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Jul 2021 21 08:21

Dumb question about batteries

Alright all, somebody please help.
I need to get a new battery for my RyobeOne. It currently has a 1.8Ah battery. I looked at B&Q and only found a 2.5 and a 5.0 battery.
My question is will they work and which one would be better?
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Jul 2021 21 08:26

Re: Dumb question about batteries

They should all work fine.

Go for the 5Ah, should give you more time between charges
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Jul 2021 21 08:30

Re: Dumb question about batteries

It looks like they are all 18v. But they seem to do a 2ah, 2.5ah, 3ah and 5ah. Check that yours is 18v and buy the largest amp hour (ah) you can afford. The higher the ah, the more charge they hold.

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Re: Dumb question about batteries

You could take a look at equivalent batteries that claim to fit. They are a lot cheaper, but might not last so long as the OEM
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Jul 2021 21 09:16

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Yes get the larger Ah battery it will last longer in use. If you are not using the tool for a few weeks or more try not to fully charge or leave the battery fully drained. Batteries do not like extremes of either state for long periods it ages them quicker, better to leave the battery around 50% state of charge.
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Jul 2021 21 10:02

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As long as fitment and voltage are the same go for the largest Ah you can.
I had a number of failures with Makita 18v batteries when self employed and hammering them day in day out, so tried a replacement equivalent one from the net and i have to say i was impressed they lasted at least as long as the OG Makita ones and about 1/2 the price with a larger capacity..
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Many thanks all for the education on batteries. -Like.png- -Like.png-
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Jul 2021 21 16:13

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I have 4 of the 5.0Ah batteries and they last ages, mine are 5 years old and still going strong. As said earlier by someone else, leave them half charged when not being used for long periods as one of my 1.0Ah ones died within 6 months of purchasing the product and led me to get the 5.0Ah one's. Well worth the spend I'm telling you.
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