The new jackets provide unmatched warmth and performance with a new fleece inner liner and durable heating elements in not only the chest and upper back, but now in lower pockets that are controlled independently of the core heating elements to provide extra warmth to the hands. Each durable heating element is composed of sewn in carbon fiber heating zones that can be set to high, medium, or low with a simple touch of a button on the lapel.
Powered by M12™ RED LITHIUM™ battery technology, the new jackets are compatible with the entire M12™ System, now offering over 40 cordless Lithium-Ion products. Hidden in a sleek back pocket, which can expand to hold an XC battery, an upgraded battery holder now includes a battery fuel gauge and a powered USB port for charging portable electronic devices. The M12™ RED LITHIUM™ battery delivers superior runtime, with up to six hours of continuous heat on a single battery charge.
For users that are operating heavy machinery or riding recreational vehicles equipped with a standard 12v power outlet, Milwaukee will also introduce the Heated Jacket 12v DC Plug Adapter (49-24-2301) in the Fall of 2012. Compatible with all Milwaukee® Heated Jackets, the adapter utilizes a 7-foot coil cord for neat cord routing throughout the vehicle and will provide unlimited run-time.
Also available in the fall of 2012, the M18™ Power Source (49-24-2371) will be available to cater to the growing M18™ user base that demands increased jacket run-time. Compatible with both M18™ XC and Compact battery packs, this accessory will provide up to 18 hours of run-time on a single charge. Equipped with a Powered USB Port that will charge portable electronic devices, the M18™ Power Source will fit into any Milwaukee® Heated Jacket with the expanded battery pocket (all Season II and Season III Jackets).
The new M12™ Heated Jackets and accessories are a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investing in game changing technology. Milwaukee will continue to offer innovative solutions in power, productivity and performance.