Ryobi is launching a new 18V One+ 1800W power station, model RYi818B.
The Ryobi power station operates on their 18V One+ Li-ion batteries, with users having the option to equip it with up to (8) batteries for longer runtime.
The Ryobi 1800W power station has (3) 120V AC outlets, which deliver up to 15A power. Ryobi says this is “great for powering refrigerators, TVs, fans, and other appliances.”
The 120V 15A outlets deliver a pure sine wave output, which is better for sensitive electronics and devices such as projectors, radios, and audio/visual equipment.
You also get (2) USB-A 12W charging ports, (2) USB-A 18W fast-charging ports, and (2) USB-C 45W outlets, all of which “can recharge several personal devices simultaneously.
An LCD display provides battery and load level readouts. There’s also a front-mounted LED light.
The power station can be monitored remotely via Bluetooth and Ryobi’s GenControl app for mobile devices. This allows users to keep an eye on battery levels and power consumption, and it also offers the ability to reset or shut off the unit remotely.
The power station can recharge connected batteries via an included USB-C charging adapter.
It is also described as being “solar charging capable.”
The power station weighs 24 lbs (without batteries).
- 1800 running Watts
- 3000 starting Watts
- Pure sine wave output
- (3) 120V AC 15A outlets
- (2) USB-A 12W
- (2) USB-A 18W
- (2) USB-C 45W
- Weighs 24 lbs
This chart provides approximate runtime and charging specs for different types of devices.
The kit comes with the power station, (4) 6Ah batteries, and charger.
Price: $999 for the kit (RYi818BG), $799 for the tool-only (RYi818BT)
ETA: July 2023
The power station will be available exclusively at Home Depot.
The new Ryobi 18V One+ power station looks to be a step-up from their 40V Max battery power station that launched a few years ago.
USB-C as the only input? They’re kidding, right? At 60 watts, the included 6AH batteries each need 1.8 hours to charge, so let’s say you fully equip it with 8 batteries, you need 14.4 hours to recharge them all.
And even the 6-port supercharger is also a sequential charger, putting 60 watts into one port at a time. So it’s not like swapping batteries between this and that would help.
If you’re in power outage situation and trying to run the generator a little bit and let this fill in the gaps, you want to recharge your 18’s as fast as possible while the genny is running. The only sensible way to do that is to break out your whole bucket of chargers that came with other kits and stuff and plug ’em all into a power strip, because this thing is abjectly incapable of doing that itself.
What a disappointment.
How do you know that the USBC charging is limited to 60 watts?
USB-C Power Delivery spec goes up to 240 watts.
It says “60W” right above the usb input, so it likely is limited to 60W. Unless they just put that on there because they supply it with a 60W brick, but that seems a bit silly.
Seems to be the biggest downfall of this. For my M12 heated jacket it’s great having USB recharging on the go (hopefully updated to C soon).
For a product this large I can’t see why they wouldn’t go with a full plug like the pro brands did and faster charging. I guess they had to weigh features they wanted to pack in vs. cost but that alone would make it a no for me if I was in the battery ecosystem.
Leave it to Ryobi to purposely gimp their tools to either “protect” Ridgid and Milwaukee or to leave a reason for releasing 2 million variants of the same tool down the road.
Example: Original Ryobi 150W Inverter. No USB-C despite being released in 2021. Later versions, which were announced just months later, added USB-C.
Perfect Idea but poorly make. I don’t understand why the constructor make it if it’s not for making it great. I’m a big Fan of Ryobi 18v tools but really disappointed by this poorly product. He didn’t charge fast, don’t built for solar charging or simultaning multiples charging sources, didn’t charge and use in same time, don’t see anything about UPS mode. It’s a garbage compare with a big played in power station brand. Don’t understand why Ryobi didn’t look the competition before making they owne stuff.
I have a lot of Ryobi 4ah batteries and…I suspect many folks are in the same boat. It’s a bit weird to me to only see the 6’s that not many folks I know have in the chart. Dear Ryobi, please show stats for the most commonly owned batteries too.
