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Model#: MILN2790-20
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Milwaukee 2790-20 Job Site Radio

This item is no longer available.
It has been replaced by the MILN2890-20.

Product Overview

Details

Powered by all Milwaukee 12V-28V batteries including M series, V series and NiCad; the Jobsite Radio delivers the highest reception accuracy and signal clarity in its class with an exclusive AM/FM tuner and digital processor. In addition, the Job Site Radio features premium speakers that produce a rich, full sound and a built in weather sealed MP3 compartment to protect MP3 players and other audio devices. Backed by legendary Milwaukee durability, a shock absorbing ABS polymer and steel construction protects internal components from weather and abusive job site conditions.
Features:
  • Exclusive AM/FM Tuner with Digital Processor - Delivers highest reception accuracy and signal clarity
  • Premium Speakers and 40 Watt Amplifier - Up to 6X more power than competitive radios
  • Weather Sealed Auxiliary Compartment - Protects MP3 players and other audio devices
  • Shock Absorbing ABS Polymer and Steel Construction - Protection against weather and abusive job site conditions
  • Customizable Equalizer and 10-Station Preset - Personalized sound and enhanced musical and vocal quality
  • AC/DC Versatility - Powered by Milwaukee M12, M18, V18, M28, Ni-Cd 12V to 28V, and AC outlet
  • Built-In Bottle Opener - Convenience on and off the job site
  • Durable Cord Wrap - Easily store the 6-foot AC cord
  • Does NOT charge batteries
Includes:
  • Job Site Radio - 2790-20
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Specifications

Cordless: Yes
AC Voltage: 120V
Antenna Type: Pivot Cord
Auxiliary Inputs: 3.5mm Stereo / USB
Batteries Included: No
Battery Type: Li-Ion / Ni-Cd
Charging Capability: No
Media Compatibility: MP3 / WMA
Memory Presets: 10 AM / FM
Tuner: AM / FM
Voltage: 12V - 28V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
118 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
77
33
5
1
2
Would you recommend?
Yes (109)
No (4)
Pros
Easy To Use (96)
Powerful (68)
Lightweight (1)
Cons
Heavy (12)
Best Uses
Home Repair (43)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Yes, Yes, Yes, Buy It!!!!!!!
Best sounding Job site radio, Period! The only thing that could make it better, is if it could control your iPod. Yes, buy it, you won't be sorry.
May 10, 2010
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Wonderful Radio, Best there is
Never mind X-Ray Man, the sound is great, runs Ipods and MP3s, who cares about NOAA weather, 6 ft cord is fine. More than adequate volume and fantastic sound quality, even if is doesnt say Rockford Fosgate---youd never know the difference. A major, major improvement from the old discontued model V38
June 24, 2010
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
great tool
good radio can take anywhere you need it
October 18, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful and Compact
Great Volume, keeps my phone charged while listen to Pandora.
August 30, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Great Radio
I bought this item for my husband and he loves it! My brother-in-law has one too and they use it for everything and take it everywhere. the attachement for an ipod/iphone to listen to their music is a great extra.
June 25, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Will keep coming back
Third reconditioned Milwaukee radio we bought. All have worked perfect and are like brand new. Thanks
August 19, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
great radio, I will buy another.
This radio would be great for anyone to use. When using batteries, this radio is a miser, one battery will last all day, or maybe even a weekend of camping. Would be great during a power outage. Very well built, and solid.
September 11, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Sound even better than expected
At work
December 31, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Excellent, great price
Another great product from milwaukee
March 27, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Home Repair
Great product
Product is semi heavy but very durable. Much louder than I expected.
August 20, 2015

