Lithium-ion Xtreme Technology

Lithium Ion Xtreme Technology

Makita’s Lithium-ion tools have proved market winners and now Makita’s expanded range offers a comprehensive, powerful and lightweight selection of professional tools to complete any job.

6.0Ah BL1860B

18v Lithium-ion 6.0Ah (BL1860B)

The new Makita 6.0Ah battery provides longer work time for increased performance and productivity.
It has a charge time of just 55 minutes when using the Makita rapid charger with the added convenience of an LED charge level indicator.
Same weight and size as the 5.0Ah, 4.0Ah and 3.0Ah batteries.

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18v Lithium-ion 5.0Ah (BL1850B)

The Makita 5.0Ah battery with an unbeatable 45 minute charge time when using the Makita rapid charger. Same weight and size as the 6.0Ah, 4.0Ah and 3.0Ah batteries.

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5.0Ah BL1850
4.0Ah BL1840

18v Lithium-ion 4.0Ah (BL1840B)

The Makita 4.0Ah battery with an unbeatable 36 minute charge time when using the Makita rapid charger. Same weight and size as the 6.0Ah, 5.0Ah and 3.0Ah batteries.

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18v Lithium-ion 3.0Ah (BL1830)

The Makita 3.0Ah battery with an unbeatable 22 minute charge time.

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3.0Ah BL1830

Compatible chargers

Anytime Charge

No Memory Effect. No discharging required

Longtime Storage

Low Self 
Discharge

Shock Absorbing

Heavy Duty Pack

Life time work volume

The charger communicates with the individual cell in the battery and controls current, voltage, and temperature. Both rapid and optimum charge are achieved making battery life longer.

Optimum Charging

It is necessary to cool down the battery before you begin to charge it - as after use it is at a very high temperature. We are able to produce fast charge times because our batteries & charger are kept cool while the battery is connected.

Makita’s
Charger and battery

Makita’s
Optimum air flow

Competitor’s
Unbalanced cooling

Well Balanced Charging

In the first diagram you can see how the Makita Lithium-ion battery charges evenly throughout all the cells and on discharging it drains evenly to resulting in an optimum charge. Compared to our competitors Battery Packs you can see how the cells do not get an even charge resulting in cells not being used completely, so that workloads are decreased at a charge.

Built-in Memory Chip

Makita’s 18v & 14v batteries have a built in memory chip that records the battery useage history. While the battery is connected it will transmit the data to the charger.

Built-in CPU

The CPU built in the charger analyzes its condition; high temperature, re-charge after full charged, over-discharging. The battery lasts long life because it can be charged at the best method and time.

Compatible with over 100 Power Tools!

close up of Star and Yellow connectors

The 6.0Ah (BL1860B), 5.0Ah (BL1850 & BL1850B) & 4.0Ah (BL1840 & BL1840B) 18v Li-ion batteries will work with your 18V machine if it has a star on the connector plate, has a yellow connector plate with a star or has a yellow connector plate only. Look for the ‘Star’ or a ‘Yellow Connector’

For other 18V LXT tools please use 3.0Ah (BL1830) or 1.5Ah (BL1815N) batteries.

18V Battery Compatibility

battery bar

Each tool page on this website now displays the new battery bar with batteries it will accept.