At 1/3 of the price, this would be an easy buy for me, but at the cost it is now I can either buy an entire separate battery “generator” and keep my Ryobi batteries for tools or I can get pretty far into another ecosystem. Dewalt’s is, what, almost $300 cheaper? It has double the number of slots, but I’m having a hard time with the value proposition.
I’m also a bit surprised it requires a USB C charger to charge batteries. That seems like a strange requirement. It’s nice to be able to plug it into other USB-C things to charge it as the world heads that way, but…still sort of strange as the sole method of doing so.
They have another chart showing charge capacities for 1, 2, 4, or 8 like-sized batteries, but you can figure things out easily.
Voltage x amp-hour = watt-hour (energy storage)
Power stations can be useful for short power outages, use with corded tools, or recreational activities.
6Ah is in the middle between their 4Ah and 9Ah batteries. It’s kitted with 6Ah batteries, and so it makes sense that’s what the runtime chart is built around.
That’s fair! I hadn’t gone and looked but had done the rough math behind the scenes. Thanks!
I cannot wait for this.. I have a pleathera of 9ah and 6ah batteries.. I cannot wait to see the run time with 8…
Has Ryobi discontinued their 9Ahr battery? Last time I looked it was not on their website and Home Depot wasn’t listing it.
2 pack of 9ah batteries is listed on Home Depot website AND on sale $179.
As Shawn mentioned, the 2-pack is still available – I see it too.
Ridgid and Ryobi inventory can fluctuate at times. In this case, it might not be economical for them to offer single 9Ah battery packs at this time.
I buy them two at a time for 179.. it’s “real nice like”
The similar ryobi 40v product is at about the same price point but with 4 40v 6ah batts, which should be about twice the capacity, right?
so expect it to come down pretty soon I hope. I’ll be following this hoping they are just not telling us about some better built in charging and that price goes down.
I’m surprised by the price – enough though we’re talking MSRP for a brand new tool.
Even with improvements, I wouldn’t have expected Ryobi to leapfrog Dewalt.
It’s a rich man toy nonsense to buy this even if you could afford this its a waste of money no one that has common sense would buy this just a 1000 watt power inverter a 12volt lead acid deep cycle or if you can up the money buy a low price quality lithium ion phosphate iron for 250.00 plus inverter from Walmart 100.00 or less or buy a working used one from a pawn shop me buy a generator new for under 400.00 more capable or buy both systems I spoke of less than RYOBI junk Home Depot crab
It’s really a good value.
To build something equal to this would take a lot of skill, knowledge, time and equipment to design, build and aquire parts for a similar diy system and another set of skills to build it and program it.
I’m a IBEW LOCAL 134 A card electrician, I know what it costs to custom build high quality equipment.
We usually give a year warranty on work. Not
It’s obvious you don’t know what you are talking about because you don’t use equivalent values.
Home Depot crap? Where do you get tools? Ryobi may not be a “premier” tool brand but I’ve seen their tools outlast festools hilti greenlee rigid tools. I have tools from each of those brands and brands that were top notch at their time, that aren’t even around anymore. But since battery tools came out I considered them disposable. When Makita DeWalt came out came out everyone had to have them they quickly turned into the crap on the bottom shelf in the back of the garage because the batteries eventually crapped out. Guess what 20+ year old Ryobi tools still work today.
I have a Duracell power source 660 it’s a sla battery with a non sine wave inverter that normally costs $500_$700 it can do similar things but isn’t a pure wave and doesn’t utilize the 20+ batteries I already have (in addition I can use adapters to run DeWalt and Milwaukee batteries on the Ryobi.) I can’t parallel it with a 40V or gas generator. (I can add unlimited 12v car batteries)
$800-$1000 dollars isn’t much for what you’re getting. Sounds like you need a better job
I love the 1000w inverter from home Depot. I use it everyday with the 0ah battery to run my sump pump for work, you know the hart brand T Walmart is “Ryobi in white.” All tti made
The “charging” is so limited that it puts this one in the same boat with Dewalt’s Power Station (which I believe does not charge at all (?)). I don’t think Dewalt has sold too many of those. I wonder if there is any actual power-source/changer (inverter/charger) out there? Why such thing is not popular?
