Milwaukee has finally launched a Packout-compatible M18 cordless power tool battery charger!
The new Milwaukee Packout battery charger, 48-59-1809, is a 6-port Rapid Charger that can charge two batteries simultaneously.
Milwaukee says that the new charger can full recharge (6) M18 XC 5Ah batteries in just 3 hours.
The new charger features a convenient carrying handle, USB-A charging port (5V/2.1A), and 6 charging ports, each with an LED indicator light.
For reference, here is Milwaukee’s charging time reference chart. A Rapid Charger can recharge an M18 XC 5Ah battery in 60 minutes, a CP 3Ah battery in 35 minutes, and an HD 12Ah battery in 130 minutes.
Milwaukee M18 standard and High Output batteries charge faster on a Rapid Charger than on their standard charger.
With the new Packout-compatible charger, you can charge one battery on each side at a time. It will then progress through the batteries sequentially.
Basically, you can think of this as two separate 3-port chargers.
The charger has a large carrying handle and sturdy base, and so you can use it standalone.
Or, attach it to a Packout tool box for transort.
The Packout M18 6-port Rapid Charger has a half-width profile, and so you can fit two next to each other atop full-size Packout tool boxes, mounting plates, and accessories.
It can of course be connected next to other half-width Packout-compatible products, or to the tops of half-width tool boxes.
Each battery port has its own LED status indicator, with a legend on the side explaining what the different colors and blink codes mean.
There’s a convenient place to dock your smartphone when charging via the USB-A port.
M18 Packout 6-Bay Rapid Charger Features & Specs
- Rapid charging rate
- Can charge 2 batteries simultaneously
- 6 battery ports can fit all M18 batteries
- USB-A delivers 5V/2.1A (10W)
Price and Availability
Batteries are sold separately.
ETA: October 2022
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