Ryobi has come out with 3 new fast chargers for their 18V One+ cordless power tool system.
Each of the new chargers features a 4A charging rate, which Ryobi says doubles the speed of their standard 18V One+ charger.
There are 3 new chargers – a single-battery charger (PCG004), a dual-port charger (PCG005), and a 6-port charger (PCG006).
The chargers can recharge a Ryobi 18V High Performance 2Ah battery in less than 30 minutes.
The dual-port charger is a simultaneous charger that can recharge (2) Ryobi 18V One+ batteries at the same time.
The new 6-port (sequential) charger is said to be 30% faster than Ryobi’s P135 charger.
All of the chargers are described as being wall-mountable, and they can of course also be used on a benchtop or other flat surface.
The 6-port charger also features a carrying handle and USB-A charging port with 2A max output.
Pricing & Availability
Single Battery Charger (PCG004): $50
Dual-Port Charger (PCG005): $79
6-Port Charger (PCG006): $99
The new chargers are expected to launch in October 2022.
Higher performance battery chargers? Sounds good. Not everyone is going to want to upgrade to a faster Ryobi charger, but it’s great to have the option.
Is this their first dual-port charger? It’s also a simultaneous charger, and at a considerably lower price point than having to buy two of the single battery chargers.
The 6-port charger is an upgrade over Ryobi’s existing 6-port Supercharger, which launched 6 years ago.
All of the new chargers cost more than Ryobi’s existing standard-rate chargers – $5 more for the single battery charger, and $20 more for the 6-port charger. The dual-port charger is new.
In my opinion, the simultaneous dual-port charger is the star of the show here, but the single and 6-port chargers are also welcome additions to Ryobi’s 18V system.