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Einhell GE-CM 18/30 Li  3Ah Cordless Lawn Mower Kit £92 @ Wickes C&C
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Einhell GE-CM 18/30 Li 3Ah Cordless Lawn Mower Kit £92 @ Wickes C&C

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Posted 4th Apr
As above.

Decent price for a cordless lawnmower - battery alone is around £35 - £50 elsewhere and can be used with all einhell power x change power tools including Homebase’s ozito ( red ) power tools, bare tools are relatively cheap to buy but with batteries can be expensive.

I’m also led to believe the batteries fit Lidl’s Parkside tools but can’t guarantee it, but it’s mentioned on other threads they do.

18V Cordless Lawn Mower
Part of the Power X-Change one battery fits all system
Battery capacity indicator with 3 LEDs enables checking charge level at a glace. System charger included
3 level height adjustment 30-70 mm
Einhell brushless motor for higher effciency and longer product life
Integrated carry handle for easy transportation
Long folding handle for space saving
Grass protecting large wheels for even edge mowing
Includes 18V 3Ah Battery and charger. 2-hour charge time.
Recommended for lawn areas up to 150 m²
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mogsog04/04/2019 22:45

I'll have an electric car before you get me buying an electric …I'll have an electric car before you get me buying an electric lawnmower.Still this might appeal to those already owning batteries with a small lawn.


None of my batteries have their own lawn
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One battery fits all system - you don’t get this with the majority of other cordless lawnmower brands so it’s worth remembering if your planning on building up a tool kit with one battery that fits all.
Edited by: "PennyTrader" 4th Apr
I'll have an electric car before you get me buying an electric lawnmower.

Still this might appeal to those already owning batteries with a small lawn.
Edited by: "mogsog" 4th Apr
mogsog04/04/2019 22:45

I'll have an electric car before you get me buying an electric …I'll have an electric car before you get me buying an electric lawnmower.Still this might appeal to those already owning batteries with a small lawn.


None of my batteries have their own lawn
Flapjackdoodoo8 m ago

None of my batteries have their own lawn


Batteries that cut lawns should own some of that lawn, reward your batteries for their hard work!
Gah, another hot GB deal, we don't have Wickes in norn iron
Is this worth at this price??
I've got this lawn mower. It's good for a small lawn (new build). Mine sometimes runs out of power 3/4 way in when I've left my grass to grow a little bit too long.
How long is a drill battery going to power a lawnmower for?! Genuine questions, I figured lawnmowers would have massive batteries in comparison.
Rhythmeister04/04/2019 22:59

Gah, another hot GB deal, we don't have Wickes in norn iron


You:r not missing much.
PennyTrader10 h, 50 m ago

[Image] One battery fits all system - you don’t get this with the majority …[Image] One battery fits all system - you don’t get this with the majority of other cordless lawnmower brands so it’s worth remembering if your planning on building up a tool kit with one battery that fits all.


Ryobi do; WORX do...............
mogsog10 h, 30 m ago

I'll have an electric car before you get me buying an electric …I'll have an electric car before you get me buying an electric lawnmower.Still this might appeal to those already owning batteries with a small lawn.


Good luck for £92! Range Anxiety less severe with a lawnmower too!
bought
I have the whole Parkside range (which is compatible with the florabest garden battery tools which I also have)
It'll be nice if it is compatible but I'm not holding my breath

for info this is £99 at toolstation but still a good price. Gets good reviews so I'll give it a go tomorrow
ukflyboy34 m ago

How long is a drill battery going to power a lawnmower for?! Genuine …How long is a drill battery going to power a lawnmower for?! Genuine questions, I figured lawnmowers would have massive batteries in comparison.


I have the Worx version with 2 x 2.0ah batteries. Mine cuts 10 x 8 metre and 12 x 6 metre lawns plus grass paths down and around a 35 metre long rear garden. Battery life is approx 1.5 cuts. So I only have to change the batteries every other cut.
Mine cost £179.99 including a second set of 2.0ah batteries.
Mower is half the weight of a petrol mower, and no petrol to fetch or store.
18v 3.0A
It claims 150 m²
Mine is 120 m² If it doesn't make it it's going back


If the parkside batteries are compatible I do have a 4.0A one (currently in Lidl for £25) and might try that
Edited by: "hawk299" 5th Apr
hawk29905/04/2019 10:23

18v 3.0AIt claims 150 m²Mine is 120 m² If it doesn't make it it's going b …18v 3.0AIt claims 150 m²Mine is 120 m² If it doesn't make it it's going backIf the parkside batteries are compatible I do have a 4.0A one (currently in Lidl for £25) and might try that


Check the advised cut lenght to achieve that range, if you haven't cut the lawn since winter then I doubt you can expect anything similar.
squiby05/04/2019 11:15

Check the advised cut lenght to achieve that range, if you haven't cut the …Check the advised cut lenght to achieve that range, if you haven't cut the lawn since winter then I doubt you can expect anything similar.


only cut it a fortnight ago. I'll report back how it goes (tomorrow)
hawk29905/04/2019 11:36

only cut it a fortnight ago. I'll report back how it goes (tomorrow)


My purchase now rests on your review haha, or the available stock which ever comes 1st.

