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Longer runtime for continuous work: Bosch 6.0 Ah batteries for 18 volt professional tools World’s first batteries with this runtime

  • 50 percent longer runtime than 4.0 Ah batteries
  • “Flexible Power System”: batteries fully compatible with 18 volt range
  • CoolPack technology ensures 100 percent longer battery lifetime
  • New charger cuts the battery charging time in half compared to previous model
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  • September 30, 2014
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Bosch is further expanding its battery range for professionals and setting new standards in lithium-ion batteries. With its new 6.0 Ah batteries, Bosch is the first manufacturer worldwide to offer the highest rated charge so far in the 18 volt class. The 6.0 Ah batteries have a 20 percent longer runtime than the 5.0 Ah batteries launched in April 2014. Their runtime is even 50 percent longer than that of the widely used 4.0 Ah batteries. The new 6.0 Ah batteries offer the longest runtime in this segment and enable professional tradespeople to work continuously. Moreover, these batteries have Bosch CoolPack technology, which means they last for twice as long as batteries without CoolPack. They therefore increase the productivity of professional tradespeople.

Other advantages for the user are the low weight and small size of the batteries. At 11.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 centimeters they have the same dimensions as the existing 18 volt batteries with 3.0 Ah, 4.0 Ah or 5.0 Ah from Bosch. At 620 grams they have almost the same weight. This makes the 6.0 Ah batteries the most compact, lightweight and also powerful batteries in the 18 volt class. Bosch will continue to drive the enhancement of battery technology forward in future by investing heavily to increase flexibility and performance.

“Flexible Power System”: Complete compatibility with the 18 volt range
Anyone who purchases a Bosch battery can use it straightaway, without having to worry about whether it will fit the corresponding voltage class – an advantage which is also offered by the 6.0 Ah battery with 18 volts. Since the introduction of the lithium-ion technology the tried-and-tested “Flexible Power System” ensures compatibility with all existing power tools and chargers within a voltage class from Bosch. No other manufacturer offers such complete compatibility in this form. Professional tradespeople are able to benefit from a flexible system with which they can complete a wide variety of tasks using only one battery.

CoolPack technology: Complete capacity utilization and long lifetime
The new 6.0 Ah batteries can fully exploit their capacity even in intense applications thanks to the CoolPack technology. It ensures that the battery does not heat up too excessively during use. As a result, a CoolPack battery remains operational over its entire runtime. Continuous heat dissipation due to a special housing geometry with cooling fins also has a positive effect on the lifetime of the battery. It lasts twice as long as a battery without CoolPack technology. Bosch offers this technology in the 18 volt class for 2.0 Ah, 3.0 Ah, 4.0 Ah, 5.0 Ah and now also 6.0 Ah batteries, and in doing so helps professional tradespeople to save time and costs. In addition to this, the Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) developed by Bosch reliably protects the lithium-ion batteries against overheating, overload and deep discharge.

New: Compact charger for different voltage classes
Together with the 6.0 Ah batteries, Bosch is also offering the new GAL 3680 CV Professional charger. Tradespeople who use Bosch cordless tools from different voltage classes on jobsites now only need to take this charger with them. Due to its compatibility, it can charge all Bosch lithium-ion batteries from 14.4 volts to 36 volts. It enables charging twice as fast as that of the previous AL 3640 CV Professional charger for 36 volt batteries, but is only half the size. Regardless of voltage class, the GAL 3680 CV Professional fully charges a 4.0 Ah battery in 35 minutes or a 6.0 Ah battery in 50 minutes. It also features a robust design including an integrated cable holder.

The Bosch ProService for lithium-ion batteries and chargers
Bosch offers tradespeople purchasing lithium-ion batteries and chargers a two-year service, the 24-month ProService standard, which goes well beyond the statutory warranty. Not only are all services free within this time period, but so are the installation of spare parts and the replacement of wear parts. The Bosch ProService applies to the entire professional lithium-ion cordless range from 3.6 to 36 volts. The exact warranty conditions are available at www.24proservice.de.

The 6.0 Ah batteries with CoolPack technology will be available at specialist retail outlets from January 2015 onwards for 18 volt professional tools. The price per battery is 185 Euros. The matching GAL 3680 CV Professional charger will also be available at specialist retail outlets in a set with two 6.0 Ah batteries from January 2015 onwards for a price of 299 Euros. The recommended retail prices exclude VAT.

 Specifications GBA 18 V 6,0 Ah M-C Professional
 Battery voltage 18 volts
 Battery capacity 6.0 Ah
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 115 x 75 x 55 mm
 Weight 620 g

 Specifications GAL 3680 CV Professional
 Battery voltage 14.4 – 36 volts
 Charging time for 6 Ah 50 mins
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 195 x 129 x 82 mm
 Weight 900 g

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI8723 - September 30, 2014

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