T&D World Magazine

Battery-Actuated Crimping Tools

BURNDY introduces its lithium-ion (Li-ion) line of PATRIOT battery actuated crimping tools. BURNDY has incorporated Li-ion technology, enhanced electronics and refined hydraulic systems advancing the PATRIOT line of crimping and cutting tools to the forefront of performance, speed and reliability.

The advantages of the new 18-V 3.0 Ah Li-ion technology over NiCd and NiMH are no memory effects, no self discharge, no conditioning required and a longer battery life — 2.5 times more charge/discharge cycles than traditional NiCd batteries and provides 430% more lifetime work. The charge time is only 30 minutes, twice as fast as NiCd and the battery weights 40% less than NiMH batteries.

The new Li-ion tools have over-molded handles for comfort and improved grip.


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