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Old 12-13-2019, 01:39 PM
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Has any on tried the knock off 18 v lithium ion batteries for the ryobi 18v tools on amazon? The prices are great! I have quite a few of their 18 v tools, which I have been very pleased with. The batteries are the most expensive part (I usually buy a few during Black Friday). Just curious if they are worth a try? Thanks!
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i recently bought a knockoff of the Craftsman 19.2 battery. I was very pleased with it. More than enough for a home owner
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I have some of the knockoff Milwaukee 12v .They work well
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Yeah, I have a few of the generic 18v Ryobi's they work great, all I will buy now.
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Bought them for my Makita’s, 12v and 18v- no problems at all.
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I also have some knock off Porter Cable 18v batteries. Can't tell the difference from the og batteries. Great value imho.
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I'd suggest being at home whenever you have them plugged in charging. OR being far, far away. Every story about an exploding lithium battery is related to a chinese knock-off.
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I have 2 and they work just like the real ones. I

will say that My knock off ones claim 5 ah but are the same size and last the same as the 3 ah.

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I thought about buying knockoff DeWalt 20v. Lithium batteries are pretty volatile and cheap Chinese cells are not worth the risk.
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I have the Ryobi's, No issues.


I never leave any battery charging while unattended. That includes everything, shavers, laptops, tools, etc. Guy down the street from me had a laptop start to burn in his truck. He caught it early, but still scary.
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I ended up with two Milwaukee impact wrenches, one 28V and the other 18V. I think I might give the Amazon batteries a try as the branded batteries are super expensive and I don't use these regularly. Advice taken regarding never leaving them unattended while charging.
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There are some good YouTube videos on folks that have disected name brand batteries and knockoff's, I am sure there are exceptions but most of the knockoffs are built with inferior parts here is an example but for Makita:

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My Makita 18 volts were junk, looking for a deal for the real ones.
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Originally Posted by uncljohn View Post
I'd suggest being at home whenever you have them plugged in charging. OR being far, far away. Every story about an exploding lithium battery is related to a chinese knock-off.
I think ALL of these lithium batteries are Chinese, including the OEM. Not so sure there’s a big American lithium battery plant for 18V power tools, but I could be wrong.

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Originally Posted by WeeKilt View Post
I think ALL of these lithium batteries are Chinese, including the OEM. Not so sure there’s a big American lithium battery plant for 18V power tools, but I could be wrong.
Nah. The good batteries are made in Japan. My orbtronic 18650's I use in my flashlight use Japanese made Panasonic cell.
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I've done the Dewalts and they've been great

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