Lithium Batteries in Gardening Tools

The garden machinery industry originated in Europe and it has a history of more than a hundred years. In 1830, the world’s first forage lawn mower powered by an internal combustion engine came out, marking the birth of garden machinery. Since then, many different types of machinery and equipment for landscaping and maintenance have appeared one after another. With the continuous improvement of people’s living standards, small landscaping and maintenance machinery have begun to enter households in developed countries and regions such as Europe and the United States, and have gradually become standing household equipment. At the end of the 20th century, the construction and maintenance of green spaces in major cities in various countries were basically mechanized. After entering the 21st century, with the continuous growth of the world economy and the continuous progress of machinery manufacturing technology, the technical level of garden machinery has begun to develop to a higher level. Overall, the development of the garden machinery industry has gone through three stages: “hand tools”, “fuel power and AC power”, and “DC power” or we can say lithium battery power:

The first stage: it is mainly manual work. At this stage, non-power system landscaping and maintenance machinery products are used, which need to be manually operated.

The second stage:The emergence of gasoline-powered products has improved the productivity and portability of garden machinery products, replacing manual operation. At the same time, in order to make the tools have better environmental protection and low noise characteristics, there has been an external power supply as the power system of AC garden machinery, but due to the relatively poor portability of AC garden machinery, gasoline-powered products are still the main products.

The third stage: With the increasing awareness of environmental protection, the emission requirements of gasoline-powered products in the garden machinery market are getting higher and higher. Due to product improvement and emission optimization, DC garden machinery with lithium batteries as the power system has appeared in the garden machinery market.

Power Type Application Advantage Disadvantage
Fuel power Outdoor operations such as gardens and roads Strong power,
good portability
long using time per time
Poor environmental protection
high cost of use
AC Power Small-scale operations such as gardens and courtyards Environment friendly
Long Service Life
Poor Portacility
DC Power(Lithium Battery) Outdoor operations such as gardens, roads, courtyards, etc. Environment Friendly
easy to use
low operating cost
low noise
The purchase cost is relatively high

The using time for each time is relatively poor

Fuel-based engine garden tools are easy to use and powerful, but they have significant defects. There are two environmentally friendly elements, noise pollution and emission pollution. They are not clean in use and the storage of fuel is unsafe. Considering the increasingly serious global fuel resources and the increasingly stringent environmental protection requirements in Europe and the United States, in the long run, engine garden tools will become more and more restricted in the household field, and it is now difficult to be replaced in the professional field.

AC garden tools are cheap, have enough power, and do not emit pollution, but they have significant defects, are inconvenient to use outdoors, and have a high risk of electric shock.

The price of lithium battery garden tools is relatively high and the power is weak, but the advantage is that it is convenient for outdoor use, clean and environmentally friendly, and the risk of electric shock is low. The price of power battery safety and other issues are also being gradually dealt with with the development of battery technology. Following the further decline in battery prices, the advancement of battery specific energy and power, and the development of permanent magnet brush-less position sensor motors, lithium battery garden tools will gradually replace AC electricity and engine garden tools in the household field. Lithium battery manufacturers will also make more efforts in this regard.

According to the working method, garden machinery products can be divided into handheld, stepping, riding and intelligent. Among them, the handheld type mainly includes lawn mowers, hair dryers, chain saws, pruning machines, etc. , The stepping type mainly includes lawn mowers, snowplows, micro-tiller, and grass combing machines, and the riding type mainly includes large lawn mowers, farmer’s trucks, etc. , And the intelligent type is mainly lawn mower robots. According to the type of power, garden machinery products can be divided into fuel power, AC power and DC lithium-ion power. Among them, AC-powered garden machinery products use an external power supply as the power source, and DC lithium-ion power garden machinery products use portable batteries as the power source. At present, the portable batteries of DC lithium battery garden machinery products are mainly lithium batteries.

Lithium batteries for garden tools have the following advantages:

  • Lithium battery garden
  • tools, low noise
  • Light weight
  • Zero emissions, no pollution
  • Less maintenance,
  • Easy to operate
  • Cost savings.

Taking the lithium-ion hedge trimmer as an example, it costs 0. 2 yuan for electricity to work for a day, while fuel garden tools cost about 30 yuan for fuel to work for a day. While protecting the environment, it greatly saves costs.

Lithium-ion garden tools are unfamiliar to most garden companies. What kind of lithium-ion garden tools should be selected to make consumers spend less money and meet work needs at the same time?

Below we take you to understand the precautions for the selection of lithium battery garden tools:

1. Can the battery life of the machine meet the time requirements of workers?

Industrial-grade electric garden tools, keep a single battery working continuously for at least 4 hours, and the charging time cannot exceed 1. 5 hours at the same time, which is convenient for charging at noon and does not affect afternoon work.

2. Can the machine meet the work intensity of the workers?

During the use of lithium-ion garden tools, for a variety of different environments, there can be no caton and constant pruning. The best inspection method is to limit the test, cut the iron wire, and constantly increase the thickness of the iron wire to see which machinery can cut it. At the same time, the blade does not crack. This method is a better way to test the working strength, hardness, blade material, and hardness.

3. Does the ergonomics of the machine conform to the operating habits of workers?

The machine must conform to the operating habits of workers all the time. At present, the age of workers in the Chinese garden maintenance market is generally between 55-70 years old. Heavy garden maintenance machinery is not suitable for workers to operate. Try to choose lighter garden tools. Garden tools with knapsack batteries cannot be used because knapsack batteries are generally heavier. Workers carry them on their backs. The battery emits heat to the skin on the back of the worker when working. Long-term continuous work will cause the skin on the back of the worker to fester. At the same time, the connection between the knapsack battery and the machine requires a wire. The field environment is complex and there is a great safety risk.

4. Safe

The battery is small, the heat is less, the waterproof technology, the operation settings are safer, and whether it can be operated safely in a fool-like manner are all indicators that we have to consider. These are closely related to the quality of garden tool connectors. It is necessary to choose a high-current plug for garden tools with good regular materials.

5. Battery performance

A good battery decays more slowly after repeated charging. Most of the current battery cycles in China are 200 times a year. If imported batteries are used in conjunction with an excellent battery management system, the number of charge and discharge cycles of the battery can reach 800-1000 times, and the battery can be used for several years. At the same time, choosing a high—quality charge and discharge plug can make the battery perform more efficiently and safer.