This review is for the 2 pack (6ah) Bluetooth batteries. First off I thought the Bluetooth was g...
July 07, 2018
This review is for the 2 pack (6ah) Bluetooth batteries. First off I thought the Bluetooth was gimmicky. I am going to be using for home use, so for me anyways I didn't need the ability to lock the battery, or locate it.
With that said, I like the Bluetooth app. It tells you how many charges the battery has had ,and also gives the internal temp as well. I found that pretty useful.
I compared the run time of the 6ah vs the 2,4,5ah batteries I already have. I have several Ridgid tools, and I used the most power hungry tool I have. That is the cordless wet dry vac. That thing eats batteries. Here are the runtime results.
5ah.......13:57(started to fade at 12 min Mark)
6ah.......17:36(started to fade at 14 min Mark)
Now your results may vary, but overall a decent job with the 6ah. I also noticed a bit more power from the vac with the 6ah.
This is where the Bluetooth came in handy. The internal temp of the 6ah battery was 154 degrees after the test. So it got very hot, and I would not recommend running it in the vac for that long. Heat will kill a batteries life.
Overall pleased with the performance.
Side note .This is an accessory tool so the warranty is only three years( which is pretty standard with the other mfg) and the LSA is not applicable for this.
product works without issue, its the warranty that is a problem. When you buy just the batteries...
July 05, 2019
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
product works without issue, its the warranty that is a problem. When you buy just the batteries and not part of tool kit you only get 3 years warranty, not the LSA option. Why is this still an issue with Ridgid, if you buy the charger kit with two batteries you get the full LSA, don't need anymore chargers since i have two already from previous purchases. In the future, I will not buy any batteries by them self in single or multiple packs since the warranty is only three years. Make sure you know this fact on the very confusing warranty policy and don't forget to register within 90days or else your LSA gets downgraded to 3 years, argh... Why can't HD just register the item for you at purchase, similar to extended warranty option they offer.
I will start by stating that Ridgid is a great product and I own almost their entire line of tool...
January 22, 2019
I will start by stating that Ridgid is a great product and I own almost their entire line of tools.
The batteries I currently use are the 4 AMP batteries of which I have 9. I purchased the 6 AMP batteries (4 of them) to extend the use of our Ridgid blowers. I fully charged the new batteries and then tried the slightly larger and heavier battery. It did not seem that I received any further use time with the 6 AMP battery. Therefore, I next used one blower in my left hand and one in my right to continuously hold the trigger and blow leaves. Both the 4 AMP battery and the 6 AMP battery quit working at the same time. To verify the results, I used two different batteries and placed them each in the opposite blower. The results were the same and both machines quit at the same time. I had no difficulty returning the batteries. Again, I like Rigid, but the 6 AMP batteries are not an improvement over 4 AMP.
RIDGID'S Battery of the future !!!! This battery has exceeded all my expectations. Just when you ...
February 27, 2018
RIDGID'S Battery of the future !!!!
This battery has exceeded all my expectations. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better Ridgid rolls out this puppy !! The run time on this battery is unbelievable, it ran my trim saw for a couple days and still had juice left. It far exceeds all of my other batteries. Now, as far as bluetooth. What a great idea. The security feature is great I can turn the battery off, set a desired shut off distance, and also track the battery. perfect if you have ever been on large jobsites where things tend to walk off. It also has many other features such as low battery alert, full charge alert, temp, and others. you can customize to your liking... All of this in a very powerful battery, what more could you want. Love it.... Get one !
This is a unfortunately a necessary tool for the times. First let me say I have only one of these for now but see more in the future. The anti-theft features are only going to really be useful for cutting off the battery if it is stolen and turn it into a paper weight but that in my opinion is better than nothing you can also keep up with the charge status and stats. And the battery will notify you when its charged. The 6ah feature alone is worth the money in work time so the other stuff is just icing on the cake.
I have to admit at first I thought the bluetooth and app would just be gimmicky until I had this ...
March 13, 2018
I have to admit at first I thought the bluetooth and app would just be gimmicky until I had this battery and tried it. The app is so cool! Way to go Ridgid on solving a problem I didn't know I had. I don't have any Octane tools to see how that feature measures up, but the runtime on this beast is ridiculous.
Lasts very long. Will run the flood light for about...
October 23, 2018
Lasts very long. Will run the flood light for about 2 work days, barely squeezes on the flood light, when rotating you have to kinda force it beyond the rubber corner pieces. Had to adjust the circular saw depth as well to fit. In the future I hope every tool will fit these big guys! Great battery!