Dewalt has expanded their ToughSystem tool box system with a new dual port charger, model DWST08050.
The Dewalt DWST08050 charger features 2x 20V Max battery ports, storage space for spare batteries or supplies, and also 2x USB charging ports.
It has an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance.
The charger features a half-width ToughSystem 2.0 tool box profile, and can be latched on top of Dewalt’s latest generation of tool boxes and accessories.
It has a large carrying handle that folds down, allowing for ToughSystem 2.0 organizers to be latch on top.
The charging ports are built into the lid, with a lid-stay supporting the open lid.
This is a simultaneous charger, as opposed to sequential.
Dewalt says that the charger can charge, store, and transport select Dewalt 20V Max and FlexVolt batteries. From the images, it looks like the charger should be compatible with all batteries except perhaps the FlexVolt 15Ah battery.
The ToughSystem 2.0 charger can be attached to Dewalt ToughSystem 2.0 tool boxes.
There’s plenty of storage space as well, with room for up to 12 Dewalt 20V Max and FlexVolt batteries, depending on size, not including any connected to the two charging ports.
As an aside, I spy a Dewalt ToughSystem tape measure with LED light and built-in rechargeable battery!
The Dewalt DWST08050 charger has two USB charging ports, (1) USB-A and (1) USB-C. One of the charging ports is internal, and the other is external.
Charging can be done with the lid closed, thanks to active cooling via a built-in fan. The fan provides airflow that helps to prevent overheating.
ETA: February 2023
This is a ToughSystem 2.0-compatible dual port 20V Max and FlexVolt charger, IP55-rated tool box that can hold up to 12 batteries not including those being charged, and dual port USB charger.
Plus, it has active cooling so that you can charge batteries with the lid closed.
From what I can tell so far, there are lots of “pros,” with few “cons,” aside from the price.
One might say “I can attach Dewalt chargers to an off-the-shelf ToughSystem tool box for less money, and that’s absolutely true. With this new charger, the fact that you can recharge batteries with the lid closed – at least with reduced risk of overheating – is a big selling point.
Simultaneous charging is expected at this price point, but the USB ports is a nice touch.
Questions that Need to be Answered
What is the 20V Max battery charging rate?
What are the USB charging rates/amperages?
How does AC power enter the charger, via 3-prong extension cord, or barrel jack?