Ryobi One Plus Battery Range Overview

Ryobi One Plus Battery Range Overview 1

Ryobi One Plus Battery Range Overview

​At ToolsReview.uk we are big fans of the Ryobi One Plus product line and we are delighted of offer up our comparison of the Ryobi One Plus Battery range.

Every tool in the Ryobi One Plus range is designed to work from a single set of batteries. This means that once you have a battery you can simply pick up a new power tool, such as an impact driver or combi drill as a body only unit. Why pay for more batteries than you need? Only buying what you need means lower costs at the tills and more choice over what type of batteries that you buy.

A side benefit of a “one battery fits all” approach is that you only need a single type of charger to keep everything powered up. This reduces a mass of wires and clutter that will inevitably appear when using many different types of batteries and chargers.

We have looked at 4 of the main battery models in the Ryobi One plus battery range and picked Our Best Value, Our No Holds Barred and Best Budget recommendations.

Keep on reading to see what we think..

Quick Comparison of the Ryobi One Plus Battery Range

For ease of use, we’ve compiled some stats on each of the batteries in the range for a side by side comparison.

Ryobi RB18L13 18V ONE+ Lithium 1.3Ah Battery
Ryobi RB18L15 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 1.5Ah Battery
Best Budget
Ryobi RB18L25 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 2.5Ah Battery
Best Value
Ryobi RB18L40 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 4.0Ah Battery
Best Performance
Ryobi RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ 5.0Ah Battery, 18 V
Ryobi RB18L13 18V ONE+ Lithium 1.3Ah Battery
Ryobi RB18L15 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 1.5Ah Battery
Ryobi RB18L25 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 2.5Ah Battery
Ryobi RB18L40 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 4.0Ah Battery
Ryobi RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ 5.0Ah Battery, 18 V
Capacity
1.3Ah
1.5Ah
2.5Ah
4Ah
5Ah
Lithium+
Fuel Gauge
Screw Drive Capacity (4 x 65mm)
149
159
237
462
511
Endurance
1.0x
1.06x
1.59x
3.1x
3.42x
Price
£29.79
£48.98
£49.00
£66.84
£68.99
Ryobi RB18L13 18V ONE+ Lithium 1.3Ah Battery
Ryobi RB18L13 18V ONE+ Lithium 1.3Ah Battery
Capacity
1.3Ah
Lithium+
Fuel Gauge
Screw Drive Capacity (4 x 65mm)
149
Endurance
1.0x
Price
£29.79
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Ryobi RB18L15 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 1.5Ah Battery
Ryobi RB18L15 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 1.5Ah Battery
Capacity
1.5Ah
Lithium+
Fuel Gauge
Screw Drive Capacity (4 x 65mm)
159
Endurance
1.06x
Price
£48.98
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Best Budget
Ryobi RB18L25 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 2.5Ah Battery
Ryobi RB18L25 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 2.5Ah Battery
Capacity
2.5Ah
Lithium+
Fuel Gauge
Screw Drive Capacity (4 x 65mm)
237
Endurance
1.59x
Price
£49.00
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Best Value
Ryobi RB18L40 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 4.0Ah Battery
Ryobi RB18L40 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 4.0Ah Battery
Capacity
4Ah
Lithium+
Fuel Gauge
Screw Drive Capacity (4 x 65mm)
462
Endurance
3.1x
Price
£66.84
Buy Now and Read Reviews
Best Performance
Ryobi RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ 5.0Ah Battery, 18 V
Ryobi RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ 5.0Ah Battery, 18 V
Capacity
5Ah
Lithium+
Fuel Gauge
Screw Drive Capacity (4 x 65mm)
511
Endurance
3.42x
Price
£68.99
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RB18L15 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery

1.5Ah Lithium Battery

Ryobi One+ 1.5Ah Lithium Battery

The RB18L15 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery is the entry level offering in the Ryobi One Plus battery range.

It is a great choice if you are after a second battery to compliment one shipped as part of a Ryobi kit and is best suited to light applications, such as the Ryobi impact driver. It will also work perfectly well for heavier applications where extended run time isn’t required.

  • 1.5Ah Capacity
  • Fuel Gauge Battery Status Indicator
  • Overload & Thermal Protection
  • Battery Cell Monitoring
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Ryobi RB18L15 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 1.5Ah Battery
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Ryobi RB18L15 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 1.5Ah Battery
  • More power, longer runtimes & increased durability
  • 4 stage fuel gauge (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%)
  • Tough pack design with built in impact protection
  • Access to the use of over 30 garden and power tools
  • IntelliCell technology monitors & balances individual cells

RB18L25 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery

2.5Ah Lithium Battery

Ryobi One+ Battery Range Overview

The RB18L25 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery sits at a sweet spot of price and performance and is an ideal first upgrade to the basic 1.3Ah kit Ryobi kit battery.

The 2.5Ah battery is ideal in any application, both when light and heavy duty cycles are needed. The capacity means that you’ll only need occasional charging onsite depending on your workload.

  • 2.5Ah Capacity
  • Fuel Gauge Battery Status Indicator
  • Overload & Thermal Protection
  • Battery Cell Monitoring
Sale
Ryobi RB18L25 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 2.5Ah Battery
704 Reviews
Ryobi RB18L25 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 2.5Ah Battery
  • More power, longer runtimes & increased durability
  • 4 stage fuel gauge (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%)
  • Tough pack design with built in impact protection
  • Access to the use of over 40 garden and power tools
  • IntelliCell technology monitors & balances individual cells

RB18L40 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery

4.0Ah Lithium Battery

Ryobi One+ Battery Range Overview

Before the introduction of the 5Ah model, the 4Ah version had the top spot of the Ryobi One Plus battery range however the RB18L40 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery still offers excellent value for money.

The large capacity means that you can be assured that requirements for on the job recharges are minimal. Add a second battery into the mix and you can leave your changer at home.​

  • 4.0Ah Capacity
  • Fuel Gauge Battery Status Indicator
  • Overload & Thermal Protection
  • Battery Cell Monitoring
Sale
Ryobi RB18L40 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 4.0Ah Battery
704 Reviews
Ryobi RB18L40 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 4.0Ah Battery
  • More power, longer runtimes & increased durability
  • 4 stage fuel gauge (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%)
  • Tough pack design with built in impact protection
  • Access to the use of over 30 garden and power tools
  • IntelliCell technology monitors & balances individual cells

RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery

Ryobi One Plus Battery Range Overview 2

5.0Ah Lithium Battery

Ryobi One+ Battery Range Overview

The RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery is that daddy of the entire Ryobi One Plus battery range. The massive 5Ah capacity means that you’ll be able to complete all but the biggest jobs in a single charge.

We think that the 5.0Ah version is ideal for ​larger applications such as use with the Ryobi Cordless Mower or Cordless Circular Saw or where-ever you need extended running times away from a wall socket.

  • Massive 5.0Ah Capacity
  • Fuel Gauge Battery Status Indicator
  • Overload & Thermal Protection
  • Battery Cell Monitoring
Sale
Ryobi RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ 5.0Ah Battery, 18 V
704 Reviews
Ryobi RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ 5.0Ah Battery, 18 V
  • More power, longer runtimes and increased durability
  • Four stage fuel gauge 100, 75, 50 and 25 Percent
  • Tough pack design with built in impact protection
  • Access to the use of over 40 garden and power tools
  • IntelliCell technology monitors and balances individual cells

Conclusion, thoughts and recommendations

The entire Ryobi One Plus range is a bit tricky to offer a full review on, mainly due to each battery being the same except for the battery capacity, size and weight. All the main features are identical, such as the battery cell monitoring, overload and thermal protection circuits and the battery status indicators.

​This means we’ve based our recommendations purely on capacity and value for money.

Our tests have taken into account a real world scenario of driving 4 x 65mm screws into pressure treated pine using data supplied by Ryobi. We then used this data, created a baseline using the standard kit battery to create an endurance factor.

  • 1.3Ah​ “Kit” Battery – 1.0X
  • 1.5Ah Battery – 1.06X
  • 2.5Ah Battery – 1.59X
  • 4.0Ah Battery – 3.1X
  • 5.0Ah Battery – 3.42X

This “endurance factor” gives us a ready reckoner of just how much more capacity the battery has over the kit version, with a higher multiplier indicating a higher capacity and longer run time between charges.

From this data we can create the following conclusions.

The 1.5Ah model offers barely any performance increase over the kit battery, and so is very hard to recommend.

The 5.0Ah unit offers a massive 3.42X performance increase over the kit battery, but has a price and weight to match. However if you must have the best performance – this is the one to get. The 4.0Ah version is a great balance of performance and price and it is readily available, this is in contrast to the 5.0Ah version that can prove hard to find.

The 2.5Ah version is a great budget choice for replacing the kit battery, or as a handy backup to a larger capacity unit.

Note: We deliberately didn’t offer a review of the basic 1.3Ah version available as a “kit” battery with some starter sets. This battery lacks a lot of the advanced features and more importantly the capacity of the standalone batteries. We’d never recommend that you seek out additional 1.3Ah batteries, only upgrade from them and use them as a backup. The 1.3Ah basic battery will work in all of Ryobi’s range, just don’t expect too much of it.

Best Value for Money Recommendation

RB18L40 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery

Ryobi One+ Battery Range Overview

We believe the that RB18L40 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery offers the best balance of performance and value for money.

It is an established product and is readily available from multiple retailers at a very competitive price and its huge 4.0Ah capacity means it’s up for any task regardless of the application.

Sale
Ryobi RB18L40 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 4.0Ah Battery
Ryobi - DIY & Tools
£79.99 - 16% £66.84

Our No Holds Barred Recommendation

RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery

Ryobi One+ Battery Range Overview

If you need maximum performance and capacity, we have to recommend the RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery.

The 5.0Ah version is ideal for high power requirements or when extended run time is a must and while it is a little more expensive that the other options its a great investment.

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Ryobi RB18L50 ONE+ Lithium+ 5.0Ah Battery, 18 V
TTI - DIY & Tools
£89.99 - 23% £68.99

Our Best Budget Recommendation

RB18L25 ONE+ Lithium+ Battery

Ryobi One+ Battery Range Overview

If you are on a budget and are looking for an extra Ryobi One Plus battery you can’t go wrong with the RB18L25

This 2.5Ah version offers a noticeable bump in performance over the basic 1.3Ah kit battery. It also serves a good all purpose backup for one of its bigger brothers.

Sale
Ryobi RB18L25 18V ONE+ Lithium+ 2.5Ah Battery
TTI - DIY & Tools
£64.35 - 24% £49.00

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