We have a great range from all of the top brands. We only sell GENUINE brand-name batteries - you won't find any cheap copies that wear out in a 10th of the time here!
1. Compatible battery types. The brand of tool is obviously important, as DeWalt 18v batteries won’t fit Bosch machines! However it is also important to ensure that individual batteries within a brand are compatible with your tool. This means the same battery chemistry (Li-ion/NiCad/NiMH) as well as the same connector.
2. The voltage of your machine. This is the figure that tells you how powerful the machine is. A tool that uses Bosch 10.8v batteries will be lightweight and compact, whereas a tool that uses 36v batteries will be very powerful
3. Your required battery capacity. This is measured in amp-hours (Ah), and refers to the runtime of the battery i.e. how many tasks you can complete on one charge. A 1.5Ah battery will be compact and very lightweight, but will have a short runtime. A 5.2Ah battery will provide excellent runtime but be more bulky and weighty.
The main advantage is the better power-to-weight ratio. Old Makita 18v batteries used to be limited to lower capacities like 2.6Ah purely because any more would make the tool far too heavy to be practical, but with the new technology many brands including Makita are reaching and even exceeding 5.0Ah!
Other advantages include: