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Milwaukee 48-59-1807 M18 and M12 Rapid Charge Station

  • Milwaukee 48-59-1807 M18 and M12 Rapid Charge Station
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If you have a need to charge a multitude of 18V and 12V batteries at once, then Milwaukee's M18 and M12 Rapid Charge Station is the fastest charging solution in the industry. With the ability to charge 6 packs four times faster, the station charges three batteries simultaneously while charging each pack up to 40 percent faster.
The charger accepts up to three M18 and three M12 battery packs at the same time, reducing the amount of time spent changing out batteries and increasing productivity on the jobsite. It highlights REDLINK Intelligence, which communicates directly with the battery to monitor cell voltage, temperature, and charge status to optimize the performance and ultimately extend the life of the pack. Another highlight of this station is its charge indicator mechanism. When a battery pack reaches 80 percent capacity, the LED indicator will start slowly flashing green. This gives the user confidence knowing they can still complete a substantial amount of work if they do not want to wait for a full charge.
With the growing capacity of cordless tool batteries and the need for faster charging, this rapid charge station is a must-have addition for powering your cordless tools.
Features:
  • REDLINK Intelligence for optimum performance and extended life
  • Pass-through plug for outlet space conservation
  • Hang hole guides easily mark mounting points on the surface without measuring
  • Convenient carry handle for jobsite portability
  • Integrated hang holes allow charger to be mounted vertically
  • Accepts up to three M18 and three M12 battery packs simultaneously
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Specifications

Series: M12/M18
Charging Ports: 6
Compatible Batteries: All M18 and M12 REDLITHIUM Packs
Recharge Time: 22 to 59 mins. Depending on Battery
Voltage: 18V and 12V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
10 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
6
3
1
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (10)
Pros
Easy To Use (1)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Powerful (1)
Value (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (1)
Large Projects (1)
Small Projects (1)
Home Repair (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Upto 3 batteries at a time
While the marketing details are a bit misleading (hence 4-stars), this is a great rapid charger.

I bought this to charge several M12/18 batteries on high-demand jobsites. I use extensively many cordless Milwaukee tools and need to recharge batteries often. Multiple, single, sequential chargers just don't cut it. So when I read this will charge 3-M18 and 3-M12 batteries at the same time, I was pretty stoked. Well, it turns out it can only charge 3-batteries at the same time. Here's how it works.

There is a bank of three M12 charging ports and a bank of three M18. You can charge all three M12s together simultaneously, or you can do three M18 simultaneously. But you can't charge both banks at the same time. In fact, you can even charge the opposite side at the same time. For example, if you put an M12 in first, the M18 port directly across becomes a sequential only charger. I'm not sure why, but only 3 at a time will charge, and you can't charge the battery directly across at the same time. It can only charge sequentially the port on the opposite side. So whichever M12 or M18 port you start charging first, the port directly opposite flashes until the first battery is fully charged.
April 6, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Needs repair
I am a plumbing contractor. I use both 12 & 18 volt Milwaukee tools. Wanted this type of charger a couple years before they decided to build it. I have owned it about 15 months and one bank of the charger has stopped working. It's still under warranty so off to the repair station it goes!
June 7, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best charger
I use this more than the 18 other Milwaukee chargers I have this one goes in the truck every day with me I love it
September 1, 2016
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Keeps all the tools on the job running
I set up the Rapid Charge Station in the morning and everyone on site loads it up throughout the day.

This charger is essentially 3 Rapid chargers in one shell. (IE each bank has an 18V and 12V port that are sequential but all banks run simultaneously for 3 batteries charging at any given time.)

Both the 6-pack 18V and 4-pack 12V are standard output chargers and sequential.

Rapid charging is a must for the XC 5.0 and higher packs (XC 6.0 and HD 9.0 packs will be available soon!)

