Dewalt is launching a new PowerStack 5Ah battery!
The new Dewalt PowerStack 5Ah battery features pouch-style cells, and should be compatible with all of the brand’s 18V XR (Europe) or 20V Max (North America) cordless power tools and chargers.
The announcement was made by Dewalt UK. USA availability has not yet been announced.
As with the compact PowerStack battery that launched last year, the new Dewalt PowerStack 5Ah battery offers numerous advantages over existing options.
Compared to Dewalt batteries 5Ah or less, the PowerStack 5Ah delivers:
50% more power
50% more work per charge
POWERSTACK batteries have been developed to make more power available to whichever tool they are paired with.
The pouch-style Li-ion cells used in the 5Ah battery pack have lower internal resistance compared to the cylindrical-style batteries 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.
It is hard to get a good sense of the size of the PowerStack 5Ah battery, but it definitely has a different form factor compared to the existing 10-cell 20V Max battery that’s built with 18650-sized cylindrical battery cells.
Dewalt EU brochures show the new PowerStack battery attached to an 18V XR (20V Max) angle grinder.
To me, the PowerStack 5Ah battery appears to have a similar footprint as Dewalt’s 6Ah and 8Ah batteries, but with a much shorter height.
Again – USA availability has not yet been announced.
We’ll update you as we learn more!