Tools and Equipment
Milwaukee begins transition from V28 to M28 platform
By Craig Pearson
Over the next several months, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. will transition all V28 cordless power tools to the new M28 Li-ion battery pack. While providing “an improved battery pack with more advanced electronics”, the M28 lithium-ion system will be completely compatible with current V28 products, as the tools themselves will not change. Milwaukee has added Digital Power Management (DPM) to the M28 Li-ion battery packs to help ensure optimal battery life and runtime, while protecting the battery and tool during the toughest jobsite applications. DPM features include a temperature management system to keep batteries at the ideal temperature range, and individual cell monitoring to ensure optimal charge and discharge. Combined with a side-packed design, integrated weld frame, cell separator and impact/vibration protective rubber, this pack promises maximum life and durability. Milwaukee will also be releasing a new M28 Li-ion battery pack, 28V charger, M28 hammer drill and lighting solutions.