Ryobi P107 Lithium-ion Battery Review

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Review of Ryobi P107

Editor Rating: 4.2/5

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Review Summary

Ryobi’s P107 is an advanced lithium-ion battery that is part of the company’s Ryobi One+ system. It will hold a charge four times longer than old-style nickel-cadmium batteries, and unlike other lithium-ion batteries, the P107 is designed to hold a charge in cold weather. It also comes with a fuel gauge so you know how much of a charge it has left. Prices for lithium-ion batteries have come down in recent years, but advanced models like this one still cost a pretty penny.

Ryobi P107 – A Quick Look

Pros
  • Holds a charge longer
  • Fuel gauge
  • One+ compatible
  • Designed to work in cold conditions
Cons
  • Expensive

Specifications

Brand name: Ryobi

Model: P107

Type: Battery

Pool type: Lithium-ion

Output: 18v

Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 4 inches

Weight: 1 lb.

Ryobi P107 side view

Fuel gauge

Using a battery without a charge indicator light is like driving a car without a fuel gauge. You probably have some idea of how long it can run without refueling, but the best indicator will be when it runs out of gas and stops working. The Ryobi P107 corrects that with a battery charge indicator that will give you a pretty good idea how much longer you can operate your tool before the juice runs out. This will let you know when it’s a good time to swap out batteries or take a break to recharge the one you have.

Ryobi One+ versatility

The big thing about buying a Ryobi One+ battery is that you’re not just buying to power one or two similar tools. You’re investing in a power system that can provide energy to more than 100 tools of all kinds. It means purchasing fewer batteries, which can be pretty expensive and keeping power cords and chargers to a manageable number.

Fade-free power

Watching a battery lose its charge can be kind of sad. It’s working and working and working and suddenly starts to slow down and die.  Finally, it gets to the point where it can barely do its job and you just have to give up on it until it’s recharged. The Ryobi P107 comes with fade-free power, where it will pump out maximum power until completely exhausted. Never again watch your battery slow and begin wheezing like an old, mangy dog looking for a cold corner to die in.

Ryobi P107 top view

FAQ

What chargers is this compatible with?

First off, don’t use any charger intended for nickel-cadmium batteries. Improperly charged lithium-ion batteries can damage the battery, or even worse start a fire in your house. Look for a dual-chemistry charger. The most popular chargers Ryobi sells are the P117 and P118.

What kind of warranty comes with this?

Ryobi extends a two-year warranty to all of its products, including every battery in its One+ system

How many amp-hours is this rated to?

1.5. Just be aware that while this is a great general guide, it can’t account for more robust drainage from bigger tools that use more juice.Ryobi P107 battery indicator

Conclusion

If you’re looking for an advanced battery in Ryobi’s One+ tool system, the P107 is a great choice. It improves upon old standard models with a fuel gauge and a design to keep its charge in cold weather, and it will crank out maximum power right up to the point where the battery runs out of juice. Prices for lithium-ion batteries, in general, have fallen pretty sharply the last few years, but this one will set you back. Still, if you’re looking to invest heavily in the Ryobi One+ tool system, it’s probably not a bad idea to spend a little up front on really good batteries.

About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!