Makita’s ‘CXT’ (Compact Exteme Technology) 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.
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.