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How Do I Reset My Ryobi Battery?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome - The Niche Specialty Expert)

How do I reset my Ryobi battery? What a great question. Your friend Efrain is here to help with it. Let us have a chat, right now ….

So first of all, I would like you to have this thought sitting in your brain somewhere —- the thought that you may need to reset the battery when it falls into a trance — ‘aka’, something the experts like to refer to as its ‘sleep mode’. Thankfully, you can still fix this, with a little something they like to call ‘mini - charges’, and I will show you just a bit on how this all works ….

Now, then, you want to slot that defective battery right into its central charger for just a few secs … and then from there, make sure to remove it before you see the lights start to continually flash. Repeat the process over and over again ( for up to 30 minutes, as needed … and do keep track of the time here, he he he he he heh heh …. from whenever you started ) . At that point, you will notice that it should finally have enough charge to sort of ‘revive itself on its own’, he heh.

Have a look at the charging temp on the battery as well. Did you know about this? It is a vital part to consider. As a matter of fact, you usually ( like 9.5 times out of 10, to give you a clue, he he he he heh heh ) have a lithium – ion type of battery here. As such, it is initially designed to be properly charged between 41 degrees F and 113 degrees F ( aka 5 degrees C and 45 degrees C ). just keep that in mind. Usually, most users don’t know this range / rule, but it is a good one to have in your knowledge tank, as I like to say …. knowing this can help you a lot and serve as a good future reference ….

If you happen to be typically storing the battery within a hotter or cooler room than those ideal temperatures, then what happens is that you need to get the temperature range in the battery back to room temp before you can try again. If, however, it’s been under such extreme temps for a long period of time, then the chances are high that there’s permanent damage. In that case, you just need a new battery.

Also look at your terminals as you engage this resetting process. Ensure the cleanness of your contacts. And I do mean by both your battery and charger. Assess these contact points from top to bottom. Use alcohol – soaked wipes, or wiping pads, along with a tooth – brush ( or heck, a wire brush, which I like better ) to get in there and clean, scrub and repeat. Very important!