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AP 180 Lithium-Ion Battery

AP 180 Lithium-Ion Battery
An advanced lithium-ion battery, designed for all STIHL Battery-Powered Equipment.

Product Description

For extended landscaping tasks, the STIHL AP 180 Lithium-Ion battery is designed to deliver consistently long run times with no fades or "brown outs." The unique design of this 36-volt powerhouse keeps even the most demanding tools of the STIHL battery-powered line running at full speed until it's depleted – no gradual drops in power. And the LED charge display lets you know just how much juice you have to work with, so you don't get caught in the middle of a job. The AP 180 weighs a mere 3.8 lbs. and can be charged hundreds of times without any noticeable loss in capacity. Even after 500 charges, the battery retains over 80% capacity. The secret is in its engineering. The battery features specialized voltage monitors and temperature sensors to help ensure optimal operation and a long service life.

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3.8 lbs.
178 Wh
36 v

Important Information

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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AP 180 Lithium-Ion Battery is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery Performance exceeds expectations Been using the battery for 8 months. I continue to be impressed by the battery performance. It is frequently used on a Stihl blower & trimmer. The battery is dependable to run continuously for 30 to 35 minutes. To obtain maximum run time, it is important to allow full charge, which is indicated by all 4 green bars to go to black.I use the Stihl products to clean the driveway, blow leaves, clean out gutters, trim side walks and patio.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would definitely recommend this product. I have only use the trimmer with this battery 3 times, but I am very impressed. I was outside for an hour before it ran out of power. I put it on the 300 charger for 30 minutes and I was ready to go again.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These have been much more reliable for me than other power tool batteries I build and maintain specialized small gardens at a university and I love these Stihl batteries. They really have given me great service with no problems. Some tools like my Chain Saw they last longer, others like my blower they last 15 or 20 minutes at full power. I keep two batteries so one is always charging although i seldom need to switch them for one usage. I've had students abuse them using my hedge trimmer and they shut off and then reset in a few minutes when they cool down. They also switch to a lower power before they shut off to give you time to finish up knowing you have just a little battery life left before needing a charge. I have Arthritis and love the light weight and easy to handle tools with no gas or oil to mix, store, or get old.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from performs as advertised I'm on my second season with this battery powering a mower and trimmer. I consistently get a half hour or more per charge with either application, probably more with the trimmer. The re-charge time is just 30 minutes, enough time to do another yard chore or grab lunch. Then its back to environmentally "green" lawn maintenance. Very happy with the product.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is better than the AP160 when paired with the AL500 charger I started out with the AL300 charger. With the AL300 charger, there was not much or any difference between the AP180 and AP160. However, I switched to the AL500 charger and this AP180 battery has been rocking. I am sure my lawnmower runs longer because I can do more of the yard before re-charging. Also, it charges in an amazing amount of time. I am sure it is no longer than the 30 minutes it states to recharge with the AL500 charger. The AP160 does not have this benefit even with the AL500 charger. This AP180 battery and the AL500 charger were made for each other. I think the AL500 charger is only forty dollars more than the AL300 charger which is a lot of money but it is worth it for the performance increase with this battery.
Date published: 2014-09-27
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