POWER tool manufacturer Makita has launched a new cordless cooler and warmer box, designed to keep food and drinks cold or warm in any season.

The 20-litre DCW180XZ box is powered by an 18v LXT battery, and features two battery ports so you can attach two batteries in series for extended operating times. When the first battery is depleted, the unit automatically switches to the second.

This model can also be powered via 240v mains or with an in-vehicle 12v / 24v AC socket. When set at 5°C (normal fridge temperature), the cooler will run for up to 17 hours with 2 x 6.0 Ah batteries, according to Makita.

The cooler and warmer box can hold approximately 30 cans, or 15 x 600 ml water bottles. The solution can operate at two warming settings of 55° and 60°, with five cooling settings of -18°, -10°, 0°, 5° and 10°. The unit can run at its coldest setting of -18° for five hours and its warmest setting of 60° for around four hours.

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The box features 100 mm wheels and a pull handle for transport, and side grips for lifting as well as a shoulder strap. It is said to be highly durable for outdoor use with an IPX4 rating.

The solution is fitted with an LED display to provide users with temperature and battery levels and change settings at the touch of a button.

Speaking on the new release, Kevin Brannigan, marketing manager at Makita UK commented: “We’re excited to bring the new DCW180Z cordless cooler and warmer box to market as a useful addition to use at home, at work, or for leisure. The powerful, cordless solution is as durable as it is functional and can run for up to 17 hours on a single charge.

“Whether at the park, fishing, camping, or on the jobsite, the DCW180 is a must have if you’re looking to keep drinks cold, or to ensure that hot lunches stay warm, regardless of the season. What’s more, the product even features a bottle opener and a useful USB output to charge a mobile device if needed.”

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