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Topic # 148713 28-Jun-2014 15:22
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But at bunnings couldnt tell me, and I couldnt find online anywhere what happens to the charge time if I stick 6 flat batteries into it, nothing really says if the charge speed slows down with multiple slots in use at once.

Anyone got one and tried several batteries in it at once?




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  Reply # 1076130 28-Jun-2014 16:50
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Amazon reviews say it changes them sequentially, one at a time. Once they're charged it doesn't go back and top them up. It could be useful for a big building site for charges when you're not in a big hurry, like overnight, but individual chargers may be best.

One review said if you unplug it and leave the batteries in it it drains them and kills the batteries.




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  Reply # 1076192 28-Jun-2014 18:44
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Ah, never thought of amazon.

What a waste of time then, will just get a couple more stand alone chargers then.




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  Reply # 1077154 30-Jun-2014 16:33
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Heh, thats a bit of a con.   I have separate chargers but I will remember that if I ever needed more.

     The ryobi one stuff is not too bad actually,   I have had expensive stuff die on me as well as cheap stuff that I have bought to sit next to a machine and do only one job.

     I found the ryobi stuff to be good middle ground, I only use their drills, a few hand drills and an impact drill.   Really happy with the impact drill.

     One thing I reckon they should make which I had to do myself was a stand alone, small, female receptor for the battery to plug in to with a usb output for charging.   I made one and took a few batteries with me camping and it was great, phone kept going for ages.

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jasonh: Heh, thats a bit of a con.   I have separate chargers but I will remember that if I ever needed more.

     The ryobi one stuff is not too bad actually,   I have had expensive stuff die on me as well as cheap stuff that I have bought to sit next to a machine and do only one job.

     I found the ryobi stuff to be good middle ground, I only use their drills, a few hand drills and an impact drill.   Really happy with the impact drill.

     One thing I reckon they should make which I had to do myself was a stand alone, small, female receptor for the battery to plug in to with a usb output for charging.   I made one and took a few batteries with me camping and it was great, phone kept going for ages.


There's a third-party company making USB charger adapters for various brand battery packs, including Ryobi. 




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  Reply # 1077317 30-Jun-2014 20:23
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I saw an instructable where someone did it with the shell of the useless flashlight in a kit. Just put a ciggy socket on it and plugged in a car charger.




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  Reply # 1077336 30-Jun-2014 21:03
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Fred99: There's a third-party company making USB charger adapters for various brand battery packs, including Ryobi. 


Great idea, those things would keep a phone charged for ages in a disaster. Shame it's not available. I wonder if anything else would do the job?




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  Reply # 1077403 30-Jun-2014 21:59
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Fred99: 
There's a third-party company making USB charger adapters for various brand battery packs, including Ryobi. 



    I made mine near the end of 2012 and there was nothing around at the time.  I did go on to some forums and talk about it and emailed ryobi suggesting this could be something they may want to consider adding to their line.

    When I did mine I didn't see anyone doing anything similar.  Glad someone tried to take it commercially, too bad it didn't go further.

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  Reply # 1077414 30-Jun-2014 22:13
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Milwaukee make them for their 12 and 18v batteries.  Owned by the same company as Ryobi - so perhaps they will come out with them.


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  Reply # 1084046 8-Jul-2014 12:20
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The ryobi one + radio has a usb charger + aux in.

 it charges batteries when plugged into mains too.


(expensive though, $279)




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