DeWALT is launching a new 20V Max* PowerStack 5Ah battery!
The new DeWALT PowerStack 5Ah battery, DCBP520, features pouch cell technology, and is compatible with all of the brand’s 20V Max* cordless power tools and chargers.
The battery was previously announced in Europe, and has now officially been announced in the USA.
As with the compact battery that launched last year, the new DeWALT PowerStack 5Ah battery offers numerous advantages over existing options.
It is described as delivering The Next Dimension in Power.
Compared to DeWALT batteries 5Ah or less, the PowerStack 5Ah battery delivers:
50% more power – “compared to DeWALT DCB205 battery, not in application”
50% more work per charge – “based on usable energy vs. DeWALT DCB205 battery, not in application”
2X lifespan – “based on charge cycles vs. DeWALT DCB205 battery”
The Li-ion pouch cells used in the 5Ah battery pack have lower internal resistance compared to the cylindrical battery cells found in traditional 10-cell 3Ah, 4Ah, and 5Ah battery packs.
This means that the PowerStack 5Ah battery runs cooler, allowing for greater power delivery.
The new battery is an expansion of the PowerStack line, and was developed with power and efficiency in mind.
DeWALT has expressed that:
This battery can tackle more demanding construction applications compared to the 1.7Ah.
They have also said:
PowerStack batteries have been developed to make more power available to whichever tool they are paired with.
The battery can be used with all DeWALT 20V Max* batteries and chargers.
DeWALT PowerStack 5Ah Battery Pricing & Availability
DCBP520 (Single Battery) – $229
DCBP20C (Starter Kit) – $289
DCBP20-2 (2-Pack) – $349
ETA: The new battery will be launching at DeWALT tool dealers in the USA in December 2022.
*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.