Shown here are Ryobi 18V 4.0Ah battery 2-packs, which regularly go on sale a few times each year. Ryobi also makes compact battery packs, but they don’t seem to be very popular. It’s no wonder – these 4.0Ah batteries are very competitively priced.
A few days ago Patrick wrote in with a link to a user manual for a new Ryobi battery pack, P194. Thank you Patrick! Here’s the PDF.
This appears to be a new larger sized battery pack. It’s definitely taller than the 4.0Ah pack.
So let’s assume it’s a new battery. It could be 6.0Ah, 7.5Ah, or 9.0Ah. Of the three, I think that 9.0Ah is most likely. What do you think?
Perhaps more importantly – what kind of beefy new cordless Ryobi power tools is this new battery pack designed to power?!
This battery has model number P194. There’s also a new pack coming out, model P190, which looks to have a compact form factor. Here’s the manual for that battery.
Okay, so a new very high capacity pack, and a new compact pack. Could we finally see a jump to 5.0Ah or maybe even 6.0Ah in the regular battery pack? I think 5.0Ah is most likely, as 2.5Ah cells have been around for longer than 3.0Ah.