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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:38 pm

hill - would you care to tell us about your outboard and how you power it? Thanks!

hill wrote:Our boat (see avatar) is electric. All 300 or so on our lake are electric.

oh . . . . . and yea . . . there ARE a few EV outboards too;

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:49 pm

hill wrote:None taken. but if you want more power - you gotta go inboard . . . . . how does 2,200hp sound ...
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http://www.gizmag.com/mercedes-amg-ciga ... pictures#5

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2,200hp sounds like it would rip apart most boats! Who said electric had to be slow?
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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Mon May 02, 2016 7:27 pm

I have built a 24V battery for my 15 year old mower. I bought 12 laptop batteries from eBay. It took me a while to try to pair the 96 cells, and still didn't get it quite right, after mowing the whole yard the cells are at around 3.6V and two cells are usually 20mV lower than the other 4.

I am still very happy with the results. It is only about a third of the weight of the two 26Ah lead acid batteries . The cells were supposed to be 2600mAh. I tested them at around 1850mAh. So the whole pack should be around 30mAh.

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:38 pm

New rider mower. Think I'm gonna get one.

https://www.ryobitools.com/electric-rid ... -291323853
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

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@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:27 pm

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:New rider mower. Think I'm gonna get one.

https://www.ryobitools.com/electric-rid ... -291323853


That is a very cool mower, but I did not see the price... I take it its like my Dad always said, "if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it." I'm glad I don't need anything that big and that my little corded GreenWorks mower covers my needs in Indy just fine.

But while reading this old thread I checked out the AMG Electric boat that hill mentioned years ago. I was thinking there is no way an electric boat would ever be viable -- as unlike a car, a boat never coasts with the water as a constant drag. So while that baby may may have over 2000 hp, it also weighs about 5000 lbs. and the devil is in the details "The boat has two chargers providing a total charging rate of 44 kW, taking about seven hours for a full charge....This means that the batteries can only provide full power for about ten minutes." Now it might be a great 10 minutes, but even at half speed this baby won't get you very far on the water and if you think being stranded on the street is bad, try the middle of a lake.

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:20 pm

jpadc wrote:
DNAinaGoodWay wrote:New rider mower. Think I'm gonna get one.

https://www.ryobitools.com/electric-rid ... -291323853


That is a very cool mower, but I did not see the price... I take it its like my Dad always said, "if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it." I'm glad I don't need anything that big and that my little corded GreenWorks mower covers my needs in Indy just fine.


MSRP $2,499
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-RM480e-3 ... /300246266

I'll wait until it goes on sale, should be able to get one for $2k. I have a little over an acre to mow, so it should work. All my other equipment is li-ion, except the snowblower, that'll probably be my last gas thing.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Tue May 02, 2017 12:59 am

Just picked up one of these at Home Depot

https://egopowerplus.com/products/21-in ... um=organic

21" self propelled 56V 7.5 amp hour mower.
I can't attest to it's durability yet but I am impressed with the power run time of this mower. Did 1/4 acre heavy grass no problem.
It's quiet, light and cuts as well or better than my previous 6.5 horse gas mower.

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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Tue May 02, 2017 5:45 am

I'd be interested to hear how it works for you. I just mowed last night for the first time of the season. Nothing like trying to remember the best path so that the cord doesn't get tangled in the fruit trees or swing set. My mower has been good to me, but perhaps it is time to upgrade.
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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Tue May 02, 2017 11:30 am

I use the following:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-80-Volt ... /999929526
I've had it about a year so far, I have to swap batteries 3x to do the front yard, and we have 1/2 acre for the full plot, so it's roughly a 1/4 acre mow for those 3 batteries. It comes with 2 batteries, so it means taking a 5 minute break the first time, and then a 10 minute break the second swap. The batteries charge to full about 15 minutes slower than they deplete for me.
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Re: What about electric mowers and outboards?

Tue May 02, 2017 1:27 pm

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:
jpadc wrote:
DNAinaGoodWay wrote:New rider mower. Think I'm gonna get one.

https://www.ryobitools.com/electric-rid ... -291323853


That is a very cool mower, but I did not see the price... I take it its like my Dad always said, "if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it." I'm glad I don't need anything that big and that my little corded GreenWorks mower covers my needs in Indy just fine.


MSRP $2,499
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-RM480e-3 ... /300246266

I'll wait until it goes on sale, should be able to get one for $2k. I have a little over an acre to mow, so it should work. All my other equipment is li-ion, except the snowblower, that'll probably be my last gas thing.

If I hadn't purchased a new John Deere 42" ICE riding mower a couple years ago, I'd have seriously looked at that Ryobi. 38" would have probably worked, it was the size of my first rear engine rider many years ago. I've seen this Ryobi at the HD and it looks quite nice, $700 more than my JD and like you'd I'd have probably waited until it got to the magical $2k.
Do you know the specs on the Li battery, Voltage, Ah? I looked but couldn't find it listed in your link.
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