The new M18™ & M12™ Rapid Charger (48-59-1808). Similar to the M18 & M12Rapid Charge Station (48-59-1807) that launched in February 2015, will charge an M18™ or M12 battery up to 40% faster than standard chargers.
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.
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.
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.