Dewalt is quietly launching a new 20V Max PowerStack battery. Shown above, this is the DCBP034G – basically the PowerStack compact 1.7Ah battery but with an oil-resistant casing.
As with Dewalt’s existing yellow-and-grey PowerStack battery, this one should deliver “50% more power” and with a “25% smaller footprint” compared to their 2Ah battery.
The popularly repeated claim is that PowerStack batteries deliver 5Ah battery-level power. So, as with the other currently available PowerStack battery, this one should deliver 5Ah-level power/performance, with the endurance and runtime of a 1.7Ah battery.
In other words, 5Ah-equivalent power, 1.7Ah gas tank, and oil-resistant.
The housing is made from glass-filled nylon for improved chemical resistance, and it also features a non-marring overmolded rubber base to protect it from drops and collisions.
This better protects the battery in the types of environments Dewalt’s 20V Max cordless ratchet and similar tools might be used in.
As you might know, Dewalt PowerStack batteries feature stacked Li-ion pouch-style battery cells, instead of cylindrical-style Li-ion battery cells traditional cordless power tool batteries are built with.
The new PowerStack battery should be compatible with all Dewalt 20V Max cordless power tools and chargers.
The DCBP034G will be priced at $139 individually, compared to $129 for the standard version.
If you don’t need the oil-resistant housing, you can save a bit of money on the standard compact PowerStack battery this week: