How to Charge Ryobi 40V Battery without Charger
Charging a Ryobi Battery without the original shouldn’t pose much of a challenge. There are several ways to make this happen. Some of them require that you purchase an energy source while others will make use of items you already have.
Ways to Charge Yoru Ryobi 40V Battery without Charger
Follow this guide to charge your Ryobi 40V battery without a charger.
Charging Ryobi 40V Battery With Off-the-shelf 1.5V AA Cells
This method does come in handy if you’re not able to get another fix to the problem. It is also one of the most expensive ways of recharging your Ryobi 40V Battery. Using AA cells, these will serve as the electrical source which should charge the battery. You will have to purchase a good number of 1.5V AA cells and connect them in series to get up the desired voltage.
For the Ryobi 40V Battery, the voltage is set at 40V. This means you would have to spend a bit more to get enough battery that will meet the voltage rating when connected together.
For the Ryobi 40V Battery, you will need to connect 27 or more cells in series for up to 40.5V. You might want to save yourself time and go for 12V batteries instead. You would only need to connect 3 cells to reach 36V which is a great charging option.
When using this charging method, they might not fully charge your battery as these cells have a minimal capacity. You should also know that this method has a very slow charging speed. In most cases, the charging speeds will be very slow.
You can get more out of this charging method if you’re able to get hold of rechargeable AA cells. These options usually come with a charger, but that will be an expensive route.
Jump-charging Ryobi 40V Battery with another 18V battery
This is probably the easiest method to get Ryobi 40V Battery battery working again. You will need a spare battery or you can get a spare battery from your neighbors. This method could effectively charge your battery completely.
To get started, you will need to get another drill battery with a working charger. You can easily do this with a spare battery. From there, you can use that drill battery to charge your battery.
When you start charging, you want to make sure that the other battery is of the same 40v voltage and fully charged. When you’ve confirmed this, all you have to do is connect the terminals in the same polarity.
To get the battery charging, you will have to use jump wires for the connections. Keep in mind that this should not be permanent it will be of great help in an emergency.
Charging a Ryobi 40V Battery With a 20V Solar Panel
This is an expensive solution but could come in handy if you don’t have any other means to charge your battery. Solar panels are a good source of energy but they can be problematic. When it comes to reliability, this option doesn’t really impress. The output voltage of the solar panel is not constant which does pose a problem. The output voltage will vary due to the change in sun’s direction and temperature.
For the best charging experience, you need to buy pre-built panels with voltage regulators. The only problem is that they are usually on the expensive side.
Using a solar charge controller is the best way to connect the solar panel to the Ryobi 40V Battery for charging it up.
A solar charge controller is a safety device that prevents your car battery from getting over-charged. Overcharging can damage a Ryobi 40V Battery and lower its lifespan. The solar controller can also prevent reverse current flow. You can also charge your car battery with a solar battery charger and it is the safest way when you are charging from a solar source.
The safety features ensure that your Ryobi 40V Battery will never get damaged. If you are buying a solar charger, you should consider the size of your Ryobi 40V Battery when making your decision. This ensures that the charging will meet your requirements. A 100W solar charger can charge a Ryobi 40V Battery in a few hours. You can actually go for even smaller types and still enjoy fast charging benefits.
Charging a 40V Ryobi Battery with a Laptop Charger
Depending on the rating of your laptop charger you might be able to use it to charge your 40 V lithium-ion battery. Keep in mind that most laptop chargers are rated for 18-20V. This might not make them the best option for charging a 40V Ryobi Battery. If you’re able to get a laptop charger with a High voltage rating, then you can go ahead to use the laptop charger.
The process of recharging the 40V Ryobi Battery with your laptop charger is very simple. But first, you will need to understand the type of connector that your laptop charger has.
Once you’ve done that, you will need a compatible female connector for your laptop charger. You will need to solder the female connector with the internal battery connections (that means positive with positive and negative with negative).
