New Milwaukee M18 Resistant Battery best in class 

M18 Resistant battery
M18 Resistant battery

Milwaukee Tool has released a new M18 cordless power tool battery specifically designed to withstand chemicals commonly found in automotive maintenance and manufacturing environments.

The new XC 5.0Ah M18 Resistant Battery 48-11-1850R was developed for the automotive industry with enhanced protection against contact with common solvents, greases and oils.

This battery was developed for transport maintenance and manufacturing.

Milwaukee says the new battery will feature a durable battery compartment, fuel gauge and side label (shield graphic) to differentiate it from standard M18 battery offerings.


It’s easy. Most cordless power tool batteries are designed for general construction environments, not automotive maintenance, repair, or production facilities, where they may come into constant contact with oil, grease, or solvents.

So here’s a new M18 Resistant Battery XC 5Ah with better protection from auto chemicals.

I ask myself the following questions:

Equipment such as existing Milwaukee M18 cordless power tools, such as impact wrenches, are already used in environments with frequent exposure to automotive chemicals.

Has this battery been designed with existing tools or existing tools and potential new shipping maintenance and repair space in mind?

That said, is this battery a separate development, or is it part of a larger release that hasn’t caught our attention yet?

Next up is the durable M12 battery? Why not make one for the m12 if it is already offered in the M18 Resistant Battery.

Product Details

Our M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Resistant Battery is built with a resistant housing, providing increased protection against exposure to common oils, greases, and solvents found in automotive and manufacturing environments. In addition, the M18 Resistant battery REDLITHIUM XC5.0 delivers the same best in class performance as the standard M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 battery with 2.5X more runtime, 20% more power, and 2x more recharges than standard lithium-ion batteries.

Each battery pack is durably built for heavy-duty use, runs cooler, and performs in cold weather climates. Built-in REDLINK Intelligence protects the battery from overloads, preventing you from damaging your cordless power tools in heavy-duty situations, while the discharge protection prevents cell damage. An integrated temperature management system and individual cell monitoring help to maximize your battery’s life. Our M18 Resistant battery REDLITHIUM XC5.0 is fully compatible with all 200+ Milwaukee M18 solutions.

  • Best-in-class construction: resistant housing designed to provide increased protection against exposure to common oils, greases, and solvents
  • All-weather performance: delivers fade free power in extreme jobsite conditions
  • Fuel gauge onboard: displays remaining runtime
  • REDLINK intelligence: our battery circuitry provides optimized performance and overload protection using total system communication between tool, battery, and charger
  • Versatility: powers more than 200 plus Milwaukee M18 cordless power tools
  • Includes: 1 M18 resistant battery REDLITHIUM XC5.0.


Dimensions: H 3 in, W 3.1 in, L 4.6 in


Product Height (in.)3 inProduct Length (in.)4.6 in
Product Width (in.)3.1 in


Battery Amp Hours5.0Battery Power TypeLithium Ion
Charge time (min.)60Charger IncludedCharger Not Included
Color FamilyRedNumber of Total Batteries Included1
Power Tool Accessory TypeBatteryPower Tool FeaturesNo Additional Features
Used with Equipment TypeBlower,Brush Cutter,Chainsaw,Concrete Drilling Tool,Drill,Edgers,Grinder,Hedge Trimmer,Impact Wrench,Jobsite,Metalworking Tool,Polisher,Saw,UtilityVoltage (volts)18 V

Family Run Business

Hi there, 
Here at VTC we will provide YOU with “name brand tools with a warranty”. 
Vermont Tool Company is a single-member LLC based in Vermont. We work with multiple vendors across the USA to bring you a competitive price on all your automotive needs. We will price match our competition! Your purchase goes to help fuel our forever expanding business, thank you so much for your support.

Vermont Tool Company was originally founded inside my apartment building back in 2017. I have always been a natural born salesman! 
I began to find items to post on ebay and got a taste for selling on e-commerce platforms. 
In 2018 I founded Walker Discount LLC using my last name to make a legacy for my family to remember me by. I was moving forward quickly with legitimizing my e-commerce business. That entire year I took our hundreds of items to eBay and began the tedious task of manually importing every item into our old website. Designing the website was done manually, our original logo was created. Consider purchasing your M18 Resistant Battery from Vermont Tool Company today!

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