Power Tools

The smallest with the longest runtime: Bosch 2.5 Ah batteries for 10.8 volt professional tools For even more comfortable and continuous work

  • 25 percent longer runtime than previous 2.0 Ah batteries
  • The most compact batteries with this runtime in the 10.8 volt class
  • Compatible with the entire 10.8 volt range thanks to “Flexible Power System”
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  • December 15, 2014
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When it comes to 10.8 volt tools, professionals want small but powerful tools with the longest possible runtime. Bosch is now distinguishing itself from the competition by for the first time offering professional tradespeople 2.5 Ah batteries in this class with 25 percent longer runtime. The new 2.5 Ah batteries have the longest runtime of all 10.8 volt batteries on the market. At the same time, they have the highest energy density in relation to their own weight. They are the same size as the previous 2.0 Ah batteries, and at 185 grams they weigh almost the same. This makes them the most powerful and compact batteries in their class.

Examples of the increase in runtime with 2.5 Ah
For example, a GST 10,8 V-LI Professional jigsaw equipped with a 2.5 Ah battery cuts up to 7.5 meters in 24 millimeter thick softwood. The cutting length with a 2.0 Ah battery is maximum six meters. The GSR 10,8 V-EC TE Professional cordless screwdriver drives up to 1,200 screws with dimensions of 3.5 x 35 millimeters in softwood. It is just short of 1,000 with a 2.0 Ah battery. Using 2.5 Ah batteries significantly increases the productivity of carpenters, parquet layers and other interior fitting tradespeople who prefer handy and lightweight tools with 10.8 volts for woodworking, enabling them to work for longer per battery charge and also reducing charging and set-up times. Moreover, these lightweight and compact batteries help to minimize user fatigue during continuous use. Anyone requiring even more capacity can use 10.8 volt batteries with 4.0 Ah from Bosch.

“Flexible Power System”: Complete compatibility with the 10.8 volt range
Anyone who purchases a battery from Bosch can use it straightaway, without having to worry about whether it will fit because the tried-and-tested “Flexible Power System” ensures compatibility with all existing power tools and chargers within a voltage class. This is also the case with the 2.5 Ah battery with 10.8 volts. Bosch has continually expanded its range of compact, powerful 10.8 volt tools since launching the world’s first lithium-ion screwdriver for professionals in 2005. It now comprises 26 tools and is set to continue growing continually. Batteries with 1.5 Ah, 2.0 Ah, 2.5 h and 4.0 Ah are available for it.

The 2.5 Ah batteries for 10.8 volt professional tools Bosch from will be available at specialist retail outlets from January 2015 in the following versions:
  • individually for 63 euros,
  • two batteries in a set plus charger for 109 euros.
They are each supplied in a carton. All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

 Specifications GBA 10,8 V 2,5Ah O-B Professional
 Battery voltage / capacity 10.8 V / 2.5 Ah
 Charging time (with AL 1130 CV Professional) 60 mins
 Size (length x width x height) 48 x 47 x 85 mm
 Weight 185 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.

PI8769 - December 15, 2014

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