New Bosch ProCore 18V 3.5ah, 7.0ah and 10.5ah (!) Batteries!
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So, if the 6.3ah high amp Eneracer batteries weren't enough, Bosch looks set for a re-brand with 3 new battery sizes, code name ProCore (the Eneracers were called Core in the US...).
The sizes are a suspected 3.5ah slim pack (this one interests me most if I'm honest - decent juice but light and compact), a "universal" 7.0ah, same pack size as the Eneracer and an "endurance" pack that, doing a bit of 2+2, many suspect will be a whopping 10.5ah!
The old coolpacks used the now common-or-garden 18650 cells. The Eneracers use the 20700 cells, with 2 rows of 5 delivering 6.3ah. If the new "universal" ProCore is delivering 7ah and capable of 90 amps (!! what's that ... like a 1600w equivolent?), I suspect Bosch are using the 21700 cells for the ProCores?
I read in toolguyd.com that we're looking at paying in order of Euro199/$237 for the 7.0ah.
Given the performance and endurance I currently get from my couple of Eneracers, I won't be rushing out to buy one (if and when we get them in the UK - 2018?) of the 7.0 ProCores.
What this new battery range does have me holding out hope for is an 18V plunge saw, table saw and mitre saw (duel bevel mind!). An 18V random orbital sander would be nice too ;), not that it would need a 7.0ah+ battery.

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I have the 6.3Ah ones and they are amazing, don’t know to much about this new ones, but i like the ideea ��

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I've also got the 6.3 eneracer batteries. They are great. Is the pro core a rebranding? The eneracer are odley far a few between when looking for them on line. Very very few for sale with tools. There are same for sale with tools but the new angle grinders that you connect via an app when first launched are rare with the eneracer. I've posted before about this (before I purchase them with GBH drill) Bob said there was trouble with shipping. 
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I own the gws 18v-125 SC for 5 months, and i think is the best investment i ever done, as well the new gbh 18v-26 with the dust extractor, the new name for bosch batteries is more of a market thing, they want to use the same name for them products in usa and Europe, in usa the eneracer are named CORE

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Hello campfreddie.
Is the pro core a rebranding?
Yes and no I'd say. Yes, in that the name is replacing their current top battery - the Eneracer. No, because they are an all new battery. Given the claimed stats I've found, they'll be using 21-70/21700 cells as opposed to the 20700's in the Eneracer.
The cells will allow a claimed 90+ amps (not to be confused with amp-hours which is duration. Amps refers to grunt in this context) or a 1600 watt equivolent you could say. The Eneracers could deliver around 70 - 80 amps (12,000 - 14,000 watts) I believe, with the standard coolpacks in the 50+ ballpark.
Very very few for sale with tools.
I'm speculating but, I think there's a good reason for this. Pretty much all of the current 18v range is designed (optimised) for the coolpack range, which itself includes a 6.0ah battery. Unlikely worth shouting from the rooftops for another 0.3ah gain from an Eneracer.
To unlock the performance (the increased amperage) of an Eneracer, the tool needs to be optimised for it. The only one thus far was the GWS -125 SC, which I think was near as damn it the only tool sold with Eneracers (though some German sellers were selling SDS's with them).
However, you then have the new cells come along at the time of the Eneracer launch, the 21-70/21700's. These look set to become the standard. I think this might be why Bosch haven't rushed the release of a whole new range of 18v tools - particularly power hungry ones like table saws, mitre saw, routers etc - "optimised" for the Eneracer. I think they knew more could be done with the new cells - or the Pro-Core as they'll be packaged and sold as.
Hopefully this will mean a range of power hungry cordless tools are on the horizon from Bosch, optimised for the coming Pro-Core batteries. Very keen to see what they come out with. I mean, a genuinely useful and market leading cordless mitre saw could be run from a 10.5ah Pro-Core capable of delivering a steady 90amps!
It's interesting stuff, all ultimately rendering the Eneracer a bit lost in the market place. I still recomend them though. They give good runtime and with many tools, a definite boost. Most noticable on drills I find.
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Thanks for that Bailey, makes perfect sense. I can see now why Bosch didn't appear to be marketing the eneracer at all and very few were for sale.They aren't in the latests blue point catalogue. I did ask the question before I got mine with the SDS drill. Bob said there was a problem with shipping. Appears Bosch were ready to replace them before launch. You are doing a better job than Bob with your knowledge of Bosch tools. I was at the DM show last year and asked a Bosch representative about 10.8 tools coming up. His reply was we're not really doing anything with the 10.8 all the research goes into 18v tools. How wrong he was. 
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Not sure what's going on but I'm unable to start a new thread on the ProCores.
According to pictures from a recent Bosch flyer, the power ratings for the new range of 18V ProCore batteries are not 3.0, 7.0 and 10.5ah but 4.0 (slim pack), 7/8.0 and 12.0ah. Crickey!
Tantalisingly, in the <2000w column of the flyer we see silhouettes of a table saw and mitre saw along with a grinder and SDS. Safe to predict that Bosch plan to release an 18V mitre/table saws optimised for ProCore batteries in 2018?
Hope so. I mean, genuinely useful saws could be run from a 12ah, 90amp+ battery.
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Bosch Seem to be trying to get a head start on the Competition with the new Batteries, can oly think or Milwaukee, Dewalt and Metabo who have bigger than 6ah. Will be good to see how these go as i have 2 of the Eneracers and they are outstanding, only issue is the don't fit my Circular saw.

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Just to let you know when I received my eneracer and found it didn’t fit my circular saw I used my multitool to cut the lip off the saw that was stopping the battery and it worked a treat and it was so neat you can’t tell it’s been cut , also it’s worth doing as it gives the saw a lot more power and torque! 
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Bosch Seem to be trying to get a head start on the Competition with the new Batteries, can oly think or Milwaukee, Dewalt and Metabo who have bigger than 6ah. Will be good to see how these go as i have 2 of the Eneracers and they are outstanding, only issue is the don't fit my Circular saw.

 
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Thanks for that, I’ll give it a go tomorrow.

do you know if it works on the new GOP ?, just bought it along with the 18v SDS and GSR 18v -85 c to add to my Bosch collection.