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Answers to 15 Most Common Milwaukee Battery Questions

Author: Apogeeweb
Date: 24 Apr 2022
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Catalog

Introduction

Ⅰ Milwaukee Battery Types

Ⅱ The Procedure to Reset the Milwaukee M18 Battery

Ⅲ 15 Most Common Milwaukee Battery Questions

1. What is the Warranty on Milwaukee Batteries?

2. What Happens under a Warranty Claim?

3. Are Milwaukee M18 Batteries Interchangeable with DeWalt?

4. Do Milwaukee Batteries Fit Any Other Brands?

5. How do you Reset a Milwaukee Battery?

6. How Long does a Milwaukee M12 Battery Last?

7. How Long does a Milwaukee M18 Battery Last?

8. What is the Longest lasting Milwaukee Battery?

9. How Long are Milwaukee Batteries Warrantied?

10. Does the Milwaukee Battery Fit all Tools?

11. What is Compatible with a Milwaukee Battery?

12. What is the Difference Between Milwaukee M12 and M18?

13. What is the Difference Between XC and CP Batteries?

14. What does XC Mean on the Milwaukee Battery?

15. Why are Milwaukee Batteries so Good?

Conclusion

Introduction

Every Milwaukee battery pack offered comes with a warranty. Milwaukee has been emphasizing for years that its M18 platform would remain its primary system. Cordless tool users spend a lot of money on batteries these days, and the company's goal is to not push customers to invest in a new cordless system. That means Milwaukee will have to come up with creative ways to give the tools users demand while being constrained to 18 volts. We thought the Milwaukee battery warranty policy was rather straightforward—until we looked into it. As it turns out, the manufacturer offers different warranties for different batteries. The length of the Milwaukee battery warranty for each pack is determined by the model(s) you ordered. 

Your BUYING and USING the Milwaukee M18 Battery ALL WRONG! 

Ⅰ Milwaukee Battery Types

There are 3 main M18 battery size categories: CP, XC, and HD.

  • CP battery packs are the compact batteries, with 5 Li-ion cells.
  • XC batterypacks are "extended capacity" battery packs that contain ten Li-ion cells.
  • HD batterypacks are High Demand batteries that are made up of 15 Li-ion cells.

Ⅱ The Procedure to Reset the Milwaukee M18 Battery

The Milwaukee M18 battery should be reset after every 30th charging to ensure an accurate circuit. When the circuit deviates from its regular state, it can transmit the erroneous signal to the sensors, resulting in the tool shutting down unexpectedly or working at a marginal charge.

To reset the Milwaukee M18, follow these simple steps:

step 1

Use the tool to discharge the power bank until it turns off. The lithium-ion M18 batteriesare slow to discharge. Furthermore, the battery isn't completely depleted; the gadget shuts off at the critical reading, allowing the power bank to retain enough voltage to charge and refill.

step 2

Remove the battery from the tool and place it on a charger that is not connected to the power supply. Install the voltage indicator for the battery's maximum allowable voltage (20V).

step 3

Turn on the charging appliance and allow it to charge the battery until it reaches its maximum capacity. Though it is preferable to disconnect the charger once the power bank is full, the Milwaukee charger will not allow it to be overcharged and will cut the voltage once the sensor indicates the battery is full.

step 4

Turn off the charger, remove the battery, and insert it into the tool. Allow it to run for a few minutes to fully charge the battery bank. This is done to ensure the battery's optimal operation, as lithium-ion batteries do not hold the maximum charge well. The battery has been reset and can now be used normally.

Ⅲ 15 Most Common Milwaukee Battery Questions

1. What is the Warranty on Milwaukee Batteries?

Milwaukee batteries' warranty provisions are exactly what the warranty agreement that comes with Milwaukee batteries states.

2. What Happens under a Warranty Claim?

If Milwaukee decides the battery qualifies for warranty coverage, the battery pack will be repaired or replaced. However, you must first return the battery pack freight prepaid and insured to a Milwaukee manufacturer service center or approved service station. The warranty procedure starts at that point.

3. Are Milwaukee M18 Batteries Interchangeable with DeWalt?

They may have the same Voltage and Amps/Hour, but there may be a difference in the way they connect or the attachment designed to prevent you from connecting, just to protect their product so they can sell you their battery pack, which you can't use with any other company for the same reason that GM parts won't fit on a Ford or any other car company.

4. Do Milwaukee Batteries Fit Any Other Brands?

No, with battery-operated instruments, the batteries are all the same, but the cases are different enough that you have to buy their casings, as well as their batteries. (Unless you buy your own 18650 cells and refill the casings.)

