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 Post subject: Bloody Ryobi
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:14 pm 
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Quite annoyed tonight and also lucky at the same time!

Left my 4ah battery on charge this afternoon at the bungahell and came home to get food and stuff. Decided to go back and opened the door to find the house stinks of acrid burning electronics.

The charger and battery have Fuc$ing stank the whole place out - the smell is in my mouth, clothes, etc. Couldn't stay there tonight, so I've opened the roof light and left it to let the stink out.

Looks like that's 80/90 quid down the shitter if it's the batter and charger (I tried the battery in a tool and it just made it spark REALLY badly).

Not happy. ::b

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:18 pm 
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Buy cheap,buy often!! I stay away from DIY brands as they ain't up to scratch for everyday use and are generally poor quality.
Bit of a pisser for you now as you'll have to buy another charger and battery or the drill and other battery are useless.
If you were unscrupulous you could buy a new set,wait a few days and take the melted one back with receipt for one you've bought and bag a refund or replacement for free.....



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steviejoiner74 wrote:
If you were unscrupulous you could buy a new set,wait a few days and take the melted one back with receipt for one you've bought and bag a refund or replacement for free.....


I must admit I've been unscrupulous a few times :lol:


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Cheaper to buy a new drill with two batteries than a new battery and charger


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Cheaper to buy a new drill with two batteries than a new battery and charger

Precisely why you do that,take it back with a burnt battery and charger and get a refund or replacement :lol:


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Its not just Ryobi that are bad, Milwaukee are now also made by the same company- http://www.ttigroup.com/en/our_brands/


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I saw that video pop up on my feed the other day - nuts! I didn't expect that from a so called "premium" brand.

Only issue with taking it back and switching (aside from the obvious) is its been well used....doubt they would believe it's new ish.

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I saw that video pop up on my feed the other day - nuts! I didn't expect that from a so called "premium" brand.

Only issue with taking it back and switching (aside from the obvious) is its been well used....doubt they would believe it's new ish.

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Leave it a few weeks before taking it back.

I got stung a few years back when I used to buy a lot of Homebase’s own brand of power tools that had a 3 year warranty. When I wanted new batteries the model had changed and batteries were no longer available so I was forced to buy a brand new power tool.

I wouldn’t stand for this so after a couple of years I would take the power tool back and claim it was faulty (it wasn’t). They always said they would have to send it back for repair but I told them I needed it now for a job. I kicked up that much of a stink they always gave me a new model just to get me out of the shop.

You could say I had no scruples but I see it as the company having no scruples and forcing you to buy a new power tool every couple of years even though there’s nothing wrong with the power tool per-se.

That’s the good thing with DeWalt/Makita etc; you can always source parts for them batteries included for years afterwards.


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Hi,

Bad luck BG.

I never leave such things plugged in unattended because I'm always afraid of a fire risk? I double check all the circuits in the garage are dead before closing up for the day; I have a huge 3 phase transformer and also an out of sight VFD which would be so easy to leave fully powered so I installed a warning light on each. The lighting and power circuit are left on but everything coupled to the power circuit is isolated after each session; I just don't trust electricity. Ideally I'd like to isolate the lot but the central heating boiler is powered from the garage.

Better luck in future BG. :salute:

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Indeed Col, I had a printer Tranny catch fire


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ryobi batteries are date marked as in week and year

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Didn't Ryobi have a recall on the 18v 4aH batteries ? don't know if it was in the uk tho



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No mention of the UK but seems likely that the OP's product is affected by the same issue.

https://cc831cbd7a5a3a616f82-5093119187eb17284bcf20613cda98f7.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/safety-notices/pdfs/ee58c341-556b-46bb-8f8b-a43e8404b2c5.pdf



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I've got to go back tonight to drop some paint off, so I'll go get some pictures. There is no visible damage, but it fookin' stank the place out. The terminals are black too.

I might give them a bell tomorrow and ask what's occurin. Bet they send me back to B&Q and I've got no idea when I got them :/

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BillyGoat, the little single battery chargers ain't that reliable, I often get them as part of pack (tool, batteries, charger ect.) and never use them as I've got the 6 port charger (BCS618) it does all the ONE+ batteries and does maintenance too. Probably £100 but if you've already invested in a few tools and batteries it could be worth it.

If you don't get any luck with the retailers I've got a new single charger in the shed (BCL1418H) you can have, just pm me your address.

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