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.

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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