Makita is one of the industry leaders when it comes to power tools and their batteries. But when you need to replace a battery or choose a new one for your Makita tool, you might run into some compatibility issues. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you navigate the confusing world of Makita battery compatibility.
Makita Battery Compatibility Chart
|BHP454||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BTD140||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BHR202||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BDF452||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BGA452||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BFS450||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BHP451||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BHP453||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BJS130||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BML184||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BTP140||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BUB182||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BVR450||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BHP456||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BJR181||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815|
|BJR182||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815|
|BJR183||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815|
|BJR184||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815|
|BDF452L||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
|BHP458||18V||BL1850, BL1840, BL1830, BL1815, LXT-400|
Which Makita batteries are compatible?
Makita batteries come in various sizes and voltages, from the popular 18-volt and 12-volt models to the more powerful and long-lasting 36-volt and 40-volt batteries. It’s important to know which battery is compatible with your Makita tool before making a purchase.
The easiest way to figure out compatibility is by checking the Makita battery compatibility chart. This chart lists all the Makita tools and the batteries that are compatible with each one. Some batteries are compatible with multiple tools while others are specific to only one tool.
Can you use different batteries on Makita tools?
You might be tempted to use a different battery on your Makita tool than what is specified in the manual or on the compatibility chart. However, it’s not recommended to do so. Different batteries have different voltages and power outputs, which can cause damage to your tool or even create a safety hazard.
For example, using a 12-volt battery on a tool designed for an 18-volt battery may not provide enough power for the tool to function properly. On the other hand, using a more powerful battery than what is recommended can overload the tool, damaging its motor or other internal components.
Can I use new Makita batteries on old tools?
Yes, you can use new Makita batteries on old tools as long as they are compatible with each other. Makita batteries are designed to be backward compatible, meaning that newer batteries will work with older tools that require the same voltage and battery type. However, some new batteries may not fit in older tools due to differences in size or shape.
It’s worth noting that older tools may not take advantage of the new technology and features incorporated in newer batteries. For example, a high-capacity battery may not provide longer run time on an old tool that’s not designed to handle its power output.
Can you use a 40-volt battery on an 18-volt tool Makita?
No, you cannot use a 40-volt battery on an 18-volt Makita tool. Makita tools are designed to work with specific battery voltages, and using a battery with a higher voltage than what is specified can overload the tool and cause damage.
Additionally, 40-volt batteries are much larger and heavier than 18-volt batteries, and they won’t fit in an 18-volt tool’s battery compartment. Conversely, using a lower voltage battery than what is specified won’t provide enough power for the tool to function properly.
Makita battery compatibility is essential to make the most of your Makita tools. Using the wrong battery can cause damage to your tools and even create safety hazards. Always check the compatibility chart before purchasing a new battery and only use batteries that are specified in the manual or chart. With the right battery, your Makita tool can perform at its best and provide you with many years of reliable service.