DeWalt’s does charge, it is a 4x simultaneous charger at 2A (so 8A total). Which is still slow, but being able to charge 4x 6Ah batteries in 3hrs is really not that bad by comparison. Its flaws are only a single AC outlet, no USB, and modified sine. Though the first two faults can be overcome with a power strip. It is older, may be due for an update soon.
I stand corrected. Thanks. And the Dewalt needs only a AC power cord to charge vs a USB-C charger here. So I would say the Dewalt is a better charger.
Agreed, I actually use the DeWalt as charger regularly in the warmer months when I am doing more side jobs and lawn care, charging 4x 12Ah FlexVolts at a time.
If my memory serves me correct, don’t you have to have a battery in every port on the DEWALT model for it even work?
@Joatman, in charger mode you do not need all 4 batteries, you can put any number on there. But to run as a 120v AC power supply you DO need all 4 batteries. And once the first battery dies, it shuts down.
So if you stick a 1.7Ah PowerStack on there with three 15Ah FlexVolts, it will shut off once that wee PowerStack gives up.
Why would you try and charge them this way? You use the rapid chargers to charge the batteries as normal.. why would you want to charge the. Whiles still on the station? It would be impossible amp draw to try and charge 8 batteries while still plugged into it. The amp draw would be beyond what a normal electrical circuit could handle
Great idea, but for that price, I can buy a DeWalt or a better 40v model from Ryobi. That’s just way too expensive, both compared to DeWalt and their superior 40v models, which are surprisingly just as capable, but slightly cheaper.
It would be nice if they would make a model that accepts both 18 and 40v batteries.
Actually if you read the specs this is better than the 40V.
4 x 40v
8 x 20v
This is pure sine wave. Has better read out and and can be charged by solar.
Who is the market for this at that price?? My general impression was that if someone has close to 1k to spend on a tool, it’s unlikely they’re shopping in the Ryobi line to begin with…
Why not just buy a generator.Keep putting in fuel and it runs for ever.Cheeper and runs forever and it runs a lot more on it ?
You can use this indoors, but the same cannot be said about a gas-engine generator.
And how well will that gas generators work in an apartment? Especially if you don’t have a patio?
What happens when there’s no way to get gasm happens every time a hurricane hits.
What? $800 without batteries and a usb-c + wall wart to charge up???
We have enough batteries and frequent enough power issues to want and use something like this, but at that price … good luck.
This seems to be the norm for pure sine wave power sources.
The pure sine wave is key here for those that want to use electronics. Many highly recommend or even require pure sine wave for their power supplies.
It’s great price.. I’m going to pre order .. why would I charge batteries on the unit. Put the batteries in your rapid charger.. if you don’t like the price wait for a sale.
I have lots of ryobi batteries and tools but my power doesn’t go out once or twice a week for 30 or 40 minutes so I feel that the power storage solution would never be for me especially at that price.i don’t do tailgating either.i do have 2 champion 4k generators.my old on is 12 years old and ran for 4 days during our winter freeze and blackout we had for 4 days.that old generator ran for 19 hours on 3.8 gallons of fuel.my new one is 2 years old and is an inverter hybrid and can run 2 small window units, a fridge, a freezer, some lights, router,modem and tvs during a hurricane and during a freeze I can run the blower on the furnace since it is natural gas and so is the water heater and stove.good luck.
Any mention whether this is compatible with their parallel kit that allows two devices to be connected? Their 40v device and their gas powered sine wave generators are compatabile.
The press release said it’s compatible with the parallel kit.
Yes they said it can be used with parrel kit. Not sure if that’s with another inverter or with the generators
Seems like a$299 bare, $499 kit would have a waitlist. $799 seems like dream white board pricing.
I’d be in at this pricing. I’d even buy the kit to have some better capacity batteries.
Pure sine wave inverters aren’t cheap though. Ignoring everything else, the cheapest 2000w pure sine wave I see is $250 for a Renogy. Once you add the (possibly useless) connected features you are up to $400 for a Victron.
I agree…was so excited to hear about this, until I saw the price …theres so many other companies making superior battery/generator products at a far cheaper price….Ryobi waited too long to come out with this and the market has passed them by!
