Lithium Ion Batteries Connect to App via Bluetooth

DEWALT launches its first line of premium 20V MAX 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp (DCB204BT) lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

DEWALT launches its first line of premium 20V MAX 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp (DCB204BT) lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

Adding to its growing offering of “connected” tools, DEWALT launches its first line of premium 20V MAX 2.0 Amp (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp (DCB204BT) lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

These batteries pair with Apple and Android smart devices via the free Tool Connect App. This innovation gives DEWALT users the ability to control their compatible DEWALT batteries remotely via a Bluetooth device. For the early-adopter who runs a business on a job site, this technology allows greater control over tools in residential, MRO and commercial work sites.

Bluetooth-enabled batteries solve a number of job-site problems and the Tool Connect App takes just a few moments to set up. Users can simply connect their compatible DEWALT batteries to their Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet (by initiating the pairing process) and view the inventory of paired units on the Tool Connect App home screen. This home screen allows users to remotely turn all compatible DEWALT Bluetooth batteries on or off at once, monitor battery charge level, view Bluetooth signal strength and pair additional batteries.

From the Tool Connect App home screen, users can select an individual battery to view its diagnostics and change settings by tabbing through four pages: Diagnostics, Actions, Info and Alerts. The Diagnostics screen indicates an individual battery’s state of charge, temperature and connection to Bluetooth. This screen also allows users to enable and disable a particular battery. By disabling a battery, the user prevents it from being used until re-enabled. This feature makes it easy to shut down equipment at the end of the day to conserve battery life and deter theft.

The Actions screen allows the user to customize their alert preferences depending on what information they need and when they need it. These options include Alert if Out of Range, Disable if Out of Range, Alert at Low Battery Charge, Alert at High Temperature and Alert at Charge Completion. In addition, this screen offers a Lending Button, which allows for sharing of batteries. The user can select an amount of time for the tool (with battery) to be lent and when the time is exceeded, the battery shuts down and the owner receives an alert.

Finally, the Alerts screen provides a comprehensive list of all of the alerts that have been generated by the Tool Connect App and the compatible DEWALT Bluetooth batteries. From here, users can select an alert to view more details or clear some or all alerts in the log.

Illuminate Dark Job Sites with LED Spotlight

DEWALT introduces its new 20V MAX* CORDLESS Jobsite LED Spotlight – model DCL043

DEWALT introduces its new 20V MAX* CORDLESS Jobsite LED Spotlight – model DCL043

DEWALT introduces its new 20V MAX* CORDLESS Jobsite LED Spotlight – model DCL043 – offering three LED Lights and one Red LED light to illuminates dark job-site work areas.

On the job site, commercial uses include working in dark areas for site inspections, and searching for leaks in roofs and ceilings. The Spotlight is IP54 rated with a water and dust resistance seal to help protect the Spotlight from water or weather damage for protection on the job site as well as for outdoor recreational use. The LEDs are encased in an over-molded, non-marking lens cover that provides protection.

The LED Spotlight features two lumen settings. On the1,000 light output setting, the Spotlight provides maximum brightness for up to 508 yards or 1,525 feet. The 90 lumens red light setting preserves battery life even longer.
The red LED light preserves night vision when using the spotlight outside or in dark buildings. The rods in your eyes are responsible for night vision, the red light from this Spotlight is good in situations where you need to keep your night vision from being compromised.

A pivoting head pivots 0 to 90 degrees for directing light where it is needed most to illuminate surfaces above or below the work area. A hanging hook and belt hook allow the Spotlight to hang in multiple locations hands free. Rubber over-molds offer a sure grip when hand-held or stationary on flat surfaces.

The DCL043 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Jobsite LED Spotlight will retail for approximately $89.00 (without battery or charger) where DEWALT products are sold. The DCL043 comes standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.