Ryobi Eliminates Ice Runs with the Hybrid Electric Cooler
Battery-powered technology seems to find its way into every nook and cranny of our lives, and we’re okay with that. Considering how far this technology has come in recent years, it’s no surprise that it’s popping up in recreational products as well as our power tools. Today we turn our focus to one such example, the Ryobi 18V Hybrid Cooler. So, what advantages does it hold over traditional coolers? Let’s take a look.
Ryobi 18V Cooler Performance
- Set temperatures from -4°F to 68°F
- Three power options: 18V battery, 120V AC adapter, or 12V car charger
- Up to 23 continuous hours of runtime using two 9.0Ah batteries
- Holds up to (40) 12oz cans with a 24-quart capacity
Gone are the days of running to the nearest convenience store to pick up bags of ice to keep your cooler’s contents cold. The Ryobi 18V cooler’s hybrid design lets you power it in three different ways: using an 18V Ryobi battery, a 120V AC adapter, or a 12V car charger. This means that as long as it’s connected to a power source, your food and drinks will stay cold without the need for ice.
You can set the cooler’s temperature from -4°F to 68°F, giving you the option to either freeze or refrigerate your contents.
Using two 9.0Ah batteries, the PI1824QBT cooler gets up to 23 continuous hours of runtime. If you’d like to extend your runtime indefinitely, you can also hook it up to an AC or 12V outlet for all-day cooling.
For storage capacity, the inside of the cooler has a capacity of 24 quarts and can store up to forty 12oz cans.
Ryobi 18V Cooler Design
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 28.6 x 25 x 13.5 inches
- Weight: 32 pounds (empty)
- Onboard LCD screen
- USB-A port for charging small devices
- 2 active battery ports
- Transport using folding handle or integrated carrying handles
- Wide-base wheels for transport over rough terrain
- Tie-down loops for security on the go
- Integrated bottle opener
This cooler has a dry weight of 32 pounds and it’s easily maneuverable using the integrated carrying handles on each side. Once you get it on the ground, you can also transport it using the folding handle and wheels.
The onboard LCD screen displays your current temperature and battery levels. Adjacent to the screen are the temperature controls, mode settings, and power button. The USB-A port is also located on the control panel.
Additional features include tie-down loops for added security on the go, and of course, an integrated bottle opener.
Ryobi 18V Cooler Price
This cooler retails for $499 as a bare tool and there are no kit options available at the time of writing. Ryobi backs your purchase with a 3-year warranty.