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Ridgid 18V Power Tools Battery Conversion Guide

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Craftsman V20 Battery Pack

The adapter above is a do-it-yourself adapter, so you will need to provide the circuitry to make it work. There doesn't seem to be any source on whether Craftsman V20 batteries have built-in over discharge protection. So you should be careful to avoid draining the V20 Lithium Ion battery pack when using it with the Ridgid power tool.

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DeWALT 20V MAX Battery Pack

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Makita 18V Battery Pack

It has been reported that the Makita batteries do have built-in over discharge protection. Therefore, it should be safe to use Makita batteries with an adapter on Milwaukee M18 power tools. But you might consider disassembly your Makita battery to ensure that there is an over discharge protection circuit.

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Milwaukee M18 RedLithium 18V Battery Pack

There is report that Milwaukee M18 RedLithium batteries does not have built-in over discharge protection. So you should be careful to avoid draining the M18 Lithium Ion battery pack when using it with the Ridgid power tool.

Note that for the do-it-yourself adapter above, you will need to provide the circuitry to make the adapter work. If you have the electrical skill do make it work, it might be advisable to put in an over discharge circuitry as well.

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Ryobi ONE+ 18V Battery Pack

The adapter above is a do-it-yourself adapter, so you will need to provide the circuitry to make it work. It has been reported (here and here) that the Ryobi ONE+ batteries do have built-in over discharge protection. Therefore, it should be safe to use Ryobi ONE+ batteries with an adapter on Ridgid 18V power tools. But you might consider disassembly your Ryobi ONE+ battery to ensure that there is an over discharge protection circuit.

And if you want to charge the Ryobi ONE+ battery on your Ridgid charger with this adapter, check out this "RIDGID 18V lithium battery charged from Ryobi 18V One+ lithium charger" video on YouTube.

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