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.
CXT® is the next generation in 12-volt max cordless tools. 12V max CXT® gives users a more compact solution with more comfort and more capacity. The slide style lithium-ion batteries provide superior ergonomics and comfort, and allow go-to tools like the impact driver and drills to stand up on their own for added convenience. Select 12V max CXT® tools are equipped with efficient brushless motors for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. For even longer run time, the expanding 12V max CXT® platform includes an efficient 4.0Ah battery.
Makita is a leading innovator in cordless tools with the world’s largest system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries, as well as an expanding system of compact 12V max CXT® solutions. For users of both the 18V and 12V systems, Makita offers increased convenience with the 18V LXT®/12V max CXT® Lithium-Ion Rapid Optimum Charger. The DC18RE will charge 18V LXT® and 12V max CXT® slide-style batteries, and shares many of the same efficiency features of Makita’s groundbreaking LXT® charging system.
The DC18RE has a built-in fan to cool 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. In addition, the DC18RE is engineered to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage, and temperature during charging.
The result is category-leading charge times. For Makita 18V LXT® batteries, the DC18RE will charge a 2.0Ah battery in only 25 minutes, a 3.0Ah battery in only 30 minutes, a 4.0Ah battery in only 40 minutes, a 5.0Ah in only 45 minutes, and a 6.0Ah battery in only 55 minutes. For 12V max CXT® slide-style batteries, the DC18RE will charge a 2.0Ah battery in only 30 minutes and a 4.0Ah battery in only 60 minutes. The DC18RE is a sequential charger and will charge one battery at a time.
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