Makita Expands 18V Li-Ion Lineup with 2.0 Ah and 4.0 Ah Batteries
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Makita Expands 18V Li-Ion Lineup with 2.0 Ah and 4.0 Ah Batteries

Makita has expanded its 18V lithium-ion cordless tool platform with the 18V Compact Lithium-Ion 2.0 amp-hour battery (BL1820) and the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah battery (BL1840).

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Makita BL1840Makita has expanded its 18V lithium-ion cordless tool platform with the 18V Compact Lithium-Ion 2.0 amp-hour battery (BL1820) and the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah battery (BL1840).

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The two new batteries are engineered for more run-time and faster charging than other 2.0 Ah and 4.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries on the market today. With 80+ 18V cordless solutions, Makita’s 18V lithium-ion tool lineup, powered by slide-style 18V lithium-ion batteries, gives users breadth-of-line, power and efficiency.

 

More Time Working, Less Time Sitting on the Charger


“Since Makita created the 18V lithium-ion category in 2005, we’ve delivered an expanding lineup of cordless tools that lets (users) cut the cord for applications that had always required a corded tool,” said Mario Lopez, Makita product manager, cordless tools. “The new 2.0 and 4.0 amp-hour batteries give (users) industry-leading performance and compatibility, with batteries that spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. And there’s more battery innovation on the way in 2014.”

 

18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah Battery


The new 18V LXT 4.0 Ah battery delivers more run time, but with a minimal increase in charge time for maximum efficiency.

• Up to 35% more run time than the Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 3.0 Ah battery (BL1830);

• Reaches a full charge in only 40 minutes;

• In side-by-side internal testing, an 18V LXT Hammer Driver-Drill powered by the new 4.0 Ah battery drilled 25 holes, compared to 18 holes by the 3.0 Ah battery-powered drill (application: 2-9/16″ self-feed into 2×10 SPF); and

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• Fully compatible with 18V LXT and 18V Compact cordless tools that carry the star symbol.

The BL1840 will be available in August 2014 in select tool kits and combo kits, and in September as an accessory.

 

18V Compact Lithium-Ion 2.0 Ah Battery


The new 18V Compact Lithium-Ion 2.0 Ah battery (BL1820) provides more run time and a fastest-charge time for compact cordless power:

• Up to 50% more run time than the Makita 18V Lithium-Ion 1.5 Ah battery (BL1820);

• Reaches a full charge in only 25 minutes — up to 40% faster than other 18V Compact 2.0 Ah batteries;

• In side-by-side internal testing, an 18V Compact Driver-Drill powered by the new 2.0 Ah battery drilled 32 holes, compared to 21 holes by the 1.5 Ah battery-powered drill (application: 1-1/8″ self-feed into 2×10 SPF); and

• Fully compatible with 18V LXT and 18V Compact cordless tools that carry the star symbol.

The BL1820 is available now in 18V Compact Lithium-Ion kits, as well as in 2-pc., 3-pc., and 4-pc. combo kits.

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