Ryobi Updates 18V Battery Packs with Tabless Li-Ion Cells

Ryobi Announces 18V ONE+ 4Ah Lithium High Performance Edge Battery Pack (PBP1104)

Tabless 21700 lithium cells are entering the market in many Brands and Ryobi jumped into the action today. These new battery packs offer more power, more run-time, cooler operation, and a longer lifetime. The following was released by Ryobi today:

  • RYOBI – Leading The Cordless Revolution: RYOBI continues to drive innovation and advancements in lithium battery technology with the next evolution of its 18V ONE+ battery.
  • Tabless Cell Advantage: Utilizing upgraded tabless 21700 lithium cells, this all-new ONE+ battery provides more power and longer runtime while running cooler and living longer than other ONE+ batteries in a more compact size. With a re-designed cell structure, tabless cell technology enhances energy transfer efficiency, leading to increased power output and cooler operation in demanding scenarios. This results in extended runtime and an overall longer lifespan for the battery pack. These HIGH PERFORMANCE EDGE batteries will elevate the performance of over 300 cordless products in the RYOBI 18V ONE+ System.
  • 18V ONE+ Compatibility:​ This all-new battery is forward and backward compatible with all RYOBI 18V ONE+ tools, giving users the Power To Do EVEN More.

Initial Thoughts

This is a really exciting development especially for Ryobi. These new cells are a much needed upgrade to the cordless tool industry. The biggest benefit in our opinion is the ability to operate at lower temperatures which results in much longer battery life and the ability to provide much higher amp draws for high demand applications. According to Ryobi this batteries will hit the market in the Summer of 2024 and we’ll be getting some samples in the Spring of 2024. This new technology has already appeared in a few brands and it’s clear this is the new standard for cordless tools.


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Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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