Make a cut hole for the female connector to sit in, and with that, you can charge your battery without the original charger.
To save you the time of bothering with the connector type, you can get an off-the-shelf two-pin connector set and make connections in a way positive aligns with positive and negative with negative.
Another option to go for is an Apple MacBook charger like the old Megsafe type. Check the rating to confirm you can easily charge a 40V Ryobi battery with the charger. You can check the output voltage ratings on the back of the charger.
To use the MagSafe charger, simply connect the positive terminal of the laptop charger with the positive terminal of the battery you want to charge and the negative terminal of the laptop charger with the negative terminal of the battery you want to charge.
You will have to cut down the Megafe connector to make the connection work.
The key is to skip the inverter and power directly from 12-volt batteries.
Solar-powered charging stations for building sites are long overdue. One reason they’re not dotting the shelves of your local box store is that tools have different batteries and are typically set up with their own power adaptors to go from A/C to the onboard DC battery in the tool. And as you’re about to learn, from engineer Jeff Yago, powering 120-volt AC power tools requires a 1,500 to 3,000-watt inverter and very heavy battery bank. In other words, it’s just not practical. What is practical? You’re about to find out, in this great article, reprintede with permisssion from Backwoods Home Magazine.—Editor
Phase 1: Standardize Your Cordless Tool
If you are planning to live off grid, or are building something in a remote area without grid power, I am sure you are planning to use a generator. While I have also owned generators, I find them temperamental, noisy, and I hate to drag fuel up some mountain trail when I need to power construction tools. To wean myself off the traditional construction site generator, I found an amazing selection of high-quality power tools that operate on battery packs. In addition, if you standardize on the same brand and voltage, the same battery packs will be interchangeable with a wide array of power saws, drills, portable lights, and even radios. Keeping a spare battery pack on charge also allows a quick battery change and continued tool operation without having to wait.
When I first started buying battery-powered tools, I decided to standardize on DeWALT, but there are several other good brands of battery tools that offer the same interchangeability of battery packs in multiple tools. It is amazing what you can build with just a few battery-powered tools, and a complete set is indispensable if you live off-grid or are building a remote retreat.
Most manufacturers of commercial-grade battery-powered tools with Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad) battery packs have increased their voltage from 12 volts up to 18 volts to increase tool power and extend operating time. Some battery-powered tool manufactures are switching to Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries which allow making smaller and lighter portable tools due to the higher energy density of this new battery technology. Although the DeWALT charger I used for this article can charge both NiCad, NiMH, and the newer Li-ion battery technology, you still should standardize on one type to make sure all of your battery packs can use the same charger.
Phase 2: Purchase Vehicle Chargers, Not Inverters
For large solar power projects, I am a firm believer in using high-quality DC to AC inverters which allow using standard 120-volt AC appliances and power tools. Inverters are becoming much more reliable and less expensive, which allows using your existing house wiring instead of having to rewire everything for DC. However, powering 120-volt AC power tools requires a 1,500 to 3,000-watt inverter and very heavy battery bank. Some small inverters costing less than 50 are now available to power your laptop computers and video devices while in your car or truck.
Unfortunately, many of these lower cost inverters do not generate the same waveform as the utility grid, which can cause problems with the more sensitive electronic devices you want to power. It is also true that many battery chargers for recharging power tools will have very poor charging performance when connected to a low-cost modified-wave 120-volt AC inverter. Most of these low-cost inverters also have a low power conversion efficiency, and can quickly drain your car or truck battery if the engine is off while powering any 120-volt AC device.
I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find that most manufacturers of battery-powered construction tools now offer a version of their power tool battery chargers in a 12-volt DC portable model, typically called a “vehicle charger.” Although harder to find and a little pricey at 65 to 95, these DC-to-DC chargers provide the ability to recharge your 12 to 24-volt battery-powered tools from a 12-volt battery without inverter or generator. Here are some examples from Bosch and DeWALT.
There are many advantages to using portable 12-volt power without the need for an AC inverter. Not only will this make all wiring easier and safer than dealing with 120 volts AC, but powering 12-volt DC devices directly from a 12-volt battery is much more efficient.
This can be a real advantage if your construction project or weekend retreat is located in an area where hauling generator fuel and equipment up a mountain trail is a major effort. Although this project was intended primarily for powering tools at a remote job site, you can also use this portable solar-power system during a power outage or when camping to recharge your cell phone or power a laptop computer, since most of these devices include charging adapters to fit a 12-volt DC vehicle auxiliary outlet.
Phase 3: Build the System
I designed this project to require a minimum number of parts and very few wiring connections. I selected a standard Group 31 RV/Marine battery which is designed for multiple deep charge/discharge cycles while still being reasonably priced. I also found an inexpensive plastic battery box, 10 amp in-line DC fuse, and female cigarette lighter receptacle (Here’s one with battery terminal attachments and fuse built in). I decided to use this type of power receptacle for this project since so many portable tools and electronic devices have charging adapters that fit this type of 12-volt DC receptacle. As shown in the photo, I mounted the cigarette lighter receptacle in the box cover and wired it through the fuse to the battery using #10 standard copper wire and crimp on ring terminals. The center post of the cigarette lighter receptacle is always connected the battery positive and the outer shell is always connected to the battery negative (-).
The Solar-Tech 85-watt solar module I selected for this project includes a full-size conduit box mounted on the back. (Note, we had trouble finding a model with attached conduit box, so you may have to improvise when attaching the charge controller. One option is to mount it inside the battery box, and purchase a cable that ends with male and female MC4 connectors (typical of most solar panels). Wire the bare end of the cable directly to the charge controller, and you can use a short, 2-conductor cable with ring terminal ends for quick connect and disconnect to the battery terminals using wing nuts. This also allows for quick disconnect near the panel.—Editor)
Also make sure the solar module is advertised for a nominal 12 volt charging voltage (17 volts peak), as manufacturers are increasing the physical size and wattage of their modules so fewer modules and wiring connections are needed for the same array total wattage. However, this increased module size also requires increasing the nominal voltage to 24 volts (35 volts peak) to keep current and wire size as small as possible, and this is too high for directly charging a 12-volt battery. While solar charge controllers are available to allow a mismatch between the solar array voltage and battery voltage so you could use a higher voltage solar module, these solar controllers tend to have a much higher cost and are too large to use in this very basic portable solar charging system.
I purchased a Morningstar SunKeeper-12 charge controller, which is designed to mount into the standard ½-inch knockout opening in the solar module’s conduit box and is suitable for mounting out in the weather. You can locate the solar charge controller on the conduit box attached to the back of the solar module, if you can find one with a conduit, (or follow the MC4 instructions detailed above).
Phase 4: Estimate Your Power Needs
Each tool charging cycle consumes an average of 7 amp-hours of battery capacity (7 amp charge rate for 1 hour). The Group 31 RV/Marine battery used for this project has 100 to 115 amp-hours of charge capacity, depending on price and brand. To avoid discharging this battery below 50% (which will help increase battery life), we will have approximately 50 amp-hours of useful charge capacity. This equals seven battery tool recharges (50 amp-hour/7 amp-hour) before the RV/Marine battery will need to be recharged. Of course, the actual number of tool recharges will depend on ambient temperature, battery age, and depth-of-discharge of the tool battery.
We estimated this Group 31 solar battery will require 50 amp-hours of solar charging to replace what the battery tool charging took away. Assuming we have an average of five hours of full sun per day, this will require a solar module capable of providing 5 amps of output to fully recharge this size battery in two days. (50 amp-hours/5 amps = 10 hours).
A typical 85-watt solar module designed to charge 12-volt batteries will typically have a peak output of 5.1 amps, so I selected an 85-watt module. This smaller wattage module is also fairly easy for one person to carry, while still large enough to provide a reasonable amount of solar power. Your solar module can be larger or smaller than my 85-watt module selection, which will reduce or increase the number of days it takes to fully recharge the RV/Marine battery.
I have also omitted solar and charging efficiency considerations to simplify our example calculation. I have also assumed a clear blue sky all day, no module shading, and proper module solar orientation. When these factors are taken into consideration, you will most likely only convert approximately 70% of any solar module’s nameplate output rating into useful battery charging. Do not be surprised if it actually takes a little longer to fully recharge the battery you select.
Phase 5: Put it to Work
It feels really rewarding to build something off-grid in a remote area with the convenience of labor-saving power tools without having to deal with a noisy generator. It’s also nice to have a portable solar-charging system instead of having to keep your truck running while using a DC to AC inverter to power your tools and tool chargers. When not needed to recharge power tools at a job site, this portable solar-charging system can be used for camping or during emergency power outages. This solar module with built-in solar charge controller can even be used to recharge your RV camper batteries when dry camping.
While most major manufacturers of battery-powered hand tools offer an “in-vehicle” charger, these are not easy to find in your local retail store. If you cannot find them locally, there are several Internet sites that sell in-vehicle chargers. Order the charger that matches your brand of battery-powered tools, and be sure the charger matches the voltage and chemistry of your battery packs.
DeWALT #DC9319 7.2-volt to 18-volt vehicle charger:
Makita #DC18SE 18-volt/Lithium-ion vehicle charger:
Bosch #BC006 7.2-volt to 24-volt vehicle charger:
Milwaukee #M12 12-volt Lithium-ion wall and vehicle charger:Milwaukee #M18 18-volt Lithium-ion wall and vehicle charger: This is one of the few that is also an A/C charger, so it’s double-your-value.
Ryobi One 18-volt dual chemistry in-vehicle charger:
About the Author: Jeff Yago is a licensed professional engineer and certified energy manager with more than 30 years of experience in the energy conservation field. He has extensive solar and emergency preparedness experience, and has authored numerous articles and texts.
Ryobi 18V ONE Battery System: Batteries And Chargers
Ryobi 18V ONE batteries are designed to power any Ryobi cordless ONE battery tool, allowing the users to power a long range of tools using just a few compatible batteries.
Also, since most of the tools are purchased in a tool only configuration, they come at very affordable prices. With Ryobi 18V ONE batteries offered as part of charging kits, combined with good quality batteries and tools, the end price for the tools, batteries, and chargers is very acceptable.
Published: May 22, 2023.
Intro To Ryobi 18V ONE Batteries
Ryobi 18V ONE batteries are lithium rechargeable batteries featuring 5 (five) cells connected in series, with some models having cells connected in both series and parallel to achieve the required capacity.
Their nominal voltage is 18 volts, hence the 18V as part of the label. Since all ONE batteries are compatible with all ONE tools, theoretically, only ONE battery is enough to power 150 (Plus) Ryobi tools, hence the label of this battery system Ryobi 18V ONE.
Since Ryobi 18V ONE tools range from small cordless drills and screwdrivers to larger garden tools, so do the Ryoib 18V ONE batteries range from lightweight 1.5Ah batteries to heavier but rather powerful 9.0Ah batteries.
Newer Ryobi 18V ONE batteries generally feature a 3-year limited warranty and come with the onboard LED fuel gauge letting the users easily check the remaining battery charge.
Similarly, Ryobi offers several 18V ONE battery chargers, differing in charging rate, number of charging ports, charging sequence, and similar.
For short, if You are looking for a cordless tools/chargers/batteries system that comes at an acceptable price, but offers excellent performances, consider the Ryobi 18V ONE system.
Ryobi 18V ONE 1.5Ah Lithium Battery. Model PBP002
Ryobi 18V ONE 1.5Ah Lithium Battery. Model PBP002 is an entry-level Ryobi 18V ONE battery intended for powering smaller devices and tools and is often offered as part of various toolsbattery kits.
