Bosch unleashes the 'HELL-ION'

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Bosch unleashes the 'HELL-ION'

Bosch’s new “HELL-ION” 18V high-powered 16-amp Turbo Charger promises to boost power tool productivity and performance while minimizing downtime.

According to Bosch, the product delivers eight times the charging current of its standard counterparts.

The GAL18V-160C 16-Amp Battery Turbo Charger offers fast and faster lithium-ion battery charging to get the user back to work. The charger offers Power Boost Mode, which charges a CORE18V 8.0Ah Lithium-ion battery to 50% charge in 15 minutes or to 80% in 26 minutes. It is compatible with Bosch 18V lithium-ion batteries.

“Our existing CORE18V batteries set the bar high for power tool performance,” Bosch Power Tools product manager Chris Gregory said. Now, there’s a charger that delivers fast and faster charging all while minimizing the downtime associated with the tedious, but necessary task of charging batteries.”

“We are confident that our HELL-ION 18V Turbo Charger has all the bells and whistles professionals need to harness the full power of the tools and batteries in their everyday lineup,” Gregory added.

The new charger is also the first of its kind to offer battery diagnostics via connectivity, Bosch said. It can connect via Bluetooth Connectivity Module (GCY42 sold separately) to a smart device to enable more control over charging preferences and allow the user to monitor charging levels and status.

Two additional charging functions – Max Lifetime and Storage modes – are available through Bosch’s Toolbox App to help pros get the most out of each battery’s lifetime. With the help of the connectivity module, a user has to option to stay notified and informed on all charging activities.

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is the power tools division in North America of the Bosch Group.