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Online squall_line

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Re: New Festool power adapter coming?
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2021, 05:50 PM »
@wpz , they didn't ask me, but I got the impression from all of the marketing materials that it was all about keeping the sanders properly balanced.  As you said, they could have just extended the body of the sander to let the battery hang farther back, but that would have probably screwed up the ergonomics, thus the "ergo" designation?  I'd imagine the sander would be awkward to grip with a square battery on it, even if it was still balanced.

The better question might be "who authorized the mains adapter for the Ergo battery but not the regular battery" at this point. ;)

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Offline mrB

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Re: New Festool power adapter coming?
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2021, 06:07 PM »

If it doesn’t work with the 3.1ah batteries, then sadly I won’t be buying it. That seems mad, and no logical reason!! Is this statement simply relative to those specs of run time?

4 of my 6 batteries are the 3.1 compact. Love those.

Hi @mrB,
 
I think you might have misunderstood
"for all Festool 18V lithium-ion batteries (except 18V 3.1Ah Ergo)"

So it works with the 3.1 compact batteries, just not the 3.1 ergo ones from the sanders, which seems logical because of the shape.
these are the ergo batteries:
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wpz

Ah of course!! Thanks for clarifying!!

I thought my incorrect assumption seemed bonkers, but remembering the TCS won’t run on the 3.1ah I thought the trend was absurdly continuing.

Very glad that’s not the case, and will definitely be picking one of these up. I actually asked/prayed for it in the festool wish thread. With so many festool batteries knocking around in my daily life it will be super convenient to have this.
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Offline wpz

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Re: New Festool power adapter coming?
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2021, 06:26 PM »
@wpz , they didn't ask me, but I got the impression from all of the marketing materials that it was all about keeping the sanders properly balanced.  As you said, they could have just extended the body of the sander to let the battery hang farther back, but that would have probably screwed up the ergonomics, thus the "ergo" designation?  I'd imagine the sander would be awkward to grip with a square battery on it, even if it was still balanced.

The better question might be "who authorized the mains adapter for the Ergo battery but not the regular battery" at this point. ;)

Maybe it was partly because of the mains adapter that they decided to make the battery a new shape, so you can't fit 2 of those mains adapters on 1 TSC 55.
I bet that would give some fireworks, especially if you plug them into 2 different electrical phases   [blink] [scared] [eek]

Other brands place the battery in a vertical orientation to keep the centre of gravity in the right place:
333754-0333756-1333758-2333760-3

or just like this:
333762-4

I think it's clear by now that Festool needs to hire us both as consultants and send us free tools for evaluation, wouldn't you agree?  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

wpz

Offline mino

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Re: New Festool power adapter coming?
« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2021, 09:40 PM »
Other brands place the battery in a vertical orientation to keep the centre of gravity in the right place:
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Except none of those are properly balanced. Not even close.

As for ergo adapter and no adapter for big batteries. Simples. Vastly differing power requirements. Where the sanders are all guaranteed to be 250-300 watt tops, the big batteries can easily be expected to deliver 1000 watts in some of the heavier tools like a HKC etc.
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