Snores like a puppy
- Oct 7, 2007
- Tesla Model 3
So yeah, I saw this back when I got the stick vacuum, but never bothered to look into it further - charging the batteries externally was fine for the time being. However, now I've rearranged some stuff in the apartment, and the vacuum now lives in the kitchen, while the other tools and the charger are in another room, so I've looked into it again.Oh, and another minor thing - it looks like it has battery charging built in. It has contacts for all 4 battery terminals like the charger does, not just the 2 for +/- like both my other tools, and it seems there are flat contacts built into the "rails" that it attaches to the wall mount with. The wall mount however is just a piece of plastic. I assume there will be a "charging" wall mount accessory available at some point. For now, I have to swap the batteries like in the other tools and charge them separately.
Apparently this is called "Ryobi Evercharge", and they offer the wall charger in North American markets, but not in the EU. This is a bit annoying, especially since it's not the first thing of theirs that I can't get because of this - the P3100 hybrid soldering station is also only available stateside, and even if imported, would be useless here since it apparently only runs on 110V:
So now I'm thinking what to do about it The Evercharge wall mount thing may even be DIY-able, possibly, if it's just a DC PSU with some rails providing power and the vacuum charges itself - need to further research that. Or at least it for sure it importable, since it looks like it takes DC power from the wall plug, and that can definitely be DIY swapped for a local 230V-compatible one.