Makita has introduced a 5.0Ah Lithium-ion battery which will be available in the UK from September 2014 and will provide maximum power and extended run time for operators.
The new Makita 5.0Ah 18v Li-ion battery provides 66% more run time than that of the 3.0Ah battery whilst maintaining the same size and weight.
The introduction of a 5.0Ah battery option will suit those operators who regularly undertake high-load operations or are frequently working on large sites far distant from a charging point.
Recharge time for the new 5.0Ah battery is just 45 minutes when using a Makita DC18RC or DC18RA fast charger. This compares with 22 minutes for the 3.0Ah 18v Makita Li-ion battery or 36 minutes for the 4.0Ah Li-ion battery.
This new 5.0Ah battery is compatible with all Makita 18v Li-ion tools that have a star symbol on the connector plate, or a yellow connector plate with a star on, or have a yellow connector plate only.