RIDGID introduces the 18V Lithium-Ion Charger. Always be prepared for the job with the RIDGID 18V Lithium-Ion Charger. This Compact Charger features a Smart Charging Indicator that will update the battery's charge status. Compatible with all RIDGID 18V Lithium-Ion Batteries. Backed by the RIDGID 3-Year Warranty, this model includes one 18V Lithium-Ion Charger and an operator's manual. Batteries sold separately.
Smart Charging Indictor evaluates the battery's charge and condition with easy-to-read icons
Compact and lightweight design for easy storage and transportation
Wall Mount capable for a more organized storage option
Decrease energy consumption with this Energy Saving Charger
Maintenance Charging keeps the battery charged and maintains overall life
100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Lithium-Ion Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
Includes: (1) AC86093N 18V Lithium-Ion Charger and operator's manual
This RIDGID 18V Dual Port Simultaneous Charger is a much better charger than the standard single charger that you get with your Ridgid cordless battery powered tool kits. It allows you to charge two Ridgid 18V batteries at the same time simultaneously. Some other chargers will charge multiple batteries but they do so in a sequential manner meaning that one battery is charged at a time and then when it’s finished the charger moves on to the next battery. This Ridgid charger charges both batteries at the same time independently. That’s a feature that I like. I also like the fact that this unit has a standard AC cord with a pass-through plug instead of the plug-in adapter that the standard chargers feature. It makes it easier to plug into an AC outlet with no worry about blocking adjacent receptacles. With the pass-through plug you can plug another plug into it and free up a receptacle. Batteries are easy to insert and remove and different capacity batteries can be charged. The unit can be mounted to a wall if desired or just placed on your workbench. This charger is very simple to use. Just plug it in and then slide in your battery or batteries. It works very well and is covered by the Ridgid Lifetime Service Agreement.
RIDGID R86095 Dual Battery Both Charging Simultaneously Full Charger
Anyone who is on the Ridgid 18 Volt platform has been waiting for this charger for a while. When you’re using these batteries, you change them out repeatedly, which means you’ve been spending a lot of time walking back and forth to your charger. When you need to charge these batteries one at a time you spend too much time walking back and forth. Now you can deliver pairs of batteries that will charge in the same time period. In construction just like every other trade out there, your time really is your money. It doesn’t matter whether you’re charging the old standard battery, the Octane batteries or the new Max Output batteries or any combination of these this charger lets you do it simultaneously. Each battery will charge in the same time that it took on a single charger, but both are charged at the same time. This charger will be flying off the shelf once time trades realize that it means it only takes half the time to get that battery back in service.
Fast dual charge is helpful. Wall mount could be better.
This new Ridgid dual charger was able to bring my 2Ah battery from empty to full charge in 38 minutes. Pretty impressive. It can charge both batteries at the same time (I think their old system was sequential). I like how the cord was designed, which allows you to piggy back another device without losing a receptacle (see photo). What I had a problem with was the wall hanging. It has two vertical screw slots in the center of the charger. So when you try to insert or remove a battery it slides the whole charger around. Price wise it’s a bit more expensive than the old model ($109 at time of review), which is still in line with the competition. The older model also had USB ports. This one does not. Overall, works as advertised. No better or worse than others. I say it’s an average or “C” value. Nothing wrong with average.
Very efficient charger that juices two batteries at once, with less counter footprint
Very, very efficient charger that juices two batteries at once, and twice as fast as your old Ridgid charger. There are lots of LED light indicators to let you know the status of your charge, and even a temperature delay if you try to charge a battery that is too hot or cold. Nice. I liked getting rid of two individual slower chargers, to have more counter space using this dual charger. But I see that you can mount this on the wall, if you like. Good product.
The RIDGID 18V Dual Port Simultaneous Charger is a great item to own for the casual user as well as the pro in a high production environment. The ability to charge 2 batteries at one time is an excellent time saving feature that is twice as fast as previous dual chargers. The power cord is fitted with an innovative pass-through plug, saving valuable outlet space.Unit has keyhole slots on back for wall mounting, and they are space on 4" centers for easy mounting. This charger has a lifetime service agreement if you register it within 90 days of purchase. An excellent addition to my tool shop!
What a great charger to have in the shop! I only have a couple 18V batteries in my shop so far, for my RIGID tools. So when one gets the least bit low, I put it on the charger. And since I often use two RIGID tools when making a lot of projects, I sure don’t want them to go down at the same time. I use my RIGID cordless drill for drilling pocket holes in some projects, and a few minutes later, I use the RIGID cordless hammer drill to run the long Torx screws in. My first try was putting two 18V batteries on the charger when they were down to one bar and they were full charge 4 bars in about 15-20 minutes! Perfect, for taking a lunch break and having your cordless power tools back on the job! And the best part? The charger has a ‘Key Hole Hanger’ made into the back of the charger. If your space is tight in the shop, you can hang it on a wall, anywhere near an outlet. Really handy!
So far this is a very good charger adequate but not fast
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Nov 12, 2020
RIDGID 18-VOLT LITHIUM-ION CHARGER It is a nice compact charger. I do not have any problems with...
RIDGID 18-VOLT LITHIUM-ION CHARGER
It is a nice compact charger. I do not have any problems with it at all. I like the slim-line light-weight . It fits in my large cargo pocket to and from work sites. Also, it is a fast charging unit for the recharged battery to be charged. It comes with plug in for the outlet, then put the recharged battery to be charged. It does not include battery.
I'm a relative newcomer to Rigid power tools, I had been using a "yellow" brand previously, and f...
I'm a relative newcomer to Rigid power tools, I had been using a "yellow" brand previously, and found Rigid when I had to replace a battery and discovered the cost of a replacement battery was the same price as a Rigid battery AND a tool!
Now that I have several Rigid tools, I wanted to get a couple more batteries. The Rigid warranty protects you with replacement batteries, FYI. Now I needed a spare charger too.
This is a small, compact charger, it does the job. It is not a quick charger though, so don't be confused when your batteries doesn't charge fully in a few minutes.
It's easy to mount, it's light and it can easily fit in a tool bag just in case.
Ridgid's new charger is definitely smaller than the older vintage which I have used for years. I...
Ridgid's new charger is definitely smaller than the older vintage which I have used for years. It also has some different characteristics that I was a bit surprised at. I have a Ridgid NiCd battery pack that just recently went bad. For some reason which I haven't taken the time to figure out, it will only charge to ~10V. My old changer tries to charge it, and it takes roughly 5-10 minutes before it gives up and flashes the "Bad Battery" code. The new one, from all appearances, won't even try to charge it. It just keeps the steady 'on' LED on, with no flashing or any other indication that it was attempting to charge it or test it. It makes me wonder if I completely discharged another pack if it would refuse to charge once the voltage got below a certain point even though the pack was OK. Except for this, it has charged my NiCd and Lithium batteries without issue. I don't sense that it's any faster than the old one; if it is, the difference is minimal. I do like the ability to mount the charger on a wall, although I think there would be a tendency to pull the charger loose as you removed the battery once the charge was done.
I did notice that the Ridgid website does not yet recognize the code for this charger when I attempted to register it.