Stihl releases new backpack battery

June 21, 2017 -  By
Photo: Stihl

Photo: Stihl

Stihl released the new AR 2000 backpack battery.

“The Stihl AR 2000 is an integral part of a complete pro package as it powers a full day’s work on the job,” said Brian Manke, product manager at Stihl. “Compatible with all battery products in the Stihl AP Series, users are buying into a family of products that offer quality performance comparable to gasoline-powered products.”

As the replacement to the Stihl AR 900 backpack battery, the AR 2000 includes an ergonomic hip belt and chest strap that evenly distributes the weight of the battery. Using the backpack battery with its power cable connected directly to the equipment takes the weight of the battery off the unit. The removal of the onboard battery and addition of the high performance cable connecting system shifts handheld weight from the equipment to the back or hip.

The AR 2000 comes equipped with built-in sensors and microprocessors that monitor temperature and automatically shut down the battery if it overheats. The battery also comes equipped with numerous features such as audible and visual recharge alerts, rain cover, sturdy housing and durable base plate.

Recharging the AR 2000 to 100 percent capacity takes 130 minutes when used with the Stihl AL 500 high-speed charger.

As part of the Stihl Lightning Battery System line, users can work up to 11 hours on one charge, Stihl said.



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