STIHL battery technology - lightweight, quiet and powerful

There are four battery-powered systems in the STIHL range that all benefit from high quality lithium-ion cells for outstanding performance and long runtimes. 

AK System battery

STIHL battery technology highlights

Long service life

Lithium-ion battery technology powers all STIHL cordless tools. STIHL batteries have a very high energy density and an exceptionally long service life that makes them a sound investment. With proper maintenance and careful usage, STIHL AP system cordless tools can be fully charged around 1,200 times – assuming regular professional usage, this corresponds to at least 2.5 years. For domestic users, our cordless tools and battery systems can last as long as ten years (assuming ten charging cycles per month). Find out more about what to remember when charging a lithium-ion battery.

No memory effect

Any interruptions to the charging process do not impair the storage capacity or lifespan of the battery - charging for ten minutes during a biscuit break is absolutely fine. Partial discharge is also not a problem, so there's no pressure to always finishe the job with a fully discharged battery. Find out more about the memory effect, and why advances in battery technology mean it’s not a problem in your STIHL tools.

Lightweight, compact

The lithium-ion batteries in STIHL power tools are a manageable size, practical, lightweight and easy to handle.

Low self-discharge

The technology used in a lithium-ion battery means very low self-discharge rates. If removed from the tool and stored correctly, STIHL batteries can provide virtually the same power months later as they did when they went into storage.

Full power with STIHL batteries


AK System battery in a chainsaw

Developed in-house, our STIHL lithium-ion batteries are unique powerhouses for long-lasting power tools. Learn more about our game-changing lithium-ion batteries here. 


Whichever STIHL battery system you choose, you'll benefit from our premium battery technology. But if you want to find the best STIHL battery tools for you and your garden, take a look at our battery buying guide. 

Summary: STIHL battery technology

  • STIHL uses lithium-ion battery technology
  • Lithium-ion battery systems are easy to use, lightweight and quiet 
  • Significant research and development has delivered powerful STIHL battery tools that help you get the job done
  • Cordless power tools from STIHL are ideal for both private and professional users

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