Despite its relatively small capacity, the battery is able to provide plenty of power. treat it as a tool since it is not a toy. On the contrary.
The battery is lightweight and compact and can be recharged quickly using various Ryobi 18V ONE battery chargers.
The battery also comes with a highly visible LED fuel gauge. the remaining battery charge meter. allowing the user to estimate the remaining runtime.
Ryobi 18V ONE 1.5Ah battery is a very good battery for smaller tasks, but if You are looking for a small Ryobi 18V ONE battery that will not increase the weight of the tool significantly, perhaps You should consider Ryobi 18V ONE 2.0Ah battery or Ryobi 18V ONE 2.0A High-Performance battery. they are very similar in terms of weight, but they pack 33% more energy.
And yes, they are somewhat more expensive than Ryobi 18V ONE 1.5Ah battery, at least when not found on sale.
Note: Ryobi 18V ONE 1.5Ah P189 battery is very similar to the PBP002 battery, except that P189 doesn’t feature an LED fuel (charge) gauge. While the P189 battery is somewhat cheaper, the PBP002 model is highly recommended.
For the most up-to-date and offers, feel free to check the Ryobi 18V ONE 1.5Ah Lithium Battery. Model PBP002 Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Ryobi 18V ONE 2.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model PBP006C
Ryobi 18V ONE 2.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model PBP006C is a lightweight and compact battery that can power a broad range of tools without increasing their mass or physical dimensions significantly.
Thus, it is the preferred model over a 1.5Ah battery for many users.
Most Ryobi 18V ONE battery chargers can recharge it in 30-60 minutes, depending on the charger model and the number of batteries being charged. But, more on that later.
Like all newer Ryobi 18V ONE batteries, the 18V 2.0Ah battery also features an LED fuel gauge, allowing the user to check the remaining battery charge quickly.
While the PBP006 model is able to power a broad range of Ryobi 18V ONE tools, model PBP003 (2.0Ah High-Performance) is recommended for larger and stronger tools that require a light and compact battery.
For the most up-to-date and offers, feel free to check the Ryobi 18V ONE 2.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model PBP006C Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Ryobi 18V ONE 2.0Ah Lithium High-Performance Battery. Model PBP003
Ryobi 18V ONE 2.0Ah Lithium High-Performance Battery. Model PBP003 is optimized for high performances while keeping the battery cells relatively cool, prolonging the battery lifetime.
Like other Ryobi 18V ONE tools, model PBP003 is a tough and durable, vibration and mechanical impacts resistant battery that is easy to load and unload and that can be recharged in 30-60 minutes with Ryobi 18V ONE battery chargers.
Also, it features an LED fuel gauge allowing the user to easily check the remaining battery charge.
While Ryobi 18V ONE 2.0Ah Lithium High-Performance Battery. Model PBP003 is able to power various high-end tools, if You also need a longer runtime, consider Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah or even larger batteries.
For the most up-to-date and offers, feel free to check the Ryobi 18V ONE 2.0Ah Lithium High-Performance Battery. Model PBP003 Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model PBP005C
Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model PBP005C is one of the most popular Ryobi 18V ONE batteries.
The battery offers a relatively compact design, acceptable weight (and price), and stores 2x more energy than 2.0Ah models.
Thus, it is able to power compact drills but also larger tools like lawn mowers.
Thanks to the built-in fuel gauge, the user can easily check the remaining battery charge.
If You are looking for a strong Ryobi 18V ONE battery but also want to keep its weight under control, consider this model or a similar 4.0Ah high-performance battery.
For the most up-to-date and offers, feel free to check the Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model PBP005C Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah High-Performance Lithium Battery. Model PBP004
Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah High-Performance Lithium Battery. Model PBP004 is very similar to previous Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah battery, except that it is optimized for high-performance applications. Ryobi High Performance (HP) tools.
Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah High-Performance combines Ryobi INTELLICELL and COOL-CORE technologies in order to deliver more power while still keeping the cells as cool as possible, prolonging their lifetime.
Like all newer Ryobi 18V ONE batteries, the Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah High-Performance model also features an LED fuel gauge allowing the user to check the remaining battery charge quickly.
Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah High-Performance battery can be recharged using any Ryobi 18V ONE battery charger in 60-120 minutes, depending on the charger model and the number of charged batteries.
This battery model is very popular model and can also be found as part of starter kits where the battery is paired with various battery chargers and cordless Ryobi 18V ONE tools.
For the most up-to-date and offers, feel free to check the Ryobi 18V ONE 4.0Ah High-Performance Lithium Battery. Model PBP004 Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model P193
Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model P193 is still a compact battery considering that it stores up to 108Wh of energy, ready to be released at the moment’s notice.
Thus, Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model P193 is typically used in high-drain Ryobi 18V ONE tools like garden tools and similar.
Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah battery can also be used in smaller tools like cordless drills, but it increases the weight of the toolbattery combo. Hence, for such tools, 2.0Ah and 4.0Ah batteries are perhaps better options.
Depending on the battery charger, Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah battery can be recharged in 90-180 minutes while keeping the cells relatively cool, prolonging their lifetime. it is not the same as charging the battery at 2C (for example, a 2.0Ah battery with 4A charging current) and 0.33C (for example, 6.0Ah battery with 2A charging current), IMHO of course.
Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah battery also comes with an onboard LED fuel gauge and can be purchased in pairs or as part of various starter kits.
For the most up-to-date and offers, feel free to check the Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model P193 Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah High-Performance Lithium Battery. Model PBP007
Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah High-Performance Lithium Battery. Model PBP007 is very similar to the previous 18V ONE 6.0Ah battery, except that it is optimized for high-drain applications, delivering more energy and power under such drain conditions.
As with all other similar Ryobi 18V ONE batteries, the Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah High-Performance battery is designed to be tough, durable, and resistant to vibrations and mechanical impacts, just be sure not to abuse it (too much).
Also, the battery features an LED fuel gauge, helping the user check the remaining battery charge and estimate battery runtime before the next charging is required.
For the most up-to-date and offers, feel free to check the Ryobi 18V ONE 6.0Ah High-Performance Lithium Battery. Model PBP007 Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Ryobi 18V ONE 9.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model P194
At the moment, Ryobi 18V ONE 9.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model P194 is the largest Ryobi 18V ONE battery, being able to store 162Wh of energy.
Such battery is used for high-drain devices and tools, offering almost corded or gas tools performances.
Depending on the battery charger, Ryobi 18V ONE 9.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model P194 can be recharged between 2.25 and 4.5 hours.
The battery comes in a robust and durable casing with a built-in LED fuel gauge.
For high-power applications, a 9.0Ah battery offers 50% longer runtime, which can be very important for many users.
For the most up-to-date and offers, feel free to check the Ryobi 18V ONE 9.0Ah Lithium Battery. Model P194 Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Ryobi 18V ONE Lithium Battery Chargers
Ryobi offers a broad range of battery chargers that are compatible with 18V ONE batteries, differing in the number of charging ports, charging currents, etc.
Also, some chargers allow the users to charge batteries based on different Ryobi battery technologies.
Ryobi 18V ONE battery chargers can be purchased as charger-only packages, paired with one or more batteries, or as part of charger/battery/tool kits.
Generally, Ryobi 18V ONE battery chargers feature 3-year limited warranty.
Some of the most popular Ryobi 18V ONE battery chargers are given in the following list:
Ryobi 18V ONE Fast Charger. Model PCG004C
Ryobi 18V ONE Fast Charger. Model PCG004C battery charger features a charging current of 4 Amps, allowing it to recharge, for example, a 2.0Ah battery in 30 minutes and a 4.0Ah battery in 60 minutes.
