Category: Power, Batteries & Chargers

Dewalt Portable Power Station Review

What does portable power mean to you?  For some people, it doesn’t mean much because they are never in a situation where power is hard to come by.  For the rest of us, it means freedom.  Freedom to run tools wherever you want and whenever you want.  The one problem with portable power is most of the time you need a gas engine to produce the power.  Having a gas engine means it can be noisy and is required to sit outside in the fresh air.  I am not saying generators or inverters are bad because they aren’t.  They...

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Milwaukee Battery – The New Power Source

As you know Milwaukee Tool has one of the largest 12V lines on the market.  Not only do they offer a ton of tools in this line, but they offer tradesmen’s specific tools.  With that said, it’s extremely important to not only have a reliable battery, but one that will last till the end of the job.  Now people can rejoice everywhere who have the M12 line.  Milwaukee introduced a new battery with more amps.  Milwaukee now offers a 3 Ah compact battery and a 6 Ah extended battery.  So what does this mean?  Simple, more work per charge....

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DeWALT DCA1820 18V to 20V Battery Adapter – Rejuvenation

Would you believe it if I told you the DeWALT still sells NiCad batteries?  They even still NiCad tool kits.  A huge chunk of the DeWALT user base is still or was on the 18V XRP battery platform.  If the tool still works why upgrade, right? DeWALT did offer a stick pack lithium that worked with most 18V XRP tools.  This was called the Nano which was their first foray into lithium.  It worked well, but soon it got over shadowed by the all new 20V Max platform. The 20V MAX had a better ergonomic grip, lighter weight it...

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Stanley P2G7S Power To Go Battery Booster

Stanley recently announced a new charger to their line up of battery chargers.  This is the Stanley Simple Start model P2G7S.   This is a nice small charger for your car that will work with 4, 6 and even 8 cylinder engines.  The great thing about this charger is that it’s easy to use. Say you have a dead battery on your vehicle.  In the past you always had to find someone to jump your car.  You had to open the hood and be comfortable attaching the jumper cables to both batteries  This charge is a little different.  You can...

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Milwaukee M12 & M18 Rapid Charger

Everyone is trying to find new ways to help keep you up and running and being productive.  Well Milwaukee just came out with their new Rapid Charger – 48-59-1808.  The new charger will charge both your M12 and M18 existing batteries up to 40% faster than their traditional chargers.  As you can see by the picture, you can charge 1-M12 and 1-M18 battery on the charge.  One question you’re probably asking right now is does it charge them at the same time or sequentially?  Well I wish I could say it charges both at the same time, but it...

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