As you’ve likely already read here on Toolmonger, we’re pretty big fans of Bosch’s foray into “small” lithium-ion applications — specifically the PS10 and PS20. Today they announced another slick application of the “less is more” concept: the Flexible Power System, featuring the 36V “SlimPak.”
The “SlimPak” is a smaller, lighter version of their standard 36V. The idea is that if you need the long runtime, you can use the big battery. If you’re working one-handed or overhead — or just don’t want to carry around excess weight — you can ditch the extra runtime in favor of a smaller “SlimPak” battery.
As you can imagine, Bosch has a ton of comparisons to help you along your decision to buy, like “twice the voltage and up to 15-percent more runtime than competitive 18V tools” and so on. But if you’ve ever used one of their 36V tools, you already know how well they work. This new release simply gives you another option at the 36V level, which we think is a great idea.
Look for additional information and pricing soon.