Questions & Answers

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Does this radio charge batteries?
Matt on Aug 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It does not. As to why, DeWalt has patents covering jobsite radios also charging batteries.
I've heard that patent is expired or expiring, so there may be a new jobsite radio with charging capability in the future of M12.
Will battery's #48-11- 2412 work with 2790-20 radiO ?
biggun on Jun 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This will work with Milwaukee M12, M18, V18, M28, Ni-Cd 12V to 28V, and AC outlet.
Can you use your MP_ 3 player to play songs from the radio?
Dean on Jun 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is compatible with Mp3 players.
Is it possible to tune in an station (FM) with even frekvence like 97.8. ?
lars1370 on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the miln2790-20 radio has an FM tuner.
How long can it last on battery life? Preferably on the m18 or the m12. I wanna know before I get a battery for it.
KalebG on Mar 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on the batteries that you are using. Both M18 and M12 batteries are available in small, compact batteries and big, fatpack batteries. On average the M18 fatpack batteries last about 3-4 hours while the compact batteries last 2-3 hours. The M12 compact batteries last about an hour while their counterpart fatpack batteries may last up to two hours. It also depends on the weather outside and how much power the radio is using i.e volume level, bass, and radio station.
Does this radio have a USB port for excepting a thumb drive?
Does it have an ear bud / head phone jack?
Zak on Feb 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has a USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
My 18 volt battery does not plug into it why?
Joe on Jan 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 1. This radio is powered by Milwaukee M12, M18, V18, M28, Ni-Cd 12V to 28V, and AC outlet. The battery would need to be one of those.
Is the USB for charging only?
Frank on May 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The USB output provides power to charge most small electronic devices.
CAN THIS ALSO BE USED TO CHARGE UP THE M18 BATTERY THAT JUST WENT DEAD IN MY DRILL
churty on Sep 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: the only radio that can charge batteries at this time is the Dewalt. The have a patent on the charging feature.
i purchased this radio last year to use in my UPS truck along with two battery packs and a charger. must say that i am very pleased,especially as it works with my ipod, and use this product ten or more hours a day. then suddenly one day the control buttons (volume, mode, tuning, mute etc) ceased to work at all. according to the amazon website through which i purchased my radio there is a five year warranty. is it possible yo get the device repaired or replaced as it is hands down the best work radio i've had in the twenty-three years i've been a ups driver
mittens on Aug 13, 2013
BEST ANSWER: You can contact Milwaukee directly to discuss this situation. The radio would be covered by a warranty. They can be contacted directly at 1-800-729-3878.
Why does this radio not charge batteries?
Woodworker on Jun 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you are looking for a Milwaukee radio that will charge batteries, then you are looking for model 2792-20
my radio shows just odd last number (like 99.9 ) on fm mode. I have the local stations at even numbers. Is there a way to make the radio to play and show those stations?
lars1370 on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the manufacturer directly for tech support at 800-729-3878.
Is this water resistance?
Jegg on May 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The unit is not rated as "weather resistant', however the MP3 compartment for audio devices is weather sealed.
I turn it on .plays great for 5 minutes. then goes silent ???
Mugsy on Feb 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

The warranty period for V28, M12 and M18 Li-Ion Battery Packs is two (2) years from the date of purchase. XC M18 Battery packs carry a (3) year warranty. The warranty period for Ni-Cd Battery Packs, Flashlights, Radios, and Professional Hoists (lever, chain, and electric) is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

*The warranty period for Portable Generators is two (2) years from the date of purchase.

THE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT REMEDIES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MILWAUKEE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS.

THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED FOR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state and province to province. In those states that do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico only.

Please call Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation for warranty questions at 800-729-3878
How do I order a FM Antenna assembly to replace the broken antenna
Georgia on Jan 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will need to contact Milwaukee directly at 800-729-3878
Could you tell me the exact dimensions?
Becky on Dec 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It Is 12-1/2 x 6 x 4
Is this radio intrinsicly safe
Mad Max on Nov 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes
How to reset a preset radio station?
Vicki on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Presetting a station can be found on page 6 of the manual. Here is a link to the manual:
http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaea_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-Milwaukee-Site/Sites-cpo-master-catalog/default/v1404207898267/product_media/mil/miln2790-20/documents/miln2790-20_manual.pdf
How much to ship to England, will it work ok, Thanks.
Neil on Feb 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Currently we do not ship to England.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: Job Site Radio - 2790-20 Job Site Radio - 2790-80
Availability: Out of Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 5 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

The Milwaukee Warranty Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

The warranty period for V28, M12 and M18 Li-Ion Battery Packs is two (2) years from the date of purchase. XC M18 Battery packs carry a (3) year warranty. The warranty period for Ni-Cd Battery Packs, Flashlights, Radios, and Professional Hoists (lever, chain, and electric) is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

*The warranty period for Portable Generators is two (2) years from the date of purchase.

THE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT REMEDIES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MILWAUKEE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS.

THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED FOR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state and province to province. In those states that do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico only.

Please call Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation for warranty questions at 800-729-3878