Lawn mowers are a handy tool for anyone with some lawn to take care of. However, they’re not the most energy-efficient appliances. In fact, many lawn mowers use up more energy than they produce in order to run at all. To get the most out of your lawn mower, it’s important to know how to charge your battery properly. Here, are some tips on how it can be done without overcharging your battery.
Know How to Charge Your Battery
Before you use your lawn mower, make sure to plug it into the mains. This will charge it properly, and it will also ensure that you don’t run out of juice halfway through the day’s lawn mowing. To begin, remove the wheels and assembly off your lawn mower and place them on the ground. Then remove the battery from the mower and unscrew it from the chassis.
Next, replace the battery onto the mower. You should be left with one long screw fitting through the frame. Once this is in place, you can unscrew the body of the mower. Using a round, metal nut, tighten it into place. You should then unscrew the body of the mower from the chassis and roll it back on to its wheels. Take the battery and replace it in the back of the mower.
Don’t Overcharge Your Battery
This tip is key: it’s not OK to go overcharging your battery. While it may sound weird, overcharging your battery is a serious risk to your lawn mower. The overcharging will cause it to overheat. For a lawn mower, this could mean the battery pack is damaged.
It could also mean that your lawn mower overheats and catches fire. Keep Your Battery Charged During an Interval While it may be tempting to charge your lawn mower battery during your time off work, it’s not a great idea.
Try to maintain your lawn mower battery’s charge using the mower’s LCD display. By setting it to a short interval, you’re conserving battery life. When your mower battery is almost depleted, simply stop mowing and stop your lawn mower.
Use a Maintenance Charger
When your battery gets low on power, it can be dangerous for you to start it up again. The lithium-ion battery that most lawn mowers have is able to hold a charge for a long time, but it can only be filled to the correct level with a battery charger.
If you don’t have one or don’t want to spend money on one, you can use a lawn mower maintenance charger to top your battery up.
Determine if Your Lawn Mower Needs a Charge To get the most out of your lawn mower, it’s best to charge it on a steady schedule. Find the mower you use most often and start using it at a consistent time. For example, if you need to mow the lawn and it’s a Saturday morning, start mowing at 8:00 a.m. every Saturday morning. In this way, you’ll always have a fully charged battery on hand.
Ensure You Disconnect the Battery Correctly
If you’ve bought a new lawn mower, the charger you have with it might not have been designed for it. Many modern lithium-ion batteries don’t need to be fully charged, which is fine for short-term use, but will damage a lawn mower if it’s not charged well.
The charger should be on a ground level surface, and a mower should be plugged in to an outlet. If you do leave the mower unplugged, it should be plugged into a 110-volt socket, or if you have a higher-power mower, a 240-volt charger.
To ensure that the lawn mower won’t overcharge itself, try to make sure it’s plugged into the charger straight away. You don’t want to wait for it to charge before you use it, and if the lawn mower needs to be charged often, it’s best to always keep it plugged in, as the same condition could occur.
Tips for Keeping Your Battery Healthy and Alive
The first step in keeping a lawn mower battery alive is to make sure you use the right type of charger. Most electric mowers and chainsaws use lead acid batteries, but battery chargers for other types of lawn equipment often use the much larger lithium ion batteries. Lead acid batteries don’t have the same shelf life as lithium ion batteries.
This is because lithium ion batteries require much more frequent charging and discharging than lead acid batteries. As a result, if you use a charger that uses lithium ion batteries, you’ll need to replace them more often. This means more money out of your pocket. Make sure you test your battery before you buy a battery charger. Test it every few months to make sure it’s healthy. Test your charger at least once every six months.
The best advice that we can give to you is to always make sure you know how to properly charge your battery before you buy a lawn mower. In fact, it’s so important that if you’re planning to buy a lawn mower that it’s essential to take the time to do some research into what type of battery you’ll be needing and how it works.
If you’re unsure, you could always ask the retailer or the lawn mower manufacturer for more information. It may take a little time to find the best lawn mower battery for you but, in the end, it will be worth it.