toolboy's Corner: Ryobi 18v Tools



Which batteries are compatible with my tools?

As far as I can tell, any 18v Ryobi battery will work with any 18v Ryobi tool.

I personally own and use a variety of Ryobi 18v tools, from Ryobi's oldest to newest lines. I have used these tools with 1322401 and P100 NiCad, P103 and P104 Lithium Ion batteries, and P191, P192, and P194 Lithium+ HP batteries. From Ryobi's oldest line of 18v blue tools I own a SA1802 drill, a CS1800 chainsaw, and a VC180 "Tuff Sucker" vacuum. From Ryobi's "One+" line of 18v blue tools I own a P220 Hammer Drill, a P240 Right-Angle drill, a P300 Nailer/Stapler, a P500 Circular saw with laser, and many others. From the newest "Lithium" line of 18v neon green tools I own P202 and P203 drills, a P252 BRUSHLESS drill, a P513 Reciprocating Saw, and others. In 2020 Ryobi released a line of compact brushless tools. All of these tools (and many more) are compatible with all of the batteries mentioned on this page.



Below is s a list of the Ryobi 18v cordless tools I'm certain are compatible with Lithium Ion batteries (models P102, P103, P104, P105, P107, P108, P189, P190, P191, P192, P193, P194, P195). They are also compatible with the P100 Nickel Cadmium Batteries, and even the old 1322401 and 1400672 Nickel Cadmium batteries. No doubt the list below is incomplete; I'll add to it as I find other compatible tools.

