Porter Cable has come out with a new 20V Max battery charging bag, PCCB122C2. It comes with a removable dual-port charger with USB ports, and has room for up to 10 power tool batteries. Or you can use it for some tools. There are adjustable dividers, giving you some flexibility in how you organize the bag.
And it comes with (2) compact 20V Max 1.3Ah battery packs that recharge in around 40 minutes. The charger is a simultaneous charger, and so it can recharge (2) battery packs at the same time.
You can buy the bag with charger and battery packs included, or just the charger.
Price: $99 MSRP for the package, $69 for the bag and charger without battery packs
Street Price: $90 for the complete kit
A Porter Cable charger tote bag? Okay, why not.
Dewalt’s dual battery charger with USB charging ports is currently priced at $99 at Amazon. That’s for just a charger. This Porter Cable bundle comes with a similar – but slower – charger, plus the carrying bag, plus 2 compact battery packs. Its MSRP is $99, and Lowes currently has it at a “new low price” of $90.
Only a few months ago I posted about Porter Cable not coming out with any new tools recently. While this isn’t a WOW-level release, it’s an interesting concept.
I like the ingenuity behind this new product.
But that doesn’t mean I’d buy it. It’s larger than it probably needs to be, and a little bulky and boxy looking. Can you charge it on the go? Or would the heat build-up be a potential problem? Maybe that’s why it’s not a very fast charger.
Even though I’m not personally interested in this new charging bag kit, it looks like a good idea for some. I do wish there were some better images, so we could see how everything fits together.
I wonder – is this a feeler to see if there might be interest in a ToughSystem tool box charging system? That would surely be an interesting concept.
How would you take this idea, of a charging storage bag, and make it even better?