Quick Review: DeWalt DC9096-2 18-Volt XRP 2.4 Amp Hour NiCad Pod-Style Battery (2 Pack)

DeWalt XRP Batteries - 2 Pack DC9096-2

DeWalt XRP Batteries – 2 Pack DC9096-2

The DC9096-2 Are Best For:

This tool is suitable for DIY use This tool is suitable for PRO use

Our Rating: 4.5/5



This is the classic 18-Volt DeWalt 2 pack XRP battery set (DeWalt DC9096-2), which can power not only DeWalt XRP tools, but all standard 18-Volt DeWalt tools. The XRP battery (single is model DC9096) is a larger and higher capacity than DeWalt’s standard 18-Volt model. It offers about 40% more run time than the standard battery, however, this additional runtime requires the battery to be larger in size. The dimensions of the battery are about 7”x3.5”x7” (LxWxH) and the weight is about 2.6lbs. The capacity is rated at 2200 mAh. The two-pack typically offers a better value than than buying a single battery.


Battery runtime will depend on what tool you’re using. Certain tools require less power, hence will have longer operating times. For example, an 18-Volt impact driver will draw much less power than an 18-Volt portable circular saw.  Cutting, drilling, or driving materials of different sizes, width and gauge will also be a factor affecting runtime. If you’re a contractor that is using the battery day in day out, expect to replace the battery after two years due to heavy usage. Over time, the batteries capacity will also begin to decrease, but this normal for almost any type of battery.

Tough, But Heavy Battery

The hard plastic exterior provides tough protection for the battery’s NiCad cells. The batteries are tough enough to survive drops from 6-foot ladders, without damaging the plastic exterior. This is a high capacity battery, and unfortunately higher capacity means bigger size, which in turn leads to a heavier battery.

What’s included in the box?

  • Two 18-Volt DeWalt DC9096-2 XRP batteries


  • High Capacity
  • Tough Construction


  • Heavy


  • Voltage: 18V
  • Features: High Capacity Battery, 40% More run-time than standard batteries
  • Battery Dimensions  7”x3.5”x7” (LxWxH)
  • Weight  2.6lbs (Per Battery)
  • Warranty: 90 Day Money Back, 2 Year Free Service Contract,3 Year Limited