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YMMV $79 In-Store RIDGID 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah Battery 2-Pack

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Link is for online price of $99. I was at Home Depot this early morning and saw a yellow tag of $79 on the 2-pk Non-octane 4Ah batteries. Please note, my understanding is battery-only purchase doesn't get LSA. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Also available is 2-pack 2Ah for $35.

I took pictures. Can I upload here?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGI.../205999648
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Created 05-30-2020 at 08:26 AM by Hotsoup
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Edit your post, Go advanced, attach your photos.
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@wsm, where do I find "advanced"? I'm editing my post. Can't find it on the app. I logged on Chrome on my phone. Not the either.

Found it. On the browser, full site. Thanks
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Note that these are not Octane batteries.
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Correct, no LSA on batteries purchased outside of a kit (bare tool and/or charger)
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Note that these are not Octane batteries.
What are the main differences between octane and non-octane batteries? I mean does having BT in a battery really practical?
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What are the main differences between octane and non-octane batteries? I mean does having BT in a battery really practical?
If you have octane tools it is supposed to allow maximum output for each tool as the battery controller and the tool controller coordinate. If either device is non octane there is no difference.
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What are the main differences between octane and non-octane batteries? I mean does having BT in a battery really practical?
While the app has some very cool/useful info , it's not the only reason to buy octane.

Octane batteries have been proven to put out more power to any high power octane tool like the saws and impacts wrenches.

If you don't have either of those octane tools or any octane tools in general then there's very little advantage to octane batteries.

Personally, I really like the ability to track batteries and all of the information available in the app so that's why I'll only buy octane batteries in the future. Also I make sure to only ever buy batteries in a kit with a charger so I can get LSA on them.

One more note, octane batteries are just capable of outputting more current, in general even on high draw non octane tools, than the older style due to them using 21700 instead of 18650 cells inside.
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I feel like a newb... but what is LSA?
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Maybe: Lifetime Service Agreement? (Warranty?)
Edit 2:
Google is my friend. Yes, found it. Still haven't found out where baretools/batteries aren't covered by LSA. I haven't ever bought Ridgid, so I never looked into it. Reading up on it now though, for future knowledge.
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What are the main differences between octane and non-octane batteries? I mean does having BT in a battery really practical?
In addition to the previous replies, the octane batteries with tools are more efficient. I built over half of a 10x17 enclosed patio on a single charge of my 3Ah octane battery and my octane impact driver.
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I feel like a newb... but what is LSA?
Edit:
Maybe: Lifetime Service Agreement? (Warranty?)
Edit 2:
Google is my friend. Yes, found it. Still haven't found out where baretools/batteries aren't covered by LSA. I haven't ever bought Ridgid, so I never looked into it. Reading up on it now though, for future knowledge.

Kits and bare tools are covered by LSA when you register them.

A kit can consist of a battery and a charger in the same package. If it is just the battery with no charger or other tool, it is not covered.
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If you buy a tool with a battery and charger, AND you register all the items at Ridgid.com, all the items will have an LSA. If you buy a bare tool and register it, it will have the LSA.

If you buy a battery separately it is not eligible f
or LSA.


If you buy a battery with a charger both 'might' be eligible for LSA. I seem to remember seeing it was eligible since it was bought as a kit, meaning it came with something besides the battery.

If you buy a refurbished Ridgid tool from a place like https://www.directtoolsoutlet.com/ it is not LSA eligible.

If you buy a factory blemished Ridgid tool from a place like https://www.directtoolsoutlet.com/ it is LSA eligible.



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I feel like a newb... but what is LSA?
Edit:
Maybe: Lifetime Service Agreement? (Warranty?)
Edit 2:
Google is my friend. Yes, found it. Still haven't found out where baretools/batteries aren't covered by LSA. I haven't ever bought Ridgid, so I never looked into it. Reading up on it now though, for future knowledge.
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Note that these are not Octane batteries.
This should not have been downvoted. The octane batteries are worth the extra money. Both my multi tool and circular saw have noticeably better performance with the octane batteries and do a much better job pushing through tougher jobs. Personally, I won't be buying and wouldn't recommend others do either but regardless appreciate the post from OP!
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