The Makita 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Vacuum Kit, model XLC02RB1W, is a compact and powerful cordless vacuum with strong suction for fast and efficient cleaning. At only 18-3/4" in length this compact vacuum can be used as a "hand-vac", or with the floor nozzle extension for floors, carpets, and hard-to-reach spaces. The XLC02RB1W is a kit and includes the fast-charging 18V Compact Lithium-Ion battery and efficient Rapid Optimum Charger. It's part of Makita's expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world's largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT and Compact Lithium-Ion batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.