We spotted what looks to be the new Ryobi One+ 6-port battery charger at Pro Construction Guide today. The new Ryobi 18V 6-port Supercharger battery charger's claim to claim is its ability to charge each Ryobi One+ battery in as little as 30 minutes. It still won't charge multiple batteries at once, but it will work in a "cycle" fashion like the existing Ryobi One+ Supercharger and ensure all your jobsite batteries are charged at the end of the day.
The new 6-port battery charger uses what Ryobi calls the IntelliPort feature, allowing it to fully charge in less time. Easy-to-read LED indicators tell you when the battery is charging and when it's done. There's also a temperature light to let you know if the battery is still too hot or cold to charge. You should also be able to leave the battery on the charger when needed without the risk of overcharging or draining. In fact, there is an energy saving mode that saves energy when not charging or maintaining the battery.
Plus, Ryobi added a 2-amp USB charging port so you can keep your phone charged while the Ryobi One+ battery charges. A 2A USB port is enough to quickly charge most smartphones and even Android tablets and iPads, which you can use while the Ryobi P135 Supercharger is charging the battery.
I like how the charger makes better use of space. Instead of forcing all batteries to lay flat (and positioning the ports to collect dust and debris), Ryobi uses a pyramid configuration to orient the battery stems inward – maximizing space. The new 6-port charger can be laid flat, stood up, or mounted on a wall—the battery locks into place, so you can pick up the entire system like a briefcase and transport it to your job site. The Ryobi 18V 6-Port Supercharger Battery Charger retails for $79 and looks like a nice upgrade from the previous model.
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Clint De Boer
When he's not playing with the latest power tool, Clint DeBoer enjoys life as a husband, father, and avid reader—especially the Bible. He loves Jesus, has a degree in recording engineering, and has been involved in multimedia and/or online publishing in one form or another since 1992.
Clint's career spans nearly the entire spectrum of audio and video production. After graduating top of his class with an Associate Degree in Recording Engineering, he began working in 1994 at the renowned Soundelux Studios, one of the largest post-production houses specializing in feature film and television audio. Clint has worked on countless feature films, honing his skills as a dialogue editor, foley editor and sound designer. Years later, he moved into the ever-expanding field of video editing as a senior AVID video editor for three years.
Clint DeBoer has worked extensively with clients including Universal Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, NASA, Universal Studios, Planet Hollywood, SEGA, NASCAR, as well as film and video editing, color correction and digital video and MPEG compression. He also holds several THX certifications (Technician I and II, THX Video) and is ISF Level II certified.
After founding the publishing company CD Media, Inc. in 1996, he went on to help launch or grow several successful online publications, including Audioholics (where he was editor-in-chief for 12 years), Audiogurus, and AV Gadgets. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews, followed by OPE Reviews in 2017 with a focus on landscape and outdoor power equipment. He also leads the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes innovative tools and accessories across industries.
The success of what is now the industry's largest power tool review is a credit to God and his wonderful staff, and Clint DeBoer hopes to see the company continue to grow as it rapidly expands its reach. Pro Tool Reviews rigorously reviews hundreds of hand tools, power tools, and accessories each year to help users stay abreast of the best and newest products in the industry. Targeting everyone from construction industry professionals and tradespeople to serious DIYers, Pro Tool Reviews helps tool consumers shop better, work smarter, and learn which tools and products can help them stay ahead of their game .