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Forum topic by ArtCam posted 01-17-2017 04:00 PM 408 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2017 04:00 PM

I have two Ryobi chargers and two new batteries.
when I leave a fully charged battery in my old Ryobi One drill overnight after really short use, the next morning, the battery is dead.
This only happens in the drill. Could this old drill be pulling a wee bit of power out of the battery even if not being used?

Happy New Year guys.

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#1 posted 01-17-2017 04:38 PM

One of the signs of a worn out or defective battery.

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 04:45 PM

Ryobi makes some good equipment but I’ve found the batteries to be lacking, I no

longer use Ryobi.

Don’t know about your situation Derek, hopefully you’ll get it resolved and let us know.

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 05:52 PM

I still use Ryobi drill/drivers. They were gifts, so the plan was to use them till they died and then get something better. The old style batteries died, but the drills are still working as well as ever, and I’m talking years of use. I just upgraded to the new Lithium batteries, and on we go. I’m getting good use from the Lithium batteries.

I do recommend that you use a permanent marker to write the purchase date on the batteries. I did have one Lithium battery die, and it was replaced by Home Depot.

If the OP’s battery is the old style (black and yellow), his manner of use and charging could have given the battery a memory. That’s what it sounds like to me. If it’s a Lithium battery, I don’t know if they can take on a memory.

Ryobi has some decent stuff, but never buy anything that Ryobi sells with a gasoline engine. Just don’t do it. I’ve learned my lesson.

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 07:09 PM

Thanks guys: I talked to Ryobi tech service and also two guys at Home depot in power tools and the consensus is that my 15 yr. old Ryobi drill could very well be slowly draining the batteries even when off. Weird huh?
Just gives me an excuse to buy a new toy without my dear wife getting mad.
p.s. my two Ryobi lithiums are only a couple months old.
appreciate the time guys.

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