Review – Ryobi One+ Supercharger

This is one of those products that I got, thinking it would do one thing when it did another. Fortunately, that turned out to be not so bad.

The Supercharger is a six port charging station for the Ryobi One+ tool line. It is dual-chemistry, like all the other green chargers (that I’m aware of), taking both versions of the Li-ions and the NiCd 18v batteries. It has status lights for each battery, and a system light that tells you at a glance if it is actively charging or in standby mode. It has a chip that regulates power flow to each battery and puts it into maintain mode if they are fully charged.

When I saw it in the store, I thought that it would charge six batteries at once. That was incorrect. What it actually does is charge them in succession. If you need to charge multiple batteries at the same time, you’ll need to plug in multiple chargers. But having them charge in succession has a particular advantage for me: since I don’t have permanent power in the workshop, I can head out there a hour or so (more if they’ve sat for an unusually long amount of time) before I want to do something, run my extension cord, plug them all in the charger and do something else. It’s a very useful ‘set and forget’ feature. I’m not sure how useful this is for those who do have full-time power.

The other thing I like is the fact that it is a place to store the batteries when not in use. For someone who is spatially challenged, this is a very good thing. Don’t have too much bad to say about it other than the price. It’s pretty steep for what it is. 3.5 out of 5.

(Disclosure: I was given this as a gift by a family member with no relation to Ryobi, One World Industries or Home Depot)

No affiliate link on this one because the resellers on Amazon charge way too much for this.

Home Depot – Ryobi One+ Supercharger

You can see it here on my wall under the clock. The cabinet isn’t crooked, the building is.

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