Yesterday I wrote about and showed the setup of the solar panel, solar charging station and batteries back in 2008 for our electric lawn mower.
This setup was OK as it allowed us to operate our electric battery lawn mower without emitting any direct or indirect polluting emissions into the air as well as costing us noting to use the lawn mower.
This year, I had a different idea for the setup.
Back in 2008, the solar panel and charging station kit came with two metal elbows to support the batteries.
However, this time I would these elbows to prop up the solar panel so it was not lying flat on top of the cover of the bench.
Then I screwed the two metal elbows to the top of the bench cover, as shown below:
Of course, I did need some additional parts; 3 pairs of screws, washers and nuts to secure the metal elbows to the solar panel and to the bench cover; thank you my local Home Hardware!
Once done, I then placed the batteries and solar charging stating as before, inside the bench.
This time as you can see the batteries stand up vertically on their own when they have the battery cradle on top (new for 2009). It is the wire from the battery cradle which then goes into the solar charging station to receive the charge from the solar panel which also connects to the same solar charging station.
So there you have it. The solar charging of our electric battery lawn mower should now be even faster with the solar panel at an angle better to receive the direct sun light.
Happy times? How many of you can claim that when you use your lawn mower it costs you absolutely nothing and does not directly or indirectly emit pollutants into the air?
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