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18v Ryobi batts. #69542
09/13/06 09:27 PM
09/13/06 09:27 PM
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derater  Offline OP
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Does anyone know about changing the guts in these? Way back there was a thread about it, but... Recommend a suppler ?

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Re: 18v Ryobi batts. #69543
09/13/06 10:03 PM
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NJwirenut  Offline
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Bergen County, NJ
Never did a Ryobi, but I have rebuilt a few DeWalt and Milwaukee packs over the years.

Digikey carries a good line of NiCd and NiMH cells (including the high capacity ones for power tool applications), with solder tabs prewelded onto the ends. If you give them a sketch of how you want them assembled, they will even solder and shrinkwrap them into custom assemblies for you.
http://www.digikey.com

Re: 18v Ryobi batts. #69544
09/13/06 10:10 PM
09/13/06 10:10 PM
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Jim M  Offline
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Chestertown, MD, USA
This might be the link you were thinking of.
http://www.voltmanbatteries.com/

Re: 18v Ryobi batts. #69545
09/13/06 11:15 PM
09/13/06 11:15 PM
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NORCAL  Offline
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Check out the cost for new ones before rebuilding old ones, Ryobi prices were a lot lower then other makes, it might not be worth it.

Re: 18v Ryobi batts. #69546
09/14/06 04:10 AM
09/14/06 04:10 AM
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RODALCO  Offline
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Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
Have you taken them apart already ?
I have seen the odd Ryobi batterypack where the spotwelded tabs have come loose.
Resoldering it will solve the problem.

Generally I prefer Makita but i fix the odd faulty battery pack for a friend of mine.

Most often they are sub C and are available from any good electronics hardware store.

Check prices per cell first, quite often if more than one cells are faulty it is better to replace the lot.
It is not real good practise to fit one new cell in series with older cells which are already on the way out.


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Re: 18v Ryobi batts. #69547
09/14/06 06:30 AM
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chi spark  Offline
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Chicago IL USA
I just bought a two pack of the 18v(called One+) packs for my Homelite lawn tools, which were Ryobi packs, for $35 at the orange place.

Re: 18v Ryobi batts. #69548
09/14/06 05:50 PM
09/14/06 05:50 PM
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Larry Fine  Offline
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Richmond, VA
Look for a store calle Batteries Plus. They rebuild battery packs for a very reasonable cost per cell.


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Re: 18v Ryobi batts. #69549
09/14/06 06:03 PM
09/14/06 06:03 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
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Mayenne N. France
The Ryobi "ONE+" range is where you buy a bare tool and the battery/charger separately. At $35 a pair it's not going to be worth rebuilding, so long as the contact end is compatible with the older tools.

PS: They're $54 each here, you lucky persons!

Alan


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