Energy management: Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver solutions to the professional tradesman with the new M18 and M12 Rapid Charger (48-59-1808). Similar to the M18 and M12 Rapid Charge Station (48-59-1807) that launched in February 2015, the new unit will charge an M18 or M12 battery up to 40 percent faster than standard chargers.
“With the rapid expansion of the M18 and M12 systems, there is a growing demand to not only charge both platforms, but do so faster and more productively,” said Christian Coulis, VP of Product Marketing for Milwaukee Tool. “While the M18 and M12 Rapid Charge Station is widely successful, some users do not require the ability to charge three packs at a time and prefer a smaller charger they can throw into their cases or contractor bag. This charger will give users the ability to accelerate the pace of a single battery charge to minimize downtime and get back to work quickly.”
Featuring REDLINK Intelligence hardware and software, the station is cited to be equipped with the most advanced electronic system on the market. REDLIN monitors the health of the battery packs, protecting against over charge and over discharge. Each pack has a unique charging profile, fully optimizing its speed and life. As an added level of communication, the charger indicates an 80 percent state of charge by a slow, green flashing light. Rather than waiting until the pack is fully charged, this allows the user to pull a battery off of the charger sooner and have the confidence that they can still complete a significant amount of work.
Available in September 2015, the new Rapid Charger will be included with select M18 FUEL products, and also sold as an optional accessory. When compared to existing units that charge (1) M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery in 110 minutes, the new charger has the power to charge the same battery in under an hour.
With the introduction of the new M18 and M12 Rapid Charger and an unrelenting commitment to grow the M18 and M12 cordless platform, Milwaukee® continues to expand its leadership position in LITHIUM-ION cordless.
About Milwaukee Tool
Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions. Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12, M18 and M28 Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI)