Press Release Summary:
AvailableÂ aloneÂ or in 18V LXTÂ® Lithium-Ion tool kits.Â 18 V Li-Ion battery modelsÂ BL1820B, BL1840B, and BL1850B feature respective capacities of 2.0, 4.0, and 5.0Ah and full-recharge times of 25, 40, and 45 min. Products are compatible with Star Protection tools as indicated by Star Symbol™ and/or Yellow Battery Receiver under tool. Delivering consistent power and run time in temperatures down to -4Â°F, batteries resist self-discharge and are compatible with Makita Rapid Optimum Charger.
Original Press Release:
Makita Releases New 18V Lithium-Ion Batteries with On-Board L.E.D. Charge Indicators
The industry's fastest-charging batteries now include L.E.D. charge indicators for increased convenience
La Mirada, CA – Makita®, the industry leader in cordless power tool technology, has released new 18V Lithium-Ion batteries with on-board L.E.D. charge level indicators. New 18V L.E.D. batteries include the 18V 2.0Ah (BL1820B), 18V 4.0Ah (BL1840B), and the 18V 5.0Ah (BL1850B) Lithium-Ion batteries.
Makita has the world's largest 18V cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery.
The new 18V L.E.D. batteries are part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, which offers 100+ tools and is the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
New Batteries Available in Kits
The new 18V L.E.D. 2.0Ah, 4.0Ah and 5.0Ah batteries will be available as battery-only and included in an increasing number of 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion tool kits. The new 18V L.E.D. batteries are compatible only with Star Protection tools, indicated by the Star Symbol™ and/or Yellow Battery Receiver under the tool. Makita 18V 3.0Ah batteries are not available with on-board L.E.D. charge level indicators at this time.
The new 18V L.E.D. batteries – as well as all Makita Lithium-Ion Power Tools, Batteries and Chargers – are covered by a limited 3-Year Warranty, which warrants them to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase.
Fastest Charge Times
Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries charge faster and work longer than standard lithium-ion batteries, giving users unmatched performance and productivity to take on the most demanding applications. Makita batteries have category-leading charge times: the 18V 2.0Ah reaches a full charge in only 25 minutes; 18V 3.0Ah in only 30 minutes; 18V 4.0Ah in only 40 minutes; and the 18V 5.0Ah in only 45 minutes.
Category-Leading Battery Technology
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries are engineered for consistent power and run time in extreme temperatures, even in winter (-4°F/-20°C), and they resist self-discharge so they’re ready for use even after long periods of storage. 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.
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created STAR Protection Computer Controls™. STAR Protection is communication technology that allows the tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating.
Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4® 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to makitatools.com. Follow Makita: facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, youtube.com/makitapowertools, instagram.com/makitatools.
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La Mirada, CA 90638