Harbor Freight has launched new Hercules Extreme Performance batteries for their line of 20V Max cordless power tools.
Hercules Extreme Performance batteries are built with 21700 Li-ion cell technology, for more power and longer runtime.
There are two new batteries – 8Ah and 12Ah.
Harbor Freight says that the new 8Ah battery deliver up to 35% more power compared to their 5Ah battery, 60% longer runtime compared to their 5Ah battery at 15A discharge, and 50% more cuts per charge when cutting 2×6 white pine with a circular saw.
The new 12Ah Extreme Performance battery, is said to deliver up to 90% more power than a 5Ah battery, 145% longer runtime than a 5Ah battery at 15A discharge, and 140% more cuts per charge when cutting 2×6 white pine with a circular saw.
Both batteries have built-in fuel gauges.
Safety features include innovative temperature and overload protection that optimizes the battery and tool during heavy use.
The cases also feature an impact-resistant overmold for increased protection against drops and jobsite debris.
Price: $100 for 8Ah, $140 for 12Ah
The new batteries are coming soon to Harbor Freight stores.
This is good news for Hercules cordless power tool users, and I wonder – what kinds of new cordless power tools might be coming out soon that these beefy new batteries were designed to power?