Milwaukee USB Chargers: Milwaukee M12 and M18 Power Sources
Milwaukee power sources are based on their very popular M12 and M18 battery systems, allowing the users to recharge their USB-charged devices like phones, tablets, digital cameras, and similar, with no AC power being available.
Milwaukee M12 and M18 power sources are compact, lightweight, and come in very handy in many situations. Also, they are mostly offered as "tool-only," with the M12 and M18 batteries being sold separately.
Published: September 24, 2022.
Milwaukee M12 Power Source/USB Charger
Milwaukee M12 Power Source is a very compact and lightweight add-on for the Milwaukee M12 batteries, transforming them into power banks/power sources.
Milwaukee M12 Power Source features physical dimensions of (L x H) 2 x 4.75 inches (~5.1 x 12.1 cm) and is compatible with Milwaukee M12 REDLITHIUM rechargeable batteries.
Milwaukee M12 Power Source features one USB 2.1 Amps charging port and the onboard fuel gauge (battery remaining charge indicator), allowing the user to check the battery condition quickly. Also, it is compatible with all M12 Heated Gear.
How long can Milwaukee M12 Power Source operate on a single battery charge?
Milwaukee M12 Power Source is a very efficient DC-to-DC converter, but its runtime on a single battery charge depends on the battery capacity and the charging current of the USB device.
But, Milwaukee M12 batteries are able to store plenty of energy compared with the energy stored in many portable power banks/USB chargers.
Milwaukee M12 Power Source comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the Milwaukee M12 Power Source Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Milwaukee M18 Power Source/USB Charger
Milwaukee M18 Power Source converts the energy stored in Milwaukee M18 REDLITHIUM rechargeable batteries, allowing the users to charge one USB-charged device, like a phone, tablet, camera, or similar.
Milwaukee M18 Power Source simply slides on the battery, just like any other M18 battery-powered tool.
Also, Milwaukee M18 Power Source is compatible with M12 Heated Jackets with an expandable battery pocket.
Since Milwaukee M18 REDLITHIUM batteries feature the built-in fuel gauge, Milwaukee M18 Power Source doesn't feature one.
Milwaukee M18 Power Source comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the Milwaukee M18 Power Source Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Long Story Short: Milwaukee M12 and M18 Power Sources are very handy accessories, and with all the USB-charged devices around, they help the user keep such devices charged.
However, there are also many third-party devices that are compatible with the Milwaukee M12 and M18 battery systems, often having more than one USB charging port, combined with additional features, like an LED flashlight and similar.
Personally, OEM gear is tough and durable (and recommended), but one should not ignore these third-party power sources, at least not ones with the best reviews.