The Makita btd140 18volt LXT Impact Driver is powered by the Lithium Ion System, which is quite advantageous over the NiCad or NiMH batteries. This system allows a long run time with the battery life cycles numbering to 1400. It imparts a lightweight feature and reduces the self-discharge rate. The shock-absorption features built into the system protects the battery and the most innovative feature is the 45-minute charger that comes with the device. This feature allows it to communicate with the batteries during the charging cycle. The battery has a memory chip built into it, while the charger has a CPU chip, which assesses the data in the battery’s chip and determines the optimal charging method for the current moment.
The device weights only 3 pounds and is 5.75 inches long. It works at 2300 rpm, 3200 blows per minute and has a torque of 1280 inch-pounds. A work light is integrated into it, such that it lights up once the trigger is pulled and remains illuminated for ten seconds. The ergonomic design reduces the fatigue on the operator and the curved grip adds to the comfort. The proprietary technology of hammer and anvil consist of superior quality reinforced steel for enhanced durability.
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