Ryobi 18V Evercharge Brushless Stick Vacuum Gets New Rapid Charger P7181K

I wrote about the Ryobi 18V Evercharge Brushless Stick Vacuum when it came out in 2017 and now it gets a new model number P7181K with new rapid charger as part of its kit.

The “old” Ryobi Evercharge brushless stick vac is still available and for the same price as the new one for $229 which makes more sense to get the new “updated” model. I say updated with quotation marks because overall it appears to be the same vacuum as the original with a few slight cosmetic tweaks that are very hard to spot but they are there trust me, and it gets a new model number by adding an extra 1 to the model number. So it went from P718K to P7181K.

As mentioned in the outset, the new P7181K kit gets an updated rapid charger for faster charging which is always good although no mention of how fast it charges the included battery or how much faster it is over the original brushless Evercharge stick vac. The battery it comes with is still a 4ah battery but a newer model number of P197 and is black. The new P197 doesn’t show the + sign after where it says lithium, whereas the original P108 mentions it as lithium+. I’ve always thought that the black Ryobi batteries were their budget batteries without a fuel gauge however the P197 has a fuel gauge. Ryobi says “the P197 is a special edition to support a promotion. It has a gauge on the front and runtime is the same for both batteries.”

As DrewBHAM who spotted this new model number for the Evercharge brushless Vacuum, he mentioned the floor roller attachment is different. It appears to be similar to the original with a few cosmetic tweaks to it so it is new in that sense.

Keep in mind that Ryobi Evercharge products do not come with regular chargers that charge the battery directly, but instead is a special charger where you mount the tool directly to the charger. This means that you can pick up the tool from the charger and use it rather than having to remove the battery from the charger and installing on the tool. You can still remove and install any Ryobi 18V battery onto this Evercharge vacuum.

A big thanks to DrewBHAM for spotting!

  • Cordless convenience and charges when mounted on fast EVERCHARGE Wall Mount
  • Two power modes for a variety of surface
  • Roller bar on/off option for carpet or hard surfaces
  • Quick emptying dust cup
  • Intelligent Brushless motor for powerful suction and longer runtime
  • Tool-free roller bar release for quick hair removal
  • 2 types of bristles for a variety of messes
  • Part of the RYOBI ONE+ System of over 125 Cordless Tools*
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • INCLUDES: (1) P7181 Brushless Stick Vacuum, P726 Roller Bar, P187 2 Amp Fast EVERCHARGE Bracket, (1) P197 4 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery, Extension Wand, (1) Filter Assembly, Crevice Tool, Dust Brush, Accessory Wall Mount, and operator’s manuals

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How much faster does it charge?

This vac seems great as a light duty, quick cleanup tool. For extended or deep vacuuming needs, I’m pulling out the more powerful shop vac or corded floor vacuum.

I suppose the real need for fast charging varies widely based on the use case. At the very least, it’s a nice claimed improvement to put on the box.


I have the current model and don’t really care for it. I would have returned it if I wasn’t knee-deep in Ryobi batteries.
In the picture of the new one posted here, it looks like they added LED lights to the power head which is a really nice touch.

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