Milwaukee M12 Compact 3.0 and XC 6.0 Batteries Deliver Game-Changing Performance

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MILWAUKEE, WI – The top-performing sub-compact system in the world made up of over 90+ solutions, the M12™ line, will experience an instant upgrade in performance through the launch of two new M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery Packs. As the clear leader in cordless power tool battery development, Milwaukee® has designed a Compact 3.0 Battery that gives superior runtime to high frequency products without sacrificing the weight of the tool and a XC6.0 Extended Capacity Battery that will allow Milwaukee’s M12™ products to outperform many 18V solutions. With the introduction of these two new game-changing batteries, Milwaukee will deliver 3X more run-time, 20% more power, and 2X longer life than standard lithium-ion batteries.

“Our relentless passion to challenge conventional wisdom by introducing more portable versions of larger tools, and developing more efficient cordless versions of traditional hand tools, has made our M12™ System the largest and most innovative sub-compact system in the world,” said Andrew Lentz, Product Manager. “Never settling, with the launch of the new M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Compact 3.0 and XC6.0 Batteries we’ll continue our leadership in this system by being the first to develop the technology to bring Compact 3.0 and 6.0 to a 12V system – making the top-performing M12™ system even more powerful than before.”

The new M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Compact 3.0 battery is ideal for any high frequency products where users want to maintain their lightweight and compact size, but also experience an instant increase in their run-time – this includes used in light drilling and fastening applications, press tools, personal lighting, as well as Heated Gear and radios. When upgrading to the Compact 3.0, users will receive double the runtime of the system standard M12™ 1.5Ah pack.

The M12™ REDLITHIUM™ XC6.0 will allow M12™ users to tackle more aggressive applications and outperform many 18V products, as well as tools and solutions that need an extensive amount of sustained run-time to power through a full day, such as lighting. With the ability to deliver more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than any other 12V battery on the market, the XC6.0 battery is a leap in lithium-ion technology that completely changes the expectations of what cordless 12V tools are capable of. Featuring a Milwaukee®-exclusive design, the packs feature superior pack construction, electronics, and performance to deliver more work per charge and more work over pack life than any battery on the market. Managed by Milwaukee’s exclusive REDLINK™ Intelligence, the batteries feature overload protection to prevent users from damaging their cordless power tools in heavy-duty situations, while the discharge protection prevents cell damage. With Milwaukee durability built into each pack, these batteries run cooler and perform in climates below OoF/-18oC. Available in August 2016, the new M12™ REDLITHIUM™ CP3.0 and XC6.0 Batteries will be sold as an accessory to the M12™ System, and will have full system compatibility with all 90+ M12™ cordless solutions. Milwaukee® is committed to the ongoing development of this platform and will continue to provide innovative solutions that offer industry leading durability, performance and ergonomics. As Milwaukee continues to push the limits and bridge the gap between cordless and corded tools with game-changing new products, it will also continue to advance its battery pack development to keep up with the increased demands of the tools.

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