BURNDY introduces its lithium-ion (Li-ion) line of PATRIOT battery actuated crimping and cutting tools. By incorporating Li-ion technology, the company has enhanced electronics and refined hydraulic systems, advancing the PATRIOT line of crimping and cutting tools for performance, speed and reliability.

The advantages of the new 18-V 3.0 Ah Li-ion technology over Ni-Cd and Ni-MH are no memory effects, no self discharge, no conditioning required and a longer battery life — 2.5 times more charge/discharge cycles than traditional Ni-Cd batteries and provides 430% more lifetime work. The charge time is only 30 minutes, twice as fast as Ni-Cd, and the battery weights 40% less than Ni-MH batteries.