Ryobi RYI1802B6 40V 1800 WATT POWER STATION (1600 Actual Running Watts)

Back in February 2019 we learned that Ryobi was coming out with a 40V inverter that output 1500 Watts with the RYi1802B5 model however after nearly two years, it never came to fruition which left a lot of eager customers scratching their heads as to when it was to be released. While they still haven’t come out with that model, we have learned that they have created another model similar in name RYi1802B6 and is a very similar 40V inverter however now sports a claimed 1800 watts (more on actual running watts below). It’s called the Ryobi RYI1802B6 40V 1800 power station.

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While we don’t have all the specs yet since they are not available at time of writing, we do have its manual we can peek into for more info plus the image above. Besides the larger 1800 claimed max output, it does offer some extras over the original 1500 watt unit. While overall it seems very similar in shape and design even featuring an almost identical user interface and front panel with the same outputs with 4 USB-A ports, 2 USB-C ports, three AC ports in front, display, and even LED light, it also share the same side and and top handles, it seems they stretched it out front to back and now can accept up to four 40V batteries instead of two, with two on each side.

The manual states that this inverter can operate on only 1 battery and additional batteries increase available power and runtime so don’t expect to get the full 1800 watt experience if only using one battery. According to the manual, for the best experience with the inverter to use at least two 5.0ah batteries or more. A charger cord is included to charge installed batteries.

One thing to keep in mind is that can output 1800 watts according to Ryobi, they say it can only do so for 3 minutes. Actual running watts is 1600 however I didn’t see how many batteries are needed to get this wattage output.

Looking at the manual we can see things like the display can show individual battery info such as a 4 bar fuel gauge and can detect whether a battery is too hot or too cold to operate. The display also shows the current load level with a bar and percentage amount. Users can also connect their cell phone to the device via Bluetooth using the GenControl app. There’s also a protective cover that can be used on this device and shown in the manual although it is not mentioned if it comes included or not. Looks like it could be either a waterproof fabric or vinyl cover to protect the device from the elements.

If you get it as a kit it includes two 40V 6.0ah batteries and charger cord.

A big thanks to Tom for spotting!

Specs based on manual at time of writing

  • Power Source…………………………………………….. 40 Volt DC
  • Rated AC Output……………120 Volt AC, 60 Hz., 13.3 Amps
  • (15.0 Amps for 3 min. Max)
  • Rated DC Output:
  • USB-A………………………………..5 Volts, up to 2.1 Amps
  • USB-C………………………….5/12/20 Volts, up to 3 Amps
  • Rated Output………………1,600 W (1,800 W for 3 min. Max)
  • Starting Watts………………………………………………… 3,000 W
  • Charger Input……………(nominal) 120V/60Hz AC only, 80 W
  • Charging Time ……… Dependent on quantity and amp hour capacity of battery pack(s)
  • Operating Temp……………………………………………32°–104°F


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TruTexan

Man I had been following this for so long. Thanks for the update. Wish they’d make something like this that could take 6 18v batteries

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