The Stihl Cordless Battery range uses lithium-ion technology. This is the better battery technology out there, which offers simplified starting, better operation and reduced maintenance. While Stihl Battery Powered Tools have excellent power and are extremely appealing for their ease of handling, minimal vibration on the hands, reduced weight, and quieter operation, they are not suitable for heavy-duty use out of the box — this is due to the constraints placed on them by the current state of lithium battery technology which reduces run time significantly. This is where the Stihl AR 2000 battery backpack comes in.
The Stihl AR 2000
Stihl designed their battery-powered products to be interoperable. Whether you use an onboard battery or the AR 2000, they will all work together without a hitch. The AR Battery system supports the more full professional product line and also heavy-duty domestic users. You wear the AR 2000 on your back. Weighing in at 7.8 kg, this backpack provides a total of 916 Watt-hours of battery energy. This is almost four times the power you’d get from a Stihl AP300 battery pack.
Reducing Weight and Fatigue
With the backpack, you plug a cable directly into the handheld tool. Since there’s no battery hanging off the tool in your hands, the tool is much lighter. This makes it ideal for extended use. The AR 2000 works seamlessly with your electric tool’s built-in power settings. It has an in-built processor to communicate with the tool you’re using. The control unit talks to the motor and battery to make sure the perfect amount of current is supplied to give the best efficiency and performance during use. There are also diagnostic tools available If you need to have your tool run for more extended periods, simply adjust it to its lower power settings and this will allow you to extend the length of time you’re able to use the tool.
Alternatives to the Stihl AR 2000
If the Stihl AR 2000 is too much power (or weight) for your needs, you can use different Stihl battery pouches to carry the batteries. You strap these onto the battery belt on the waist. Like the backpack, they reduce fatigue and improve handling when compared with having the battery attached directly to the tool. Have any other questions about our Stihl Battery Powered range? Please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 021-4965132.