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Why Do Ryobi Batteries Fail?

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

First of all, I love Ryobi batteries, so I am not bashing them in any way … I would like you to keep that in mind. But however, they do have a known ( public, yes … ) reputation for failing. They seem to be some of the best at that, he he he he heh. Yet of course, they do have great benefits and are still liked by many. Now that being said, I would like to take you into more details on this. Stay here with me ….

Of course, when it comes right down to these batteries constantly failing, one of the biggest problems you can find at the root of the issue is the simple matter of crystallization … yes, battery crystallization, which you may or may not have heard of much, is indeed a real thing. And here is how it all works ; first of all, this is a problem all re – chargeable batteries can have, from time to time, especially when they just so happen to dis – charge. When this happens, you will find that the very compounds inside the batteries themselves start to form —- well —- crystals. Yes, crystals. Such a crystallization, as a result, thus causes other problems …. such as making it quite hard for the batteries themselves to be able to properly receive any sort of a charge. The crystals, on another note, are actually known to interfere with the memory of the batteries themselves ( no joke ) and thus prevent it from accepting the charge.

In some cases, it even causes the batteries to only remember lower power levels, thus, in many cases, not allowing them to reach higher charge levels than those levels. It sounds weird, when you think about it, but it is something that really does happen …. and Ryobi batteries are notorious for being victims of this. It’s a constant thing with these kinds of batteries, I must say. There is a viable solution that works 90 % of the time, though, thankfully ; you may have heard of what is widely known as the charging & discharging process? If not, just Google or YouTube search it, and do all the research you can on it … there is tons of free, step – by – step info on this online that you should really take advantage of …

This process usually refreshes your battery by means of its cells. It works, like I said, most of the time ( yup, 90 % ) . Unless those cells happen to be dead … in which case, it’s easier to just get a whole new battery ….

You might also consider going to an expert who can offer “battery discharge repairs”. Keep in mind these specialty experts aren’t always cheap. And they can bill in advance, too.

Anyways, I hope this has helped you. Thank you so much, guys!