PCG004C battery charger is highly recommended for people having just a few Ryobi 18V ONE batteries; for example, while one battery is in the tool, another battery is being charged, and perhaps the third battery is being cooled down. very important step before and after the charging.
PCG004C battery charger comes with a 6ft (~1.8m) long power cord and can be wall mounted if required. Also, it comes with the so-called Energy Save Mode, which conserves energy when not charging or maintaining a plugged-in battery.
Ryobi 18V ONE Fast Charger. Model PCG004C battery charger can be found at various online stores and local hardware shops.
Ryobi 18V ONE Dual-Port Simultaneous Charger. Model PCG005
Ryobi 18V ONE Dual-Port Simultaneous Charger. Model PCG005 features a maximum charging current of 4 Amps that can be used to charge one battery at a 4 Amps rate or two batteries at a 2 Amps rate.
This allows the user to recharge, for example, a pair of 2.0Ah batteries in 1 hour, or one such battery in 30 minutes.
Ryobi 18V ONE Dual-Port Simultaneous Charger is often offered with one or more 18V ONE batteries or as part of starting kits.
The charger also features the so-called Energy Save Mode, which saves energy when the charger is not charging or maintaining batteries. Also, to maximize the workspace, the charger can be wall mounted.
For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the Ryobi ONE 18V 2.0 Ah Battery and Dual-Port Simultaneous Charger. Model PCG005 Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Ryobi 18V ONE 6-Port Supercharger. Model P135
As its name suggests, the Ryobi 18V ONE 6-Port Supercharger. Model P135 features 6 battery ports, but it is able to charge one battery at a time with 4 Amps current.
Also, the P135 battery charger comes with a 2 Amps USB port, allowing the users to recharge USB-charged devices.
The power cord is ~6ft (~1.8m) long.
The P135 charger also features a convenient handle for carrying the unit around.
If You have need to charge plenty of Ryobi batteries, consider this charger.
For example, if You must recharge 6 (six) 4Ah batteries, the charger will recharge them all in ~6-7 hours.
Again, it will charge the batteries one by one; this allows the users to keep, for example, 3-4 batteries in the charger while working with one battery. as soon as the battery is discharged, it is placed in the charger to be (eventually) charged.
For the most up-to-date offers and prices, feel free to check the Ryobi 18V ONE 6-Port Supercharger. Model P135 Amazon link (the link opens in the new window).
Again, Ryobi offers other 18V ONE compatible battery chargers, so be sure to choose according to your own needs and requirements.
Ryobi 18V ONE Battery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here are some of the most common Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Ryobi 18V ONE batteries:
Are Ryobi 18V ONE and DeWALT 18V and 20V batteries interchangeable?
No, these batteries are not interchangeable, at least not directly.
If You want to use DeWALT 18V or 20V battery, Milwaukee M18 battery, or any similar battery to power the Ryobi 18V ONE tool, You must use special adapters, which are third-party products, and thus, they are not officially supported.
Also, never use the Ryobi 18V ONE battery charger to charge non-Ryobi batteries, not even with an adapter. such activity can lead to battery overheating, catching fire, or even to a battery explosion.
How many years does a Ryobi 18V ONE battery last?
This depends on many things, including how the battery was used, charged, and stored.
It is not the same to use, for example, a 2.0Ah battery to power some high-power tool and to use a 6.0Ah battery to power a low-current device/tool.
Also, letting the battery cool down before and after each use can prolong its operating life.
When the batteries are stored, keep them at room temperature or somewhat lower, away from the sun, moisture, etc.
Various mechanical impacts and vibrations can also shorten battery operating life.
Ryobi 18V ONE batteries generally come with a 3-year limited warranty. when the batteries are not abused, they can easily last a few years longer.
Will a Ryobi 40V battery work in an 18V ONE tool?
No, Ryobi 40V and Ryobi 18V batteries are not compatible.
