14 Apr BIG News from Makita – the Launch of the XGT® System
Makita U.S.A., Inc. has introduced its new XGT® System, which includes more than fifty higher-powered cordless products that are designed to take the job site completely cordless. The XGT System will begin shipping this month and will offer two power ranges, either 40 Volts or 80 Volts (the latter is done by pairing two 40 Volt batteries together). An XGT battery can power everything from equipment to a handheld drill. The existing LXT System currently offers over 275 products, with many more on the way.
Mario Lopez, director of product management, says that the new system “provides more power without forcing users to buy big, heavy, slow-charging batteries for use on a limited number of tools.”
For contractors, XGT means more battery-powered solutions so they can work without cords, gas, and air. It uses advanced brushless motor engineering with a higher volume of copper windings and highest-quality rare earth magnets for longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. The Makita-built brushless motors are equipped with sophisticated electronics that enable more precision settings and power.
Select XGT equipment and tools can deliver up to two times faster application speeds when compared to a similar corded counterpart.
XGT is a smart system with digital technology that enables communication between the tool and battery during use, as well as the charger and battery during charging. It actively monitors and protects against overload, over-discharge, and overheating.
The new, higher voltage XGT Batteries can achieve faster charge times than industry standards. XGT Batteries can reach a full charge in as little as 28 minutes. And they are engineered for durability with features designed to minimize damage and protect the user’s investment. For example, the batteries feature an impact-absorbing structure with a durable outer casing and a cell holder that creates space within the pack to absorb impact if the battery is dropped. The battery also has a triple layer, enhanced structure that was engineered to protect against exposure to water and dust. And the tools have Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™), which is a series of integrated seals inside that add protection against dust and moisture. These durability features make XGT ideal for work outside in unpredictable weather.
The new tools include demolition hammers, rotary hammers, miter saws, circular and reciprocating saws, angle grinders, impact driver and wrenches, drills, lighting and more.
For users who are interested in operating both platforms, there’s an adapter (ADP10, sold separately) that will charge both XGT and LXT Batteries.
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