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How Does HiKOKI Multi Volt Differ from Other Power Tool Formats?

How Does HiKOKI Multi Volt Differ from Other Power Tool Formats?

In the evolving landscape of power tools, HiKOKI's Multi Volt system stands out as a groundbreaking innovation, redefining the convenience and efficiency of cordless tools. This blog explores what HiKOKI Multi Volt is and how it differs from traditional power tool formats.

What is HiKOKI Multi Volt?

HiKOKI Multi Volt is HiKOKI's advanced battery platform, introduced after the rebranding of Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd. to Koki Holdings Co., Ltd., and the subsequent launch of the HiKOKI brand​. It represents a significant leap in battery technology, offering versatility and high performance.

Key Features of HiKOKI Multi Volt

  1. Dual Voltage Compatibility: HiKOKI Multi Volt batteries work across all HiKOKI (and former Hitachi) 18V range tools and are also compatible with the brand’s new 36V cordless tool range. This dual compatibility ensures that one battery can serve multiple tools with different voltage requirements​.

  2. Backward Compatibility: If you own Hitachi 18V cordless tools, these new batteries are fully backward compatible, meaning they can be used interchangeably with both old Hitachi and new HiKOKI tools. This is a huge benefit for users who have invested in the 18V tool range and wish to upgrade without the need for new batteries​.

  3. Enhanced Power and Performance: The Multi Volt batteries are designed to provide the power of a corded tool with the freedom of a cordless one. For example, the DV36DAX, a 36V combi drill powered by the Multi Volt battery, offers exceptional performance and power, comparable to corded tools, but in a cordless format​.

  4. Compact Size and Weight: Despite their higher voltage capacity, HiKOKI Multi Volt batteries maintain the same size and weight as the 18V packs, making them unique in the market. This design allows for higher output and performance without adding extra weight to the tool, a crucial factor for user comfort and efficiency​.

How Does HiKOKI Multi Volt Differ from Other Power Tool Formats?

  1. Versatility: The most significant difference lies in the versatility of the Multi Volt system. It allows a single battery type to power a wide range of tools with different voltage requirements, a feature not commonly seen in other power tool formats.

  2. Compact Design: Despite offering higher voltage and power, HiKOKI Multi Volt batteries do not compromise on size and weight, unlike other high-voltage batteries which tend to be bulkier and heavier.

  3. Innovation and Compatibility: The innovative design of the Multi Volt system ensures backward compatibility, making it a practical choice for users looking to upgrade their tools without losing the value of their existing battery investments.


HiKOKI's Multi Volt system marks a new era in the power tool industry, providing users with unprecedented flexibility and performance. Whether you're a professional contractor or a DIY enthusiast, the Multi Volt system offers a powerful, versatile solution that adapts to various tools and tasks, setting HiKOKI apart in the power tools market.

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