Milwaukee Intros M28 Battery Transition for V28 Tools

Milwaukee Intros M28 Battery Transition for V28 Tools

Over the next several months, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation will transition all V28 cordless power tools to the new M28 lithium-ion battery pack.  While providing an improved battery pack with more advanced electronics, the new M28 lithium-ion system will be completely compatible with current V28 products, as the tools themselves will not change.

Milwaukee Electric Tool introduced the V28 system back in 2005, but in 2008 they really shook things up by adding Digital Power Management (DPM) to their revised M-series of lithium-ion batteries. These are essentially “smart” batteries that talk to the tool, not just the charger. Following in teh same tradition, the new M28 lithium-ion battery packs help ensure optimal battery life and run-time, while protecting the battery and tool during the toughest jobsite applications.

DPM features include a temperature management system to keep batteries at the ideal temperature range and individual cell monitoring to ensure optimal charge and discharge. Combined with a side packed design, integrated weld frame, cell separator and impact/vibration protective rubber, the pack provides maximum life and durability to the user.

“The largest high voltage lithium-ion system on the market just got better. One of the largest advantages of the transition is that users are able to instantly upgrade the performance, run-time and durability of the V28 tools they already own, simply by switching to the improved M28 battery pack.”

– Christian Coulis, Sr. Product Manager, Cordless for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

With this introduction, Milwaukee Electric Tool will be releasing a new M28 lithium-ion battery pack, an M28 Hammer Drill and new lighting solutions that offer unmatched durability, performance and run-time for the professional tradesman. The first new M28 product will be available in stores Summer, 2010.

About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories. Products include the legendary SAWZALL reciprocating saws, M12, M18 & V28 LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement and Hand Tools. Accessories include SAWZALL blades, SWITCHBLADE self-feed bits, BIG HAWG hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit

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