This Ryobi battery-powered inverter will be a valuable tool during times that electrical power is unavailable and you need power of up to 300 watts on-the-go or during an outage. This price is for the tool ony, the battery and charger are sold separately. This is great if you already have other 40V tools because all Ryobi 40V tools, batteries, and chargers are compatible with each other.
With a charged battery, you can run or charge small electronics or you can use the built-in LED task light. It has a USB-C port, a USB-A port, and a 120V outlet (using 2-prong or 3-prong plugs) on the side, along with a button to turn On/Off the external LED task light on top of the unit. When this button is pressed twice, the light will strobe. There is also a battery status display on the Power button that glows Green for normal, Yellow for low, and Red for an overload. I love the folding handle that makes it easy to carry from one place to another and the foam padded surface protectors on 2 sides.
Of course, it is not designed to run heavy power tools or large appliances , but it certainly can run phones, small laptops, small fans, LED lights, radios, and many other small electronics as long as the wattage is below 300W (it easily powers my 100W can opener). It will also run or charge your USB products. The length of running time will vary depending on AmpHours of the 40-Volt battery you are using. When the internal components sense that cooling is needed, a fan will automatically run to cool it. Just check the wattage of what you intend to plug into this inverter before trying it (Amps x Volts = Watts).
As I received this tool for review purposes, I was sent a charger and battery. The battery charger OP403 is like none of my other chargers - I love this one! My old 40V chargers are huge, but this is compact (only about 5"x3.25"x1.5") and not only charges my battery, but it is also a portable USB power source & charger with status lights. I like that the Ryobi batteries have an on-board fuel gauge. The 40V battery that is needed for this tool is currently available for purchase in 2.0Ah, 2.6Ah, 4Ah, 5Ah, and 6Ah sizes.
This is just another of the great products from Ryobi. The only thing I don't care for is the plastic packaging because opening it is not easy for these aging hands. Ryobi offers a no-risk satisfaction guarantee and a 5-year warranty.
Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight