Last year Milwaukee came out with a 6 pack charger that charges M18 batteries.  This year they are introducing a new 6 pack charger, but with a twist.  The new charing station will charge three M18 and three M12 batteries.  Besides being able to have a single charger for both platforms, you can also charge 3 batteries simultaneously and 40% faster.  The previous single unit would charge 1 M18 XC battery in 60 minutes.  Now you can get three M18 XC batteries charged in 37 minutes.

As an added level of communication, the charger indicates an 80% state of charge by a slow, green flashing light.  This means you don’t have to wait until the batteries are full.  As soon as you see the light, you know you have 80% full battery and can get some work done.

The charging station is available in February 2015.