Lithium Battery Powered Yard Tools
For years, yard tools have been powered by either gas or electric. But now there’s a new way to tackle people’s yard work, and that’s using battery power. So how do people find the right batteries for their yard tools?
Well, let’s learn about the indicators that need to be paid attention to when choosing batteries for the yard tools.
1. Battery Voltage
From a battery’s voltage specification, one can tell how many individual cells are in this particular battery pack and how those cells are configured (or wired) together.
Generally, the higher the voltage, the more cells in the pack.
So if comparing a 40V battery pack to a 20V battery pack, in most cases a 40V battery pack will have more cells, which means more power capacity available to it.
2. Battery “Ah”
From the rating “Ah” (Amp hours) of the battery, one can know the amount of charge stored in the battery.
On the whole, the higher the “Ah”, the more energy stored inside the battery.
For the tool, the Ah ratings can affect its run time and performance.
The combination of voltage and Ah is the way to measure the “gas tank” in any battery-charged tool.
Nominal Voltage X Amp Hours = Watt Hours
- If the 20V trimmer is equipped with a 1.5 Ah battery, the gas tank has 30 watt hours of power.
- If the 60V trimmer is equipped with a 2.5Ah battery, the gas tank has 150 watt hours of power.
This means that the working time of 60V trimmer is five times as long on a single charge as the smaller 20V unit.
In short, more watt hours means more “fuel” and longer run time.
Apart from more “fuel” and longer run times, the battery provides more power for the 60V tool to cut tree limbs and wet grass.
But now, some people may still wonder which can make the output of the 60V tool larger, battery or gas? In fact, the output by battery allows tools like trimmers, chainsaws and lawn mowers to be operated without any penalty in power.
For many people, it takes the hassle out of buying, storing, disposing of (and cleaning up spills) natural gas and oil.
3. Lithium battery powered
“Lithium-ion” batteries are a popular battery type often used in home electronics and mobile phones to provide a constant flow of energy.
Lithium-ion batteries have two main advantages:
They charge quickly and discharge evenly, whether at 100% or 5%.
What’s more, unlike the older battery type, the lithium-ion battery can’t develop a memory and it can be recharged. And it is best to be placed on the charger after every use. That way, your tools can always work with a fully-charged battery.
Basically, we, as a professional lithium-ion battery manufacturer, advise the users not to full charge the battery so that it can prolong its overall life.
The general batteries with no lithium start strong, but the power decreases gradually. With those old batteries, people will know when the battery is almost dead because the tool will slowly stop working when the battery becomes dead.
Your battery-operated tools should be equipped with high-capacity, rechargeable 60V lithium-ion batteries so your customers can get plenty of power from the first cut to the last.
Speaking of which, you should know what battery to choose to equip your tools, right?
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