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 18V X2 LXT® (36V) 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 Dual Port Charger Starter Pack. Makita offers over 150 cordless tools and most are available as "bare tools" (tool only, no batteries or charger included). Pick up the Makita Battery and Dual Port Charger Starter Pack, then purchase the 18V "bare tools" you need to get the job done. Makita 18V batteries are compatible with over 150 cordless solutions so the Starter Pack is an ideal way to start building a Makita cordless tool system – or to expand your existing system.
Makita 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries charge faster and work longer than standard lithium-ion batteries, giving you and your cordless tools unmatched performance and productivity to take on the most demanding applications. The Makita 5.0Ah battery combines more run time (65% more run time per charge than the Makita 3.0Ah battery, BL1830), with a category-leading charge time of only 45 minutes so it spends more time working and less time sitting on the charger. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries resist self-discharge so they’re ready for use even after long periods of storage. 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.
The Dual Port Rapid Optimum Charger offers key advantages and new levels of efficiency for Makita 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool users. Unlike sequential dual port chargers, which charge only one battery at a time, the dual port charger charges two 18V batteries at the same time. In addition, the charger has an exclusive built-in fan that cools the battery by forcing air through the battery's air vents during the charging process for faster charging. The charger communicates with the battery's built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature. The result is category-leading battery charge times, which means the battery spends more time working and less time sitting on the charger.