Tool Type Older Models
(Blue)
Newer Models
(Neon Green)
Battery Chargers

or see
Charger Testing
NiCD Only
  • P110 Diagnostic Charger
  • P111 Trickle Charger
  • P112 Charger
  • P115 IntelliPort Charger
  • P120 Dual-Port Charger
  • P130 Automobile Quick Charger
NiCD or Li-Ion
  • P113 Dual-Chemistry Charger
  • P114 Dual-Chemistry IntelliPort Charger
  • P116 Dual Chemistry IntelliPort Trickle Charger
  • P117 Dual-Chemistry IntelliPort Charger
  • P118 Dual-Chemistry IntelliPort Charger
  • P118B Dual-Chemistry IntelliPort Charger
  • P119 Dual Chemistry Trickle Charger
  • P125 6-Port IntelliPort SuperCharger
  • P131 Automobile Dual-Chemistry Charger
  • P135 6-Port IntelliPort SuperCharger
  • P137 Dual Platform Charger for RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ and 40-Volt Batteries
  • P180 Evercharge (dual chemistry trickle charger)
  • RC1815U Super Fast Charger (not available in the USA)
Drills
  • CTH1802 2-Speed Drill
  • CTH1802K 2-Speed Drill
  • HBD750R
  • HD800M 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • HP1802M 2-Speed Drill
  • P200 2-Speed Drill
  • P201 "Torque IV" Drill
  • P204 2-Speed Drill
  • P205 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
  • P206 2-Speed Drill
  • P210 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P211 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P212 Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P220 3-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P230 1/4" Impact Driver with LED
  • P231 1/4" Impact Driver
  • P240 3/8" Right Angle "Close Quarters" Drill
  • R10530, R10531, R10630
  • SA1802 2-Speed Drill
  • P202 1/2" Compact 2-Speed Drill
  • P203 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P205G 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
  • P208B 3/8" Compact 2-Speed Drill with LED
  • P209 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
  • P213 1/2" Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P214 1/2" Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill with LED
  • P215 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P221 1/2" SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill
  • P222 1/2" SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill
  • P225 Drywall Screw Gun (BRUSHLESS)
  • P232 1/4" Impact Driver with LED
  • P234G 1/4" Impact Driver
  • P235 1/4" Impact Driver
  • P236 1/4" Impact Driver
  • P237 1/4" 3-Speed Impact Driver
  • P238 1/4" 3-Speed Impact Driver (BRUSHLESS)
  • P239 1/4" Impact Driver (BRUSHLESS)
  • P241 3/8" Right Angle "Close Quarters" Drill
  • P250 1/2" AutoShift Drill
  • P251 1/2" Hammer Drill (BRUSHLESS)
  • P252 1/2" Drill (BRUSHLESS)
  • P260 1/2" Impact Wrench
  • P261 1/2" Impact Wrench with LED
  • P262 1/2" Impact Wrench with LED (BRUSHLESS)
  • P263 3/8" Impact Wrench with LEDs
  • P270G 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P271 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P277 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P290 1/4" Quietstrike Pulse Driver
  • P344 3/8" 4-Position Ratchet
  • PBLHM101 1/2" Hammer Drill (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PRC01B 1/4" 4-Position Ratchet
  • PSBDD01 1/2" Drill/Driver (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PSBID01 1/4" Impact Driver (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PSBIW01B 3/8" Impact Wrench (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PSBRA02B 3/8" Right Angle Drill (Compact BRUSHLESS)
Saws
  • CS1800 8-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • MS181 8-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • P500 5-1/2" Circular Saw with laser
  • P501 5-1/2" Circular Saw
  • P510 Reciprocating Saw
  • P520 Orbital Jigsaw
  • P521 Orbital Jigsaw
  • P522 Orbital Jigsaw with laser
  • P550 8-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • RJC181 Reciprocating Saw
  • P503 5-1/2" Circular Saw
  • P505 5-1/2" Circular Saw
  • P506 5-1/2" Circular Saw with laser
  • P507 6-1/2" Circular Saw
  • P508 7-1/4" Circular Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P513 Reciprocating Saw
  • P514 Reciprocating Saw
  • P515 Reciprocating Saw
  • P516 Reciprocating Saw
  • P517 Reciprocating Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P519 Reciprocating Saw
  • P523 Orbital Jigsaw with laser
  • P5231 Orbital Jigsaw (no laser)
  • P524 Orbital Jigsaw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P551 7-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • P552 7-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • P553 7-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • P555 Multi-Material Saw (3-3/8" blades)
  • P580K 4" Wet/Dry Tile Saw
  • P590 Portable Band Saw
  • P3650 10" Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw (BRUSHLESS, uses TWO 18v batteries)
    Hey Ryobi, why didn't you put a slot for a 40v battery on this!!??
  • PBT01B 7-1/4" Sliding Miter Saw
  • PSBRS01B One-Handed Reciprocating Saw (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PSBCS02B Cut-Off Tool (Compact BRUSHLESS)
Construction
  • P246 JobPlus
  • P300 Nailer/Stapler
  • P301 Stapler
  • P310 Power Caulk & Adhesive Gun
  • P400 CornerCat Finish Sander
  • P410 Random Orbital Sander
  • P420 4-1/2" Angle Grinder
  • P530 Speed Saw Rotary Cutter
  • P600 Laminate Trimmer
  • P610 Hand Planer
  • P920 Lanyard
  • P921 Lanyard 2-Pack
  • P3300 Portable Fan
  • P305 Glue Gun
