Auto Service World
  December 1, 2014   by CARS Magazine

Milwaukee M18 XC5.0 Battery

The M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack from Milwaukee is made to 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 the user’s current M18 cordless tools, according to the company. 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 O0F/-180C). Managed by Milwaukee’s 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 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.