Milwaukee has come out with a new M18 and M12 multi-voltage charger that can be powered from a vehicle’s 12V charging port.
The new charger, model 48-59-1810, can work with all M18 and M12 battery packs, and will charge them sequentially (one at a time).
The charger has all the typical Milwaukee battery cell monitoring tech, and added sensors that monitor the voltage of your car battery. If the voltage from the vehicle charging port drops too low, the charger will shut down to prevent excessive discharge conditions.
ETA: May 2017
Charging Time Comparison for M18 5.0Ah XC Battery Pack
- This Vehicle Charger: 125 minutes
- Standard Charger: 110 minutes
- Rapid Charger: 59 minutes
The vehicle charger is a little slower than the standard charger, because of standard fuse configurations in most vehicles.
Is this something you would use, from Milwaukee or another cordless power tool brand? Or do you use something else for charging your battery packs on the go?