C3 Battery Comparison

  • What are the differences between the new Lithium-Ion batteries and XCP?

    The new XCP batteries have a more advanced design, which allows for better power delivery from the battery to the tool. This increases battery performance over standard Lithium-Ion batteries.

    The new XCP batteries include a fuel gauge and rubber overmold, whereas the standard Lithium-Ion batteries do not. For more information, click here.

  • Are Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt batteries reverse compatible?

    Yes, C3 19.2-Volt batteries work with any C3 19.2-Volt tools previously made, and will work with any C3 19.2-Volt tools produced in the future.

  • How long will it take to fully charge C3 batteries?

    The battery charge length depends on which charger you are using, ranging from 30 minutes to 10 hours. Click here to see battery charge times.

  • The Craftsman C3 XCP High Capacity Lithium-Ion battery is 4 Amp Hours. What does this mean to the end user?

    This means that the battery has up to 4 times the run time over a Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt Ni-Cd battery. The end user can use the battery longer before needing to recharge.

  • The XCP batteries have extreme weather performance; what does this mean to the end user?

    This means that the XCP batteries can operate normally at 5 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas normal Lithium-Ion or Ni-Cd batteries would not function adequately.

  • How are the prices of Lithium-Ion batteries so low; the cells must be poor quality?

    Technology advances have allowed for optimized design of Lithium-Ion batteries, which in turn has lowered costs without sacrificing cell quality.