A: Hi Dug, This does include the latest model of the power source. Thanks for asking. Greg
A: Yes, all you need to do is add the battery.
A: Yes it does, as quoted as Bullet #3 under the product overview section “Each light comes equipped with a power source with USB charging for additional devices”
A: It comes with a power source that has the round plug on the side, and the light mat DOES require that round plug. However, as for the USB port this new power source is a step down because is only outputs 1.0 am to the USB port and my old ones that look like your photo are marked as 2.1 amps for USB.
A: This comes with an adapter for the 18 volt batteries.
A: Hi MagicHands0419 This is the same power source currently being sold as a bare tool. It has 1 USB port and a small round plug in port for the power supply to the mat. Thanks for asking. Greg
A: The power sources are not marked Gen1, Gen2, etc, but I have two of the RIDGID USB Power Sources (https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-USB-Portable-Power-Source-with-Activate-Button-AC86072B/206936434 ... the packages had model # AC86072B on them but they are marked R86072) without the round side jack and they each have a single USB port that will output 2.1 amps. This new light comes with a different model number power source (marked as R86073B) and it has the side jack as well as a single USB port that is rated at 1.0 amp. I know there was a prior model that I think was designed to power a heated coat and it sounds similar to this new model that comes with this light, but I'm not certain they are they same and I don't have that one so I don't know what model # it was. Hopefully this helps you.
A: Hi MagicHands0419, The power source has a clip on the back that clips into a hole in the mat to support it. Thanks for asking. Greg
A: Yes, you can hang the batter and power source/adapter from the mat light. You can't see it from the photo, but underneath the battery adapter is a loop that you can hang the adapter and battery from. There is a clip on the back of the adapter. Hope that helps!
A: Yes. You can even see it in the picture if you'd look at it. While hanging the batter and GEN2 clip onto the light mat. Just look at the picture(s).
A: No. But I suspect something could be easily rigged up.....such as a self adhesive hook or a zip tie that would suffice.
A: Hi MagicHands0419, The battery does lock into place when it is pushed on. Thanks for asking. Greg
A: There is a belt style clip that attaches the battery to the mat light itself.
A: Yes, there is a clip on the part that attaches to the battery and a loop to attach the battery on the mat for hanging.
|18V LED Mat Light (Tool Only)
|2,000 Lumens LED Rechargeable Work Light
|4800-Lumen 2X 30W LED Work Lights, with Tripod and 2 Clamps, 360 Rotation Stan with Hooking System, Weatherproof, Black
|M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 1400 Lumen ROCKET LED Stand Work Light (Tool-Only)
|Electrical Tools Features
|No Additional Features
|No Additional Features
|Battery Operated, Plug-In