Milwaukee recently came out with new M18 CP3.0Ah High Output compact Li-ion battery packs.
To sum things up, this is their next-gen, latest and greatest, and highest capacity compact M18 cordless power tool battery.
It’s bigger than their 1.5Ah and 2.0Ah batteries, but is said to deliver XC battery-level power in a compact size, not to mention the boost in charge capacity and runtime.
Milwaukee M18 cordless power tool battery packs tend to be pricey, and this has been especially true for their compact batteries. That’s what makes this promo such a good deal.
Keith wrote in with the heads-up:
I noticed HD has the new M18 High Output 3.0ah batteries at $99 today, $50 less than they’ve been there and elsewhere. This is the first I’ve seen these discounted specifically and more than any brand or retailer wide promo since they were released.
Thank you to Keith for the tip!
Milwaukee has previously had promos on their older and long in the tooth 3.0Ah battery pack, but I don’t recall seeing notable promos on their compact battery packs.
With this deal, you get (2) of their new 3.0Ah High Output compact battery packs for $99. Looking online, other authorized retailers have the single batteries priced at $99 each, and 2-packs at $149.
Sale Price: $99
Buy This If
This is a great buy if you want compact Milwaukee M18 battery packs that you might want to swap between compact or lighter duty tools and heavier duty or a little more demanding tools.
Milwaukee says that you get the power and runtime of an XC battery in a compact size, which should make it a good match for a wider range of tools than their 1.5Ah and 2.0Ah batteries.
If the slightly larger size isn’t a detractor for you, this CP3.0 battery 2-pack gives you more for the money. A quick search shows that 2.0Ah batteries are $79 each, and 1.5Ah 2-packs are $119. What this means is that if you’re looking for Milwaukee M18 batteries on a budget, either compact or their 3.0Ah XC pack, this 2-pack is currently the most cost-effective option.
Don’t Buy This If
If you want the most compact battery pack, or typically use lighter duty and long-runtime tools, such as Milwaukee’s compact brushless drills, impact drivers, or smaller LED worklights, you might want to stick with the smaller compact batteries.
For heavier duty tools, you might want to upgrade to XC battery packs, either their “standard” ones, such as Milwaukee M18 XC4.0 or XC5.0 batteries, or the new High Output 6.0Ah or 8.0Ah batteries. Even if a CP3.0 battery delivers XC power, 5.0Ah of charge capacity is still 67% greater than 3.0Ah.