Bottom line, stop thinking about it and go buy it. You will not regret it, and your coworkers will love you too, assuming they use Milwaukee tools as well. Just be sure to label all of your batteries! -p
March 12, 2016
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Looks good but...
I own the 18v-only 6-battery charger, not this one, and absolutely love multi-charging. It actually does change the way one works, for the better. I do use 18v and 12v, so I would have purchased this unit if I did not already own the 18v-only version and mostly use 18v tools.

This 18v/12v version appears improved over the excellent 18v-only version (some simultaneous charging rather than consecutive-only charging), and having both 18v and 12v in one charger clearly has some advantages. The obvious downside is that this 18v/12v is substantially larger than the 6-battery 18v charger, at least without the batteries on them.

What would be best for folks like me (and also for 12v-only users) would be for Milwaukee to add a 12v-only charger to the line, smaller like the 18v-only unit is. After being so pleased with the 6x18v I would also buy a 6x12v device. Perhaps the batteries could angle in to fit 2x3 12v batteries in a smaller footprint using the same general charger layout. I routinely use all 6 slots of the 18v charger, keeping compact and XC choices always ready for use very convenient. It would be nice to do the same with 12v.
One reviewer on another site commented that the handle makes for a clunky wall-mounted unit, but for jobsite convenience the carry handle works great, in my opinion a big value add. Personally I would just saw the handle off if I intended a permanent wall mount, but I move it among jobsites (a main reason for battery tools) and consider the handle _mandatory_. If I was Milwaukee engineering I would never drop the handle but might consider making the handle permanently removable to accommodate home DIY buyers who want to wall mount.
April 26, 2015
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
time saver
Charging mutli volt batteries on jobsite.
Saves me time and space.
no cord holder when you wrap around it
March 30, 2015
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Fast. Real FAST
This unit will charge 3 battery's in half the time of the standard kit charger. My 5.0 batteries only take about 50 minutes from dead and 20 to 25 minutes from 2 bars. This thing is fast.
December 2, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
As always, no complaints or disappointments. It would be nice to have a unit that would charge 6 of the small standard M12s. I'm an M12 polygamist & enjoy having my pockets stuffed with these little powerhouses as I climb a 3 story ladder without with an extension cord! I have 6 individual chargers mounted on my shop wall & would love to have a 6 charger unit for the field. Milwaukee, "I exercise my Right to bare M12s" with my compact concealed tool carry permit"
December 1, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Works great.
Works great and it's nice that it charges more than one battery at a time and that I only need to carry one charger to do both types of batteries.

I would suggest making it smaller, adding a cord wrap and a USB outlet for charging a phone. It's very bulky to pack in a bag when moving in and out of jobsites, but is otherwise great.
May 11, 2015
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best addition to the truck this year.
This has been one of my favorite new additions to the truck. When I run larger crews I am now swapping out batteries long before they die, so no one has to stop when they're up on equipment in the middle of something.

Others have noted that it charges only 12v OR 18v at any given time, so I knew that going in. My addition to the unit notes is that it uses a lot more wattage than the single chargers (due to keeping batteries "topped off". I used to run two regular single chargers off a 100w inverter in the truck, but this unit was taking too much power for a 400w inverter so it's not living to it's full potential for me yet.

However, if we have it plugged in at site, and we're swapping out batteries at two bars (50%), there is no more fade or chatter in the tools. When I get home from a 12-14 hour day running a full crew, I don't have to spend a few hours at night swapping batteries in chargers. That was worth the price.

I haven't had problems with durability or size... It could possibly be smaller, but I suspect it needs a lot of venting... it charges loads of batteries, quickly. It fits on the floor between driver and passenger, awaiting a bigger inverter. ;-)
June 20, 2015

Questions & Answers

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If I install six dead batteries into the to charger, would all six charge simultaneously?
Tool man on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There are 3 ports for M18s along bank #1. There are 3 ports for M12s along bank #2. Any time you're charging a port in the M18 bank, the same port across from it in M12 bank goes on standby (won't charge at same time) and becomes a sequential charger. Bottom-line is you can charge (1) three M18s at the same time, (2) three M12s, (3) two M18s and one M12, (4) two M12s and one M18, (5) one M18, or (6) one M12. So while you can plug in up to 6 batteries, only three will charge and others become standy, sequential chargers.

