Consolidate Your Ridgid Battery Charging With One Convenient Device
The Ridgid 6-port sequential charger (R86096) works with all Ridgid 18V batteries and offers twice the charging speed of its predecessor. Ridgid lauds the 6-port charger as a major upgrade in its battery charging line. Having reviewed the Ridgid Dual-Port simultaneous charger, we wanted to see if this model could work well for overnight charging of bulk tool batteries.
Ridgid 6-Port Sequential Charger Performance
The main feature of the Ridgid 6-port sequential charger is its ability to charge any 6 Ridgid 18V batteries sequentially (one at a time). It fully charges a 2.0Ah lithium-ion battery, for example, in just 30 minutes. As mentioned above, Ridgid claims the R86096 charger tops off batteries twice as fast as the R86093 single-port model.
The Ridgid R86096 consists of six battery ports with an LED light above each port. There is a single battery port selector button. This lets you manually select which battery to charge first—though that’s optional. Once your desired battery is finished charging, any additional batteries begin charging in counterclockwise order.
Ridgid 6-Port Sequential Charger Design Notes
The Ridgid R86096 charger also includes temperature delay technology. This postpones charging a battery that is too hot or too cold until an acceptable temperature is reached. Charging automatically begins once the battery reaches an acceptable temperature.
This charger’s power source is an AC cable with an integrated pass-through plug for extra outlet space. This means that even with your 6-port sequential charger plugged in, you can still connect a separate cord to the back of it if needed. Given our need for outlets around here, we really value that feature!
- LED indicators provide battery charge info
- Energy save mode lowers energy consumption to maintain charge and maximize battery life
- Carrying handle for easy transport
- Keyhole hangers for wall mounting
- 6-foot power cord
Ridgid R86096 6-Port Sequential Charger Price
The Ridgid sequential charger has a retail price of $139. It includes a 3-year warranty, with the option to register for Ridgid’s Lifetime Service Agreement within 90 days of your purchase.
The Bottom Line
Charging up to six Ridgid 18V batteries is easier than ever with the Ridgid R86096 6-port sequential charger. With a comparable price to other brands offering the same technology, this Ridgid accessory seems like a good choice for those with a number of Ridgid tools and batteries to maintain.
- Model: Ridgid R86096
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 10.3 x 7.4 x 7.88 in
- Power: 120VAC
- Supported charging voltage: 18V