Mississauga, ON—DeWalt Tools will be making a significant change to how its tools are powered. They are encouraging NiCad battery platform users to make the switch to its 20V Max system as the remaining 18V NiCad batteries will begin to be phased out of the tooling company’s portfolio.
The supply of DeWalt 18V NiCad batteries is estimated to run through March 2022, and the 18V XRP Lithium-Ion Battery and all other compatible battery models for 18V XRP have been discontinued.
Users may implement the DeWalt 18V To 20V adapter allowing the use of 20V Max Lithium-Ion batteries in most 18V DeWalt tools.
They also state that the adapter is incompatible with FlexVolt Batteries or 20V Max 6.0Ah, 8.0Ah, or 10.0 Ah XR batteries and should not be used with DeWalt batteries in DC970 or DC759 tools. In addition, 18V chargers may not be used to charge 20V Max batteries via the adapter.
Users can receive a discount on a new equivalent DeWalt 20V product by trading in an existing 18V tool in any condition. This offer is available in eight Canadian factory locations.