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Ryobi P750 – 18 Volt Hybrid Transfer Pump Review

Hybrid Transfer Pump

Ryobi has a new 18-Volt Hybrid Transfer Pump to add to their huge line of 18 volt tools. This transfer pump is unique in that it can run off a Ryobi ONE+ battery or electric power with the included transformer. Being able to use this tool with a battery or via cord is a big deal.  In some situations a battery is the way to go, but in others a cord works best.  This transfer pump gives that choice to the user.

Beyond the convenience issues, you do not have to have a Ryobi battery to buy and use this tool.  Batteries do fail, and it ones did, you still have options of using this pump.  We love battery operated tools, but always want another way to run them.  Most of us have lived through a battery change, NOT with Ryobi, but being hybrid means this tool will be around for the long haul.

P750 Features

  • Transfers up to 325 Gal. per hour
  • Up to 200 Gal. pumped with ONE+ 4.0 Ah battery (not included)
  • Runs on 18-Volt battery or electric power with an extension cord
  • Ergonomic handle for easy transportation
  • Portable design with water resistant battery cover

Unboxing

When you open the box, we believe you will be impressed with the build quality of the pump.  There is some metal on the intake area and it is not all plastic.  At this time, you will also notice a large transformer.  Unlike other items made by Ryobi where you can simply plug in an extension cord, this unit has a transformer for its use.  We fully believe this hybrid power is important, so we will take it how we can get it.

In Use

This unit works just like a water pump in a marine engine.  There is a rubber impeller that spins pushing the water through the outlet.  This style of pump works well and is trusted by millions of boaters to keep their engines cool.  There are a few downsides to these style pumps.  First, they do not like to be run dry.  They will spin the impeller heating it up and burning it away.  So Ryobi sends oil with this to help you lubricate the impeller while you prime the unit.  The second issue with this style pump is that they will wear out over time no matter how good you are at oiling and priming.  It is a friction based pump in many ways and just like a car engine, they wear.  The good news is Ryobi sends a second impeller with the unit, so when it does wear out, you can easily change it and keep working.

This transfer pump will move around 200 gallons of water on a 4.0 Ah battery.  That is a lot of water as most contractors will use this to empty a water heater or drain lines in a home.  If you are using this for other purposes that require you move more water, simply plug it in and let it run.

On the top of the pump there is a single light that will tell you if power is on, if the pump is dry, if the unit has over heated or if there is an overload situation.  The power connection end has a cover to protect that area from getting wet on accident.  Overall, this is an affordable pump that works well and if it is taken care of, will last a long time.

Includes

  • Transfer Pump
  • Inlet Hose
  • Suction Attachment
  • Replacement Impeller
  • Priming Oil
  • Replacement O-ring
  • Power Adaptor
  • Operator’s Manual

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One Response to “Ryobi P750 – 18 Volt Hybrid Transfer Pump Review”

  1. How loud is it?

    August 30, 2019 at 4:20 am Reply

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