This charger was tossed in with the cordless chainsaw I got from the Seeds program. Thanks, Ryobi !!! The chainsaw came with its own little charger that would have taken quite a while to do the honking big 4-amp battery of the chainsaw. The quick charger made short work of it. Has a cooling fan for itself but not the battery, but that doesn't seem to be an issue, the battery sheds heat well enough by itself. The limitation of the regular charger is its power supply. This is definitely a useful accessory for tools that use the bigger batteries.
Excellent - Rapid charger charges in about 1/3 the time of the regular charger
May 25, 2020
This rapid charger is a very helpful addition to our Ryobi tool set. Using a Ryobi 4Ah 40V battery that is completely out of charge, it takes less than one hour to fully charge the battery with the rapid charger, and it takes less than three hours to fully charge the battery with the regular charger. Since this rapid charger reduces the time required to fully charge a battery to about one-third the time required using the regular charger, one can get much more done.
I have not compared the exact times on this over the smaller slower chargers, but this one sure i...
April 16, 2020
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
I have not compared the exact times on this over the smaller slower chargers, but this one sure is a lot faster. .. and the price was right when on sale.
It is too bad that Ryobi doesn't combine this with some of their 40V tools, instead of the much slower ones all the time. .. because as many of you know, it takes quite a long time to charge these bigger batteries with the previous smaller chargers, and we waste time not getting our stuff done outdoors, while waiting. And I have FOUR batteries; chainsaws take a lot.
I have only used this a few times so far, but so far, so good.
I received The RYOBI Brand, 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Rapid Charger with another Home Depot Seeds progr...
February 21, 2020
I received The RYOBI Brand, 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Rapid Charger with another Home Depot Seeds program promotion from RYOBI with no method to leave a review though the Seeds Portal so I am providing my review here for RYOBI and Home Depot customers. The Ryobi rapid charger significantly reduces Ryobi high capacity lithium ion battery recharge times, recharging up to four times faster over Ryobi wall wart chargers. A Ryobi 40V, 4-amp battery can take up to one hour to recharge for each 25-percent increment, requiring as long a 4-hours to completely recharge a discharged battery. This Ryobi rapid charger can increase battery charge level by 25-percent in as little as 15-minutes for 40 volt, 4-amp battery, completely recharging a discharged battery in as little as one hour or less depending the battery’s discharge level. One rapid charger and two Ryobi high capacity batteries should allow virtually continuous use of Ryobi battery powered tools as one battery can be recharged while a second battery is in use. The Ryobi fast charger incorporates an internal cooling fan and is fully automatic in operation for any battery condition that might be encountered.
Works great...I noticed the speed of charging is equal to...
May 05, 2020
Works great...I noticed the speed of charging is equal to about 10 mins per AmH... My 4 amp battery took approx.40 mins to charge while the 7.5 amp battery took approx 75 mins. Much faster than the 4 hrs plus with the regular charger.
Love this charger. I have 2- 40 V batteries for my mower. During the summ...
May 20, 2020
Love this charger. I have 2- 40 V batteries for my mower. During the summer months they don’t last in my whole yard. With thick St. Augustine grass. Now when one battery runs out I can charge it while I’m mowing with the other battery. With the other charger it takes three hours. I love this rapid charger.
We got this to charge the 40v 4a battery that came with our new string trimmer. The trimmer would use the entire battery after about 40 minutes of trimming (almost our entire yard). This allows us to complete the yard after taking a relatively short break.
As others have said, the manufacturer claim to 3x faster charging seems accurate in our limited experience. It is quite a bit larger than the charger that came with the battery, and seems solidly made. It operates a lot cooler (probably attributable to the fan), and has a normal plug rather than a power block.
I purchased the charger because it said it would recharge 300% faster than the stock charger that...
June 02, 2020
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
I purchased the charger because it said it would recharge 300% faster than the stock charger that came with my mower. I can't say how fast percentage wise it recharges, but I feel this was among the best purchases I ever had the forethought of doing. By the time I run one battery out on the mower, the other is done charging.
Rapid charger is a must-have. 40V 6Ah battery to full...
June 05, 2020
Rapid charger is a must-have. 40V 6Ah battery to full charge in 1:15 hrs, vs 6:00 hrs for standard charger. Before using it, be sure to familiarize yourself with location and operation of latch on the battery (latch is "hidden" when battery is mounted on the rapid charger). Fan runs continuously during charging. If this might bother you, select a suitable charging location away from your presence.