FAQs: Hilti cordless

Answers to common questions about our power tools and batteries including the Nuron platform


What is the difference between the 12V, 22V, 36V and Nuron cordless platforms of Hilti?

Nuron is the latest addition to the Hilti cordless portfolio. It provides you with a single high-performing battery platform for all your Hilti cordless tools. With Nuron, you can reduce complexity from your business because you can carry out all your applications – from screwdriving to concrete cutting – using the same set of high-performing interchangeable 22V Nuron batteries. And because the platform is connected, you also get access to a range of data-driven services designed to simplify equipment management. Our other battery platforms include a subcompact 12V platform for working in tight spaces, our earlier 22V platform and a 36V platform for more demanding jobs like cutting or grinding metal.


Do I have to change to Nuron or can I keep using the Hilti cordless tools I already have?

You can continue using the Hilti cordless tools you have. However, we highly recommend an upgrade to Nuron because the platform delivers higher performance and greater connectivity benefits at a similar price.

Are Nuron tools more expensive than existing 22V and 36V Hilti tools?

The Nuron platform is similarly priced to our other cordless platforms. For more details on specific tools, visit the product pages on our website, contact our customer support team, speak to your account manager or visit one of our Hilti stores.

What about spare parts and accessories? Do I need to replace all these too?

No – not all spare parts and tool accessories need to be replaced. For more information, visit the product pages on our website, contact our customer support team, speak to your account manager or visit one of our Hilti stores.

How long will existing 22V and 36V Hilti tools be available?

The current 22V and 36V platforms will continue to be supported and available for as long as necessary.

Can I still use the 12V platform with sub-compact tools for lighter-duty tasks?

Yes. You can continue using Hilti 12V battery power tools for ligher-duty applications in hard-to-reach corners.

Can I use the 22V and 36V Hilti tools I already have with Nuron batteries?

You can use an adapter to run almost all of your existing 22V tools with Nuron batteries. Check the product pages on our website, contact customer support or visit a Hilti store for details on whether the adapter can be used with specific tools. There is no adapter for 36V tools.


How should I store and handle lithium-ion batteries?

For longer battery life, higher productivity and increased protection for your teams, we recommend the following:

  • Storage temperature of between –20°C and +40°C 
  • Do not store batteries on the charger. Always remove the battery from the charger when charging is completed. 
  • Never store batteries where they are exposed to direct sunlight, on heat sources or behind glass. 
  • Ambient operating temperature of between -17°C and +60°C. 
  • Regularly inspect battery packs and avoid charging or discharging if damage is visible. 
  • Keep batteries clean – remove dust and debris with a dry soft brush or a dry rag. 
  • Do not use batteries for other purposes (e.g. as hammers).

What does battery state of health mean?

Battery state of health refers to the remaining life of lithium-ion battery packs. All lithium-ion batteries lose capacity and performance as they age – whether its tool batteries or laptop and cell phone batteries. With the Nuron platform, the state of health function gives you guidance on when a battery pack should be replaced. This helps you make sure you are always working with the most productive tools possible.

Do lithium-ion batteries work in colder weather?

The ambient operating temperature should be between -17°C and +60°C while the optimal range is from 10°C to 30°C. Batteries cannot be charged below 0°C.

Should lithium-ion batteries be fully discharged before charging?

No, you do not need to fully discharge a lithium-ion battery before charging. Li-ion batteries are very versatile and there are no specific concerns about battery life being shortened because of "memory effects" from partial charging and discharging.

How long do Hilti lithium-ion batteries last?

Nuron batteries contain high-quality lithium-ion cells that are designed to deliver high performance and long life. Individual battery life depends on a number of factors such as what sort of tool is being used, user force, frequency of use, and ambient temperature, among others.


How can I safely dispose of lithium-ion batteries?

We take responsibility for our products throughout their lifetime and at their end of life so that they don’t end up in landfill sites. You can dispose of your Hilti batteries at a Hilti store or consult with your local governmental garbage disposal or public health and safety resources for disposal instructions. Before disposing of your batteries, please cover the contacts with non-conductive material (for example, electrical tape). Do not dispose of batteries as household waste.

Can Hilti cordless tools be recycled?

Our tools have high proportions of steel, copper and aluminum and over 70% of the tool’s mass can be recycled for a variety of purposes. We are also continually working to raise this percentage.

What does Hilti do to reduce the environmental impact of its power tools?

At Hilti, we look at the entire lifecycle of our products. For example, we currently use 23% recycled material on average in our products (against a global average of 8%) while 100% of our production runs on renewable energy. We also focus on tool repairs rather than replacement and when a tool reaches end of life, we collect it for free with our global collection partners. Anything that cannot be reused is recycled with our audited 3rd party logistics partners. This ensures that we can assess tools for reuse, either as full tools for donations or as components for our spare parts reuse program. Since our tools are over 70% metal, most of the tool's weight can reenter international commodity markets. For more information, visit the sustainability section of our website.

What does Hilti do to reduce the environmental impact of its lithium-ion batteries?

Batteries collected by our global network of reverse logistics are recycled by 3rd party partners who specialize in the field of battery recycling. They extract specific materials including cobalt, nickel and lithium. These materials are then reused in future manufacturing processes. We are working with recycling partners to improve the recycling process to ensure that as much of these more valuable materials are extracted as possible.

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