36V HiKOKI BSL36A18 Multi Volt battery packs.
At 36V, the HIKOKI BSL36A18 Multi Volt battery packs have a capacity of 2.5 and 5.0Ah with 18V. HiKOKI also offers a BSL36B18 with a capacity of 4.0 and 8.0Ah with 18V. That means that the 36V battery packs have a capacity of more than 1,000W. Impressively, the 36V battery packs have more power than the similar sized 18V battery packs, but as the battery packs’ dimensions and weight remain almost the same, the Multi Volt battery packs can be used with a wide range of 18V class devices.
Intelligent connecting technology makes it possible for the battery pack to detect whether it is being used in an 18 or 36V device, and automatically adjusts the voltage.
Using the UC18YSL3 rapid charger, the new 36V battery packs can be fully charged in just 32 minutes. All Hitachi/HiKOKI Power Tools 18V chargers for slide Li-ion batteries are compatible with the new Multi Volt battery packs. In addition, the battery packs are said to have a particularly long service life – they can be charged up to 1,500 times without any appreciable impact on performance. The energy available in the battery pack is displayed on the battery itself through a four- stage charge indicator.