One thing we have found that many people have in common about cordless lawn mowers, is their lack of thought into the cordless lawn mower battery life. Everyone wants to save the environment, so they buy an electric lawn mower thinking they will be able to mow their lawns the same way they did with a gas powered mower, and then they fall upon disappointment.
There are a few things that need to be taken into consideration when you are trying to judge your cordless lawn mower battery life. The first thing, and probably the most import is the grass you are cutting itself. For example, taller grass that has gone without maintenance for a while is going to decrease the amount of space covered by a single charge of the battery.
There are some fairly general guidelines for the life of a charge in an electric mowers battery life can be used as a general guide to help you determine the type of mower and the voltage size you will need for your yard to be mowed at a single time.
Keep in mind, you can purchase a spare battery for most electric lawn mowers touse as a back up in the event you are unable to complete the maintenance of your yard in one full charge with one battery.
- 36 volt battery can cut up to 1/2 an acre in optimal conditions with a running time of up to 3 hours
- 24 volt battery can cut up to 1/3 of an acre with about an hour and a half of battery life when mowing in optimal conditions.
Before you purchase a cordless lawn mower it is important that you consider the size of your yard, inclines, roots from trees and such. Things like this can reduce the charge time on your mower. However, having a back up battery that is fully charged and waiting for you could be a quick fix for those yards that require a little more work to keep prim and proper.
There is more to a cordless lawn mower battery life than the amount of grass it will cut. You also should know, before purchasing your lawn mower how long it will take to completely charge the battery.
In most cases, it can take from 8 full hours to 16 full hours to complete a charge. If you can hold off and mow half your lawn one day and the other half the following day, you could probably hold off on buying an extra battery.