Typically, when charging correctly, the Ryobi battery charger’s green indicator light will flash green; otherwise, red flashes indicate there may be an issue with either battery or charger.
There may be several reasons for why your Ryobi charger might be blinking green, and this blog post will discuss them as well as provide ways to address them and fix it.
Battery is not connected properly
Ryobi batteries are known for being reliable, yet sometimes they just won’t play nice. This can be especially aggravating when working on an important project and need your tools. Luckily, this issue is often straightforward to solve; often just requiring some gentle use until they stop playing nice (usually due to being left in sleep mode for too long on an unattended charger) before giving tiny charge boosts (such as placing it back into its slot for several seconds before pulling it back out before the lights begin flashing) may do the trick
Resetting the battery can help to restore it and get it ready to charge again, as well as prolong its lifespan and ensure its proper functionality. Doing this regularly should help address ryobi battery blinking green issues so you can get back to work on your projects! Hopefully, this solution will allow you to resolve it and return to working on them!
Battery is too hot or cold
If the green indicator light on your Ryobi battery charger is blinking and remains solid green, this indicates that its battery may have fallen asleep and needs recharging. You can attempt to awaken it by repeatedly connecting and disconnecting it, plugging it in until the green indicator light becomes solid before pulling out before red and green lights start flashing – this should give mini-charges, helping it wake from sleep mode so it can charge properly.
If your green LED light is off and flashing red lights appear instead, that indicates your battery was either too warm or cold when being charged by its charger. This test allows it to determine if its specifications or defects match its specifications or not; if you have a replacement battery you can test this against its charger to see if your issue has been solved; otherwise contact customer service for replacements batteries/chargers as necessary.
Battery is over-discharged
Many people who come across a charger with lights flashing green and then red may be confused by its behavior. These flashing lights, known as Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), indicate whether your battery is charging successfully or something has gone amiss with either your charger or battery.
Batteries produce heat during their charging process, so they must be stored in an ambient area to remain cool. You can easily check their temperature by looking at their label – if it displays “nickel cadmium”, that indicates it’s time for replacement cells.
If the charger flashes red, this indicates that your battery has become overdischarged or has reached an extreme temperature extreme. To remedy this, remove and wait a few seconds before reinserting it to charge, which should revive it and reset its green light indicator. If this doesn’t work, try switching out batteries or charging with DC power source instead of regular wall outlets.
Battery is defective
When your charger flashes green and red lights, this indicates that the battery hasn’t been fully charged – whether this be from too hot/cold temperatures, deep discharge, or simply trying to charge too fast – which may indicate improper charging of your battery. Flashing green/red lights indicate this is happening – or indicate the battery trying but failing until reaching an acceptable temperature range for charging.
Hunker reports that rechargeable lithium-ion batteries can become subject to something known as battery memory. When over-discharged, their materials crystalize limiting how much of it can be utilized by charging systems resulting in continued flashes of green and red from flashing batteries.
As it often is, this issue can usually be fixed quickly and simply by unplugging and waiting for the battery to cool before reinserting it – when reinserting, its indicator light should return to being solid green again; otherwise try switching batteries until your issue resolves itself.