  • P306 Compact Glue Gun
  • P310G Power Caulk & Adhesive Gun
  • P317 Compression Drive 3/8" Crown Stapler
  • P318 AirStrike 23GA 1-3/8" Headless Pin Nailer
  • P320 AirStrike 18GA Brad Nailer
  • P325 AirStrike 16GA Straight Finish Nailer
  • P330 AirStrike 15GA Angled Finish Nailer
  • P343 Multi-Tool
  • P360 AirStrike 18GA Narrow Crown Stapler
  • P411 Random Orbit Sander
  • P421 4-1/2" Angle Grinder
  • P423 4-1/2" Angle Grinder (BRUSHLESS)
  • P440 1/4 Sheet Sander
  • P450 Belt Sander (BRUSHLESS)
  • P460 Rotary Tool
  • P531 Speed Saw Rotary Cutter
  • P580 Tile Saw
  • P591 18GA Offset Shear
  • P593 Pex and PVC Shear Cutter
  • P592 Bolt Cutters
  • P600G Palm Router
  • P601 Trim Router
  • P610G Hand Planer
  • P611 Hand Planer
  • P620 Power Paint Sprayer
  • P630 Power Paint Sprayer
  • P635 Backpack Power Paint Sprayer
  • P661 PEX Crimp Ring Press Tool
  • P739 1 Gallon Portable Air Compressor
  • P750 Hybrid Transfer Pump
  • P922 Lanyard 2-pack
  • P3150 Heat Gun
  • P3180 15K BTU Forced Air Propane Heater
  • P3260 4.5 Gal. DEVOUR Debris Sweeper
  • P3310 Portable Fan
  • P3320 Dual Power Portable Fan
  • P3330 Hybrid Floor Dryer Fan
  • P3340 Hybrid 18" Air Cannon Drum Fan
  • P3410 Grease Gun
  • P4001 Drain Auger
  • P4002 Drain Auger
  • P4003 Hybrid Drain Auger
  • PSD101 1/2" Belt Sander
  • PSD101B 1/2" Belt Sander
Vacuums
  • P710 Tuff Sucker Wet/Dry Vac
  • P711 Tuff Sucker Wet/Dry Vac
  • P712 Tuff Sucker Wet/Dry Vac
  • P3200 Canister Wet/Dry Vac
  • VC180 Tuff Sucker Wet/Dry Vac
  • P713 Cordless Hand Vacuum
  • P7131 Cordless Hand Vacuum
  • P714 EVERCHARGE Hand Vacuum
  • P718 Stick Vacuum (BRUSHLESS)
  • P724 Compact Stick Vacuum
  • P770 6 Gal. Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • P3240 3-Gallon Project Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • P3500 Underwater Stick Vacuum
  • PWV200B 4.75 Gal. Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum
Lights
  • CFP-180FM Fluorescent Light (not available in USA)
  • FL1800 Flashlight
  • P700 Flashlight
  • P715 Spotlight
  • P703 "Low Profile" Flashlight
  • P704 "Low Profile" Flashlight
  • P705 LED Flashlight
  • P716 Spotlight
  • P717 LED Spotlight
  • P720 LED Work Light
  • P721 Hybrid 20-Watt LED Work Light
  • P727 LED Workbench Light
  • P780 Shop Light
  • P781 Area Light with USB Charger
  • P782 Hybrid Tripod Stand Light
  • P784 LED Area Light
  • P785 Hybrid LED Cable Light
  • P790 Hybrid LED Project Light
  • P795 Hybrid LED Color Range Work Light
Outdoor Tools
  • CS1800 10" Chainsaw
  • P430 6" Buffer/Polisher
  • P540 10" Chainsaw
  • P540A 10" Chainsaw
  • P730 Dual Function Inflator
  • P740 Portable Radio
  • P741 Portable Radio
  • P2000 String Trimmer
  • P2400 Garden Sprayer
  • P2500 Pole Pruner
  • P2600 Hedge Trimmer
  • P2601 Hedge Trimmer
  • P430G 6" Buffer/Polisher
  • P435 10" Orbital Buffer
  • P542 10" Chainsaw
  • P543 10" Chainsaw
  • P545 10" Chainsaw
  • P546A 10" Chainsaw
  • P547 10" Chainsaw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P548 12" Chainsaw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P560 Handheld Reciprocating Pruner
  • P731 Dual Function Inflator
  • P737 Power Inflator (analog gauge)
  • P737D Power Inflator (digital gauge)
  • P738 High Power Volume Inflator
  • P741G Portable Radio
  • P742 Portable Radio w/Bluetooth
  • P743 Portable Power Source (USB)
  • P745 Portable Stereo
  • P746 Portable Stereo w/Bluetooth
  • P747 Dual Function Inflator
  • P750 Hybrid Transfer Pump
  • P755 Compact Blower
  • P761 Score Wireless Secondary Speaker
  • P765 Score Wireless Speaker Set with SKAA Technology
  • P1100 16" Lawn Mower
  • P1102 16" Hybrid Lawn Mower
  • P1104 13" Lawn Mower
  • P1111 16" Lawn Mower
  • P2002 String Trimmer
  • P2003 String Trimmer
  • P2004 String Trimmer
  • P2005 String Trimmer
  • P2006 String Trimmer
  • P2008 String Trimmer
  • P2009 String Trimmer (BRUSHLESS)
  • P20010 String Trimmer
  • P20103 String Trimmer
  • P2100 Leaf Blower
  • P2100A Leaf Blower
  • P2102 Leaf Blower
  • P2105 Leaf Blower
  • P2107 Hybrid Leaf Blower
  • P2108 Jet Fan Blower
  • P2109 Jet Fan Blower
  • P21010BTLVNM Jet Fan Blower (BRUSHLESS)
  • P20104 Brushless Power Head (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2200 Hybrid String Trimmer
  • P2300 Edger
  • P2402A 1 Gal. Spreader
  • P2603 Hedge Trimmer
  • P2605 Hedge Trimmer
  • P2607 Hedge Trimmer
  • P2700 Cultivator
  • P2701 Cultivator
  • P2800B Chemical Sprayer
  • P2803 2 Gallon Chemical Sprayer
  • P2805 Cordless Chemical Fogger/Mister
  • P2810 Cordless Chemical Sprayer
  • P2840 Cordless Backpack Chemical Sprayer
  • P2850 Cordless Chemical Fogger/Mister
  • P2870 1 Gallon Electrostatic Sprayer
  • P2890 1/2 Gallon Electrostatic Sprayer
  • P2900A Cordless Grass Shear and Shrubber
  • P2930 6" Brushless Auger (BRUSHLESS)
  • P3370 Air Conditioned Cooler (Swamp cooler)
  • P3500K Underwater Stick Vacuum
  • P3520 Floating Speaker/Light Show with Bluetooth
  • P3800 Uproar RC Truck
  • P4360 Pole Saw
  • P4361 Pole Saw
  • P4500 Telescoping Power Scrubber
  • P4510 Power Scrubber
  • PAD01B Speaker with Bluetooth
  • PAD02B Compact Speaker with Bluetooth
  • PBF100 Variable Speed Dual Action Polisher
  • PMF01 Bucket Top Mister
  • PMP01 Misting Pump
  • PSP01B Handheld Sprayer
  • PSP02K Handheld Electrostatic Sprayer
  • RY120350 320 PSI 0.8 GPM Cold Water Cordless Power Cleaner
  • RYi150BG 150W Inverter