I’m late to the party….
I’m guessing this is roughly equivalent to the 40V version. I don’t care much for a lamp, string of lights, or even a large 50″ TV that may or may no be LED. I just want to know if I can run a table saw or equivalent miter saw, that spike draws and runs at 13A, almost hitting that 15A limit under load. The mini single battery inverter can do almost all of the listed items. It’s not impressive, but I do admit.. It’s pretty.
With it’s very basic abilities, the DeWalt has powered a fridge, a 1HP water pump + controller, and a 13A table saw under resawing load. I’ve seen a microwave being used with no issues. At near half the price.
Also, I doubt this can LINK to anything. But the DeWalt does stack on the ToughSystem.
It can run your saws. 1,800 watts continuous and 3,000 watts peak.
But them DeWalt batteries are x4 the price..
It can run your saws. 1,800 watts continuous and 3,000 watts peak.
A few observations:
– the AUN9230TT parallel kit is Ryobi’s generic parallel kit that has been out for a while. It can be used with gas inverter generators, even those from other brands. From what I have seen online, you can parallel a battery inverter generator with a gas one without any issue so long as they are both parallel capable.
– the 60w usb charging adapter (to charge the batteries using home a/c power) is both an upgrade and downgrade from the 40v model. Downgrade in that its 60w, which is less than the 40v models 80w charging adapter. Upgrade in that it uses usb c rather than the 40v model’s proprietary plug.
– solar pass through like ecoflow’s models have would be a great upgrade to future models.
– higher wattage charging, parallel charging, and a non proprietary charging adapter would be great bonuses
-these tool battery inverter generators fill a specific niche that isn’t in direct competition with gas/propane inverter generators. It’s real competition is against single non-removable battery inverter power stations ( like those made by Ecoflow, Jackery and Westinghouse’s iGen line) , separate inverter plus battery bank setups (including those meant to work with car batteries), and of course, other tool battery based systems (Ego, Dewalt, Milwaukee, etc.). People in this market niche value the quiet, indoor capable operation that only a battery inverter system can provide.
-I honestly would consider a battery inverter , but only as a supplement to a gas inverter generator. Ultimately the two systems would be used depending on the situation, with the battery generator being more convenient for short-term use and the gas inverter more suited to longer operation periods.
Use the batteries overnight then you turn on the gas generator in the daytime and recharge the batteries
The parallel capability is cool- turns your little 1000W gas generator into a 4000W peak load starter with a flip of a switch. The real trick would be if it back fed and charged the inverter when loads were low.
I’m wondering if two of these things in parallel is enough to drive a small igbt TIG box.
It might be a clunky, yet cost-effective alternative to dedicated cordless welders, which start at $3k.
So, I did some math and the battery welder situation looks like this:
Paralleling the units doubles everything to
6000 surge and 3600 running watts, which (divide by 120v AC) equates to 50A surge and 30A running capacity. That’s in the ballpark for running a small igbt welder @120v.
40v complete kits, with 4 batteries run $1100 a piece. That’s $2200, plus $60 for the parallel kit and let’s budget another $40 for any adapter cords, bringing us to $2300. Throw in another $400 for a 120v small welder, and you’re at $2700 total, reducing costs for whatever you already own.
A Fronius accupocket 150 weighs in at $3400 to start. However it’s all one contained package that’s a whole lot easier to lug around. The ryobi setup is $700 less and likely has longer run time though.
If noise/exhaust is a major issue, and having to lug 3 items (2 ryobi inverters plus welder) is not an issue, than this is a viable solution. It looks like the ryobi units are 25-30lbs each with the batteries on.
If noise/exhaust is no issue, than the same setup can be done with 2 small gas inverter generators for less, or one big one for likely the same cost. Pulsar’s PG2300iS, for example, is 48lbs and $400 a unit, has comparable running wattage of 1800, but a lower surge rating of 2300.
Alternatively, you could also just grab a dedicated generator welder, the cheapest of which is harbor freight’s Vulcan outlaw 195, which goes for $1800-$2000, but weighs 300 lbs.