DeWalt DCB205 20V 5Ah MAX XR Lithium-Ion Battery: The Complete Guide
DeWalt DCB205 lithium-ion battery belongs to the DeWalt 20V MAX XR battery family and is compatible with all the DeWalt 20V MAX tools (200+ tools). Also, it is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, DeWalt lithium-ion battery on the market at the moment.
DeWalt DCB205 battery is offered in several submodels, which can cause a certain confusion, but they all feature the same capacity, voltage, battery connector, etc.
DeWalt DCB205 battery features a very balanced design and comes at an affordable price, helping its popularity among its users.
Published: September 20, 2022.
DeWalt 20V MAX XR Battery System
DeWalt 20V MAX XR battery system is a group of DeWalt's 20V batteries designed to power the DeWalt 20V MAX line of cordless tools, consisting of 200+ different tools, devices, gadgets, etc.
Such standardization means that just a few DeWalt 20V MAX compatible batteries combined with rapid battery chargers allow the user to run a long list of tools that can be purchased as "tool only."
Note: DeWalt 20V MAX tools are so popular that the newer DeWalt 60V Battery: 20V/60V MAX FLEXVOLT Batteries were made backward compatible with the DeWalt 20V MAX tools.
As its name suggests, DeWalt DCB205 20V 5Ah MAX XR lithium-ion battery features a maximum voltage of 20V, operating voltage of 18V, and capacity of 5 Ah. As such, it is able to store 90Wh of energy, which is not a bad result for the battery weighing ~1.4 pounds (~0.64 kg).
Also, using DeWalt 20V MAX rapid battery chargers, DeWalt DCB205 battery can be recharged in under 50 minutes, and using standard battery chargers, it can be recharged in under 90 minutes.
Note: to prolong the battery's lifetime, it is recommended to let the battery cool down for 10-15 minutes before and after charging - DeWalt battery chargers are intelligent battery chargers that communicate with the battery, and they won't charge it if the battery is too hot or too cold, but just in case, let the battery cool down before and after charging...
All versions of the DeWalt DCB205 battery feature a three LED battery charge indicator ("Fuel Gauge"), allowing the user to check the batteries remaining charge. Also, the battery doesn't feature a memory effect - if the battery is semi-discharge and You have other tasks ahead, feel free to recharge it without fully discharging it first.
Since it is based on lithium-ion battery chemistry, the DeWalt DCB205 battery features a very low self-discharge rate.
Thanks to various battery adapters, DeWalt DCB205 battery can be used to power other tools and devices, not just DeWalt 20V MAX tools. For example:
- DeWalt 18V to 20V MAX Battery Adapter, Model DC1820 is a battery adapter officially offered by DeWalt and is used to power older DeWalt 18V tools using DeWalt 20V MAX batteries - this is an excellent solution for owners of older DeWalt 18V tools, just be sure NOT to charge the DeWalt DCB205 battery using DeWalt 18V battery chargers (they are NOT compatible not even with the DeWalt DC1820 adapter).
- DeWalt to Milwaukee Battery Adapters: 20V MAX to M18 Battery Adapters allow the owners of Milwaukee M18 tools to use DeWalt 20V MAX batteries, DeWalt DCB205 included. However, this is not officially supported and not recommended. Also, never try to charge the DeWalt 20V MAX battery using Milwaukee M18 chargers, not even with such third-party battery adapters. But, in many situations, such adapters work well ...
DeWalt DCB205 battery is offered in several versions and combinations with DeWalt battery chargers and accessories:
- DeWalt DCB205: standard Dewalt DCB205 20V 5Ah MAX XR Lithium-Ion Battery,
- DeWalt DCB205-2: a pair of DeWalt DCB205 batteries,
- DeWalt DCB205BT: standard DeWalt DCB205 battery with Bluetooth module,
- DeWalt DCB205BT-2: a pair of DeWalt205BT batteries,
- DeWalt DCB205CK: Dewalt Charger Kit (DeWalt DCB205 battery, DCB101 charger),
- DeWalt DCB205-2CK: Dewalt Charger Kit (a pair of DeWalt DCB205 batteries, DCB115 charger),
- DeWalt DCB205BTLR: DeWalt DCB205BT with a lanyard,
- DeWalt DCB205G: chemicals resistant DeWalt DCB205 battery.
Of course, not all batteries are available all the time. Also, the list may change without prior notice.
DeWalt DCB205 20V 5Ah MAX Battery
DeWalt DCB205 battery is a standard DeWalt 20V 5Ah MAX XR battery, and as said before, it is an extremely popular battery - it offers an excellent balance between weight, price, and performance.
