Makita USA, Inc.

Makita Expands 18V Lithium-Ion Line-up

Makita introduces the 18V Compact Lithium-Ion 2.0 amp-hour battery (BL1820) and the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah battery (BL1840). 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.

18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah Battery

  • 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" x 10" SPF).
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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" x 10" SPF).
  • 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-piece, 3-piece and 4-piece combo kits.

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