The Benefits of Battery-Power over Petrol-Power

Battery-powered garden tools have become increasingly popular in outdoor equipment, such as lawn mowers, trimmers, and leaf blowers in recent years, and for good reason. They’re lightweight, long-lasting, and rechargeable, making them an ideal choice for outdoor use. And with the added advantages of battery power over petrol power, what’s not to love! We’ve listed a few here, so take a look:

  1. Environmentally Friendly:

    Battery-powered garden tools are environmentally friendly since they produce zero emissions. In contrast, petrol-powered tools emit pollutants that contribute to air pollution and climate change. By using battery-powered tools, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment.

  2. Quieter Operation:

    Battery-powered garden tools are much quieter than petrol-powered tools, which can be loud and disruptive. This makes battery-powered tools ideal for use in residential areas where noise pollution is a concern.

  3. Lower Maintenance:

    Battery-powered garden tools require less maintenance than petrol-powered tools. There’s no need to worry about changing oil or replacing spark plugs, which can save you time and money in the long run.

  4. Lightweight and Portable:

    Battery-powered garden tools are typically lighter and more portable than petrol-powered tools. This makes them easier to manoeuvre and use.

  5. Ease of Use:

    Battery-powered garden tools are generally easier to use than petrol-powered tools. There’s no need to pull a cord or prime the engine, which can be difficult for some people. Simply press a button, and you’re ready to go.

  6. Cost Effective:

    While battery-powered garden tools may have a higher upfront cost than petrol-powered tools, they can be more cost-effective in the long run. You don’t need to purchase petrol, oil, or other supplies, which can add up over time. Additionally, battery technology is improving, and batteries are becoming more affordable and longer-lasting.

And the ensure maximum performance and life out of your battery, check out our blog on prolonging your lithium-ion battery life, or have a read of our key points:

  1. Store Your Batteries Properly:

    When not in use, store your lithium-ion batteries in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing them in areas that are exposed to extreme heat or cold, such as in direct sunlight or in a car trunk. Extreme temperatures can damage the battery and reduce its lifespan.

  2. Charge Your Batteries Correctly:

    When charging your lithium-ion battery, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Avoid overcharging your battery, as this can damage the cells and reduce the battery’s overall lifespan. If your battery comes with a charger, use only that charger, and avoid using third-party chargers, which may not be compatible with your battery.

  3. Keep Your Batteries Clean:

    Clean your lithium-ion battery regularly to remove any dirt or debris that may accumulate on the surface. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe down the battery and avoid using water or any other liquids, which can damage the battery.

  4. Avoid Deep Discharge:

    Avoid discharging your lithium-ion battery completely, as this can damage the cells and reduce the battery’s overall lifespan. Instead, recharge your battery before it reaches a low level of charge.

  5. Use Your Batteries Regularly:

    If you’re not using your lithium-ion battery for an extended period of time, it’s important to use it at least once every few months. This will help to maintain the battery’s overall health and prevent it from losing its charge capacity.

  6. Replace Your Batteries When Needed:

    If your lithium-ion battery is not holding a charge or is no longer functioning properly, it may be time to replace it. Avoid using damaged batteries, as they can be dangerous and may cause injury or damage to your equipment.

There are several advantages to battery-powered garden tools, including being environmentally friendly, quieter, easier to use, and more cost-effective. They also require less maintenance and are more lightweight and portable. If you’re in the market for new garden tools, consider going with one of Powerworks’ battery-powered options for a more efficient and eco-friendly experience! No cords, no fumes, no hassle – just the power to do more. Check out the full Powerworks range here!

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