Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 70
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Elvis Bought four, three failed testing outright and the fourth one failed a few months later
Earlier this year I bought four of these 9.6v Ryobi batteries. All four measured approx. 6.0 volts as delivered. All four "appeared" to charge normally using either the OEM Ryobi "dumb" charger or a much more sophisticated Ni-Cad smart charger. However when I ran a capacity test using a power tool battery tester, all four batteries were pretty weak. So I ran a few charge-discharge cycles, and finally came up with one that looked fairly good. I returned the other three. But now, less than six months later, the battery I kept is practically useless: not only does it not hold a charge, even when fresh off the charger it has less than 10% of the runtime it should. It will drill only a few small holes before it dies. So all four of these batteries were essentially defective, probably due to sitting on a shelf for years in a nearly fully discharged state of charge.
August 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Basrimo Good battery for my tool
i installed the battery into my drill very easy, It works direct after a 15 minutes charging, really i recommend this battery.
June 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lazcow charger no longer works
This drill and battery worked ok for light use but it has been discontinued. My old battery would no longer charge so I got 2 new batteries and they wouldn't charge. so now I'm figuring that the charger is problem which I don't know if it can be replaced do to being discontinued.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Guy Excellent replacement battery
Works perfectly!! Easy to order. Arrived to the store fast.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 45C Good product
Replacement battery charged right up. Plugged in and ran like a champ.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by danny covenient purchase on line
Very eassy to use, lots of power and last a long time before recharging
September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by radical Great way to resurrect a very useful tool
Good buy on hard to find batteries. After charging I checked the actual voltage available and was surprised to find 11.2 . It made sense to buy two at this price.
July 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DrBill Obviously, HD getting rid of obsolete product...No 9.6V battery chargers available for this Battery
Better make sure that you have a 9.6 volt Ryobi charger and that it functions properly (use a voltmeter) before committing to a purchase of this battery. The two previous Model HP496 Ryobi drills did not carry much charge ( low amp-hour cells), were, therefore, not terribly powerful, as well as having a short, finite lifetime. The drill with this battery is useful for drilling holes to hang pictures and other light duty work. Buy these batteries to keep your previous investment for some more months, as it is unlikely that you will be able to get this obsolete unit later this year. And do not buy if you do not have a good charger.
May 23, 2014