5. How do you Reset a Milwaukee Battery?

Depending on the condition of charge of the milwaukee battery you're trying to resuscitate, this may or may not work. Establish your positive and negative on both cells by fully charging a second battery of the same voltage rating (m12, m18). Get a couple of cables and connect them to the good battery. Touch off (1-second contact) from the good battery once to reset the other battery. With a dvom, check the voltage of the faulty batteries. The m12 battery should be able to handle a charge of at least 10.8 volts. M18 battery has a voltage of 16.4V. If the charge is not at the baseline, touch off 3 or 4 times from the good battery in 1-second increments. Keep an eye on the voltage of the good battery. A poor battery that has been badly drained may necessitate recharging the good one. The defective battery will never have the same longevity as the good battery, but it should live a little longer.

6. How Long does a Milwaukee M12 Battery Last?

That will be determined by the load you apply to the drill when using that milwaukee M12 battery.

I had one and used it to construct a massive metal shed. It drove over a hundred self-drilling trek screws in the M12 drill before I needed to charge it - I could work for about half a day on each charge.

a fantastic tool My M12 battery was stolen, and I now have its larger brother, the M18, but I loved the lightweight of the M12 and was satisfied with the amount of work I got out of each charge.

7. How Long does a Milwaukee M18 Battery Last?

Lithium-ion batteries are warranted for 2–3 years by Bosch, DeWalt, Metabo HPT (Hitachi), Makita, Milwaukee Tool, and Ridgid. That's a pretty decent sign of what they're expecting from those packets. If you take care of your batteries, there's no reason why they shouldn't last at least that long, if not longer.

8. What is the Longest lasting Milwaukee Battery?

When we learned Milwaukee was launching new High-Output M18 6.0 Ah and 12.0 amp-hour batteries, the atmosphere at Acme Tools was electrifying! The new 12.0Ah battery is the longest-lasting 18-volt battery on the market, and it's jam-packed with innovations and engineering to make your job easier.

9. How Long are Milwaukee Batteries Warrantied?

Surprisingly, the length of a Milwaukee battery guarantee is determined by the battery pack ordered. The following is a comprehensive list of batteries, along with their descriptions and warranty durations. Some of these may surprise you, especially if you assumed all Milwaukee batteries came with a three-year warranty.

The warranty period is five years / two thousand charges from the date of purchase, whichever comes first. The first 1000 charges or two years of warranty, whichever comes first, are covered by free battery replacement. This implies that for the first 1000 charges or two years from the date of purchase/first charge, Milwaukee will deliver a replacement battery to the client free of charge for any damaged battery.

Following that, any leftover costs up to a total of 2000 or the duration of the 5 years from the date of purchase, whichever comes first, will be covered pro-rata. This means that, depending on the amount of use, each client receives an additional 1000 charges or three years of pro-rata guarantee on these battery packs.

10. Does the Milwaukee Battery Fit all Tools?

No, the batteries cannot be swapped. M12 batteries are only compatible with M12 tools, while M18 batteries are only compatible with M18 tools.

11. What is Compatible with a Milwaukee Battery?

In some cases, there is also battery compatibility between Dewalt and Milwaukee batteries. Furthermore, Makita 18v batteries are compatible with Milwaukee 18v tools. However, keep in mind that Milwaukee Fuel batteries are designed to work with brushless motor tools.

12. What is the Difference Between Milwaukee M12 and M18?

M12 batteries are exclusively designed to work with M12 tools. Aside from tool compatibility, they vary in that they are 12V batteries that are smaller and sleeker. M18 batteries are better for extended usage, and their larger design is ideal for heavier jobs that require power.

13. What is the Difference Between XC and CP Batteries?

The tiny batteries, with 5 Li-ion cells, are known as CP battery packs. The CP labeling is quite new and should help to clarify matters. XC battery packs are "extended capacity" battery packs that contain ten Li-ion cells. M18 XC batteries, unless modified, will provide a minor power boost to some tools.

14. What does XC Mean on the Milwaukee Battery?

There will be some overlap in the acronyms due to the recent release of the new HO batteries. The 12.0ah milwaukee battery, for example, is classified as both High Output and High Demand, as is the new CP3.

15. Why are Milwaukee Batteries so Good?

XC = Extended Capacity.

HD = High Demand.

HO = High Output.

There will be some overlap in the acronyms due to the recent release of the new HO batteries. The 12.0ah milwaukee battery, for example, is classified as both High Output and High Demand, as is the new CP3.

Conclusion

As far as we know, every Milwaukee battery cordless M12/M18 power tools come with a 5-year warranty. When it comes to their other items, such as hand tools and pneumatic systems, the warranty varies slightly, so be sure to check the website if you're unsure whether your tool is still under warranty.

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