Milwaukee has just announced a new charger and it’s the M18 PACKOUT six bay rapid charger 48-59-1809 that can hold and charge up to 6 batteries and is a rapid charger to boot!
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The Milwaukee M18 PACKOUT six bay rapid charger 48-59-1809 is a rapid charger that can hold up to 6 M18 batteries at a time and can charge up to two batteries at once to speed up charging.
It’s also a PACKOUT product meaning that it can connect and stack onto other PACKOUT products like their tool boxes and such.
One ace up its sleeve is that besides the PACKOUT functionality is that this new charger has a USB port to charge your mobile devices and has a slot on the front to conveniently hold a phone while it charges.
This charger may seem like the perfect charger for someone that needs a charger that can charge up to 6 M18 batteries, doesn’t need to charge M12 batteries, can rapid charge, and can also charge more than one battery at a time. However in my opinion, the fact that it can only charge two batteries at a time is the biggest downside. In my opinion, the Rapid Charge Station is quite possibly the superior Milwaukee charger in that it can also hold up to 6 batteries, is a rapid charger, and can charge up to 3 batteries at once, and is priced less at the time of writing but the trade off is that it can hold up to 3 M18 batteries while the other 3 bays are for M12.
I do like that unlike most 6 bay chargers, this Packout charger can charge two batteries at a time, one on each side, while the others wait their turn to be charged sequentially. And we gotta’ give Milwaukee props for adding the PACKOUT functionality for some slick integration with their storage solutions.
Pricing & Availability:
The new Milwaukee M18 PACKOUT six bay rapid charger is set to launch October 2022 for $249.00.
- Charge Rate: Rapid
- Charge Type: Two-Battery Simultaneous
- Fully compatible with PACKOUT™ Modular Storage System
- M18™ Ports: 6
- Power Source: AC
- DC Output: (1) USB-A Port: 5V/2.1A (10W)
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