I'm about to make the switch from petrol, this seems a decent entry to this type of mower. The decks a bit smaller so it will take me a few more passes. I'm wondering if my spare 18v fatmax battery will work on this? They look very similar. It's from a recent brush less combi drill I picked up.
My concerns are how many tool batteries I've decreased the capacity of from 500 odd charges. Meanwhile my petrol mower is 15 years old and I've noticed no loss of power.
mogsog05/04/2019 12:12

My concerns are how many tool batteries I've decreased the capacity of …My concerns are how many tool batteries I've decreased the capacity of from 500 odd charges. Meanwhile my petrol mower is 15 years old and I've noticed no loss of power.


But had to pay for petrol and 2 stroke for 15 years.....
JAMAL4 h, 40 m ago

But had to pay for petrol and 2 stroke for 15 years.....


4 stroke baby!

Petrol doesn't essentially have a form of electronic DRM built into it. Meanwhile the batteries do (a lot of them maybe not these), I am unsure you will be able to get decent OEM replacements in 15 years time.

Many drill batteries have anti tamper chips in them that handshake with the drill circuitry to stop cheaper batteries from being used.

How much are the 3ah + batteries?

Edit:
38 quid for battery and charger.

I tear apart battery packs all the time from laptops and drill packs for power banks and other projects and I would go to an electric lawnmower in a flash if you could just power it off a raw 18v source. I've made 18v to keep various cheap drills going.

I'll look forward to tinkering with one of these mowers that I find in a skip years down the line, bypass the battery circuit for raw 18v DC.

Any owners care to take apart their battery pack or at least stick a multimeter on it and see if it outputs 18VDC without handshake?

Battery teardown here, a lot of chips on that BMS. Most worrying is the lack of branded cells I'm looking for the spec sheet for the cells shown in the video.

Edited by: "mogsog" 5th Apr
hawk29905/04/2019 09:15

boughtI have the whole Parkside range (which is compatible with the …boughtI have the whole Parkside range (which is compatible with the florabest garden battery tools which I also have)It'll be nice if it is compatible but I'm not holding my breathfor info this is £99 at toolstation but still a good price. Gets good reviews so I'll give it a go tomorrow


please update whether the 20V parkside is compatible with this Einhell, i cant seem to find out on tinterweb.
8ANNED05/04/2019 09:04

You:r not missing much.


I'd not mind a cordless mower in racey red with 3 spoke wheels
mchilli5th Apr

please update whether the 20V parkside is compatible with this Einhell, i …please update whether the 20V parkside is compatible with this Einhell, i cant seem to find out on tinterweb.


I've been on a Friday booze run to Lidl, this isn't confirmation but here are some comparison pics. I thought it was worth exploring since OP teased at it so snapped the bottom pic of one. The Lidl ones at 4ah and cheaper at £26 (I think).

37405011.jpgWatch the video for a better still the Russian has fast hands.
37405011.jpgParkside at bottom, the jury is still out.

The einhell ones show at 20v on the multimeter too so that's not a concern.
Edited by: "mogsog" 5th Apr
androidavis05/04/2019 20:46

https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/37363821


@mogsog thankyou for the clarification both.

That's a shame they don't natively work.
It's annoying as inside, they all basically are the same. Designed not to be compatible one might say.. can't be surprised really, if I was a big brand company i'd do that too.

I always thought when I take the plunge to a liion lawnmower, I would take a compatible but old (500-800+ cycles) battery pack and just solder (i don't have a spot welder) another 6 or 12 Li-ion cells in parallel and make a bodged but massive and most importantly much cheaper than buying new unit.
mchilli05/04/2019 20:56

@mogsog thankyou for the clarification both.That's a shame they don't …@mogsog thankyou for the clarification both.That's a shame they don't natively work.It's annoying as inside, they all basically are the same. Designed not to be compatible one might say.. can't be surprised really, if I was a big brand company i'd do that too.I always thought when I take the plunge to a liion lawnmower, I would take a compatible but old (500-800+ cycles) battery pack and just solder (i don't have a spot welder) another 6 or 12 Li-ion cells in parallel and make a bodged but massive and most importantly much cheaper than buying new unit.


