STIHL has upgraded its AP 300 S battery to include built-in Stihl Connected technology, allowing professional users to monitor the working time of the battery and manage their machinery fleet efficiently. 

The updated addition, which is compatible with all cordless tools in the professional AP system, can transmit useful information via Bluetooth to the Stihl Connected app. This includes information regarding the total discharge time per day, the battery health status and the number of charge cycles completed. 

The app also benefits from a ‘Nearby’ feature, meaning all Connected products within a 10 m radius of the user can be accounted for, helping to prevent tools from being left at the jobsite. As well as being compatible with all Stihl power tools, Connected technology also features on other batteries such as the AP 500 S, AR 2000 L and AR 3000 L backpack batteries, meaning a comprehensive view of the entire fleet of cordless tools is possible in the Connected portal.

With an energy capacity of 281 Wh, the new lithium-ion battery offers an increased capacity of up to 25 per cent compared to the AP 300, which means it consistently powers tools for longer.