The Next Breakthrough Is Here: Milwaukee® Announces the M18 HB12 - 18 V 12.0 Ah High Performance Bat


The Next Breakthrough Is Here: Milwaukee® Announces the M18 HB12 - 18 V 12.0 Ah High Performance Battery Pack

Generating the equivalent of corded power, the new M18 HB12 delivers 50% more power, runs 50% cooler, and provides 33% more run-time than MILWAUKEE®’S powerful M18 B9 9.0 Ah battery – significantly elevating the performance of the entire M18 System.     

“When we introduced our M18 REDLITHIUM-ION HIGH DEMAND 9.0 Ah 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 Sendi Spoljaric, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Now we’re creating a revolution on the jobsite once again with the introduction of the M18 HB12 – 18 V 12.0 Ah High Performance Battery Pack. This battery has been entirely engineered from the ground-up with the best combination of cell technology, pack construction, and electronics ever utilised 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 M18 B9 9.0 Ah 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 M18 HB12 – 18 V 12.0 Ah High Performance Battery Pack utilises 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 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® minimised heat generation through lower impedance cells and optimised pack construction. This results in the pack running 50% cooler than the M18 B9, 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 M18 HB12 Battery Pack delivers 33% more run-time than the M18 B9 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 M18 HB12 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.

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 135 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-ION 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.

Available as a single battery pack (M18 HB12) or as a pack of 2 batteries and M12-M18 rapid charger (M18 HNRG-122).

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