Bosch Reveals Next Generation Battery Packs  


New Batteries Boast Significantly Increased Runtime and CoolPack™ Technology


Las Vegas, Feb. 5, 2013 – Bosch Power Tools is raising the bar on productivity with the release of its next generation BAT620 4.0 A-h and BAT612 2.0 A-h 18-volt and BAT414 2.0 A-h 12-volt lithium-ion batteries. The newest Bosch battery line combines greater cell energy density for up to 65 percent longer runtime and advanced CoolPack™ technology for up to 100 percent more recharge-life. 


Each new Bosch battery includes advanced lithium-ion chemistry, which packs more energy per cell without increasing its size. The new batteries also offer users lower internal resistance and higher efficiency. As a result, a standard duty driver can now drive over 820 screws on a single 18V 4.0 A-h battery charge - 65 percent more than the previous generation 3.0 A-h packs, as verified by third party testing*.


The new 2.0 A-h 12-volt battery also features the next generation cells and significant runtime improvements, up to 50 percent over previous generation 1.0 and 1.5 A-h. Additionally, these batteries continue to be the most compact and lightest weight within the segment.



“Our newest lithium-ion battery packs offer users increased productivity and the value of exceptional recharge-life, which results in a very productive cordless experience for professionals,” said Jason Feldner, group product manager for Bosch Cordless.


Professionals not only want long runtime, but also exceptional recharge-life, which can be threatened by excessive heat over time within the battery. The new Bosch 18-volt batteries address this need with proprietary CoolPack technology. Users can quickly identify a CoolPack by the unique red heat conductive housing, which extends inward and wraps around each cell to extract heat from within. With its unique conductive properties and rib design, Bosch is the only battery manufacturer to integrate such advanced technology.

Each new Bosch battery is fully compatible with the complete Bosch 18 and 12 –volt lithium-ion tool system. Users also have the convenient choice between a smaller 18V 2.0 A-h Slim pack for work overhead and in tight spaces, or the larger 18V Fat pack for heavy-duty long runtime applications. 


Throughout the first half 2013, Bosch will transition its complete cordless line to its next generation batteries. Eighteen-volt BAT620 and 12-volt BAT414 are currently available as stand-alone packs, while the 18-volt BAT612 will launch in May 2013. Tool kits featuring each battery will transition through the late winter and early spring. Find these and more at any authorized dealer nationwide. To find out more about the new technology or locate a dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.


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About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and connsumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros ($67.2 billion) in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide


The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.


In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011.  For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.


About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization.  As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 18,000 employees world wide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment. 


For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com,

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