The last two years has seen significant growth in the garden product market for battery powered equipment. One brand which has fully embraced this technology is Cobra which has two lithium-ion battery options in its range with both a 40-volt and a 24-volt system.
The 40-volt range consists of six products – three mowers, a grass trimmer, a chainsaw and a hedgetrimmer. The 24 volt range has three products with a grass trimmer, blower and hedgetrimmer.
Managing director of Cobra, Peter Chaloner, explains the difference: “Our ethos at Cobra is about offering something for every gardener and every garden, which is why we now have over 150 powered products in our range. We wanted to create products that deliver the exact amount of power required for each gardening task, particularly within our battery offering, so we introduced the 40-volt system as well as the 24-volt option for handheld products. 24-volts is ideal for domestic gardeners as it delivers the optimum amount of power without having a hefty price tag. In addition to that the products are light and easy to use so perfect for a quick bit of garden maintenance”.
The broader benefits of battery powered products have now been widely recognized by gardeners who are seeking convenience and a hassle-free alternative that is quick and easy to use and store. Each battery is transferable throughout its system.
Compared with traditional battery technology, Cobra lithium-ion batteries charge faster, last longer and have a higher power density for more battery life in a lighter package. The three mowers (a 16” hand-propelled, a 16” hand propelled rear roller and a 18” self-propelled) all utilise a 4ah battery to give 30 minutes usage from a 90 minute charge. The handheld 40-volt products also take 90 minutes to charge from flat and the grass trimmer has an 80 minute runtime, the hedgetrimmer is 85 minutes and the chainsaw is 50 minutes.
The 24-volt range is powered by 2ah batteries which charge in two hours. The run time varies depending on the task but the grass trimer will have an average usage of 30 minutes, the blower will be 20 minutes and the hedgetrimmer 50 minutes. Spare batteries and chargers are also available to guarantee continuous usage whilst one battery is charging.
For more information about Cobra, and its latest products, please visit www.cobragarden.co.uk.