Ridgid 18V Max Output EXP Batteries with Tabless Technology


Ridgid Announces 18V Tabless Batteries to Deliver More Power

The latest development on the battery front is tabless cell technology, and we’re seeing several brands start to offer it in their lineups. Ridgid has announced that it’s coming out with the 4.0Ah Max Output EXP Battery, which utilizes tabless cell technology to deliver more power in a compact package. So, what does this mean, and how do these batteries compare to the brand’s existing platform?


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Ridgid Max Output EXP Tabless Batteries – What’s Inside?

Ridgid promises these batteries to be a major upgrade from their normal 18V batteries by utilizing 21700 cells and tabless connections within the battery. While this technology isn’t brand new, Ridgid is the latest brand to enter it into its lineup. We first saw it with the launch of Milwaukee’s Forge batteries, and more recently Ryobi’s HP Edge batteries in early 2024.

Unlike the conventional battery design, which uses one or two internal tabs for energy transfer, tabless cells maximize the pathways for internal energy transfer by limiting the amount of resistance. What follows is a power boost of up to 3X compared to standard Lithium-ion batteries, according to Ridgid. Plus, this design also helps the battery to run cooler for all-day performance.

Crunching the Numbers

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Ridgid’s new EXP tabless batteries boast some pretty impressive stats right out of the gate. Whether you’re cutting, drilling, or anything in-between, these batteries will deliver higher performance, more power, and a longer runtime.

Ridgid provides some examples as to how a 4.0Ah Max Output EXP Tabless Battery outperforms a standard 4.0Ah Li-ion battery:

  • Delivers more than 2X faster cutting in 3X stacked 3/4-inch OSB using the 18V Brushless 7 1/4-inch Rear Handle Circular Saw
  • Delivers over 70% faster cutting through 2×10 yellow pine using the 18V Brushless Reciprocating Saw
  • Drills 40% faster through 2.8 yellow pine (3 holes in 10 seconds) with a 2 9/16-inch self-feed bit in High speed using the 18V Brushless 1/2-inch High Torque Hammer Drill/Driver

Ridgid Max Output EXP Tabless Battery Price

At the time of writing, Ridgid has not announced what the price will be for these new batteries. We do know that they will launch in September, so check back closer to the release date for pricing info. Like all Ridgid power tools, these batteries will sold exclusively at The Home Depot.


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