The Next Breakthrough Is Here: Milwaukee® Announces the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Battery

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool is proud to announce the next breakthrough in lithium-ion and M18™ with the introduction of their most capable battery ever – the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Battery.  Generating the equivalent of 15amp corded power, the new HD12.0 Battery delivers 50% more power, runs 50% cooler, and provides 33% more run-time than their powerful HD9.0 battery – significantly elevating the performance of the entire M18™ System.

“When we introduced our M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 Battery just two years ago, it completely changed the perception and expectations of what cordless tools are capable of. When working in conjunction with our advanced framework of motors and electronics, this battery technology exceeded what was possible on high-voltage or multi-battery tools,” said Andrew Lentz, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Now we’re creating a revolution on the jobsite once again with the introduction of the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Battery. This battery has been entirely engineered from the ground-up with the best combination of cell technology, pack construction, and electronics ever utilized before in a professional-grade battery system. This incredible stride forward in battery design delivers more power, runs cooler, and provides more run-time than our ground-breaking HD9.0 Battery. And we’re able to achieve all of this without users having to invest in an entirely new system. In short, this is a significant leap forward for cordless technology and the future of the cordless jobsite.”

The HD12.0 Battery utilizes new-to-world cell technology that provides a massive leap in the overall power and capabilities of the pack. To take full advantage of the high power cells, Milwaukee® advanced the power delivery system and communication in the pack electronics, driving system compatibility.** These advancements will help deliver 15amp corded power on a range of new M18 FUEL™ products, as well as elevate the performance of the entire M18™ system, providing faster application speeds and fade-free power through the full discharge. 

In addition, this massive increase in power made it critical that Milwaukee® minimized heat generation through lower impedance cells and optimized pack construction. This results in the pack running 50% cooler than the HD9.0, so users can work harder and longer than ever before without the need to worry about overheating the pack. When working in collaboration with the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence the HD12.0 Battery delivers 33% more run-time than the HD9.0 and more work per charge of any other professional power tool battery in the industry – finally bringing to fruition a complete corded replacement on the jobsite.

The advanced pack design of the HD12.0 also makes it the best cold weather performing pack ever made, able to operate in extreme weather conditions (-20°F/-28°C) during heavy applications. In addition to the launch of the HD12.0 Battery, Milwaukee® will also introduce the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ XC6.0 Battery – providing 50% more power, running 50% cooler, and delivering 20% more run-time than the widely popular M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery. Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. The M18™ System includes more than 150 tools and is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on investing in technology to deliver breakthrough solutions for users.

*M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.

**Due to the physical size increase of the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0, it does not fit the following tools prior to a 6/1/2018 manufacturing date without applicable service parts: 2787-20, 2788-20, 2771-20, 2122-20, 2130-20, 2135-20, 2361-20, 2145-20, 2146-20, 2360-20. Milwaukee is committed to protecting users’ investments, offering free service upgrades for the listed products to any customer that purchases an HD12.0 battery pack.  Users may visit eService at https://www.milwaukeetool.com/eService for available service upgrades.

About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Whether it is through their world-leading M12™ and M18™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com