Makita has announced the launch of its new BAC01 36V Power Converter, which turns DC power into AC power and is suitable for battery charging or the use of corded tools where an AC outlet is not available.

Specifically, the BAC01 36V converts power from Makita’s 36V battery packs to AC power by connecting a PDC01 or PDC1200 battery pack to the unit.

The BAC01 36V is designed to support a variety of requirements, offering two AC outlets, two Type-A USB output ports, two Type C USB outlet ports and one DC12V cigar socket. Users have access to a wide range of options to power multiple items on site and it can also be used to recharge Makita’s batteries for use with its cordless power tools or outdoor equipment.

Runtime is application dependent. For example, the PDC1200 will power a 1000W load for about 56 minutes, and the PDC01with 4x BL1860B batteries will power a 750W load for approximately 20 minutes.

The power converter is also compatible with Makita’s Makpac system to allow for easy transportation. Measuring just 39.5cm x 34.5cm x 16.3cm and weighing 7.3 kilos, it has carrying handles located on both sides of the unit which are retractable when not in use.

“We’re always looking for opportunities to meet our customers' needs, with our new BAC01 Power Converter doing just that. We foresee this being a highly useful and complementary piece of equipment for tradespeople working on large sites, or in remote areas where there isn’t a power supply available. It’s an easily transportable, highly effective source of power that is compatible with a variety of tools and lighting equipment," explained Kevin Brannigan, marketing manager at Makita UK.”