CXT

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Makita’s new Compact Extreme Technology introduces the powerful 10.8v slide batteries coming in 1.5Ah, 2.0Ah and 4.0aH.

Multi-contact slide batteries with high capacity cells.

Makita’s ‘CXT’ range of 10.8V tools featuring a new slide battery as an addition to their current 10.8v tools featuring the cluster style batteries. The new 10.8V Lithium-Ion slide battery, similar to the market leading 18V Li-Ion battery used in the heavier tool range, has multi-contact terminals to ensure stable contact even under extreme work vibration conditions. The slide battery fits easily into the tools and new chargers and has the same high level of structural strength as well as having built-in protection to prevent overload or over discharging.

Small and versatile:
  • Battery LED fuel gauge indicator
  • Higher battery capacity
  • Individual cell monitoring
  • Protection circuitry
  • Low temperature performance
Makita UK - CXT Back LED Gauge Display

The tools are supplied with 2.0Ah batteries with a 4.0Ah version available as an optional accessory purchase. These new slide batteries have protection overload circuitry, will operate down to -20°C and have a 4-stage LED fuel gauge indicator. Complete tools are delivered with the standard DC10WC charger whilst from the accessory range the DC10SA charger has a fan cooling system that cuts charging time to just 30 minutes for the 2.0Ah battery. The new 10.8V slide battery is fitted to the latest ‘CXT’ range of tools which includes a Combi Drill, Drill Driver, Impact Driver, Reciprocating Saw and 85mm Circular Saw.

The latest 10.8V slide battery range will continue the expansion of this sector of the Makita range where the power and manoeuvrability of these precision tools has seen sales grow continuously since 2012, with thousands of the current 2-piece drill and impact driver kits already being sold annually.


Lithium-ion 18v 5.0Ah Battery
45 Minute Charge Time

18v Lithium-ion 5.0Ah (BL1850)

The Makita 5.0Ah battery with an unbeatable 45 minute charge time. Same weight and size as the 4.0Ah and 3.0Ah batteries.

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Lithium-ion 18v 4.0Ah Battery
36 Minute Charge Time

18v Lithium-ion 4.0Ah (BL1840)

The Makita 4.0Ah battery with an unbeatable 36 minute charge time. Same weight and size as the 5.0Ah and 3.0Ah batteries.

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Lithium-ion 18v 3.0Ah Battery
22 Minute Charge Time

18v Lithium-ion 3.0Ah (BL1830)

The Makita 3.0Ah battery with an unbeatable 22 minute charge time. Same weight and size as the 5.0Ah and 4.0Ah batteries.

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Lithium-ion 14.4v 3.0Ah Battery
22 Minute Charge Time

14.4v Lithium-ion 3.0Ah (BL1430)

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

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Compatible Chargers:

Lithium-ion DC18RD Charger Lithium-ion DC18RC Charger
DC18RD (240v) DC18RC (240v / 110v)

DC18RD is a two port fast charger that is able to charge two Makita Li-ion batteries (14.4V-18V) at the same time, as fast as DC18RC charges one battery.

The DC18RD can also be used for charging a USB device from the USB port on the front of the unit.

Charge Times: 2 x 14.4/18V 3.0Ah Batteries in 22 mins 2 x 18V 4.0Ah Batteries in 36 mins 2 x 18V 5.0Ah Batteries in 45 mins

Fast charger can charge 14.4V – 18V Li-ion batteries.

Charge times: 14.4/18V 3.0Ah battery in 22 mins 18V 4.0Ah battery in 36 mins 18V 5.0Ah battery in 45 mins

Lithium-ion DC18SF Charger Lithium-ion DC18SE Charger
DC18SD DC18SE (Automotive)

Standard charger can charge 14.4V – 18V Li-ion batteries.

Charge times: 14.4/18V 3.0Ah battery in 60 mins 18V 4.0Ah battery in 90 mins 18V 5.0Ah battery in 110 mins

In-Vehicle charger powered by in-car 12V/ 24V DC power supply socket. Can charge 14.4V – 18V Li-ion batteries.

Charge times: 14.4/18V 3.0Ah battery in 60 mins 18V 4.0Ah battery in 90 mins 18V 5.0Ah battery in 110 mins

Lithium-ion 10.8v 4.0Ah Slide Battery
60 Minute Charge Time

10.8v Lithium-ion 4.0Ah (BL1040B)

with Battery fuel gauge

The new Makita 4.0Ah battery with a 60 minute fast charge time with a DC10SA charger or 130 minute standard charge time with a DC10WC charger.

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Lithium-ion 10.8v 2.0Ah Slide Battery
30 Minute Charge Time

10.8v Lithium-ion 2.0Ah (BL1020B)

with Battery fuel gauge

The new Makita 2.0Ah battery with a 30 minute fast charge time with a DC10SA charger or 70 minute standard charge time with a DC10WC charger

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Lithium-ion 10.8v 1.5Ah Slide Battery
22 Minute Charge Time

10.8v Lithium-ion 1.5Ah (BL1015)

The new Makita 1.5Ah battery with a 22 minute fast charge time with a DC10SA charger or 50 minute standard charge time with a DC10WC charger

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Compatible Chargers:

Lithium-ion DC10SA Charger Lithium-ion DC10WC Charger
DC10SA 10.8V FAST CHARGER DC10WC 10.8V STANDARD CHARGER

Compact and lightweight battery charger designed to charge slide type lithium-ion batteries BL1015, BL1020B and BL1040B.

This charger comes with an optimized cooling system and fast charging times.

Compact and lightweight battery charger designed to charge slide type lithium-ion batteries BL1015, BL1020B and BL1040B.

Makita - Correct charging behaviour for Lithium-Ion

Well Balanced Charging

Makita - Incorrect charging behaviour for Lithium-Ion

Unbalanced Charging

Well Balanced Charging

The Makita Lithium-ion battery chargers evenly throughout all the cells, and on discharging it draws evenly, resulting in an optimum charge. Cells in some other brands of batteries are not charged evenly, resulting in cells not being used completely, so that workloads are decreased at a charge.

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Makita - Sample of charger opened
Makita - Lithium Ion battery chip

Longer Work Time

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

Makita - Lithium Ion battery chip

Built-in CPU

The CPU built into the charger communicates with the individual battery and analyses its condition; the battery may have been abused by heat, overdischarging, or weathered by cycle-age.

This optimised charging system extends the life of the battery.

Makita - Lithium Ion battery ventilation

Optimum Charging

After use a battery reaches a high temperature and it is necessary to cool the battery down before you charge it. Makita are able to produce fast charge times because our batteries and chargers are kept cool whilst the battery is connected.

Makita - Lithium Ion battery ventilation

Anytime Charge

A great advantage of Lithium Ion technology is that it provides the user with the possibility to charge the batteries anytime, without any need to wait for their complete power deployment.
A great improvement compared to older technologies like Ni-Cad.

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Battery Connection with yellow star

Compatible with over 100 Power Tools!

The 4.0Ah / 5.0Ah 18v Li-ion battery (BL1840 / BL1850) 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'

Black connector with star Yellow connector with star Yellow connector without star Battery Connection Up Close

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