Batteries and Charger
Milwaukee Tool announces the next breakthrough for its M18™ Cordless System by extending its range of M18™ Redlithium™ High Output™ Batteries and introducing the first M18™ and M12™ Super Charger. The new M18™ Redlithium™ High Output™ XC8.0 and CP3.0 battery packs will join the company’s current High Output™ HD12.0 and XC6.0 offerings, establishing new top-tiers of performance for the XC (Extended Capacity) and CP (Compact) battery segments. All M18™ Redlithium™ High Output™ batteries provide 50% more power, run 50% cooler and offer increased run-time over standard M18™ Redlithium™ batteries, all while being compatible with the entire M18™ System of more than 175 tools.
M18™ Redlithium™ High Output™ batteries are engineered with the best combination of cell technology, pack construction and electronics ever utilized before in a professional-grade battery system. This incredible stride forward in battery design delivers more power, runs cooler and provides more run-time versus M18™ Redlithium™, ultimately allowing users to experience faster application speeds and fade-free power in all three segments of M18™ batteries (CP, XC and HD) without having to invest in an entirely new system. M18™ High Output™ batteries are also equipped with advanced charging capability, now realized with the new M18™ and M12™ Super Charger.
Milwaukee offers three segments of batteries, optimizing performance at every level. CP is powerful, with less weight for reduced user fatigue and smaller size to better fit in tight spaces. XC has more power and run-time versus CP, a great balance of performance and weight for a variety of tools and applications. HD has the most power and run-time, ideal performance for high demand applications and stationary tools.
The new High Output™ batteries have been upgraded in 3 key ways. First, in comparison to the 18650 cells in Redlithium™ batteries, the new 21700 cells provide a massive leap in performance. This advancement in lithium-ion unlocks new levels of power, run-time and thermal management. Second, upgraded electronics. To take full advantage of the high-power cells, Milwaukee advanced the power delivery system and communication in the pack electronics, ensuring full system compatibility, faster application speeds. Finally, this massive increase in power made it critical that Milwaukee minimize heat generation by optimizing the pack construction. These improvements help the pack run 50% cooler, so users can work harder and longer than ever before without the need to worry about overheating the pack.
The M18™ High Output™ CP, XC and HD batteries are optimized for super charge, unlocking the ability to charge at faster charge rates when paired with the new M18™ & M12™ Super Charger. This charger leverages Milwaukee’s Redlink™ Intelligence to optimize the charge rate based on the battery type and temperature. This provides up to a 4X faster charge than Milwaukee’s standard chargers, as well as the best combination of charge time and pack life. This all culminates in all High Output™ batteries charging in 1 hour or less.