October 22, 2009

DeWalt DC012 Worksite Charger / Radio

dewalt_radio.jpgDewalt's charger/radios are pretty ubiquitous on construction sites. They were the first ones to deliver on the idea and that initial foothold has done them well. Other companies have released nice products, from the Bosch cube to the new Makita box to the adorable little Milwaukee 12-volt radio, but it's the DeWalt that we see the most often. Knowing that the competition is fierce, DeWalt has recently updated their radio/charger.

The new model, the DC012 features 3 AC outlets, an iPod nest, an auxiliary port, a roll cage, presets, and best of all, a bass boost so you can shake the glass at coffee break with a little Milli Vanilli.

The most interesting feature on the radio is its ability to charge any DeWalt battery from 7.2 volts to 18 volts. And this is true across platforms, both NiCad and li-ion batteries are compatible here.

More details are in the press release, which is after the jump.

At Home Depot

DEWALT LAUNCHES NEW WORKSITE CHARGER / RADIO New model features enhancements including multi-chemistry charger and improved sound quality

October 2009 - D EWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, launches a new worksite charger / radio (DC012) that includes several enhancements to increase performance and meet the needs of professional end users who use their worksite charger / radios daily, including plumbers, electricians, remodelers, HVAC, service and repair contractors, trim installers, and many other trades.

"We were the first to launch the worksite radio category in 1999, and the popularity of the D EWALT charger / radio has continued to grow over the past ten years," said Christine Potter, Director of Marketing for D EWALT. "We're pleased to offer a new best-in-class model that includes innovative advancements such as a multi-chemistry charger for increased jobsite productivity."

With a multi-chemistry charger, the new DC012 is the only heavy-duty jobsite charger / radio in the industry that can charge Ni-Cd and Li-Ion battery packs. Within one hour, the new model can charge any D EWALT 7.2 to 18-volt Ni-Cd or Li-Ion battery (excluding UnivoltĀ®), even while the radio is playing. A heavy-duty roll cage protects the unit from damage related to jobsite abuse and ensures that the new models are designed to withstand even the toughest environments.

For increased performance and sound quality, the new AM/FM charger / radio features 4" HD weather resistant speakers, bass ports and a bass boost. The digital tuning feature offers end users better reception, and pre-set memory buttons allow users to program their favorite stations for quick access.

Three AC outlets and an auxiliary input and iPod nest offer maximum versatility.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at October 22, 2009 5:10 AM

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Recent Comments

This new radio looks very similar to the old dc011. I see ther are a few new features which are welcome but does it do DAB?


Posted by: Neil Bruce at January 19, 2010 5:50 PM

Let's hope Dewalt really stepped up to the plate with this new radio. Their former design had poor sound, poor reception, and low audio power. With both Ridgid and Milwaukee jobsite radios putting out as much power as an old-school boombox, Dewalt was seriously lagging behind.


Posted by: Rob at October 22, 2009 5:07 PM
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