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#270507 13-May-2020 07:18
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Hey GZ home handy people,

I am looking to purchase 3 x 5Amp Ryobi 1+ batteries from Bunnings. There seems to currently be no deal or special sale so the cheapest way to get these batteries is purchase a set of 5 @ ~$550 for the set.

Anyone here would like to buy the other two?

Im based in Manukau/South Auckland.

Looking to purchase in the great retail stampede on Thursday.

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  #2482406 13-May-2020 07:47
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I got one of the generic ones from trademe last year for approx $70 ish, works fine and uses the official charges etc. quite a bit cheaper than the official ones if you don’t want to spend as much.




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  #2482416 13-May-2020 08:19
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Was looking at that.. But the general reviews seemed to suggest the OEM ones didn't always meet their ratings.

What Amp rating was the battery?

 
 
 
 


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  #2482569 13-May-2020 10:11
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Its listed as special order on the website for the 5 pack, good luck with that one at the moment - Maybe it will be back in level 2 but my understanding is they have a tonne of orders still to resolve for their trade customers so will probably put some casual with a battery order at the bottom of a long list.





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  #2482595 13-May-2020 10:48
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Was planning to give them a ring to confirm stock etc tomorrow, but Im not in any particular rush. Trademe does have a number of resellers. One importer? is based in Auckland and seems to bring in refurbished 5Amp units at ~$80 + Shipping.

 

Still think I would be happier at $20 extra each to purchase new and have the local warranty and easy of return. Also at least I could have some implied trust in the retailer/supply chain as I'm not keen to leave third party Lithium-ion batteries charging.

 

Maybe I should be looking for a retailer of a little fire resistant charging container too ....

 

     


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  #2482623 13-May-2020 11:25
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I'm not getting any more Ryobi till I see if we get the HP batteries here soon. Much higher current from the larger cells in them.




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  #2482697 13-May-2020 12:45
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sampler: Was looking at that.. But the general reviews seemed to suggest the OEM ones didn't always meet their ratings.

What Amp rating was the battery?

 

i just got the 4, works a treat and my blower has noticeably more power when using it over the standard 2amp one.




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  #2482731 13-May-2020 13:45
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Would expect it to be a greater running time rather than being more powerful ?

 

Over lock down I offered to mow a number of lawns on behalf of older residents around us. Their regular contractors could not appear and I have some spare time. I also prefer doing that type of work for exercise rather than just walking around to the park etc.

 

Only problem was I looked like the Ryobi poster child when walking down the road to each property. Mower, weed eater and blower. Might splash out on a hi vis shirt in the same colour next.
Anyway the 4A in the 18V mower does ok (you know its not petrol or 36V), but drains the battery in 25-30 mins. So was hoping to extend that a little.I do have a number of batteries already as various ages so plan is to just have a few more at the higher amps.

 

will do a little research into the high performance batteries Rich is referring too ...

 

side note.... Anyone notice in high drain garden devices a little "soot" on the battery electrical contacts after use? I keep cleaning it off before recharge and use in devices.

 


 


 
 
 
 


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  #2482846 13-May-2020 15:50
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sampler:

 

Would expect it to be a greater running time rather than being more powerful ?

 

Over lock down I offered to mow a number of lawns on behalf of older residents around us. Their regular contractors could not appear and I have some spare time. I also prefer doing that type of work for exercise rather than just walking around to the park etc.

 

Only problem was I looked like the Ryobi poster child when walking down the road to each property. Mower, weed eater and blower. Might splash out on a hi vis shirt in the same colour next.
Anyway the 4A in the 18V mower does ok (you know its not petrol or 36V), but drains the battery in 25-30 mins. So was hoping to extend that a little.I do have a number of batteries already as various ages so plan is to just have a few more at the higher amps.

 

will do a little research into the high performance batteries Rich is referring too ...

 

side note.... Anyone notice in high drain garden devices a little "soot" on the battery electrical contacts after use? I keep cleaning it off before recharge and use in devices.

 


 

 

 

yeah it’s weird, I did expect the longer runtime but the added grunt is noticeable, not hugely so and I can’t say I’ve noticed it on my other tools.


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  #2482852 13-May-2020 15:58
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The circ saw (older brushed one) really needs the 4 or 5Ah packs to cut. On the smaller ones it just stops as soon as you get any pressure on the thing. Ends up taking 4-5 times as long to cut because you have to push it so slow with the 2Ah pack on it.





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  #2482877 13-May-2020 16:33
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richms:

The circ saw (older brushed one) really needs the 4 or 5Ah packs to cut. On the smaller ones it just stops as soon as you get any pressure on the thing. Ends up taking 4-5 times as long to cut because you have to push it so slow with the 2Ah pack on it.



Have you tried a Diablo blade in it? I put one in a borrowed Ryobi intending to leave it in but liked it so much I transfered it to my corded saw. 6.5" 40T fine finish leaves no tear out either side on ply.

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  #2482880 13-May-2020 16:39
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Bung:
richms:

 

The circ saw (older brushed one) really needs the 4 or 5Ah packs to cut. On the smaller ones it just stops as soon as you get any pressure on the thing. Ends up taking 4-5 times as long to cut because you have to push it so slow with the 2Ah pack on it.

 



Have you tried a Diablo blade in it? I put one in a borrowed Ryobi intending to leave it in but liked it so much I transfered it to my corded saw. 6.5" 40T fine finish leaves no tear out either side on ply.

 

It takes a 150mm one with a hole size that the only replacement blade I can find is the one that ryobi make. Otherwise I would have got a nicer blade for it.





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  #2482901 13-May-2020 17:00
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Bunnings list this monster 9AH HP battery - https://www.bunnings.co.nz/ryobi-18v-one-9-0ah-lithium-hp-battery_p0080708 @ $230. Spec sheet says 80A on brushless motors and 60A on normal motors (like the older circ saw I also have).

 

From the size and weight (~1.3kg!!!) it seems like they just put a third more cells into it to go from 6AH to 9AH (makes sense).

 

@richms are these the HP Batteries you referred to or is there some other voodoo magic they are looking to retail ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

edited to fix my A and AH depending on terms.


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  #2482904 13-May-2020 17:03
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Yeah thats them, didnt know they were out here yet, I asked a while back and they had no plans to bring them out. And ryobi are usually pretty good about saying when things will be coming here like the heat gun and vacs and stuff.





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  #2482924 13-May-2020 17:30
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Dont feel so bad now about being the Ryobi poster child - > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzolLHbMA1A interesting video .. simple explanation of the HP connectors and visual demo of how it helps the device.

 

Will keep looking for videos to see if anyone has put "tape" over the additional HP connectors to see if it lowers the tools ability. I assume the blower @Loismustdye has and the third party battery must have the same HP connectors.

 

Anyway those 5AH batteries sets are HP .. so its the latest stuff assuming the tool can handle it.


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