With LiHD, Metabo envisions a cordless construction site

Metabo have just unveiled brand new battery technology with their LiHD batteries, which combines new high-performance battery cells and newly developed components in the battery pack to ensure greater independence for users.

LiHD stands for Lithium-ion High Density which refers to the way Metabo have crammed even more power into an 18V Lithium-ion battery.  Metabo say their LiHD batteries will give you 67% more power, 87% more run-time and 100% longer lifetime compared to a standard 18V 5.2Ah Lithium-ion battery, a supremely impressive increase in performance.

Plus they’re still about the same size as your regular Li-ion battery packs and they’re no heavier either. Interestingly, Metabo LiHD batteries are 100% compatible with every single one of Metabo’s cordless tools on the market. So although they are meant for high demand applications you can attach one to your combi-drill or your drill driver if you want.

Metabo claims to be the only manufacturer in the world to cover the entire power range – from 400 to 3,200 Watt – from standard machines to unique system solutions. Applications previously reserved for only the most powerful mains powered machines can now be handled cordlessly. So what can a LiHD battery pack do?

  • Demolish for 35 minutes under full load (cordless combination hammer KHA 36-18 LTX with 2x LiHD 8.0 Ah)
  • Drive 100 screws with Ø 8 x 450 mm length into wood (cordless impact wrench SSW 18 LTX 600 with LiHD 8.0 Ah)
  • Notches in a T-beam in 3 minutes (cordless angle grinder WB 36-18 LTX 230 with 2x LiHD 8.0 Ah)