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Milwaukee M18 RedLithium Power Tools Battery Conversion Guide

It has been reported that the Milwaukee M18 power tools have built-in over discharge protection. Therefore, you should be able to use any 18V/20V lithium ion battery packs with the Milwaukee M18 power tools with the appropriate adapter.

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Bosch 18V Lithium Ion Battery Pack

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Craftsman V20 Battery Pack

There doesn't seem to be any source on whether Craftsman V20 batteries have built-in over discharge protection. But considering that Milwaukee M18 power tools have been reported to have over discharge protection circuitry, it should be safe to use the Craftsman V20 battery packs on the Milwaukee power tools.

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Makita 18V LXT Battery Pack

It has been reported that the Makita batteries do have built-in over discharge protection. Therefore, it should be safe to use Makita batteries with an adapter on Milwaukee M18 power tools. But you might consider disassembly your Makita battery to ensure that there is an over discharge protection circuit.

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Ryobi ONE+ 18V Battery Pack

It has been reported (here and here) that the Ryobi ONE+ batteries do have built-in over discharge protection. Therefore, it should be safe to use Ryobi ONE+ batteries with an adapter on Milwaukee M18 power tools. But you might consider disassembly your Ryobi ONE+ battery to ensure that there is an over discharge protection circuit.

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