Advances in internal design and workings have been integrated into this latest battery, including new battery circuitry that protects the battery from over discharge, high temperature or overload current.
"Controlling these elements within the battery, and a cooling system which forces cooling air over each individual cell within the battery, ensures the longest possible battery life and power generation," says Makita 18v batteries have a push-button fuel-gauge that uses forur LEDs to indicate the power remaining in the battery.
The casing of the 6.0Ah unit is designed to provide the highest level of shock resistance, so protecting the battery during arduous site operations.
Similarly the latest slide terminal design, with multi-contact connections, enables stable contact between the battery and the tool and allows tools to be equipped an ergonomic handle design for greater operator comfort and control.
The output of this new battery means it must be sold and delivered in regulation packaging or sold connected to a Makita power tool.
Lithium-ion batteries have powered the Makita cordless tool range to market leadership since their introduction in 2005.