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Model#: MILN2590-20

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Milwaukee 2590-20 M12 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion Radio

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Product Overview


M12 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion Radio
  • Thanks to the exclusive digital processor, the 2590-20 Radio delivers highest reception and digital signal clarity.
  • Premium weatherproof speakers deliver a high quality sound
  • Weather sealed MP3 compartment protects any small device from rough situations
  • Shock absorbing ABS polymer housing gives a safe protection against weather and abusive job site conditions
  • Ultraslim size
  • Powered by M12 Lithium-Ion battery packs or AC adaptor
  • M12 Lithium-Ion battery and charger sold separately
  • M12 Lithium-Ion Radio - 2590-20
  • Auxiliary Input Cord
  • AC Adaptor
  • (2) AAA Batteries


Series: M12
Cordless: Yes
AC Voltage: 120V
Antenna Type: Pivot Cord
Auxiliary Inputs: 3.5mm Stereo
Batteries Included: No
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Charging Capability: No
Media Compatibility: MP3 / WMA
Memory Presets: 10 AM / FM
Tuner: AM / FM
Voltage: 12V



4.3 / 5.0
79 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (35)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (6)
Easy To Use (33)
Powerful (16)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (17)
Frequent Use (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great small radio
Great little radio / mp3 player. Very convenient. Battery time is a bit short for continuous volume over 60%.
March 25, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Nice size and nice sound,
Is a nice size, it has nice sound (clear) uses friendly, Im not disapointed. price is fair.
September 1, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
I love this radio
I have 2 of the Bosch contractor radio, I hate them. I like the CD part. Other than that they won't even get any of our local stations in my Metal skin cabinetshop. They will recharge the batteries though, but the radio part sucks. I have contacted them in the past about the poor antena but they have done nothing even to their new unit on the market. I am in the process of changing all my drills and cutting tools to the Milwaukee brand. It would be nice to have this radio ba able to recharge the battery when pluged into AC.
October 5, 2011
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I have had this radio a few years, but probably only have a few months of use. My first power cord failed with very little use on the jobsite. I didn't use it for some time. I took it into a Milwaukee service center locally, a motor repair shop. The guy there was extremely rude and said it would not be covered. So I gave up and then mentioned it to a product rep. He offered to send me a complete radio kit, but I declined and accepted only the power/transformer. After jus a few uses, it did the same thing. The transformer is so heavy, the strain relief is not strong enough. So the bare wire pulls out, creating a short. Fortunately, it did not fry my $300 ipod touch. If they would correct the transformer problem, they would have a very good product.
August 1, 2012
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
I should always buy new
I like having music on the job. The size of this radio is just right. I have 12v batteries and they work well. The sound of the radio is good and loud enough. It tunes the local radio stations well. I like to plug in my phone and listen to just music off of it. I should have just bought a new one. I expected signs of use but this has a big crack in the top of the case and some of the antenna coating is coming off. I don't think this one should have been "refurbished" then re sold.
May 20, 2014
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Excellant reception. NOT for the job sit
I'm a carpenter. Bought this for my employer as a Xmas present. Lasted less then a year. When working we loved it. Then after 4 months it got knocked off a saw horse and cracked the display. Replacing the display costs more than the radio. Even though we had to tune by guess work we still loved it. Then the wall adapter wires broke. Try finding a replacement adapter. So for a work shop or somewhere the radio won't be moved around this is a great radio. For someone in the field, look for another brand.
June 12, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Good radio ,great sound
good little radio love it
October 19, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Nice small portable AM-FM and iPod Radio
Just nice to have a AM-FM and iPod portable device to have around. With 5 M12 batteries do
not need to plug the transfromer in. Too bad it did not have a charging circuit to charge the M12 battery to help run my Milwaukee tools. Just means I need to keep the charger around. The battery has yet to fully discharge. The speakers are great,clear and clean. Volume is good and the pre-select station selector works great.
July 3, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
its small and loud.I plug it in at the shop.put a battery in it out in the yard
October 16, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
good jobsite radio
perfect m12 accessory
February 15, 2014

Questions & Answers

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Will the lithium battery charge if it's in the radio while the radio is plugged in
Quirke on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. The radio is not designed to charge the lithium battery. You will need to purchase a batter charger or other compatible tool with battery charging capability.
Is this stereo intrinsically safe?
KLC on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think so. Don't have problem with it
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will this radio accept all the M12 12V Batteries
Dave on Dec 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This radio should be powered by M12™ RED LITHIUM™ battery packs or AC adaptor.
What are the two aaa. Batteries for?
mouthsweat on Oct 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The two AAA batteries are required to hold station presets and clock time when the 12V battery pack is removed and the radio is unplugged.
Will it link up with a Samsung galaxy 3 phone
Mike on Jul 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this unit can be connected to an auxiliary input.
How long does the battery last before it dies?
Tiff on Sep 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the use, but one twelve volt battery can last up to 5 hours.
What is the actual size if the radio?
Chris on Jan 12, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The dimensions of the radio are 10.5" long, 3.5" wide and 7" high. The weight is 3.5 pounds.
Ive had this radio for about 4 years and every now and then the volume freezes and it wont move. sometimes ill plug a I phone into it and it unfreezes. now it wont unfreeze anymore. is there something I can do???
tommy p on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support at 800-729-3878.
Can I purchase a car adapter to play this radio?
chuck on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: CPO does not retail a car adapter for this radio at this time
Can I purchase a replacement 13.5 v cord and plug transformer for this radio ?
None on Jun 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the manufacturer direct at 1-800-729-3878 for assistance with parts and accessories.
How much does it weigh?
JAN on Jun 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Milwaukee M12 12V Cordless Lithium-Ion Radio weighs 3.5 pounds.
What are the dimensions?
Becky on Dec 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is 10-1/2 x 7 x 4
Battery symbol and time just blinks when AAA batteries or the ac adapter is in what does the mean? Because nothing will work just need help
mikey on Nov 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The flashing battery light usually indicates a low battery state.
Does the battery symbol blink while on the ac adapter?
mikey on Nov 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The battery symbol should only blink if the unit detects a low battery.
Can you order a charger for this radio? Lost the original.
haley m . on Mar 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the model number of the charger is 48-59-2401.
How long does a battery last?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2017

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: M12 Lithium-Ion Radio - 2590-20,
Auxiliary Input Cord,
AC Adaptor,
(2) AAA Batteries
M12 Lithium-Ion Radio - 2590-80,
Auxiliary Input Cord,
AC Adaptor
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited


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.



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