Hack for using Ryobi One+ batteries in a 36v Lawnmower

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Mkol, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Mkol

    Mkol New Member

    Hi guys this is a bit of a long shot but wondered if anyone had ideas on a workaround for someting that is frustrating me:

    last year i came into possession of a Ryobi 36v lawn mower with 2 x batteries. unfortunately both batteries are more or less dead and arent holding charge or delivering power etc.

    Ive been using Ryobi One+ stuff for years and have several good 5amp 18v batteries. my question is does anyone know a method of using the 18v batts in the mower, i would obviously need two of them at a time but how to actually make the connection etc?

    is there an aftermarket adaptor for this kind of thing or could i do a bit of a hack job and strap two batteries together and just make a physical connection from the batteries to the terminals in the mower somehow?

    like i say probably a long shot but i cant be the only one who has come up against this... the replacement 36v batteries are the same cost as a new mower so just doesnt make sense to buy a new one.

    cheers guys.
  2. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    Just connect 2 batteries in series, don't know what the amp/hour rating of the batteries are or the current drawn by the mower but worth a try.

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