Bosch Delivers Fast and Faster Battery Charging

Bosch Hell-Ion Turbo ChargerBoost your power tool productivity and performance while minimizing downtime with Bosch’s new “HELL-ION” 18V high-powered 16-amp turbo charger, which delivers eight times the charging current of its standard counterparts.

The GAL18V-160C 16-Amp Battery Turbo Charger offers fast and faster lithium-ion battery charging to get the user back to work. The charger offers Power Boost Mode. This mode charges a CORE18V 8.0Ah Lithium-ion battery to 50 percent charge in 15 minutes or to 80 percent in 26 minutes. It is compatible with Bosch 18V lithium-ion batteries.

“Our existing CORE18V batteries set the bar high for power tool performance. Now, there’s a charger that delivers fast and faster charging all while minimizing the downtime associated with the tedious, but necessary task of charging batteries,” Bosch Power Tools product manager Chris Gregory said. “We are confident that our HELL-ION 18V Turbo Charger has all the bells and whistles professionals need to harness the full power of the tools and batteries in their everyday lineup.”

The new charger is also the first of its kind to offer battery diagnostics via connectivity. It can connect via Bluetooth Connectivity Module (GCY42 sold separately) to a smart device to enable more control over charging preferences and allow the user to monitor charging levels and status. Two additional charging functions – Max Lifetime and Storage modes – are available through Bosch’s Toolbox App. This helps pros get the most out of each battery’s lifetime. With the help of the connectivity module, a user has to option to stay notified and informed on all charging activities.

The Bosch GAL 18V-160 C 18V Connected-Ready Lithium-Ion 16 Amp Battery Turbo Chargers with Power Boost are available now.

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit

Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and also aftermarket products. They also manufacture industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit either, or

About Bosch

Bosch established a regional presence in 1906 in North America. The Bosch Group employs 35,400 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2018. In 2018 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14.5 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros ($92.7 billion) in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services. It also uses its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network also covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in both research and development.

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