Hilti extends the productivity of its cordless tool line with the introduction of the B 18/5.2 Li-Ion and B 18/2.6 Li-Ion battery packs, as well as the multibay charger C4/36-MC4. The new Hilti battery packs deliver up to 80 percent longer run time and are compatible with the whole Hilti 18-volt cordless tool range and chargers. And, the new Hilti multibay charger provides a more convenient and efficient solution on the job, charging up to four batteries in sequential order. The new battery packs are built with higher-density cells and use smart software that monitors and controls each cell to protect it against overheating and provide optimal performance and charging. The B18/2.6 battery is the highest capacity compact battery available on the market at 2.6 Ah, and the larger B18/5.2 offers 5.2 Ah capacities. These batteries’ higher and more reliable output allows Hilti tools to handle larger loads, while ensuring the power delivered in each trigger pull is always consistent. As with other Hilti batteries, these new battery packs come with an LED state-of-charge indicator so the operator knows exactly how much power is left. The batteries also charge quickly — up to 75 percent in the first 20 minutes.