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How Much Power Does A Makita Charger Use

How Much Power Does A Makita Charger Use

If you’re someone that uses power tools, then an integral part of your life is the charger that’s needed to charge your tools. Makita is one of the most popular power tool brands and its charger helps charge all of its products and more.

A Makita charger uses on average 24 watts to charge up batteries for power tools such as drills, saws, and trimmers.

The Makita charger can save you time, money and provides convenience, by using it to charge your battery, instead of buying multiple batteries for your tools. Makita chargers come in different variations and some are capable of charging multiple batteries at a time.

Not All Makita Chargers Are The Same

The average power tool charger uses 70 watts. And the most common Makita charger is the DC18RC, which charges 18v batteries and it uses 24 watts to charge up most batteries. Makita chargers can also charge lithium batteries with USB, so they won’t draw too much current.

Makita batteries range from 18 volts to 36 volts and they can charge up your batteries fairly quickly. Different chargers power up batteries at varying times, it depends on the size of the battery and how big the charging dock is. But on average, it takes about 40 minutes for an 18v battery to fully recharge.

Different Makita chargers:


This is one of the more popular Makita chargers. It has a built-in fan that cools the battery, by sending air through the battery’s air vents while charging for a faster charging process. In turn, the charger communicates with the battery’s built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life. It also charges 14.4V batteries and has a battery capacity of five amp hours.


The DC40RB can charge two batteries at the same time, giving power tool users charging efficiency so their batteries are spending more time working and less time on the charger. It also features a three-fan design and sends air through the battery’s air vents which leads to a faster charging process. The DC40RB uses 1 wattage of power. Two 40V batteries can charge in 28 minutes, two 40V max XGT batteries can charge in 45 minutes and two 40V max batteries can charge in only 50 minutes.


This charger offers a digital display that indicates the battery charge level and has a dual-fan control that circulates air through the battery to cool the battery and circuit board quickly for quicker charging. It charges a 40V Max XGT 2.5 AH battery in 28 minutes and a 40V Max XGT 4.0 battery in only 45 minutes. The charger also comes with a three-year limited warranty. 


The DC10SB is small and compact making it easy to carry around for charging and it can be wall-mounted if you need to maximize workspace. It’s capable with 12V max CXT batteries and it charges 12V max CXT® Lithium-Ion 1.5Ah battery in 22 minutes and charges a 12V max CXT® Lithium-Ion 2.0Ah battery in only 30 minutes. It uses 80 watts of power.

Best Makita Chargers To Purchase

Makita makes a wide range of chargers for consumers, but some have better features than others. Here’s a list of chargers that’s worth your money.

Makita BL 1840BDC1

This charger provides consistent power and run time in extreme temperatures. It also comes with an integrated LED battery charge level indicator which allows it to monitor battery charge. An 18v lithium battery can reach a full charge in 40 minutes or less. And it only uses 4 watts.

Makita BL1021BDC1 12V Max Battery and Charger Starter Pack

It comes equipped with a handy starter pack, which includes a portable charger. Just like the Makita BL 1849BDC1, it’s also small and compact. The lithium-ion battery provides a long run time and lower self-discharge. And it charges a 12V lithium 2.0Ah battery in 70 minutes and uses 24 watts.

Makita DC18RD 18V Lithium-Ion Dual Port Rapid Optimum Charger

This Makita charger can charge two batteries at once and has a built-in USB port for charging your portable electronic devices. Two 18V Compact Lithium-Ion 2.0Ah batteries can be charged in only 25 minutes; two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah batteries can be fully charged in 30 minutes; two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah batteries can be charged in 40 minutes and two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah batteries can be charged in 45 minutes.