Ryobi 18v Drill Specifications

Model Photo Chuck No Load Speeds
(RPM)
Max Torque
(in lb)
Weight (lb)
Manuf. Specs / Measured
Comments
SA1802 2-Speed Drill
SA1802 Manual (449 KB)
1/2" 0-350 / 0-1,300 400   / 3.4  
P200 2-Speed Drill
P200 Manual (623 KB)
1/2" 0-350 / 0-1,300 400   Top and rear bubble levels
P201 "Torque IV" Drill
P201 Manual (3,252 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 330 3.5 / 3.4  
P202 Compact 2-Speed Drill
P202 Manual (2,464 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-440 / 0-1,600 330 3.1 / 2.8  
P203 2-Speed Drill
P203 Manual (2,552 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 330 3.1 / 3.1  
P204 2-Speed Drill
P204 Manual (3,510 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 330 3.5 / 3.0  
P205 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
P205 Manual (7,078 KB)
3/8" 0-350 / 0-1,300 330 2.8 / 2.8  
P205G 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
P205 Manual (2,903 KB)
3/8" 0-350 / 0-1,300 330 2.8 / 2.8  
P206 2-Speed Drill
P206 Manual (809 KB)
1/2" Two-Piece 0-350 / 0-1,300 330 3.1 / 3.1 Top and rear bubble levels
P208B Compact 2-Speed Drill
P208B Manual (6,087 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 350 2.7 / 2.7 with LED
P209 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
P209 Manual (2,449 KB)
3/8"        
P210 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P210 Manual (773 KB)
1/2" 0-400 / 0-1,400
0-5,200 / 0-18,200 BPM
350   Hammer Drill
P211 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P211 Manual (3,365 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600
0-5,720 / 0-20,800 BPM
330 3.9 / 3.9 Hammer Drill
P212B Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P212B Manual (5,204 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-400 / 0-1,500
0-5,200 / 0-19,500 BPM
330 3.7 / 3.7 Hammer Drill
P213 Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P213 Manual (2,831 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-400 / 0-1,500
0-5,200 / 0-19,500 BPM
330 3.7 / 3.7 Hammer Drill
P214 Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P214 Manual (3,422 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-375 / 0-1,600
0-5,600 / 0-24,000 BPM
600   Hammer Drill, has LED
P215 2-Speed Drill
P215 Manual (3,058 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-450 / 0-1,750 500   "Up to 500 in./lbs. of torque (using a P194 9.0 AH LITHIUM+ HP Battery)"
P220 3-Speed Hammer Drill
P220 Manual (794 KB)
1/2" 0-370 / 0-750 / 0-2,200
0-5,920 / 0-12,000 / 0-35,200 BPM
480   / 4.8 Hammer Drill
P221 SDS Rotary Hammer Drill
P221 Manual (2,696 KB)
SDS up to
1/2" masonry
0-1,200
0-5,000 BPM
168 4.95 / SDS Rotary Hammer Drill
P230 Impact Driver
P230 Manual (1,060 KB)
1/4" 0-2,400 / 3,000 IPM 1,200
/ 100 ft lb
3.5 / 2.6 Has LED, 2 bit clips
P231 Impact Driver
P231 Manual (1,060 KB)
1/4" 0-2,400 / 3,000 IPM 1,200
/ 100 ft lb
  / 2.6 No LED, 2 bit clips
P232 Impact Driver
P232 Manual (2,283 KB)
1/4" 0-2,600 / 3,200 IPM 1,500
/ 125 ft lb
  /   Has LED, magnetic tray, 1 bit clip
P234G Impact Driver
P234G Manual (1,936 KB)
1/4" 0-2,600 / 3,200 IPM 1,500
/ 125 ft lb
3.5 / 2.8 No LED, has magnetic tray, 1 bit clip
P235 Impact Driver
P235 Manual (2,126 KB)
1/4" 0-2,600 / 3,200 IPM 1,600
/ 125 ft lb
2.64 / No LED, has magnetic tray, 1 bit clip, belt clip
P236 Impact Driver
P236 Manual (2,733 KB)
1/4" 0-2,600 / 3,400 IPM 1,600
/ 133 ft lb
  / 2.55 Has 3 LEDs, magnetic tray, 1 bit clip
P237 Impact Driver
P237 Manual (3,566 KB)
