Bosch Professional will change the product name of 10.8V power tools, batteries and chargers to 12V. Therefore the full 10.8V Bosch Professional assortment will be changed successively to 12V as of January 2017.
The ’12’ in the tool name represents the maximum battery voltage of 12 Volt and replaces the current product name with 10.8 Volt which stands for the average battery voltage. In North America the 12V product name is already implemented by Bosch Professional. Also other players in the market follow the 12V tool labelling globally. To ensure a better guidance as well as a better comparability for our users, Bosch Professional adapts to the 12V product name worldwide beginning from January 2017 onwards.
All Bosch Professional 12V tools are 100% compatible with all current (10.8V) Bosch Professional power tools, batteries and chargers. Thus all 10.8V and 12V tools can be further used within the same voltage class system.