A couple of days ago we reported that Craftsman was coming out with new no-frills Li-ion battery packs and premium XCP Li-ion battery packs for their C3 19.2V cordless power tool system. Well, it looks like they’re not alone – Ryobi’s doing pretty much the same with their 18V One+ cordless platform.
There will be four new lithium-ion battery packs: lower-priced compact and high capacity packs at “Ni-Cd prices,” and premium compact and high capacity “next-generation” battery packs.
Ryobi 18V One+ Lithium-Ion Batteries – 1.5Ah and 4.0Ah
The new compact (P102) and high capacity (P105) lithium-ion battery packs are reasonably priced, at $40 and $70 apiece, confirming Home Depot’s claims of Ni-Cd-like prices. This will provide performance benefits for current 18V One+ users, and Ryobi will presumably come out with new Li-ion kits with which to entice potential customers.
It is said that the compact battery pack will provide up to 20% more runtime while weighing 45% lighter than the equivalent Ni-Cd pack. The high capacity 4.0Ah battery pack provides up to double the runtime while weighing 20% less the high capacity Ni-Cd pack.
Buy Now: Compact Li-ion Battery Pack (P102)
Buy Now: High Capacity Li-ion Battery Pack (P105)
One+ Li-Ion Upgrade Kit
There will also be a special upgrade kit that includes a compact battery pack and 18V One+ dual-chemistry Li-ion and Ni-Cd charger. It’s not a bad deal at $60.
We expect to see a selection of new Li-ion drill/driver and combo kits featuring these new inexpensive battery packs, especially with the winter holiday shopping season on the near horizon.
Buy Now: One+ Upgrade Kit (P128)
Ryobi 18V One+ Lithium+ Batteries – 1.5Ah and 4.0Ah
These battery packs – P107 compact and P108 high capacity – have all the bells and whistles you could ask.
- Extreme weather performance
- On-board fuel gauge
- Performance Boost
The compact and high capacity battery packs are said to improve the performance of Ryobi 18V One+ tools by up to 15% and 35%, respectively.
Retail prices are $55 for the 1.5Ah compact battery pack, and $99 for the 4.0Ah high capacity battery pack.
Buy Now: Compact Lithium+ Battery Pack (P107)
Buy Now: High Capacity Lithium+ Battery Pack (P108)
Ryobi is marketing the no-frills battery packs as better and the premium Lithium+ packs as best, compared to their Ni-Cd packs, which are just good. Full comparison can be downloaded via Ryobi (PDF).
Jeez. Milwaukee doesn’t even have their 4ah batteries out yet, and here are these Ryobi’s with 4ah & 4 bar battery meter. Seems like more muddy waters between some lines.
Milwaukee, Ridgid, and Ryobi are part of the same company and share alot of the same technology. The only reason Ryobi came out before Milwaukee is Ryobi is a Home Depot brand and Home Depot wants to be the first out on everything. However, this bit Ryobi in the ass since there has already been a buyback on the 4 amp hour batteries. Seems that when you would put the battery on the older of the two lithium chargers for Ryobi, the charger would blow up. Opps! The sad thing is, these kind of buybacks happen all the time with these three companies and no one ever heres about it.
I bought one of those 4Ah lithium p108 batteries. That battery is awesome. Charges like normal. Tried to get another one after Christmas, no can do???? Recall? Home depot has no clue what’s going on with the batteries. I still have the ryobi 1802m drill driver that’s been recalled, just found out! Going to call ryobi soon to see what’s going on here!
Interesting. Do you have any links/info on this? I was wondering why I couldn’t fine the P108 battery anywhere and just today it was removed from the Home Depot site entirely. I was looking at the battery yesterday on Home Depot as linked from the Ryobi site and today the link/searches for P108 at homedepot.com go nowhere.
I’m assuming I have the older Li-ion charger. So they are going to fix the batteries somehow to make sure they are compatible with the older li-ion charger?
