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What is DeWalt Powershift? New DeWalt Batteries EXPLAINED

The DeWalt Powershift battery system was just announced and DeWalt is taking aim at gas equipment, specifically for the concrete and construction industries, and they’re firing on all cylinders. DeWalt Powershift is launching alongside 6 new pieces of equipment from DeWalt, and we expect them to be available in the Fall of 2024. We’ll keep you updated with price, features, and performance as more information becomes available, but we crammed as much as we could into this comprehensive preview video article!

Key Insights on DeWalt Powershift Batteries

  • πŸ”‹ DeWalt Powershift battery system is designed to expand cordless and gas-free jobsite applications, slated for a fall 2024 launch.
  • ⚑️ Voltage is not the only factor in battery power, as power is a function of both voltage and current, allowing for effective performance with different voltage levels.
  • πŸ”‹ The recharge rate of the 11.5 lb battery can fully recharge in less than 1 hour.
  • πŸ”‹ The Powershift system targets the replacement of gas tools, addressing the obstacle of achieving high power levels from a battery due to electrical resistance.
  • πŸ”‹ DeWalt’s new Powershift battery focuses on power runtime and ergonomics, targeting the concrete sector with six new tools.
  • πŸ”‹ The new DeWalt Powershift battery takes the majority of the weight off of the operator when using the power pack vibrator solo.
  • πŸ”‹ The big thing to keep your eyes on is what kind of behavior changes tradesman will have to make to shift from gas to battery if it makes for a more efficient and productive job site.

DeWalt’s Powershift battery system is designed to provide high power levels and fast recharge rates, targeting the replacement of gas tools and aiming to make jobsites more efficient and productive.

  • 00:00 πŸ”‹ DeWalt is launching a new Powershift battery system in fall 2024, with a focus on flexvolt compatibility and extended runtime.
  • 00:39 πŸ’‘ DeWalt Powershift batteries provide an 85% increase in capacity and the power is a function of voltage and current, not just voltage alone.
  • 01:19 πŸ”‹ DeWalt Powershift allows for faster recharge rates and compatibility with different battery interfaces, but may not be suitable for all tools.
  • 01:51 The Powershift system targets replacing gas tools with higher power and lower resistance for more efficient energy transfer, focusing on replacing gas equipment.
  • 02:18 πŸ’‘ DeWalt is launching six new tools targeting the concrete sector with a focus on power, runtime, and ergonomics, including a plate compactor and a rammer.
  • 03:01 πŸ”‹ DeWalt Powershift includes a backpack vibrator, power pack vibrator, and power screed with adjustable features for easier operation.
  • 03:44 πŸ’‘ DeWalt Powershift introduces new core drill and stand with bindup protection for close wall or ceiling applications.
  • 04:10 πŸ”‹ DeWalt Powershift introduces new batteries for tools and equipment, with potential for more efficient and productive job sites.