If you’ve invested in a battery-powered lawnmower, you likely want to make the most of it. Fortunately, you can maximize your battery’s lifespan by following a few basic principles.
1.) Mow your lawn often
It sounds like the opposite should be true, but using your lawnmower more often will help extend its battery’s lifespan. The more you cut the grass, the shorter it will be the next time you mow it. This means your mower won’t have to work as hard, which will put less strain on its battery.
2.) Avoid using the mulching blade
Your battery-powered lawn mower probably came with an optional mulching blade. If your priority is extending your mower’s battery life, avoid using this blade. While the mulching setting does use more power, the real issue is that the grass the mower collects causes the engine to work a lot harder.
3.) Wait until the grass is dry
It might be tempting to get your chores over with, but mowing your lawn early in the morning, before the dew has evaporated, isn’t the right move for your battery. The same goes for mowing right after it’s rained. Waiting until the grass has dried completely is the best thing for your lawnmower’s battery, since more power is consumed when mowing wet grass.
4.) Be careful with winter storage
If you’re putting your lawnmower away for the winter, it’s important to store the batteries at room temperature. Not only is there a chance of the cold decreasing their lifespan significantly, but it can potentially cause them to stop working altogether. If you plan on leaving your mower in an unheated shed over the winter, it’s a good idea to remove the batteries and store them somewhere indoors.
5.) Invest in high-quality batteries
Although there are things you can do to ensure your lawnmower battery lasts longer, its lifespan is still going to depend on the quality of the battery itself. While they may cost you a bit more, it’s worthwhile to invest in reliable batteries that you know will last for a long time.
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