Over the next few months, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation will convert all V28 cordless power tools to the new M28 lithium-ion battery packs. While offering an improved battery pack and more advanced electronics, the new M28 Lithium-Ion system will be fully compatible with the current V28 lineup as the tool itself will not change.
Milwaukee Electric Tool introduced the V28 system back in 2005, but in 2008 they really changed things up by adding Digital Power Management (DPM) to their modified M-Series Li-Ion batteries. These are essentially "smart" batteries that talk to the tool, not just the charger. Following in the same tradition, the new M28 lithium-ion battery pack helps ensure optimal battery life and runtime while protecting the battery and tool in the toughest jobsite applications.
The DPM feature includes a temperature management system that keeps the battery within an ideal temperature range and monitors individual cells to ensure optimal charging and discharging. Combined with a side-pack design, integrated welded frame, battery separator, and shock/vibration protective rubber, this battery pack provides users with maximum lifespan and durability.
"The largest high-voltage lithium-ion system on the market just got better. One of the biggest advantages of the transition is the ability for users to immediately upgrade the performance, runtime and durability of the V28 tools they already own, simply by switching to the improved M28 battery pack That's it."
– Christian Coulis, Senior Product Manager, Wireless Products, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
With this launch, Milwaukee Electric Tool is releasing a new M28 Lithium-Ion battery pack, M28 hammers and new lighting solutions, offering professional tradesmen unrivaled durability, performance and uptime. The first new M28 products will be available in stores in summer 2010.
About Milwaukee Power Tools
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (SEHK: 669, ADR: TTNDY), located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, is an industry-leading manufacturer and Marketer. Products include the legendary SAWZALL Reciprocating Saws, M12, M18 and V28 LITHIUM-ION Cordless Tools, HOLE-HAWG Drills, Portable Band Saws, Circular Saws, Power Drills, Impact Drills, Hammers, Sanders, Sanders and a range of Test and measurement and hand tools. Accessories include SAWZALL inserts, SWITCHBLADE self-feeding drills, BIG HAWG hole saws, THUNDERBOLT drills and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee power tools and accessories, call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.