2023 Rental Editor's Choice Award: The Si1.5 Commercial Battery by Vanguard

The Vanguard Lithium-Ion 48V 1.5kWh* Commercial Battery (Si1.5) is the latest innovation in Lithium-Ion battery technology from Briggs & Stratton. The Si1.5 Battery is built to bring efficiency, versatility and reliability to users in multiple industries that require battery power. The battery’s exchangeable nature allows it to be easily swapped out between applications on the jobsite to help reduce downtime.  

Offering the ability to swiftly swap freshly charged packs from application to application, plus a rugged, built-to-last exterior, the Si1.5 is ideally suited for the rental market. Additionally, the battery’s advanced Lithium-Ion chemistry delivers a 1,000-cycle lifespan with no maintenance. This allows rental houses’ equipment to stay out in the field and operators to stay at work. With its swappable nature and a standard charge time of less than two hours, rental equipment powered by the Si1.5 eliminates range anxiety from the equation. 

The swappable battery comes with a standard interface that can work across multiple product platforms, adding versatility and reducing unnecessary costs. Like all Vanguard products, the swappable battery is tested to ensure that it is able to withstand tough environments and is durable in the face of abuse, debris and dirt. Designed, engineered and assembled in the United States, this globally distributed product is backed by the robust Briggs & Stratton dealer network.

*Total energy measured using a 0.2C discharge per IEC 61960-3:2017