Milwaukee has started the transition from their V28 battery system to the M28 Lithium Ion system. Users who switch their cordless power tools over to the new battery system will experience more advanced electronics, higher performance, greater run-time, and upgraded durability. M28 batteries are completely compatible with current V28 tools.
Also making an appearance in the new batteries is a new digital power management (DPM) feature which includes a temperature management system to keep batteries at the ideal operating temperature range. Coupled with individual cell monitoring, this ensures optimal charge and discharge rates.
From the looks of it, these batteries appear to have a built-in battery gauge as well!
These batteries also feature a side packed design, integrated weld frame, cell separator and impact/vibration protective rubber coating. Users shouldn’t be throwing their batteries around, but it’s nice to know that they’re designed to handle rough jobsite conditions with ease.
With the transition, Milwaukee is also releasing a new M28-powered hammer drill and new lighting solutions. These new products should be hitting stores this summer.