As with all cordless tools, your hedge trimmer battery doesn't last long enough when it is new and after some use it's run time drops even more.
If the manufacturers battery is weak or short run - you were stuck with it and there were no battery choices - Until Now!
The manufacturers battery is the most convenient, but by moving the battery to a bandoleer you get the advantage of a lighter tool and up to 6 times the run time. The cord going from the bandoleer to the tool is only a slight negative. You still have complete freedom to go anywhere and not need a mile long extension cord that gets tangled in everything.
This New Ryobi Trimmer comes with an 18 volt Li-ion battery at 2400 mAh power. Our Rambo Battery™ can be built with 4500 mAh NiMH cells - that is almost double the run time. You can also build 3 parallel 4500 mAh batteries on one bandoleer for almost 6 times the run time of that Li-ion battery. Are you impressed yet?
Now let's talk about the price. A Rambo Battery™ Battery Kit will cost you $23 plus S&H. Super high power NiMH cells for an 18 volt battery will cost about $32 on Ebay. Assemble it for your trimmer at a total cost of $55 + S&H.
Now let's talk about "on going" cost. When the cheap original battery dies you will need to buy another one or two or three. When you wear out the cells in the Rambo Battery™ you can replace the cells with new high power NiMH cells for $32, that give 2 to 3 times the run time of the original battery!
Now that is special!
Maybe you are built like "the rock" so weight means nothing to you, but for most people, the lighter the better. The Rambo Battery™ makes it possible to have up to 6 times the run time. Can you imagine how much weight 6 batteries would add to the trimmer? But, we made the trimmer lighter by cutting half the weight of the li-ion battery. That's right! Our modified Ryobi battery adapter weights half of the short Li-ion battery!