RIDGID 100 Watt Power Inverter – Model RD97100

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Expands Your Automobile Charging Options

Ridgid 100 Watt Power Inverter

Manufacturer: RIDGID
Model number: RD97100
Price: $24.97
Power source: 12V DC

RD97100 Power InverterRIDGID recently introduced a cool new accessory that I think is going to create lots of buzz this year. It’s the RIDGID 100 Watt Power Inverter RD97100. The RD97100 is a power inverter for your automobile. It allows you to charge and/or power up to three different devices including:

  • 120 volt / 15 amp outlet lets you run standard 125 volt appliances including things like battery chargers for your tools.
  • USB Port – For charging and powering items like cell phones.
  • 2.1A USB Port – For charging larger items like an iPad.

RIDGID 97100 Power Inverter

Powering My Mobile Office

Being a contractor means working out of my truck more often than my base office.  One of the biggest problems I’ve had over the years is being able to power all the electronic devices I rely on so heavily. My truck is often packed with a laptop or iPad, digital camera, layout laser, cell phone, and even battery chargers. The funny thing is not one of those items runs off a auto cigarette lighter with the exception of my phone.

In the past I’ve tried auto power inverters but they were really big, bulky and never seemed to provide smooth dependable power. So I was really happy to hear RIDGID is now offering a power inverter for automobiles. I recently got my hands on their RD97100 power inverter and I’m completely hooked. The inverter has no problems power three different devices at once. On several occasions I was able to charge my iPad, my cell phone all while charging a RIDGID 12V battery pack.

RIDGID RD97100 Power Inverter

The kit comes with the charger, a rubber protective case and a 12V cigarette lighter that powers the inverter. The front panel on the inverter is  extremely easy to understand and use.

RIDGID Power Inverter - Model 97100

It also comes with a bonus rubber case to help protect it. With a built-in fan it can keep cool while running long and hard while you’re at work.

The RIDGID RD97100 is impressive. This is an accessory that every contractor should have in their truck. Shoot I think everyone should have one in each vehicle they own especially if you use devices on the road like iPads, cell phones, and laptops. Priced at $24.97 these are a great value. Grab yours at The Home Depot or online here: RIDGID 100 Watt Power Inverter RD97100

Ridgid 100 Watt Power Inverter

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Todd Fratzel

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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1 Comment

  1. Hank

    I can’t charge makita 18v batteries with this, and there brand new. Works fine for cells and smaller stuff. Maybe it’s something on my end but its doubtfull, going to buy a contractor grade power supply, and not from Home Depot.

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