Asked by: Dado Serantes
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th May, 2020

Can you use lithium batteries in place of NiCd Ryobi?

Yes, the lithium batteries will work just fine in any of the older (blue) 18 volt Ryobi products. You will have to buy a lithium battery charger though. Do not attempt to use the old NiCad charger

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Considering this, are NiCad and lithium batteries interchangeable?

Answer: It is not the same, but they are interchangeable. The PC18BL is a lithium-ion battery and the PC18B is a NiCad battery. They use the same chargers and will work on the same tools.

Additionally, does Ryobi replace bad batteries? To replace a battery that is still under warranty, please contact our customer service at 877-655-5250. For replacement of 4V, 18V, 24V, and 40V batteries that are not under warranty, please visit The Home Depot. For all other RYOBI batteries, please visit Direct Tools Factory Outlets.

Hereof, do Ryobi batteries fit all tools?

Ryobi One+ Explained - One Battery Fits all One+ Tools. Welcome to the world of Ryobi One+ Power & Garden tools. Ryobi's One+ system consists of a range of 18 volt power tools and garden tools that can all be powered from a standard battery and charger system.

What batteries work with Ryobi?

  • 18-Volt Nickel Cadmium Batteries. Nickel cadmium batteries are the value side of Ryobi's 18-volt batteries.
  • 18-Volt Compact Lithium Ion Batteries. For jobs that don't give much space for tools, the compact lithium ion battery is ideal.
  • 18-Volt High Capacity Lithium Ion Battery.

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