Metabo has announced that they will be coming out with new higher capacity 5.2Ah 18V Li-ion battery packs, and no, that isn’t a typo.
At a time when most power tool brands are still upgrading their 18V high capacity battery packs from 3.0Ah to 4.0Ah, Metabo wants to go just a little further.
So you don’t have to do the math yourself: 5.2Ah is 73.3% more that 3.0Ah, and 30% more than 4.0Ah.
The new Ultra-M battery pack will be compatible with all of Metabo’s 18V tools. I probably wouldn’t want to use such a large battery with a compact cordless drill, but with a circular saw, reciprocating saw, or rotary hammer? Sure, since it would mean a lot fewer trips to the charger.
There’s no mention of charging times, but I would be surprised if it’s under an hour. Almost definitely not less than 45 minutes.
More Info(via ToolStop)
(ToolStop is a UK power tool distributor with a pretty informative news blog.)