MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool says its newest rapid recharging unit will charge its M1 or M1 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™ & 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 equipped with the most advanced electronic system on the market. REDLINK™ 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% 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.

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