1/4" LOW 0-1,700 RPM
MED 0-2,500 RPM/1,100 in.lb
HIGH 0-3,200 RPM/1,800 in.lb (3,400 IPM)
1,800
/ 150 ft lb
  /   Has 3 Speeds, 3 LEDs, magnetic tray, 1 bit clip, belt clip
P238 Impact Driver (BRUSHLESS)
P238 Manual (1,793 KB)
1/4" LOW 0-1,100 RPM
MED 0-2,150 RPM
HIGH 0-3,100 RPM/2,000 in.lb (4,350 IPM)
2,000
/ 167 ft lb
  /   BRUSHLESS
DOES have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
3 Speeds, 3 LEDs, magnetic tray, 1 bit clip, belt clip
P239 Impact Driver (BRUSHLESS)
P239 Manual (1,365 KB)
1/4" 0-2,900 RPM/2,000 in.lb (3,300 IPM) 2,000
/ 167 ft lb
  /   BRUSHLESS, but DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
one LED (at base), magnetic tray, 1 bit clip, belt clip
P240 Right Angle "Close Quarters" Drill
P240 Manual (143 KB)
3/8 0-1,000 min 130 min   / 3.0 Right-Angle Drill
P241 Right Angle "Close Quarters" Drill
P241 Manual (4,746 KB)
3/8 0-1,100 min 130 min   / 2.9 Has LED, Right-Angle Drill
P250 AutoShift Drill
P250 Manual (2,503 KB)
1/2" 0-450 / 0-1,500 350 3.75 / 3.7  
P251 1/2" Hammer Drill/Driver (BRUSHLESS)
P251 Manual (5,037 KB)
1/2" 0-410 / 0-1,800 RPM (No Load Speed)
0-5,400 / 0-23,000 BPM
750 3.15 / BRUSHLESS
DOES have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
P252 1/2" Drill/Driver (BRUSHLESS)
P252 Manual (2,017 KB)
1/2" 0-480 / 0-1,800 RPM (No Load Speed) 460 2.7 / BRUSHLESS
DOES have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
P260 1/2" Impact Wrench
P260 Manual (1,888 KB)
1/2" 0-3,000 BPM 2,400
/ 200 ft lb
3.65 / 3.7 Includes 1/4 Inch Quick Connect Coupler
P261 1/2" Impact Wrench
P261 Manual (2,143 KB)
1/2" 0-1,800 / 0-2,300 / 0-2,900 RPM
0-3,200 IPM
3,600
/ 300 ft lb
  3-Speed, has 3 LEDs
P262 1/2" Impact Wrench
P262 Manual (1,077 KB)
1/2" 0-1,200 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,800 RPM
2-2,000 RPM Auto mode
0-3,200 IPM
7,200
/ 600 ft lb Breakaway
/ 450 ft lb Fastening
  BRUSHLESS
3-Speed, 4-Mode
Has 3 LEDs
P263 3/8" Impact Wrench
P263 Manual (1,511 KB)
1/2" 0-1,700 / 0-2,500 / 0-3/200 RPM
0-3,400 IPM
1,800
/ 150 ft lb
  3-Speed, has 3 LEDs
P270G 2-Speed Drill
P270G Manual (3,821 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 340   / 3.0  
P271 2-Speed Drill
P271 Manual (3,821 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 340   / 3.0  
P277 2-Speed Drill
P277 Manual (2,488 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600     /    
P290 Quietstrike Pulse Driver
P290 Manual (2,415 KB)
1/4" 3,200 RPM / 2,200 IPM
/
3.0 /
PBLHM101 1/2" Hammer Drill
no PBLHM101 Manual
1/2" 0-500 / 0-2,100 RPM
0-31,000 BPM
up to 750 / Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
PSBDD01 1/2" Drill/Driver
PSBDD01 Manual (2,819 KB)
1/2" 0-450 / 0-1,700 400 / Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
PSBID01 1/4" Impact Driver
PSBID01 Manual (1,208 KB)
1/4" 0-2,900 / 0-3,800 IPM Up to 1,700 in-lbs / Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
PSBIW01 3/8" Impact Wrench
PSBIW01 Manual (1,456 KB)
3/8" 0-850 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,900 / 0-2,900 (Auto) / 0-3,800 IPM Up to 160 ft-lbs
(1920 in-lbs)
/ Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
PSBRA02B 3/8" Right Angle Drill
PSBRA02 Manual (2,277 KB)
1/2" 0-450 / 0-1,700 400 / Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
BPM = Blows Per Minute
IPM = Impacts Per Minute
"Weight Measured" was performed using a digital postal scale. No battery, all bits removed, hammer drills include handle, rounded to nearest 1/10th lb.


