Festool introduces its new Airstream battery technology that can reduce charging times by up to 60 percent, according to the company.
The Airstream charging system pulls cooled air through the air intakes of the battery pack and channels airflow through the cells and into the charger while heat from both the battery and charger are exhausted to the side.
The Airstream system is comprised of a newly designed, air-cooled charger and 18-volt battery line, with up to 6.2 Ah capacity. The new chargers can also charge Festool’s existing lithium-ion battery packs.
“While many manufacturers are only focusing on bigger battery capacities, which require longer recharge times, we are focusing on greater capacity and reduced charging times” Festool vice president of marketing Leo Zirkler said in a statement.