Battery advantages for professionals

Professionals like working with STIHL cordless power tools, as they offer many advantages. Here is what you need to know.

A STIHL professional in a loft saws a wooden beam with a cordless chainsaw, while another worker uses a cordless chainsaw in the background

Overview: Battery advantages 

  • AP batteries have many advantages including charge level indicator and can be used in rain 
  • Benefits among other things include ergonomic design and easy start-up
  • For companies, usually lower operating costs with high performance  
  • Quiet, emission-free working in private gardens, schools and residential complexes  
  • Flexible charging of the battery fleet with innovative charging solutions such as the multiple charger

General battery advantages 

STIHL cordless power tools offer many advantages in garden, landscape and tree maintenance as well as in municipal work – for employees and companies as well as for customers. They enable efficient, emission-free working. They are also quiet, powerful and have a long service life. 

The STIHL AP System for professional use includes a wide range of cordless power tools from various categories, which are particularly versatile thanks to high-performance lithium-ion batteries and backpack batteries. Proven STIHL quality, the highest safety standards, extensive accessories and smart energy and charge management included.

Advantages of STIHL lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are used in all STIHL cordless power tools – they offer many advantages:

  • Long service life 
  • No memory effect
  • Low weight 
  • Low self-discharge

The particular advantages of AP batteries include:  

  • Charge-level indicator via four green LED lights 
  • Can be used in the rain


Battery advantages in use

The high-performance professional batteries have to meet different requirements depending on the area of activity and display different strengths in specific areas of application.

A man hands a STIHL battery to his colleague, both of whom are standing behind a vehicle flatbed, on which is, among other things, a bottTainer and a STIHL cordless chainsaw, as well as other power tools

A wide range of equipment is required for working in private gardens.

Private gardens

When used in private gardens, the advantages of the easy-to-operate, flexible cordless power tools outweigh those of petrol-driven power tools, as they can be used without causing noise or unpleasant odours.

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A man wearing protective equipment sawing a tree trunk in a green area with a STIHL cordless chainsaw

Powerful cordless chainsaws are suitable for tree maintenance.

Tree maintenance 

For tree maintenance in private and public spaces, lightweight, flexible tools that can be operated quietly and without emissions are required. These handy cordless power tools really come into their own when it comes to maintenance trimming. Starting up without a starter cord is significantly faster and easier than with conventional petrol-driven power tools.

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A man in work equipment using a cordless leaf blower to remove leaves from a park path

Leaves can be cleared up emission-free with cordless leaf blowers.

Public and larger private gardens

Garden maintenance for Private Customers, at banks and foundations, cemeteries, residential complexes, residential parks and schools involves some demanding requirements. Quiet, emission-free operation without unpleasant odours is particularly in demand here.  

When it comes to noise and emission control, cordless power tools play to their strengths compared to petrol-driven power tools – both for customers and everyone in the working environment.

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Flexible and powerful: STIHL cordless technology

Powerful professional cordless technology from STIHL offers long battery life as well as smart energy and charge management. It can be used effectively for landscape, garden and tree maintenance as well as municipal work. Some professional batteries and cordless power tools are also manufactured in Germany.

Operating hours for professional batteries 

The following table shows the operating hours of professional batteries in the unit "up to ... minutes"1 for chainsaws to give you a quick overview. 

  AP 200
(187 Wh battery power2)
AP 300
(227 Wh battery power2)
AP 300 S
(281 Wh battery power2)
AP 500 S
(337 Wh battery power2)
MSA 160 C–B 42 min3 50 min 62 min 74 min
MSA 161 T 42 min3 50 min3 62 min 74 min
MSA 200 C–B 35 min4 40 min3 50 min 60 min
MSA 220 C–B 32 min4 37 min4 40 min3 48 min
MSA 220 T 16 min4 25 min4 29 min3 34 min
MSA 300 - - - 20–44 min

1 The stated battery life per charge and area specifications are approximate values and may vary depending on how the tool is used and what is being cut.
2 Energy content according to cell manufacturer specifications. The actual power capacity available during operation is lower in order to increase service life.
3 Recommended cutting attachment
4 Reduced tool performance

Please note that the battery operating times and area specifications for each battery charge are estimates and may vary depending on how the tool is used and what is being cut.

The AP 500 S 

The AP 500 S sets new standards with its innovative power laminate technology. The unique and robust cells provide more power output and capacity. In addition, the technology enables twice the service life as well as twice the number of possible charging cycles compared to all other STIHL batteries.

Innovative charging solutions

With STIHL, the cordless fleet can be flexibly charged and easily kept track of. Whether in the workshop, in the office or on the road during operation – you will find the ideal charging solution for every requirement.

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