As they say, little music can change your workday. It can make the work day go by more quickly. That’s what every construction worker needs, a radio with a good sound and one that is rugged enough to stand the rigors of the job site. Since its inception, that’s been the purpose of the DeWalt DC012 Worksite Radio to provide entertainment and a charging for multiple devices.
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DeWalt DC012 Worksite Radio Review 2018
The cordless DC012 Worksite Radio device runs off a 12V to 18V DEWALT batteries and can charge 7.2V to 18V DEWALT battery packs (Except Univolt) in less than 1 hour.
DeWalt DC012 Worksite Radio also has a Three-Stage Charging System for Maximum Run Time and Battery Life which serve to keep you working without interruption. So you are guaranteed maximum run time and a machine with an overall battery life.
The device has an AM/FM Tuner with LCD and Maximum Bass and Range for Quality Sound so users get to enjoy a high-quality sound even if the job site is noisy.
Another great feature of the DC012 is that it allows you to connect an iPod or MP3 player to the worksite radio and listen to music at work.
Apart from construction workers, the DeWalt DC012 Worksite Radio is used by consumers outside the construction industry, in places such as beaches, yard work and during picnics. The radio is durable and does not easily break.
The DeWalt radio products have a Dewalt Tool Connect mobile app that allows a person to remotely control the state of charge, control how a lent battery pack can be used and the enabling and disabling of a battery pack. Can alert a person when the battery is fully charged or low charge.
The products have different limited warranty categories which include: a three-year limited warranty from the date of purchase that repair any defects and malfunctions, one-year free service contract and a 90-day money back guarantee.
- The rugged design. It is very durable and water resistant
- Great multifunctional radio. It can both charge and run off a battery.
- Problem with the antenna. The tuning of this radio is not so good. The tuner knob does not last. There have been so many complains from users of the radio.
- Problem with the Sound. The speakers are not that great, they don’t sound so good. Although it comes with a bass button, the speakers can’t handle it. Sorry, you have to turn the volume down or turn off the bass to reduce the amount of distortion.
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Question: What is the power supply rating of this worksite Radio? Is it 110v or is it 110-240v?
Answer: Input is 120V at 60 Hz and 12 AMPS.
Question: Is a battery included when I buy this device? Does the battery last long?
Answer: No batteries are not included. The device is primarily a battery charger and radio. It is used for charging the DeWalt 18v tool batteries. The radio will play without being plugged in. The device has three AC plugs in on the side so that if you have the radio plugged into a wall socket, you can also plug three other things into it.
Question: Can the DeWalt DC012 charge the 18v lithium battery?
Yes, but it will charge one at a time and would need to be plugged in for that.
What Are Other DeWalt Worksite Radio Charger Options to Consider
This Jobsite Radio is one of the most popular options now available on the market. Once the battery is fully charged, it can last for the entire workday.
It can also be used to charge your phone and if you get Dewalt Bluetooth adaptor upgrade, you can use this device to play music from your phone.
Another great option is the DCR018. This portable radio allows for quick and convenient use on and off the job site. The device can be powered by 18V NiCad, 18V lithium-ion, 12V MAX, or even the 20V MAX DEWALT batteries. This makes it compatible with most of DEWALT’s batteries.
The device comes with a digital tuner, bright backlit LCD display with clock, and five AM/FM presets. It also has a built-in device storage box that protects electronic devices from dust.
This review was about getting a clear insight of the DC012 Radio. We looked at its features, some pros, and cons of the device. We also saw other viable options to the DeWalt DC012.