RIDGID just announced that they are releasing 5.0ah battery packs that will be fully compatible with all the tools in their 18v lineup. They will enable you to increase productivity and provide a lot of additional runtime for all of your RIDGID tools.
Size-wise they appear to be identical to the current high-capacity (4.0ah) packs, and are set to be released in October 2015 at Home Depot stores nationwide.
– Model Number: AC840089
– Retail Price: $119.00
– Warranty: 3 Years
These new high capacity 5.0ah packs will provide up to 6X more runtime & 2X battery life! They also have specialized internal electronics that will protect them against overcharging, overloading, and overheating —- preventing you from accidentally damaging them.
We are looking forward to checking them out in person & seeing how they stack up against the current RIDGID 18v Lithium Batteries.