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This Ridgid 18V power adapter is a 175W inverter with many different ways to connect your electronic devices for charging.
This Ridgid AC86097 battery-powered inverter is similar in functionality to the Milwaukee M18 Top-Off, which we previously reported on.
It features 2x USB-A charging ports, a USB-C port, and an AC outlet.
Ridgid says that their power adapter can charge up to four devices at the same time, and can be used to recharge smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other small electronics products.
They add that this is not intended to be used with hair dryers, coffee makers, power tools, refrigerators, or compressors.
Here are the rated output power specs, as listed in Ridgid’s online user manual:
- USB-A: 5V at 2.4A max
- USB-C: 5V at 3A max, or 9V, 12V, 14V, or 20V at 2.25A max
The USB-C port is said to deliver up to 45W max power. The 3-prong AC port delivers 120V at up to 175W, which is around 1.46A.
The AC outlet delivers a modified sine wave output.
There’s also an LED light on the top, with independent power button, for using the power adapter as a flashlight in a pinch.
This chart shows you the approximate number of times you can recharge electronic devices using the adapter with 2Ah, 4Ah, and 6Ah batteries.
Despite the limited power output capability of the AC outlet, power sources and adapters like this can be quite versatile.
The Ridgid 175W inverter is sold at Home Depot. At the time of this posting, it’s a free bonus item with the purchase of select Ridgid 18V 4-tool and 8-tool cordless power tool combo kits.