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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.

changeover from 10.8 Volt to 12 Volt
Changes to product names

The changeover from 10.8 Volt to 12 Volt will result in the following changes to Bosch Professional product names:


Bosch Professional will change the product name of 10.8V power tools, batteries and chargers to 12V. The full 10.8V Bosch Professional range will be changed successively to 12V from January 2017. 12V tools are still 100% compatible with all current (10.8V) and future (12V) Bosch Professional power tools, batteries and chargers.

The switch is relevant worldwide except Japan and South Korea.

All Bosch Professional 10.8V power tools, batteries and chargers are affected.

Yes. Current 10.8V Bosch Professional power tools can still be used with 12V Bosch Professional batteries & chargers.

Yes. Current 10.8V Bosch Professional batteries & chargers can still be used with 12V Bosch Professional power tools.

There is no price upcharge related to the planned 12V changeover.

Due to the 100% compatibility, 10.8V Bosch Professional power tools, batteries and chargers can continue to be used with all 12V Bosch Professional power tools, batteries and chargers.