Bosch Blue Power Tools has introduced a new range of premium lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries that will enable professional tradesmen to maximise the use of their tools.

Bosch Blue's new 18V 5.0Ah Premium delivers excellent battery power and runtime capabilities, and is the smallest and lightest 5.0Ah battery for 18 volt power tools on the market, measuring the same size as Bosch Blue 3.0Ah and 4.0Ah Li-Ion batteries and weighing just 620 grams.

The German engineered 18V 5.0Ah Premium Li-Ion battery from Bosch Blue features Bosch's innovative CoolPack technology, consisting of a special heat conductive housing and ribbing that draws heat away from the inside of the battery, resulting in up to 100% longer lifetime than batteries without CoolPack technology.

Key features of Bosch Blue's new 18V 5.0Ah Premium Li-Ion batteries include Bosch's advanced Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) technology protecting against overloading, overheating and deep discharge, and ensuring performance to its optimum capacity; Bosch's Flexible Power System assuring compatibility with all existing 18 volt power tools; 25 percent longer runtime than existing 4.0Ah batteries; and charge level indicator.

The new Li-Ion batteries deliver significant cost savings and consistency to all professional tradesmen using Bosch Blue power tools.