Ryobi has improved performance specs over time

Probably. But if they calculate tool specifications based on using batteries available at the time each tool is released, then it could well be that battery technology is responsible for some of the improvements over time. Read on for more details.

If I use a bigger battery will my tool perform "better", or just last longer?

Well that depends on the tool, but for many power hungry tools the simple fact is that YES your battery selection can affect tool performance! See the Ryobi 18v Battery Stress Test for details. In general, larger capacity batteries are capable of delivering more current when needed. Ryobi 18v battery packs are manufactured with 5, 10, or 15 individual cells, arranged in strings of 5. If the battery has just one string of 5 cells, then every cell must supply the full amount of current required by the tool. If the battery has 10 cells (2 strings of 5), then each cell must supply only HALF as much current as the 5 cell battery to deliver the same amount of current to the tool. A battery with 15 cells (3 strings of 5) will deliver the same current as the 5 cell battery with just one third of the current from each cell. Phrased another way, if the 5 cell battery can deliver X amps of current to a tool, then the 10 cell battery should be able to deliver 2X that current and a 15 cell pack should be able to deliver 3X that current (assuming the same cell capacity for all).

Also bear in mind that individual cell capacity can greatly influence the amount of current that an 18v battery pack can deliver. Broadly speaking, manufacturer specifications for the cells used in the Ryobi 18v batteries indicate a maximum continuous safe discharge rate of 10C, or 10 times the Amp-hour rating of the cells. (Sure, they can safely deliver more for a short duration, but this figure gives us a reasonable point for comparison.) A P102 battery contains five 1.3Ah 18650 cells (1x5), so the max continuous discharge rate will be (1.3Ah)(10C) = 13 Amps. A P108 battery contains ten 2.0Ah 18650 cells (2x5), so the max continuous discharge rate will be (2)(2.0Ah)(10C) = 40 Amps. A P194 battery contains fifteen 3.0Ah 18650 cells (3x5), so the max continuous discharge rate will be (3)(3.0Ah)(10C) = 90 Amps. So a tool which wants a short burst of 40A may not be able to get that from a P102, whereas the P108 won't have to exceed manufacturer specs to deliver and the P194 won't even break a sweat.

I've found one place where Ryobi hints at the fact that battery selection influences tool performance. Read the description for the Ryobi Model P215K kit on the Home Depot website. This kit comes with a P215 drill, a P189 battery, and a P118B charger. The drill is described as having "up to 500 in. lbs. of torque" in one place, but in another place it states "Up to 500 in./lbs. of torque (using a P194 9.0 AH LITHIUM+ HP Battery, not included)". (This verbiage is also present in the decription of the bare tool P215BN and several combo kits.) That's right -- the kit includes a 5-cell 1.5Ah P189 battery, but in order to achieve the full 500 in-lb of torque we'll need to use a 15-cell 9Ah P194 battery. How much torque will the drill deliver with the P189 battery? There's no way of knowing with what's been stated, but you can bet it'll be less than 500 in-lb.

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