MILWAUKEE, Wis. — As the clear leader in cordless power tool battery development, Milwaukee continues to deliver ground-breaking advancements to the industry. With the introduction of the new M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack in November 2014, Milwaukee will deliver up to 2.5X more run-time, 20% more power and 2X more life than standard lithium-ion batteries.
“It is not enough to increase Amp Hours and put a higher number on the side of the pack,” says Paul Fry, vice president of Product Marketing for Milwaukee Tool. “While Amp Hours is one piece of the equation, this battery is a ground up redesign that delivers the best combination of cell selection, pack construction and electronics to deliver maximum performance, durability and run-time. As we continue to push the limits and bridge the gap between cordless and corded tools with game-changing new products, we will also continue to advance our battery pack development to keep up with the increased demands of the tools.”
The new M18™ XC5.0 battery will deliver more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than any other 18V battery on the market. Upgrading to the new battery pack will instantly increase the run-time and durability of users’ current M18™ cordless tools.
Featuring a Milwaukee®-exclusive design, the pack is protected against harsh jobsite environments. This protection routes water away from the electronics and out of the battery pack, extends run-time and life by minimizing heat and prevents pack failures from vibration or drops. This advanced design also allows the battery to operate in extreme cold weather conditions (below OoF/-18oC).
Managed by Milwaukee’s exclusive REDLINK™ Intelligence, the battery also features overload protection to prevent users from damaging their cordless power tools in heavy-duty situations, while the discharge protection prevents cell damage.
The new M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery will be sold as an accessory to the M18™ System, and will have full system compatibility with all 60+ M18™ cordless solutions. Milwaukee® is committed to the ongoing development of this platform and will continue to provide innovative solutions that offer industry leading durability, performance and ergonomics.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
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