Makita Lithium Ion 18 Volt 4 0 Ah Amp Hour Battery Compared to the 3.0 Ah Battery: By John Young of the Weekend Handyman

John looks at the new Makita 4.0 Ah battery along side the 3.0 Ah battery in the 18 volt lithium ion LXT line.

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18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah battery BL1840 provides up to 35% more run time per charge*
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah battery BL1840 reaches a full charge in 40 minutes or less
Compatible only with Star Protection tools, indicated by the Star Symbol™ and/or Yellow Battery Receiver under the tool
Battery delivers consistent power and run time in extreme temperatures, even in winter (-4°F/-20°C)
STAR Protection Computer Controls™ allow the tool and battery to monitor conditions during use and exchange data in real time to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating
The Makita Rapid Optimum Charger (sold separately) communicates with the battery’s built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature
Impact-resistant outer case and shock-absorbing inner-liner are engineered to protect the battery
Sixteen contact terminals maintain a constant connection with the tool to help prevent power loss or fluctuation, even during high-vibration applications
Battery resists self-discharge and remains ready for use even after long periods of storage
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion is the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery

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