B1P1(M18) or B2P1(M12)
B1P2(M18) or B2P2(M12)
B1P3(M18) or B2P3(M12)

B=bank, P=port;
Example: charging two M18s (B1P1,B1P3) and one M12 (B2P2): B1P1 is charging. B2P2 is charging. B1P3 is charging. Ports B2P1, B1P2, and B2P3 become standby, sequential chargers (won't start charging until the opposite port is complete).

I'm not sure why Milwaukee had to do this, but what WOULD BE great is charging any and all six at same time vs. just three. Maybe next year?
Has anybody used this product for long enough to notice if it reduces the overall lifetime of batteries compared to the conventional slower and less powerful charger?
Charlie on Dec 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have only owned the unit for about 2 months now and no issues yet.(6 days a week in use) and it is fast. I only have 5.0 batteries (9 of them)(got rid of the rest)and it charges them in 45 to 50 minutes from full discharge.
On another note I am a remote control car nut and in the rc world our understanding of lithium batteries is that charge cycles (when controlled) due not decrease the life of the battery at all. Only over discharging of lithium batteries is what puffs them up and junks them out. My belief is in the beauty of milwaukees system which is completely computer controlled and prevents over discharging and over charging of the batteries, it simply can not happen. I think the reason they did not offer this charger initially is they had not yet thought of it or perfected it.
The big difference is it costs more money and it can draw up to 7 amps of 120 volt ac power when charging 3 M18 batteries from full discharge. Translation to terms most of us can understand is it can use up to the same amount of power as 7 120 watt flood lights which is 840 watts of power. What a lot of guys who charge in there trucks don't realize is to use this at its full capacity in a truck is you need a 1000 watt inverter or it can error out under full load compared to the 250 watts needed by the six pack charger(I also own, awsome "suitcase" for multiple battery's) or other standard chargers.
Hope you get something out of all of this. Good luck and Merry Christmas.
Denis the Menace.
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A standard Milwaukee charger outputs 3A @18/12 volts (depending on which battery it is charging.) What is the output per bay of this charger? (A picture of the nameplate would be extremely helpful). Thank you!
Matt on Jan 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Max Output Amps are as follows:
4.5 Amps @ 12V
6.0 Amps @ 18V
Can this be wall mounted ?
jason on Jun 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The M18 and M12 Rapid Charge Station has integrated hang holes to allow the charger to be mounted vertically on a wall.
Will this charge the xc 4.0 battery
C on Feb 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That unit will charge all M18 and M12 redlithium batteries.
How long does it take to charge one 5.0 m18 battery, as well as three 5.0 m18 batteries At the same time? Just wondering
Electrical contractor on Feb 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The charging time will be between 22 minutes for one battery and 60 minutes to charge all three batteries.
How long does it take to charge one 5.0 m18 battery, as well as three 5.0 m18 batteries At the same time? Just wondering
Electrical contractor on Feb 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The charging time will be between 22 minutes for one battery and 60 minutes to charge all three batteries.

Warranty

The Milwaukee Warranty Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

The warranty period for V28, M12 and M18 Li-Ion Battery Packs is two (2) years from the date of purchase. XC M18 Battery packs carry a (3) year warranty. The warranty period for Ni-Cd Battery Packs, Flashlights, Radios, and Professional Hoists (lever, chain, and electric) is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

*The warranty period for Portable Generators is two (2) years from the date of purchase.

THE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT REMEDIES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MILWAUKEE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS.

THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED FOR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state and province to province. In those states that do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico only.

Please call Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation for warranty questions at 800-729-3878

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