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M18™ & M12™ Rapid Charge Station
M18™ & M12™ Rapid Charge Station
October 5, 2015 12:00 PM CDT

Milwaukee® M18 & M12 Rapid Charger charges packs 40% faster

Included with select M18 FUEL™ products


Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver productivity-enhancing solutions to the professional tradesman with the introduction of the new M18™ & M12™ Rapid Charger (48-59-1808). Similar to the M18™ & M12™ Rapid Charge Station (48-59-1807) that launched in February 2015, the new unit will charge an M18™ or M12™ battery up to 40% 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 now, 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.

About the Author

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 800-SAWDUST or visit


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