Tool users who unplug the cord with Makita 18V LXT® experience new levels of convenience, efficiency and productivity. Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool category in 2005, and today it is the world’s largest 18V cordless tool line-up. Makita’s leading technology gives tool users unmatched performance and breadth of line, with innovation in motor and battery technology that is obliterating industry standards – and leaving old thinking behind. With high amp-hour batteries, efficient brushed and brushless motors, and 36V (18V X2) LXT® technology, Makita 18V LXT® tools not only meet corded demands, they can exceed the performance of corded, all while remaining in a single cordless platform powered by the industry's fastest-charging 18V lithium-ion batteries. [Learn More]
When the battery and charger exchange information, the result is a more efficient charging process. Makita created Active 3 Controls, communications technology that monitors key conditions of the lithium-ion battery during charging. With Active 3 Controls the battery and charger communicate through the built-in chip inside the battery and exchange information to monitor and control current, voltage and temperature. The efficient management of these three conditions is engineered to help optimize the charging process, so your battery spends more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
Build your own Makita tool kit with the 18V Lithium-Ion Battery and Rapid Optimum Charger Starter Pack. Makita offers over 250 cordless tools that utilize 18V lithium-ion batteries, most available as "bare tools" (tool only, no batteries or charger included). Pick up the Makita® Battery and Rapid Optimum Charger Starter Pack, then purchase the 18V "bare tools" you need to get the job done. It's an ideal way to start building a Makita® LXT Cordless System.
Makita® 18V Lithium-Ion Batteries resist self-discharge, so they’re ready for use even after long periods of storage. The Makita® Rapid Optimum Charger is a smart-charging system that communicates with the battery during the charging process to monitor current, voltage and temperature. This advanced charging technology helps optimize battery life and deliver a faster charge. In addition, the Charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery for faster and more efficient charging, even in hot weather conditions.
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls™. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. Makita, the innovation leader in cordless tool technology, has the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries.
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