Makita DC18RD Fast Twin Charger - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO from Toolstop
Posted by Mark Hunter - May 05, 2016
Makita has launched an exciting new product for 2015 and no, it's not a new cordless power tool.
It's the DC18RD fast twin charger. Note the word "twin". Yes, you can now charge two Makita 18v li-ion batteries at the same time.
In our quick, exclusive video, we'll let you see all the key spec you need to know, watch it here.
First off, it's not available to buy on it's on. Not just yet, but it will be soon. In the meantime, it comes bundled with the awesome DLX6017PM cordless 6 pack.
Straight off the bat the ability to have two of your Makita 18v batteries charging at the same time is a massive benefit, especially when you factor in the published charge times:
- TWO 3.0Ah batteries in 30 minutes
- TWO 4.0Ah batteries in 40 minutes
- TWO 5.0Ah batteries in 45 minutes
Those charge times for TWO batteries are exactly the same as you're getting from Makita's existing fast charger. But remember, the DC18RD will charge both of your batteries within that time.
This is a big deal, particularly for anyone packing loads of Makita 18v batteries for their kit box of cordless power tools. Much less time waiting for batteries to charge, way more time getting the job done.
And it's going to be a huge upgrade for you guys using Makita's 36v cordless tools, like the DHR263 and the DHS710.
Another feature is the ability to charge 2 batteries with different capacities. As you see in our video above, we were charging a 3Ah and 4Ah at the same time, no problem.
On top of that, it sports a 1.5A USB charging port which is perfect for juicing up your phone, tablet, SatNav, etc, all while you're charging two batteries.
We'd love to hear what you think of the Makita DC18RD, so talk to us in the comments, and remember to share this with you Makita-lovin' friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
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