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Kärcher focuses on battery technology

23 September 2019

Kärcher has launched over 40 battery-powered machines, as part of the new "Kärcher Battery Universe".

The range is comprised of products for garden enthusiasts and professional users, from garden and lawn maintenance to building site cleaning, from the hedge trimmer to the wet and dry vacuum cleaner. Both the compact batteries on the 18 V platform and the powerful batteries on the 36 V platform are available in different capacities in order to cover a wide field of application.

"With the Kärcher Battery Universe we once again set a milestone in our industry. We offer our customers excellent technology which includes our wealth of experience of over 30 years in battery competence", says Hartmut Jenner, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of management of Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG. "And it continues: By the end of 2020, we will top it off by launching more than 20 new battery-powered products on the market. Because I am convinced: Soon only off-grid cleaning machines will be used in the household – self-sufficient, environmentally friendly and more powerful than ever before."

A unique selling point of all Kärcher platform batteries is said to be the LCD display with real-time technology, which also accurately displays the remaining runtime and charge time in minutes, in addition to the remaining battery capacity.

The high-performance spray water protection, which is described as unique to the household environment, guarantees that work can be completed without having to watch out for water-sensitive components (Class IPX5). The batteries are also protected against dust. The battery housing is made from robust plastic and is therefore shockproof. Thanks to efficient temperature management, the batteries also deliver an optimal performance in intensive applications, intelligent cell monitoring protects against overloading, overheating and deep discharge. If a machine is not operated for an extended period, the processor-controlled, automatic warehouse mode of the Battery Power battery ensures a long life of the cells.

Battery-powered machines will gain in importance in the areas of cleaning and maintenance, according to Kärcher.

"Firstly, new applications will be possible as work can now be performed independently of the mains power supply. Secondly, users will benefit from work being made considerably easier. Unwind the cable, look for a power socket, roll up the cable – all of these work steps will become superfluous, tripping hazards will disappear and difficult-to-access areas will be easy to clean. This is particularly convenient in private homes. In building cleaning, small work steps add up and result in considerable effort – the use of battery-powered machines saves up to 20% work time compared with corded models," the manufacturer concluded.