Bi-directional Fast Charging | Introducting the DEWALT USB Charging Kit
As widely acknowledged, power tools have unique battery interface requirements and typically demand specialized chargers for charging. Breaking or forgetting to carry the dedicated charger can considerably impact the battery's usage. Recently, renowned power tool brand DeWalt introduced a new USB charging kit that makes charging power tool batteries much more straightforward than ever before, while also enabling these same batteries to serve as "power banks."
The DeWalt USB Charging Kit includes three products: A USB charging module, a 65W PD charger, and a 100W cable. The core element of the kit is the USB Charging Module, which charges in both directions. Meanwhile, the included PD charger and cable are standard, universal products commonly used in everyday life.
The DeWalt USB Charging Kit allows you to charge power tool batteries through its reliance on a USB-C input port. It can charge via common USB PD chargers, giving it the flexibility to use PD car chargers to charge batteries while in the field. This provides significant improvements to the charging flexibility of power tools. The kit also features a 65W fast charger boasting yellow and black aesthetics consistent with all DeWalt products. It comes with a fixed plug and USB-C output port that supports 65W PD fast charging output.
The braiding process creates the cable using durable and scratch-resistant materials, and it also has a 5A E-Marker chip, supports 100W power transmission. The USB charging module features a USB-A and USB-C port, with the USB-A supporting 12W output and the USB-C port supporting bi-directional fast charging up to 100W. As such, the module can charge two devices simultaneously.
The USB Charging Module is fitted with a metallic belt hook on the body, making it easy to carry to work sites. It features an integrated power indicator light, and overheat/cold state indicator lights on its top, with the module’s bottom interface compatible with a wide range of DeWalt battery systems, including all DeWalt 20V MAX with fixed voltage and FLEXVOLT batteries. The picture shows a scenario where the DeWalt 20V2A battery (36Wh) is combined with the USB charging module to provide PD fast charging for a laptop, resembling a mini excavator when integrated.
The USB Charging Module can also be connected to high-capacity DeWalt batteries, such as 20V4A, 20V6A, or even larger versions that support FLEXVOLT intelligent boost technology, making it an excellent solution for individuals who require long battery life. The picture shows a scenario where the DeWalt 20V6A FLEXVOLT battery (108Wh) is used to connect to the USB charging module to provide PD fast charging for a laptop, offering extended battery life.
Summary of ChargerLAB
The DeWalt USB Charging Kit comprises of three separate products - a USB charging module, a 65W PD charger, and a 100W dual USB-C cable. On the side of the USB charging module, there is the 1A1C ports, while the bottom has a battery socket that supports various DeWalt power tool batteries. When connected to a PD charger or PD car charger, users can conveniently recharge their power tool batteries. Moreover, the USB charging module can also be used in reverse output mode, providing up to 100W fast charging power for consumer electronics products.
In conclusion, the DeWalt USB Charging Kit represents a significant leap forward in power tool battery charging technology. With its ability to charge in both directions, it provides greater flexibility and convenience for users, while also enabling power tool batteries to double as portable power banks. Its compatibility with a broad range of DeWalt battery systems, including FLEXVOLT intelligent boost technology, makes it an appealing solution for users who require extended battery life. Overall, the DeWalt USB Charging Kit is a well-designed and practical product that provides exceptional value for users in the power tool industry.
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