Bosch 10.8V 1.3Ah Li-lon Battery Pack
Great- except for...
These are really good in the 3 cordless drills I have. Fast charge, reasonable power etc etc.
Unfortunately if one puts them into the Bosch blue multitool (GOP?) the tool destroys them completely, leaving them at zero volts, unable to take any further charge at all.
I, along with around 50 people who had the same problem, contacted Bosch who say there is no problem and the batteries are electronically "protected" as if that's a helpful, meaningful answer. It certainly doesn't help me or any of the many other users experiencing this ridiculous problem. Now I have a Â£200+ tool I dare not use as it will certainly trash any more batteries I put into it - unless I ONLY use batteries well inside their warranty and go through the rigmarole of getting them constantly replaced under warranty.
Verdict -In their stunning little drills, they are great little batteries but I have been soured by the multitool experience and feel unable to recommend favourably until Bosch sort the problem out.
Drills only - 5 stars.
Overall, 1 star, I'm afraid.
27 Jul 2014
Ok for me
Ok nothing lasts for ever but maybe I'm lucky as not had any problems I have the screw driver/Drill/impact versions( bought them a few years back when much cheaper at tool show) -light weight and use them day in day out ,but never leave them out in the freezing damp as I did once the battery's seem to really struggle but after a good charge everything seemed to fine- wouldn't be without them
24 Nov 2013
Had a 10.8v screwdriver since 2008 which is pretty much when they first came out i work on sites doing doing 12 hour shifts for weeks on end with then long down times my battery are rarely put away fully charged and get alot of hammer the rest of the time i recently ordered an extra battery for my screwdriver so i could use it while my first battery was charging and the getting on for 5 year old battery lasts nearly as long as the brand new 1 pretty good going i my book very impressed with both the batteries and the screwdriver
8 Oct 2013
worst battery ever
bought this battery for my 10.8v bosch drill ,the battery that came with it lasted maybe 6 months,which is quite poor.This new battery didnt even charge, tried a friends battery all ok, tried this battery in his charger and guess what not a thing.Sent it back,going to get a makita next, got to be better, can be any worse.
16 Jun 2011