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A FIRST LOOK AT DEWALT'S NEW COMPACT LITHIUM ION BATTERY DC9181


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A LOOK INSIDE DEWALT'S NEW COMPACT LITHIUM ION BATTERY DC9181.

IT LOOKS LIKE DEWALT HAS CHOSEN A NEW MANUFACTURE FOR THEIR COMPACT LINE OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES. SONY WAS THE CHOICE. I POSTED AN ARTICLE BACK IN AUGUST ABOUT SONY'S NEW IRON PHOSPHATE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES. CLICK HERE.

NOT SURE IF DEWALT HAS LOCKED IN THIS DEAL WITH SONY OR NOT, BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE... SONY CELLS ARE A LOT MORE AFFORDABLE THAN A-123. THAT BEING SAID THESE NEW SONY SE US18650FT CELLS HAVE LOWER ENERGY AND POWER DENSITY THAN A-123 APR18650M1 CELLS, SONY ALSO HAS A SLOWER DISCHARGE CURRENT RATE THAN A-123. WHICH IS FINE WHEN BUNDLED WITH COMPACT TOOLS. JUST LIKE THE DC9180 XRP LITHIUM ION BATTERY THE NEW DC9181 COMPACT WILL WORK IN ALL OF YOUR CURRENT 18V TOOLS (MINUS THE FEW TOOLS ALREADY LISTED ON DEWALT'S SITE)

Ah RATING IS GOING TO BE A 1.1 Ah. I BELIEVE THAT IS THE LOWEST Ah RATING FOR ANY COMPACT BATTERY CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET. I WILL POST RUN TIME TESTS IN THE WEEKS TO COME.  DESPITE SONY'S 2000 CYCLE LIFE CLAIMS, INDEPENDENT SITE'S ARE SHOWING ABOUT HALF THAT, AROUND 1000 CYCLE'S. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CHOOSE TO USE IT WITH XRP TOOLS MAY SEE SLIGHTLY LESS THAN THAT.

WEIGHT IS JUST UNDER 15 OUNCES. NOT THE LIGHTEST COMPACT ON THE MARKET, BUT NOT THE HEAVIEST. THAT SAY'S SOMETHING WHEN DEWALT USES AN EXTRA CELL,(NOMINAL VOLTAGE PER CELL @ 3.2v x 5 CELLS = 16V)  AND DON'T FORGET THE ADDED WEIGHT OF THE NECK PACK vs THE SLIDE PACK.

BUNDLE THIS NEW DEWALT DC9181 COMPACT LITHIUM ION BATTERY WITH THE NEW COMPACT DCD760 DRILL, AND YOU GET ONE A COMPACT LITHIUM ION DRILL PLACED RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARKET AT 3 lbs 14 ounces. HITACHI LEADING THE MARKET AT 3 lbs 2 ounces, AND RIDGID LAGGING AT 4 lbs 4 ounces.

BUNDLE THIS NEW DEWALT DC9181 COMPACT LITHIUM ION BATTERY WITH THE NEW DEWALT COMPACT DCF826 IMPACT DRIVER, AND YOU GET A COMPACT IMPACT DRIVER THAT IS 1 ounce HEAVIER THAN THE MAKITA WHITE IMPACT DRIVER BTD142.

CLICK HERE FOR A LOOK INSIDE THE DC9181.

HERE ARE SOME PICS.

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