October 01, 2011
Everyone knows that NiCd batteries develop a memory situation after recharging many times but did you know that NiCd batteries offer the highest Discharge rate to cordless power tools which then can provide more power to the tool when you need it.
The problem with the factory tool batteries is that they have a low capacity of
1500 mAh to 2400 mAh which if you are using the tools on a consistent basis then you need to recharge more frequently which then shortens the overall life of the batteries.
The UBP Battery pack is 5000 mAh and will run 2 to 3 times longer before you have to recharge which means the life and the memory situation of the batteries is extended 2 to 3 times since they are both NiCd’s and both have 800 recharge cycles.
So when you compare battery prices look at capacity and life expectancy before you decide look at this chart to see the comparison.
Dewalt 18v XRP 2400 mAh Avg Price $55.00 800 Charging Cycles
Ryobi 18v NiCd 1500 mAh Avg Price $30.00 800 Charging Cycles
Example if you currently charge 5 times a week then life expectancy is 160 weeks under ideal conditions.
UBP Battery Pack18v Pack 5000 mAh Avg Price $199.00 800 Charging Cycles
Example compared to the Dewalt you would only have to charge 2 times a week then your life expectancy would be 400 weeks under ideal conditions.
Everyone’s experience is different depending on usage so when you compare pricing please take into consideration battery capacity and recharge cycles/life expectancy before making your decision.
Dewalt Avg Price $55.00 It will take 2 batteries to equal the UBP capacity
Times 2 $110.00
Times 4 Batteries $220.00 On life Expectancy
Ryobi Avg Price $30.00 It will take 4 batteries to equal the UBP capacity
Times 4 $120.00
Times 8 Batteries $240.00 On life Expectancy