Great question Andy! You can use the RIDGID 18-Volt 2.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery AC840086, however the OCTANE tool + OCTANE battery communicate for maximum performance in high demand applications and are designed to deliver maximum power to OCTANE tools along with extreme runtime. Thanks for asking! - Eve
Hello Gerry, Thank you for contacting us about the RIDGID 18-Volt 2.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Pack and if they will run on an OCTANE tool. Yes, these batteries will operate those tools. All RIDGID 18 Volt tools and batteries are compatible. However, the OCTANE tools function at their maximum with OCTANE batteries. Thank you, JJ
I never knew of any time that a Ridgid battery was compatible with any other product other than a rigid
I believe all of the 18 volt are compatible with rigid. My original 18v combo kit that is 12yrs old works with all Rigid 18v batteries from the original nicad to the newest Li ion batteries.
Rad, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, the RIDGID 18V batteries are compatible with all tools.
They both are 18v, but the unit of measurement is Ah (amp hour). The 4.0 basically has more batteries to offer more run time. Of course it makes it a little heavier too.
will a old ridged battery charger work with this battery
The OCTAIN battery provides increased performance because it communicates with the OCTAIN tool it’s attached to much like the electric hybrid vehicles of today. It conserves power when not needed so it prolongs it’s charge longer giving you more work time with the tool.
I don't work for Ridgid or Home Depot, so take this how you want to. In older battery technology (like the original nickel cadmium batteries), leaving rechargeable batteries on the charger was a serious NOT GOOD idea. They get flat spots and eventually over-charging destroys them. When you're doing "honey-do" stuff, forgetting about batteries on the charger is real easy. Newer batteries like the lithium ion batteries and the newer more sophisticated chargers are supposed to eliminate the concerns. I guess it works. It's real easy to forget that you have a battery on the charger and that's part of the reason the manufacturers push to improve the chargers. Still, I do not and would not leave a battery on the charger. I'm an old guy. I have habits that I built over a long time and I kinda like them. Taking charged batteries off the charger is one of them (just like taking the battery out of the power saw before making adjustments on it).