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Post by T1 Terry » Sun, 06 Mar 2016, 16:09

Bought an EGO lithium ion battery powered hedge trimmer from Masters online. 56v, incredible power, but the battery and charger was the stand out bit. The charger has an inbuilt fan, nothing special about that, till you take a closer look and the battery has venting top and bottom. The charger air cools the battery while charging, no more "hot off the charger" stuff, a flashing light in the battery rear case to show what part of the charging cycle or state of charge, not quite sure which it's indicating, but it appears as though it turns the connection off between the charger and the battery once the battery is deemed fully charged by its on board BMS.

Is this a possible future power source? 4Ah 56v batteries would give that jerry can of fuel with enough in series, well maybe practical for some of the lower voltage vehicles anyway, the 750v battery pack units would need at least 13 of them, then the tilt tray may be more applicable Image

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Post by Vectrix150V » Wed, 06 Apr 2016, 18:41

They are pretty decent, I bought the 80V mower (victa branded, but its just the EGO stuff re-badged).

Same thing - fan cooled battery charger that sucks the air through the cells, 300W fast charger(!).

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Post by coulomb » Tue, 10 May 2016, 21:25

Vectrix150V wrote: They are pretty decent, I bought the 80V mower (victa branded, but its just the EGO stuff re-badged).

Masters have the Kobalt 80 V mower, as well as a ;ine trimmer, blower, and chainsaw, all on special at half price.

Is the Kobalt rebranded Ego as well? Or decent in its own right?
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Post by Vectrix150V » Tue, 10 May 2016, 21:43

Yeah its the same stuff. Good quality, mower is (still) running like a champ.

At half price its a steal!

I had a look on the site - is this coming up? Prices for where I am are the same as usual.
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Post by Adverse Effects » Tue, 10 May 2016, 21:54

Ego is 56V so i am guessing no

not to mention all the moldings are different to

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Post by Vectrix150V » Tue, 10 May 2016, 21:56

Its actually greenworks - not EGO sorry.

http://www.greenworkstools.com/80v-pro/
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Post by coulomb » Tue, 10 May 2016, 22:45

Vectrix150V wrote: I had a look on the site - is this coming up? Prices for where I am are the same as usual.

This is per the paper catalog. I rarely look at these before recycling, but one for masters caught my eye (could be bargains, since they are teetering on closing). The catalog says "On sale Thursday 12 May until Wednesday 25 May 2016". Also discussed here:

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/247108
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Post by Vectrix150V » Tue, 10 May 2016, 22:52

Wow. I paid twice that for the mower. I'm getting that trimmer though, that's cheaper than the body only.

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Post by mjcrow » Wed, 11 May 2016, 00:20

I bought that mower and trimmer from Masters a few months ago on special, yes I paid more than that Image but they are both excellent. Mower comes with two batteries and trimmer came with one. Woolworths will also be covering any warranty issues when Masters eventually close.

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Post by Johny » Sun, 15 May 2016, 01:59

I just bought a Kobalt 80V from Masters this morning. Really happy with it. Hard to get the catcher on and off though.
Haven't done a full mow yet just tried it out. Nice charger and battery check system too - makes it easy to go easy on the packs.
I've been pontificating and Electric mower for a while - glad I waited for this special.

The 5HP Masport can be mothballed for when The going gets really tough in spring if I neglect the grass for too many weeks.

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Post by alexeiw123 » Wed, 18 May 2016, 20:41

I bought the Kobalt 80V mower and trimmer on the weekend as well.

No complaints, very good. Can't beat that 50% off (+5% masters signup = 52.5% off).

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Post by Johny » Wed, 18 May 2016, 21:41

I would prefer a slightly lower minimum cutting height. Maybe I've always cut too short.

Did a full back and front mow on the weekend and changed the battery when I went out the front. We have a big amount of lawn. The first pack was 2 LEDs On (30-70% or so) so I only changed it to be nice to the SOC.
Love the mower. I reckon the overall effort is 50% of the petrol machine.

I also didn't bother with the catcher. Mulching has never worked well with the Masport but works very well with the Kobalt. Maybe that's to do with cutting height too.

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