XR Li-Ion DAB Radio Charger


XR DAB Radio

DAB+ and FM tuner receives digital and analogue signal

Multi-voltage XR charger with charge indicator LED light

Accepts 10.8V, 14.4V and 18V XR Li-Ion batteries


  • DAB+ and FM tuner receives digital and analogue signal
  • Multi-voltage XR charger with charge indicator LED light
  • Accepts 10.8V, 14.4V and 18V XR Li-Ion batteries
  • Two AC power outlets offer more versatility for jobsite power
  • Tech Box provides device protection and storage
  • 3.5mm auxiliary port allows for connection to portable audio devices
  • USB port in Tech Box for device charging (when connected to mains)
  • Blow moulded roll cage with 6 impact resistance points for maximum durability
  • Twin sets of woofers and tweeters with ported bass for high fidelity audio
  • 2m power cord with wrap-around cord storage


  • No batteries included


Battery chemistry XR Li-Ion
Voltage 10.8/14.4/18 V
Battery Capacity N/A Ah
Radio Power Source AC/DC
Radio Frequencies DAB(+)/FM
Bluetooth® -
Charging Time 45-120 min
Length 420 mm
Height 310 mm
Weight 5.9 kg

XR Li-Ion DAB Radio Charger reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 100 reviews
7 out of 10


North Yorkshire GB General builder
Charge battery also use batteries for radio
The cable is not removable which is a pain
Confirmed purchase: 15 June 2017
Published on: 13 July 2017
7 out of 10

Mr Dean

Sittingbourne GB
Reviewer left no comment
Dab very crackly my friend has a makita that is crystal clear
Confirmed purchase: 05 June 2017
Published on: 03 July 2017
8 out of 10


GB Test Match Special fan
Just fantastic for me. I like to listen to the radio when doing jobs around the place. Can't always get an extension lead to where I might be working and this gives me DAB wherever I need it.

When I can get it to a socket, it will charge a spare battery at the same time.

Test Match Special can travel with me wherever I go!
I'm sure there is a better solution to the fiddly / wrap around power lead storage on the right hand side of the device. But that is a minor criticism. Overall this is extremely well designed.
Confirmed purchase: 21 March 2017
Published on: 19 April 2017

Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the XR Li-Ion DAB Radio Charger

  1. Dan asked on
    My desalt dcr017 radio doesn't switch on. Neither with fully charged battery or plugged to the mains. Any idea what's could be wrong with it?
    1. Mr Dean replied on
      Mine was the same.... it would switch on occasionally by the time you spend 25£to have a fault find then the main board changed I would and was more cost effective to buy new one Dan £159 ebay
    2. Barbara replied on
      Sorry I haven't had any problems with mine.it's a good little radio.good luck.
  2. Milen asked on
    can it read mp3 through the usb port?
    1. Philip replied on
      USB is for charging phones and the like. I play an iPod on mine via the phono jack on the radio
  3. Phil asked on
    Hi my volume dial intermittently does not work any ideas please ??
    1. martin replied on
      you could sent it back under warranty or if possible make a film of the fault...and email dewalt direct with the film..
  4. Dave asked on
    My dewalt dcr017 radio charger just stopped working the display crashed.
    The dab Signal very weak indoors and out.
    What's going DEWALT!!!!
    1. Jon replied on
      It's definitely not as good a product it should be for the price of it
  5. gav asked on
    hi. anyone know who fixe these radios?? mine today decided not to charge the batteries anymore and also when you plug it into the mains it doesn't turn off with the power button just plays music till you un plug it, the power went off in the house I'm working at so thinking it might of surged it??
    I see a lot of people complaining about when you have it charging the dab signal is rubbish, mine does this too ( common fault)
    1. Craig replied on
      Is it no under warranty you can get three years if you register it
    2. neil replied on
      contact De Walt direct 01753500934 their pretty good. Radio does let the range down it's pants unlike the rest of their products. Good luck cheers neil
  6. Jan asked on
    Can I get international stations on my radio??
    1. Carl replied on
      not to sure, you get a lot off uk stations
  7. Josh asked on
    Do you have to have a drill battery to use this radio or does the radio have its own power source where I can charge it up and take it on site?
    1. Craig replied on
      It can be powered by mains electric but you need a battery to use on site a 4 amp battery will last about two days
  8. John asked on
    “The reception on this unit is nothing less than completely awful. Crackling constantly no dab indoors and terrible dab at best with distortion. Do dewalt ever do product testing? is there a fix to it? Ive tried the old method of putting some copper tube on it but it barely helps.”
    1. Adam replied on
      Must be faulty pal because mine works almost any where