As such, it is offered as a single battery (DeWalt DCB205) and dual batteries (DeWalt DCB205-2) package and as part of many charger kits and bundles.
If You are looking for a new DeWalt 20V MAX HR battery and You are not sure which one to get, consider DeWalt DCB205 (single battery or pair of them) or as a part of DeWalt charger kits - just be sure to choose according to your own needs and preferences.
DeWalt DCB205BT 20V 5Ah MAX Tool Connect Battery
DeWalt DCB205BT battery is a standard DeWalt DCB205 with a Bluetooth module added.
Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, the DeWalt DCB205BT battery supports the use of DeWalt's Tool Connect App, which allows the users to connect to and control DeWalt 20V MAX compatible tools.
It may be used to protect, monitor, assign and keep track of DeWalt's tools even across multiple job sites.
This opens interesting possibilities, but nonetheless, most users still prefer "ordinary" DeWalt DCB205 over DeWalt DCB205BT.
For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the DeWalt DCB205BT 20V 5Ah MAX Battery Amazon link (link opens in the new windows).
DeWalt DCB205CK 20V 5Ah MAX Battery
DeWalt DCB205CK is a DeWalt's Charger Kit (hence the "CK") consisting of:
- Standard DeWalt DCB205 20V 5Ah MAX XR Battery
- DeWalt DCB101 Lithium Ion Battery Charger
- Soft Carrying Bag
DeWalt DCB101 battery charger is a single-port battery charger compatible with DeWalt 12V MAX and DeWalt 20V MAX batteries, featuring 4 Amps charging current - it can fully recharge DeWalt DCB205 battery in less than 90 minutes.
DeWalt DCB205CK is a very popular starter kit with excellent reviews, but it is not as popular as DeWalt DCB205-2CK starter kit.
For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the DeWalt DCB205CK 20V 5Ah MAX Battery Amazon link (link opens in the new windows).
DeWalt DCB205-2CK 20V 5Ah MAX Battery
DeWalt DCB205-2CK is a DeWalt's Charger Kit (hence the "-2CK") consisting of:
- A pair of standard DeWalt DCB205 20V 5Ah MAX XR Batteries (hence the "-2CK")
- DeWalt DCB115 Lithium Ion Battery Charger
- Soft Carrying Bag
DeWalt DCB115 battery charger is able to charge both DeWalt 12V MAX and 20V MAX batteries, also (just like DCB101) using 4 Amps charging current.
DeWalt DCB205-2CK charger kit allows the users to have one battery in the charger while another battery is being used with no downtime in many situations.
For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the DeWalt DCB205-2CK 20V 5Ah MAX Battery Amazon link (link opens in the new windows).
DeWalt DCB205BTLR 20V 5Ah MAX Tool Connect Battery
DeWalt DCB205BTLR battery is a standard DeWalt DCB205 battery with a Bluetooth module (BTLR) and is lanyard-ready (BTLR).
DeWalt DCB205BTLR is intended for operation in elevated areas, allowing the user to tie the battery (and hence the tool) with the lanyard - if the tool and/or battery are accidentally dropped, the lanyard prevents the tool and battery from falling and getting damaged.
DeWalt DCB205G 20V 5Ah MAX Battery
DeWalt DCB205G battery is a standard DeWalt DCB205 battery with a casing built from a chemical corrosion-resistant material.
Also, the casing is additionally protected from drops and collisions.
Note: while DeWalt DCB205 batteries generally feature a 3-year limited warranty, DeWalt DCB205G features a 2-year limited warranty.
DeWalt DCB205 20V 5Ah MAX XR Battery Compatible Chargers
DeWalt offers a long list of 20V MAX battery-compatible chargers, and to keep the list of used chargers as short as possible, most 20V MAX chargers support 12V MAX and 60V MAX batteries. The following chargers are able to charge 12V MAX, 20V MAX, and 60V MAX DeWalt batteries:
- DCB102 (Two charging ports + 2x USB)
- DCB104 (Four charging ports, 8 Amps charging current)
- DCB118 (does NOT charge 12V MAX batteries)
- DCB119 (12V vehicle charger, 2 Amps charging current)
Some of these chargers are offered as charger kits and bundles, and some are offered as tools only.
Long Story Short: DeWalt DCB205 is, for a reason, one of the most popular cordless tool batteries, being compatible with one of the most popular cordless tool systems, the DeWalt 20V MAX tools and chargers.
DeWalt DCB205 is a robust, tough, durable battery, light enough to be used in handheld tools but also strong enough to power high-demanding tools and devices.
Although it is offered in several versions, the standard DeWalt DCB205 battery, especially in pairs or combined with battery chargers, is still the most popular one.