Don’t know of the charger blow ups. The p108 “THE BEST” battery ryobi came out with in Nov. I love that battery. It work great in my chargers. Ryobi isn’t saying anything about the battery buyback. They know nothing of that nature, so they say. I guess they will fix the batteries and then put them back up for sale, when? who knows. I want to get more of them but no one knows anything. When you screw up, i guess you have to keep it quiet(that business 101).
When the RYOBI 18V Lithium one+ is charged, should it be removed from the charger?
I don’t think most modern chargers “trickle charge” Li-ion battery packs, but I would still remove a fully charged battery from the charger. Li-ion batteries have very slow self-discharge rates, so they will hold a good charge for months, and even a year or longer.
You don’t have to race to remove the battery within a minute of charging cycle completion, but I would not keep a battery on the charger for long periods of time (such as days, weeks, or months).
I have 2, P104 18.V One + batteries(130429001) that that I got with the “recalled” P113 dual chemistry charger. I am currently waiting for the Purolater truck to pick up the faulty charger. But what about the 2, P104 18.V batteries. If the charger was faulty and ruined my batteries, then the batteries should be replaced for free.
These P107 18 volt battery’s work good at first, but after a month or so of use in my Ryobi P360 stapler, the battery’s would only last for 5-10 minutes. When I first started using them, my stapler would use all the light bars on the battery = about hour or two, then after a month of use, both battery’s would only use 1 light bar out of 4 bars, [WHY?.] Any way’s I took them back to HomeDepot, complained!!, they swap both battery’s for the bigger P105 battery, and they also gave me (one), on the shelf P102 battery, and that older battery last twice as long then the newer P107, but now I have no light bars on the battery, love the light bars, if I can use them all
Next??????? I have, Dose anyone know how to check a Ryobi 18 volt P107 battery with a multi meter? I took mine back to the store because both battery’s would only use 1 light bar out of 4, or about 5 minutes after about 2 month’s old. I check with multi meter and it read 8.2 volts at full charge, Ryobi say’s that normal, the P107 wont read 18+ volts unless I put a load on it, and only Ryobi knows how to do that. My P360 Stapler was using all the light bars and last for an hour or so when first got it.
I for got to mention, the Ryobi P102, and the new P105 18 volt Lithium battery’s are now reading 20.1 volts at full charge. Also my Dewalt drill, 20 volt Lithium read’s 20+ volts, and my Milwaukee M28 circular saw also reads 28+ volts, but according to Ryobi, the P107 18 Lithium battery is suppose to read 8.2 volts at full charge, obviously, this logic is above my pay grade.
I bought a 1 + P117 Charger that says it will charge all 1+ batteries. I’m confused by some of the reviews. I have a 1+ battery that I pulled from the trash that says for use with P113 chargers. There is no ‘P’ number on the battery. I did charge it a few time it died. I think from age. I don’t know the age of the battery. Does anyone have a suggestion on what lithium battery I should purchase for the P117 charger?
Same on Ryobi and the The Home Depot for offering the P-108 @ 2 for $99 and now offering 1 for $99. I wont be buying another Ryobi product.
Same ad (2 P108s for $99) still up at Home Depot. Customer rep was looking for half-hour for stock; finally gave me stock number and told me to call once truck came in today, 10/24. Today, am told that ad is down and Home Depot no longer carries that item in stock. Jack is right: hard to pay double the price for P108. Just like with digital printers: the printer (tool pack) is fairly cheap; they get you with the ink (battery) replacements.
I have a P113 green charger and would like to know if I can use it to charge the new 4 Amp batteries that Home Depol sells?
I have the P113 and called Ryobi about a possible recall of the unit due to fire hazard. My unit was not one of the defective ones. They informed me that the P113 would charge the 4 amp batteries. The defective units might catch fire.
does someboty knows how to fix the lighting on my rryoby 18 inch ? she don’t want to neal , I thing is because is lighting a laight, bout I don’t know how to fixed.
could some body give me some advice?