Rated 3 out of 5Â by 50
Rated 1 out of 5Â by hiimdh 2 Batteries Fail within Months
I had two of these batteries come with a driver as part of a kit and they both died within months of purchasing. One died within a month and the other within 6 months. Worse, they were sold with a defective charger that is now being recalled by Ryobi. Ryobi wouldn't replace them as they were out of warranty. But even the charger would recognize the batteries as defective, sometimes. Other times, no.
Measured voltage across contacts and it was only putting out 10V as opposed to the necessary 18V. Stay away from this and Ryobi one+ tools until they fix this defect. Tools are useless without the necessary batteries.
April 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by PB0313 Out of the box Failure
I received this battery as part of RYOBI blower for Christmas. When I finally plugged it in, in March, the battery would not charge.
March 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DDMike Depends on tool it's powering
First time to use lithium ion battery, in this case with a blower. A charge lasts less than 10 minutes, not great but okay for many jobs. It wouldn't hold a charge after less than 10 recharges. The charger manual says to try charging another battery, and if that doesn't work, the charger could be defective. Am I supposed to spend $37 to $99 on another battery hoping the charger isn't at fault? This may be a great battery for smaller power tools. For example; the cheaper NiCad rechargeble battery for my drill has been great. The P102 comes as a package with the blower, so buyer beware.
September 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by RLFUser Lithium batteries fail at an incredible rate
I have now purchased, either separately or as part of a tool kit, about 8 Lithium batteries, and the failure rate of these batteries after often as little as one year, is ridiculous. By failure I mean that the Ryobi charger refuses to charge the batteries claiming they are defective. 6 of the 8 batteries I have purchased have failed. And these are in a light use home shop environment, not a commercial/industrial/contractor environment.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Dallas1 Best battery ever
Best thing I ever bought.
Holds a charge much much longer than original battery.
July 29, 2014