Makita 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Rapid Optimum Charger-DC18RC - The Home Depot


Model # DC18RC

Internet # 204326204

18-Volt Lithium-Ion Rapid Optimum Charger

Makita 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Rapid Optimum Charger

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$99.00 / each


Model # DC18RC

Internet # 204326204

In 2005 Makita created the industry’s first 18-Volt Lithium-Ion cordless tool line-up. Today, Makita offers 65+ tools powered by one fast-charging 18-Volt Lithium-Ion battery, giving contractors and build-it-yourselfers an expanding cordless tool line-up that delivers more work and less downtime with less weight and better engineering. At the heart of Makita’s 18-Volt LXT line-up is the ENERGY STAR qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, model DC18RC. The DC18RC offers several advantages for cordless tool users. The exclusive Forced Air Cooling Fan cools the battery by forcing air through the battery's built-in air vents during the charging process. The Optimum Charging System features Makita’s exclusive Active 3 Controls, which monitor the battery's current, voltage and temperature during the charging process to maximize battery life. In addition, the charger’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) analyzes data from the battery's built-in memory chip. The DC18RC is ENERGY STAR qualified for its efficient charging process. The result is a faster battery charging cycle which means less downtime: the DC18RA will charge an 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion battery (model BL1830) in only 30 minutes, and an 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion battery (model BL1815) in only 15 minutes. Note that the DC18RC will also charge Makita Ni-MH and Ni-Cd batteries. The Makita battery adapter (model 193949-2) is required to charge Makita Ni-MH and Ni-Cd 7.2-Volt – 18-Volt pod- & stick-style removable batteries.

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  • During the charging process, the rapid optimum charger monitors each battery and actively controls the current, voltage and temperature for faster charging and longer battery life
  • Rapid optimum charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery during the charging process, which is engineered to facilitate a faster charge time and helps product lifetime work
  • Rapid Optimum Charger is ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Charge times of 15 min. (compact battery) and 30 min. (LXT battery)
  • Compact design (7-12 in. long, only 1.6 lbs.) is ideal for jobsite portability and storage

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Assembled Depth (in.)  6.125 in  Assembled Height (in.)  3.313 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  7.5 in  Product Depth (in.)  6.125 
Product Height (in.)  7.5  Product Width (in.)  3.313 
AC\DC  AC  Alarm  Yes 
Battery Test Function  Yes  Color Family  Black 
Compatibility  BL1415, BL1815, BH1220, BH1222C, BH1420, BH9020, BH9020A, BH1427, BL1430, BL1430A, BL1830, BH1233, BH1233C, BH1433, BH9033, BH9033A, All 1.3Ah Ni-Cd batteries (except maktec series), All 2.0Ah Ni-Cd batteries, All 2.6Ah Ni-MH stick/ pod batteries, All 3.0Ah Ni-MH stick/ pod batteries  Cord Length (ft.)  6.5 
Number of batteries charged at once  Power Tool Accessory Type  Battery Charger 
Power Tool Product Type  Power Tool Accessory  Returnable  90-Day 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool  Voltage (volts)  18 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  Yes 



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