Milwaukee 9.0 Amp Hour Battery Officially Announced!
Apparently this is going to be the week of new battery announcements. The highly anticipated Milwaukee 9.0 amp hour battery has finished it development stages and is now preparing to ship. We originally saw the battery in 2015 at Milwaukee’s New Product Symposium and immediately started wondering what kind of cordless tools that kind of capacity could open up. They were already pushing the limits with cordless mag drills and rotary hammers, but could we see a miter saw? Well, yes, actually.
With other battery technologies coming out this year, people are naturally going to wonder if continuing on the 18V platform is really the best way to move forward with more powerful tools. Milwaukee believes so. From what I’ve seen coming up in the next 6 months, I don’t have any reason to doubt them. Eventually we’ll reach the capacity of what 18V batteries can do, but that still seems a long way off.
Pay attention to the watt hours here – it’s how we gauge just how much available energy is in a battery. The Milwaukee 9.0 amp hour battery pack holds 162 (volts times amp hours). That’s 80% more than the 90 watt hours of the 5.0 amp hour pack. More watt hours from the same voltage pack means you’ll see more run time from any tool you use it in.
“The M18 system is now the most advanced, capable, and complete system in the industry. Milwaukee’s proprietary battery, electronics, and motor technology is what drives the unmatched performance of our trade-specific solutions. M18 Fuel has created a revolution in the cordless industry. With the introduction of the new M18 RedLithium High Demand 9.0 Battery Pack, we’re taking the extreme performance of M18 Fuel and bringing up to 2X the performance of our industry-leading 5.0 XC battery to everything in this system. And because this new solution is fully compatible with the M18 system our users have come to know and love, they won’t experience a loss of productivity. This is a leap in lithium-ion technology that completely changes the perception and expectations of what cordless tools are capable of.”
– Paul Fry, VP of Product Marketing for Milwaukee Tool
Look for the Milwaukee 9.0 amp hour battery to show up on store shelves shortly. They’ll be sold as an accessory that works in all Milwaukee M18 and M18 Fuel products and will also be kitted with select M18 Fuel tools in the near future.
Milwaukee 9.0 Amp Hour Battery Manufacturer Highlights
- Up to 5X more run-time
- Up to 35% more power
- Runs up to 60% cooler
- Up to 2X the performance of M18 Redlithium XC5.0
- Delivers more work per charge of any 18V battery on the market
- Exceeds higher-voltage or multi-battery platform performance
- Fits all 100+ M18 tools
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