Few Final Words
Ryobi 18V ONE battery system is used to power a rather broad range of tools and devices, ranging from small LED work flashlights, cooling fans, and screwdrivers to high-power garden and construction site tools.
As such, Ryobi 18V ONE batteries range from 1.5Ah to 9.0Ah, ensuring a balanced battery in terms of size, weight, and capacity for almost any situation and tool.
If You are looking for a cordless tool battery system that will power your future cordless tools, consider Ryobi 18V ONE batteries and tools. they offer good performances considering the batteries’ and tools’ prices.
Ryobi 40V 1800W Power Station Inverter | RYI1802B6
As battery power continues to become more sophisticated and powerful, Ryobi has launched the 40V Power Station Inverter. Doubling as a super-charger for your Ryobi 40V batteries, it provides pure sine wave current to power everything from TVs and refrigerators down to your sensitive electronics. With 1,800 watts of running power (and 3,000 watts of peak power), the Ryobi RYI1802B6 looks like a viable solution for the jobsite, camping, tailgating, and emergency backup applications.
What’s the Big Deal?
The big deal surrounding the Ryobi 40V Power Station Inverter revolves around its modular design. The battery-powered inverter market is not short of options at this point, but where most employ an internal battery design, we enjoy the fact that we can run this inverter using between 1 to 4 Ryobi 40V batteries of any size (though for optimized performance and runtime, you’ll likely want to be using all 4 available ports).
When plugged into AC power using the included charging adaptor, the RYi1802 will operate as a battery charger to sequentially recharge your batteries. It ought to be noted, however, that it doesn’t appear as though the inverter has pass-through capabilities. This means that, when plugged in, the inverter only operates as a charger, cutting power to anything you have plugged into the outlets or USB ports.
However, when operating as a portable power solution, the Ryobi 40V Power Station Inverter provides clean, quiet power. With 3,000 starting watts and 1,800 running watts, the RYi1802 can power appliances, fans, lights, and small electronics from its three 120V outlets. Or you can use any of the 6 various USB ports to recharge your phones, laptops, batteries, and other sensitive electronic devices.
If more power is required, the Ryobi Power Station can be connected to another inverter for twice the power output. Ryobi sells the parallel kit separately.
Ryobi has also designed the 40V Power Station Inverter with Bluetooth capability so that you can use the Ryobi GenControl app to control it from your Smart device. With the app, you can activate the remote shutoff as well as monitor battery levels and power consumption rates.
- Ideal for indoor use
- Outlet types: three 120-Volt household outlets, 4 USB-A outlets and 2 USB-C outlets
- LCD screen displays battery level and load level
- External LED light
- Includes 2 (or 4) Ryobi 40V 6.0 Ah batteries, charging adaptor, and cover
- 5-year tool warranty, 3-year battery warranty
Like we said, the battery-powered inverter design has taken off of late, and Ryobi isn’t the only brand using a similar design. For instance, EGO and DeWALT both have very similar models available. Here’s a cursory comparison to see how they stack up against one another.
|Batteries Necessary for Operation
|Max Running Watts
|Max Surge Watts
|(3) 120V, (4) USB-A, (2) USB-C
|(3) 120V, (4) USB
|Solar panel compatible
|799 with (2) 6.0Ah batteries; 1057 with (4) 6.0Ah batteries
|999 with (2) 7.5Ah batteries; 1299 with (4) 5.0Ah batteries
|599 with (3) 4.0Ah 20V batteries and (1) 6.0Ah FlexVolt battery
You can find the Ryobi RYI1802B6 40V Power Station Inverter in three configurations at your local Home Depot or online. In the first configuration, it comes kitted with two 6.0Ah batteries and retails for 799. Or, if you’d rather purchase enough batteries to take advantage of all four ports at once, you can buy the bigger kit. It comes with four 6.0Ah batteries and runs 1057. Lastly, at 649 you can have just the inverter as a bare tool. Ryobi warranties the inverter for 5 years and the batteries for 3 years.