I'm not sure it's policies that make PG&E turn off power multiple times a month for hours (or days) at a time like they do where I live. Gas engines have always created tons of pollution, and I have used battery powered yard equipment for years. "Lawn maintenance" companies could have started years ago to switch, but they preferred to stick to gasoline burners with no thought about the stink and stench and constant wail of two and four cycle engines all around my place all day Saturday. I would argue that electric trimmers, mowers, blowers, etc., do NOT cost double to run. All they have to do is buy extra batteries and charge them at night, just like electric car users do now. If these yard people would switch to battery power it would cut TWO types of pollution, air, and NOISE.Brilliant. Create policies where you can't supply enough electricity to your state's residents and then forbid them to purchase generators to help them deal with the inevitable blackouts.
This charger only charges one battery at a time. So you need 12+ hours to charge 3 $180 batteries that last less than 30 minutes.No reason why yard maintenance crews can not have a bunch of 40-80V batteries charged night before and do additional charging at residences when available. We use the Ryobi 40V ecosystem and they make these multi-battery rapid chargers for folks who need to do a lot more work than the usual resident:
RYOBI 40V Lithium-Ion 3-Port Charger-OP407AVNM - The Home Depot
And eventually there will be used Cybertrucks and other BEV trucks, so charging on yard maintenance vehicles will likely be the future as well.
No, even with the standard supplied chargers the batteries charge much faster. With this unit they charge consecutively and it charges 5Ah batteries in 1 hour and 7.5Ah in 1-2 hours, so overkill to do overnight. Also run time is much greater than that.This charger only charges one battery at a time. So you need 12+ hours to charge 3 $180 batteries that last less than 30 minutes.
The chargers aren't the expensive part, and if the intelligent yard maintenance people would buy a few extra batteries and have them charged, they could easily be ready for the day's work. Not all of it requires power equipment. I have been using batteries for yard work for about ten years, and I am pretty sure the maintenance crews could manage.This charger only charges one battery at a time. So you need 12+ hours to charge 3 $180 batteries that last less than 30 minutes.
I love people who always look for the easiest way out, sometimes you need to look at the end result and if something is good for everyone maybe you need to try a little harder to make it happen.