Let me guess, you saw our video of the M12 heated jacket and thought to yourself, wow those guys are cool, I have to get one. Then you go online and look around for the best deal. It’s at that point you realize there is about a $50 difference from the bare jacket, to the one that includes a battery and a charger. No big deal, you get the bare jacket and use your M18 batteries. Oh wait, you can’t. After all it is called the M12 heated jacket for a reason. So then you think about it for a while longer and realize that even if you get the jacket with the charger and battery, you should still have one more battery for back up. So now you have to fork out even more cash.
Well my friends, let me give you a simple solution to this crazy scenario. We know it’s a crazy scenario because who doesn’t own at least one tool from the M12 line? Anyways, the simple solution is the M18 Power Source. This is just one of many of the cool new releases in 2012 that Milwaukee has released. Besides allowing a user to use their M18 batteries in their M12 jackets, there is also another cool little feature which we will touch on in a second.
The new Power Source is a very cool idea. What it does is slide over either an M18 XC or compact battery and provide extra battery life. A user can get 18 hours of run time with the XC battery or 10 hours of run time with the compact batteries in the heated jackets. That is a long time.
We found this Power Source online from $15 to $30. For the small investment, it is well worth the cost. You get longer run times with your heated jacket, plus you have a portable power supply to help keep your important electronics charged. Very cool idea!