If you already bought one of these, or plan to buy one at the current super-low pricing, you could always make your own improvised top handle that secures to the tops of the side handles.
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Note: I’m still waiting for confirmation from Dewalt. But since this was on their social media channel, I’m assuming it’s a real product that’s on the way.