Benoire:networkn:Run time will depend on the amp hour of the battery attached, a higher amp hour batter will drive a certain voltage for longer than a lower amp hour one.Sounddude:Thanks. I'd thought that may have been the case. I presume then, that 36v runs at a higher rate, but for less time? Someone mentioned 30+ minutes of run time, wondering if that was a 36v or 18v?networkn: If a trimmer is battery powered, what does the difference between 18v and 36v make (and if someone suggests it's 18v I'll slap you).My understanding is the 36v engine has a lot more grunt (higher spin speed and higher torque).
Run time depends on batt AND MOTOR. An inefficient motor will chew through batt life, as will an overloaded motor.
voltage is not necessarily what dictates revs or power, the motor choice does . Voltage as the only spec means very little.
Stu: Which means no sales to people like us who already have enough batteries and chargers. I didn't buy one either.
Well for me that probably doesn't matter too much. Do you think it's likely this 18v is more powerful than my 6 year old B&D 18v model?
If it meant I could use the battery for drills and the like, that would actually be pretty useful to me.
Stu: I've not used the line trimmer, but I do have a number of the One+ tools, and they're pretty good quality and battery life is good with the larger batteries. Not sure what comes with the above line trimmer though. I'm sure your local Bunnings store could throw a battery in a display model to have a test/look at?
They are building a bunnings right next to my office, but sadly I am told it won't be finished till December!
I'll go and see a store closer to home. Unfortunately I find there is a real poor knowledge base in the guys in the power tools areas.
networkn: I know there was a thread about it but how are Ozito as a brand compared to Ryobi?
Cheaper, in both senses of the word. I think generally they're fine if you're using them lightly and occasionally. Bunnings are good with the warranty on them too, so if they do fail in an unreasonable time-frame, you can get them replaced.
Jase2985: only problem is in 2 years time when they (Ozito) change their battery design what do you do when you want a replacement? Ryobi has had the same battery design for about 10 years
Right, that's an important factor. Having said that, who is more likely to redesign their battery, a company with a 2 year old design, or one with a 10 year old design?