The Ryobi 40V Air Cannon Keeps You Cool At Home Or On The Go
Here in Central Florida, a quality fan is a must-have if you want to stay somewhat cool outside. Battery-powered fans have risen in popularity because of their versatile nature. The biggest struggle facing these fans is creating sufficient airflow and runtime to keep you cool. The Ryobi 40V Hybrid Air Cannon offers a solution to these problems and helps you beat the heat.
Ryobi 40V Air Cannon Performance
- Max Airflow: 2000 CFM
- Max Runtime: 20 hrs.
- Noise Level: 51 dBA
- Air Speed: 7.3 mph (1 ft.), 4.0 mph (10 ft.), 1.3 mph (25 ft.)
The 16-inch drum contains a 14-inch fan blade that pushes up to 2,000 CFM of air on high. In terms of airspeed, we measured 7.2 mph at 1 foot, 4 mph at 10 feet, and a gentle 1.2 mph at 25 feet.
When I’m using this fan inside my home workshop, the low speed offers sufficient airflow to keep me relatively cool. On high, I set this fan on my large back patio and still feel meaningful airflow. It’s certainly not the most powerful fan on the market, but it produces more than enough airflow to keep you comfortable.
As for runtime, Ryobi tells us to expect around 20 hours of continuous runtime on low using a 6.0Ah battery. For our test, we set up this fan with a fully charged 4.0Ah battery and got 3 hours and 20 minutes of continuous runtime on high. If you’re near a 120V AC outlet, using the included AC adapter provides you with unlimited runtime.
Ryobi 40V Air Cannon Design Notes
- Model: Ryobi RY40HF02B
- Power Source: Ryobi 40V battery or AC
- Weight: 11.4 lbs. (bare), 14.2 lbs. (with 4.0Ah battery)
- Fan Diameter: 14 in.
- Height: 20.7 in.
- Width: 22.5 in.
- Depth: 10.9 in.
In spite of being a larger fan, the Ryobi RY40HF02 only weighs 14.2 pounds with a 4.0Ah battery. Regardless, the solid plastic top handle makes it easy to move around.
Like its predecessors, the drum fan rotates 225 degrees so you can direct the airflow right where you want it.
The Ryboi Air Cannon utilizes a hybrid power system whereby this fan is able to run on both battery power as well as with an AC power adapter. This dual-power system makes it a great option for a dedicated shop fan as well as a great option for camping or keeping cool at kids’ sporting events!
Pro Tip: Hybrid fans are a great addition to your annual Hurricane Season Prep checklist!
Quick Air Cannon Model Comparison
|18V P3340||40V RY40HF02|
|Max Runtime||16 hrs.||20 hrs.|
|Noise Level||63 dBA||51 dBA|
|Weight||14.8 lbs.||14.2 lbs.|
|Fan Diameter||16 in.||14 in.|
- Compatible with all Ryobi 40V batteries
- Non-marring rubber foot pads
- Integrated cord strap for on-board AC adapter storage
Ryobi 40V Air Cannon Price
The Ryobi RY40HF02 retails for $169 as a bare tool and comes with a standard 3-year warranty. At the time we’re writing this, there are no kit options available, but luckily this fan comes with an AC power adapter to get you started right away.
The Bottom Line
Overall, the Ryobi RY40HF02 Air Cannon lives up to its name and moved a considerable amount of air compared to some of the other battery/hybrid options available. It posted a solid runtime during our testing and with the AC included AC adapter as a backup, there’s really nothing standing in its way. If you’re looking for a reliable fan to keep you cool at home, in the garage, or on the go, you won’t want to pass on this one.
I own two of the 18V Air Cannons, which I believe are 18 inches. I use them chiefly when my wife and I are gardening, powering each fan with Milwaukee M18 batteries and a battery adapter. I’ve also powered them with a Greenworks Pro 60V battery and Greenworks Pro 300W inverter. But the inverter delivers only about 108 volts, so the fan speed is lower; and with any cheap inverter, there are conversion losses. The middle speed is the sweet spot: Almost as strong as the fastest speed, but much longer-lasting. Be careful with the speed knob; its clicks are… Read more »