Bosch’s AMPShare Platform Lets Pros Use One Battery System for All of Their Tools
Many tradesmen utilize different tools and batteries throughout the day, oftentimes from entirely different brands. Carrying that many individual batteries and tools around can take up a lot of room in your toolbox or work truck. The Bosch AMPShare Battery Platform allows Pros to interchangeably use the same batteries across a variety of power tool brands. Let’s go over the goals and compatibility of this ambitious partnership.
Bosch AMPShare Battery Platform: Overview
Bosch, along with Fein and Rothenberger, have announced a new partnership in the form of the AMPShare battery platform. In addition to these companies, twelve additional power tool brands are joining the alliance to launch new AMPShare-compatible tools in 2023 and 2024, including:
- Bosch Rexroth Corp.
By the end of 2023, over 300 new compatible tools are planned to be released that will be compatible with AMPShare, including 32 new 18V Bosch tools. The system itself will span more than 25 individual brands to offer Pros a wide range of applications using just one battery.
The AMPShare battery takes the design of Bosch’s current 18V battery, with updated AMPShare branding that shows its inter-compatibility with other tool brands. The batteries’ Core18V technology delivers the same power and performance that tradesmen expect from Bosch.
As mentioned, the AMPShare batteries will be compatible with a number of power tool brands. Current Bosch Power Tools batteries and AMPShare alliance products are compatible with the AMPShare battery along with future Bosch products launched in 2023 and beyond.
For tradesmen using Fein tools, the AMPShare batteries will be compatible with the MultiMaster 500 and 700 oscillating multi-tools, with more tools to follow throughout 2023 and 2024.
Rothenberger’s battery-powered press tools, bending tools, and vacuum pumps will also be compatible with this battery platform starting in 2024.
Bosch AMPShare Battery Platform Availability
Bosch has plans to start rolling out the AMPShare battery platform to retailers and distribution partners in the U.S. and Canada starting in June 2023.