DEWALT Introduces the New FLEXVOLT System

Words: Dan Kamys

June 21, 2016 — DEWALT has unveiled the FLEXVOLT system, featuring the world’s first battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools. The FLEXVOLT battery powers a new lineup of brushless 60V MAX* and 120V MAX* FLEXVOLT tools. The patent-pending technology is also backward-compatible with most existing DEWALT 20V MAX* tools and chargers. When used in DEWALT 20V MAX* tools, the FLEXVOLT battery provides up to 4X runtime. Plus, the FLEXVOLT battery provides more than 3X battery power than DEWALT's 18V NiCad. [caption id="attachment_13172" align="aligncenter" width="500"]The new DEWALT FLEXVOLT system gives cordless tools the power of corded ones. The new DEWALT FLEXVOLT system gives cordless tools the power of corded ones.[/caption] The key to this technology is the ability of the FLEXVOLT battery to switch between DEWALT tools of varying voltages. The battery automatically changes voltage depending on whether it’s being used in a 20V MAX* or 60V MAX* tool. Two FLEXVOLT batteries together power the new DEWALT 120V MAX* tools. Applications that previously could be accomplished only by corded tools can now be performed with the FLEXVOLT system of cordless tools. Jobsites can now experience the freedom of cordless. The FLEXVOLT battery powers five new 60V MAX* brushless tools • 7 1/4-inch Circular Saw (DCS575) • 4 1/2- to 6-inch Grinder (DCG414) • Reciprocating Saw (DCS388) • 1/2" VSR Stud and Joist Drill (DCD460) • 8-1/4” Table Saw (DCS7485) and two new 120V MAX* tools: • 12-inch Fixed Head Compound Miter Saw (DHS716) • 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw (DHS790) Also capable of operating off the FLEXVOLT battery platform are new 20V MAX* tools, including a Portable Power Station (DCB1800), 20V MAX* Bluetooth® Radio Charger (DCR025) and 20V MAX* Bluetooth® LED Area Light (DCL070). DEWALT’s 20V MAX* Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Combination Kit (DCK299) will also be offered kitted with a FLEXVOLT battery in addition to a 2.0 Ah Pack. DEWALT has also released a lineup of FLEXVOLT High Efficiency Accessories, optimized for use with cordless power tools and engineered to deliver more cuts or holes per charge than standard DEWALT accessories. For complete information on FLEXVOLT, visit the FLEXVOLT microsite.
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