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  • Dewalt XR Compact Radios: DCR019 & DCR020

  • DCR019-&-DCR020

    ITS introduce the latest jobsite radios from Dewalt; the DCR019 and the DCR020. At ITS we’re happy to bring you this brief preview of what we can expect from these additions to the supreme XR range of power tools.

    Small Design – Big Sounds

    The first thing that strikes us about these radios is just how small they are and similar they look. They are about half the size of the popular DCR016 & DCR017 radios that hit our shelves in 2013.

    The radios are packed full of safety features and functions; they have a strong, robust design with rubberised handles and a roll cage that sticks out from the body of the radio so if it falls over the buttons and display are protected. The aerial is rubber and bendy so it’ll take a knock with no problems and the sub base is replaceable should anything happen to it.

    Dewalt-DCR020

    These are corded machines that come with a 1.8m power cable for 240v sockets, but can also be run using 10.8v, 14.4v and 18v XR Li-ion batteries. Unlike the DCR017 these radios DO NOT charge your li-ion batteries.

    DCR020

    Dewalt DCR019

    The DCR019 is the analogue only version, that plays AM and FM broadcasts. Again it accepts all voltage XR Li-ion batteries and can be run off mains using the included power cable.

    There’s also a handy 3.5mm auxiliary port which allows you to connect any portable audio device so you can guarantee your favourite tunes at all times.

    Dewalt DCR020

    This is the DAB + version that can also play FM/AM signals – Its also offers a USB port which provides charging for your mobile phone/Ipod etc. Like the above it can run off mains cable or any of the Dewalt XR li-ion batteries.

    The DCR020 has a station storage feature meaning you can save pre-sets of 10 DAB stations and 5 FM stations, meaning you’ll have something stored to suit everyone’s taste (no matter how bad it is)

    Again like above the DCR020 has a handy 3.5mm auxiliary port which allows you to connect any portable audio device so you can guarantee your favourite tunes at all times.

    So these are the new compact Dewalt jobsite radios, we expect to see these radios on our shelves in April of this year. Let us know what you think of these models, and remember to share using the buttons below.

    - Please note that the DCR019 is available now here however the Dewalt DCR020 has been delayed by Dewalt and we’re now looking at release in June/July. If you would like to be notified when this product is available please comment below and i will do my best to keep you updated.

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    25 comments on “Dewalt XR Compact Radios: DCR019 & DCR020
    1. Robyn says:

      When this coming out and how much?

    2. Richard Hasted says:

      Why bring a new model out cheaper than the older one? I’m disappointed!

    3. Ross says:

      I’m really interested in the dcr020 do you have a date yet for when it is coming out to buy? I keep checking everyday and it just says available soon. Thanks

      • Richard Hughes says:

        Hi Ross,
        Thanks for your message – The dates we have keep changing, it currently looks like the end of April but unfortunatley thats the best info i have for you! As soon as they’re in I can email you if you like?
        Richard

        • ross says:

          yes please do you reckon it is likely to be april? i thought it was already out as it was in the new catalogue. :( is the dcr019 out before the dcr020?
          Ross

          • Richard Hughes says:

            Yeah I will do Ross – it was supposed to come out just after the catalogue landed, but its been delayed! Currently we have it down as late April yes but like i say that could change!

          • Richard Hughes says:

            Hi Ross, Good news the DCR020 will be available to buy from us with next day delivery from next Tuesday (10th of june)

    4. Ady Morrison says:

      Hi can you please email as soon as you get the new dcr020.Many thanks Ady

    5. Si says:

      Hi, I’ll have the heads up on the DCR020 when its available, its just what I’m after. Thanks Si.

      • Richard Hughes says:

        Hi Si, Good news the DCR020 will be available to buy from us with next day delivery from next Tuesday (10th of june)

    6. Rob says:

      I would also like to be informed when you get dcr020 want ASAP

      • Richard Hughes says:

        Hi Rob, Good news the DCR020 will be available to buy from us with next day delivery from next Tuesday (10th of june)

    7. Stuart Taylor says:

      Could someone please inform me when this item is available it says end of April
      But now mid may and not available????

      • Richard Hughes says:

        Hi Stuart,

        Unfortunately Dewalt have delayed the release – I will amend the article. We’ve just had word that the DCR020 is being pushed back until June/July – Its very frustrating especially considering the amount of interest it is getting. We’re sorry about it as it totally out of our control. I will keep everyone here as updated as I can.

        Richard

      • Richard Hughes says:

        Hi Stuart, Good news the DCR020 will be available to buy from us with next day delivery from next Tuesday (10th of june)

    8. Mr j burke says:

      Can any body tell me does the dcr020 charge your battery’s when pluged in

    9. George says:

      hi
      Are these fully waterproof?
      It looks to me like the battery is exposed?
      Being a bricklayer,I need it fully protected.
      Thanks

    10. louie Corleone says:

      No one is explaining how to preset channels and once you have how to use them! Please help!! It dose amaze me that there’s nothing in Manuel to explain this and nothing on you tube.

    11. Lee says:

      Hi, I’ve just bought a DCR020 and I’m unsure what battery pack to buy for it.. Ideally I’d like one that isn’t going to run out half way through the day.. Any ideas?
      Thanks
      Lee

    12. Mark Sheridan says:

      Sorry dumb question but can I use a microphone on the DCR 020 thru the AUX port?

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