Ryobi’s 18V 6.0Ah cordless power tool battery packs are currently in stock at Home Depot stores around the country.
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What’s so special about these new higher capacity battery packs? *Shrug* But this is what the Home Depot product page says:
Ryobi ONE+ introduces the latest in 18-Volt battery technology: Lithium+ HP batteries are designed with High Performance electronics for maximum power. For even more performance, use with Ryobi Brushless tools. The P164 ONE+ 18-Volt 6.0Ah High Capacity Lithium+ HP battery gives you incredibly high performance. This battery can withstand frigid weather conditions down to 14°F (-10°C) and is engineered to deliver fade-free power for maximum performance until the battery is dead.
The 2-pack is very reasonably priced.
Price: $119 for a 2-pack
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There have been comments about the new batteries being larger than Ryobi’s 4.0Ah battery packs, while still being built with 18650 cells instead of the new larger cells that some other brands have been building into their highest performance battery packs.
But let’s look at the sum of the parts, shall we?
During holiday shopping seasons, Ryobi has sold 4.0Ah 2-packs for $99. That comes out to $99 for 8Ah total, or $12.38 per amp-hour of charge. With the current promo sales floor displays of 6.0Ah battery 2-packs, you get 12.0Ah for $119, or $9.92 per amp-hour.
Hitachi dropped the price of their compact 3.0Ah battery packs, although I would consider Hitachi a higher-end brand.
Kobalt has a 24V Max 1.5Ah battery pack for $10, 2.0Ah battery packs for $20, 4.0Ah for $50, and 5.0Ah for $89. This new Ryobi battery pack pricing seems even more enticing.