Walters is here to clear things up and answer some questions about the Milwaukee M12 and M18 batteries. The bottom line is that M12 battery can only be used in a M12 tool, and a M18 battery can only be used in a M18 tool. Here are some more details you should know…
The main difference between these batteries is their power, size, weight, and tool compatibility. A M12 battery can only be used with M12 tools. These are smaller with an excellent run time, making them perfect for tough jobs and still being able to fit in your bag. This battery comes in the compact and the high capacity options with the different choices in run times. Where the M12 compact battery will give you either 1.5, 2.0, or 3.0 amp- hours of run time. The high capacity M12 will provide either 3.0, 4.0, or 6.0 amp-hours.
As stated above, the M18 battery can only be used with a M18 tool. This battery is larger than the M12, making it more compatible for extended use and more powerful jobs. Because this is a more powerful battery, it will be heavier than the M12. The M18 comes in multiple size options that offer different run times. There is the M18 compact battery that will offer either 1.5 or 2.0 amp-hours, and the M18 XC extended battery that would be used for long hours and more power to get through harder material. This M18 XC extended is offered at either 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, or 6.0 amp. Then there is the M18 High demand battery that is designed for higher power equipment with 9.0 and 12.0 amp-hours.
Walters can help you find the right Milwaukee battery to make sure that you get the best result. Our website can provide even more information on these Milwaukee batteries and chargers. You can check out the specifications and even where you can pick it up.
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