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Makita Offers Fast-Charging 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Battery

Makita U.S.A., Inc. has expanded its 18V lithium-ion cordless tool platform with the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 6.0Ah battery (model BL1860B), which is compatible with over 150 Makita 18V cordless solutions.

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Makita U.S.A., Inc. has expanded its 18V lithium-ion cordless tool platform with the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 6.0Ah battery (model BL1860B), which is compatible with over 150 Makita 18V cordless solutions.

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The BL1860B is engineered with more run time, but with the same weight and dimensions as the lower-capacity 3.0Ah, 4.0Ah and 5.0Ah LXT batteries. It reaches a full charge in only 55 minutes, and for added convenience, it has an on-board LED charge level indicator.

“The new 18 volt six amp-hour battery will create new standards in cordless efficiency and productivity,” said Carlos Quintana, senior product manager, cordless, Makita U.S.A. “With two six amp hour batteries, an 18-volt X2 tool can meet and exceed corded tool performance, but with the same fast-charging 18-volt batteries that (they) use on their core 18-volt tools like drills and impact drivers, as well as flashlights, fans, radios and many more.”

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Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries deliver consistent power and run time in extreme temperatures, even in winter (-4°F/-20°C). The impact-resistant outer case and shock-absorbing inner-liner are engineered to protect the battery, and each battery has 16 contact terminals to maintain a constant connection with the tool to help prevent power loss or fluctuation, even during high-vibration applications. The Makita Rapid Optimum Charger (sold separately) is a smart-charging system that communicates with the battery during the charging process to monitor current, voltage and temperature. This advanced charging technology helps optimize battery life and deliver a faster charge. In addition, the charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery for faster and more efficient charging, even in hot weather conditions.

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