That's what I've been doing with my strimmer but some pack BMS boards are killing themselves if you disconnect all power. I can't say for sure if einhell ones will do that but it's certainly a possibility with the BMS shots I saw in the video.
Edited by: "mogsog" 5th Apr
mogsog05/04/2019 21:03

That's what I've been doing with my strimmer but some pack BMS boards are …That's what I've been doing with my strimmer but some pack BMS boards are killing themselves if you disconnect all power. I can't say for sure if einhell ones will do that but it's certainly a possibility with the BMS shots I saw in the video.


Well, I never knew they would design in that kind of logic to prevent modification.
mchilli05/04/2019 21:16

Well, I never knew they would design in that kind of logic to prevent …Well, I never knew they would design in that kind of logic to prevent modification.


It's not that common ATM so it'll probably be OK but yeah it's pretty scummy.

It sets a terrifying precedent though, the battery wars only stand to get worse.
Edited by: "mogsog" 5th Apr
mogsog49 m ago

It's not that common ATM so it'll probably be OK but yeah it's pretty … It's not that common ATM so it'll probably be OK but yeah it's pretty scummy.It sets a terrifying precedent though, the battery wars only stand to get worse.


The moment you mentioned "handshake" Indeed made me think of precedent to come.
Just been to look at one of these and they are a really small mower, I'd guess at about 30cm cutting width. I'm still considering the Ozito (I believe this is the Australian version of Einhell) with 2x4Ah batteries from Homebase for £160.
mchilli5th Apr

please update whether the 20V parkside is compatible with this Einhell, i …please update whether the 20V parkside is compatible with this Einhell, i cant seem to find out on tinterweb.


Unfortunately not
18v with different connection (slightly) so can't inter-change with parkside or florabest
squiby05/04/2019 12:11

My purchase now rests on your review haha, or the available stock which …My purchase now rests on your review haha, or the available stock which ever comes 1st. I'm about to make the switch from petrol, this seems a decent entry to this type of mower. The decks a bit smaller so it will take me a few more passes. I'm wondering if my spare 18v fatmax battery will work on this? They look very similar. It's from a recent brush less combi drill I picked up.


Betteries are not compatible with florabest or parkside (don't know about the ozito ones)
I love it, battery mowers are the future
Mine came with the power at 2bar (of 3) but I just started anyway, it made it 3/4 of the way. Fairly sure it'll be fine on a full charge up to 100m² for years
If you can afford the higher powered one I would suggest it.
As for this one though, it's sufficient if it's straight forward grass area. Bit flimsy but no reason to think it won't last. The basket is a little small for me but not a problem
This was so much nicer than my Macalister wired one will be on gumtree next week
If it hits something it doesn't like (stick) it cuts out but you can just carry on (press the go button again). Didn't have to unblock anything
It's super light. My misses or kids can do it next week
Be aware it's always live, don't put your hands in there. The grass basket full hides the fact that it's direct access to the blades. Don't put your hands in there to scoop out the last pile of grass
I have a small lawn. Not sure of size - 35ft by 16ft rectangle? This lawn mower does it. On the first cut of the year last week I went round once on the highest of the three blade heights, then round again on the middle setting then lastly on the lowest setting. The battery will last the three times. I find that the best way to maximise battery is to just walk along up and down until you get to the other side of the lawn without stopping- no sweat. Unlike the hover mower wrestling contest - going back and forth back and forth and side to side working up a sweat!

My initial impressions, photos and video are in the thread of the Ozito branded version of this lawnmower hotukdeals.com/deals/uks-cheapest-cordless-lawnmower-9999-at-homebase-2923004 in case that gives you an idea. It doesn’t look like the highest quality tool, but it seems to work the Homebase Ozito branded version of this same Einhell mower has a 5 year warranty.
Edited by: "androidavis" 6th Apr
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Obviously I charged it and finished the last bit but 2/3 charge did about 100m² so for a new fully charged battery 150m² seems fair estimate. Even in a year or 2 I'd still be expecting it to cover my garden comfortably
hawk29906/04/2019 13:57

Betteries are not compatible with florabest or parkside (don't know about …Betteries are not compatible with florabest or parkside (don't know about the ozito ones)I love it, battery mowers are the futureMine came with the power at 2bar (of 3) but I just started anyway, it made it 3/4 of the way. Fairly sure it'll be fine on a full charge up to 100m² for yearsIf you can afford the higher powered one I would suggest it.As for this one though, it's sufficient if it's straight forward grass area. Bit flimsy but no reason to think it won't last. The basket is a little small for me but not a problemThis was so much nicer than my Macalister wired one will be on gumtree next weekIf it hits something it doesn't like (stick) it cuts out but you can just carry on (press the go button again). Didn't have to unblock anythingIt's super light. My misses or kids can do it next weekBe aware it's always live, don't put your hands in there. The grass basket full hides the fact that it's direct access to the blades. Don't put your hands in there to scoop out the last pile of grass


When you say it’s always live you don’t mean running obviously? The hand switch is like a dead mans switch is it not? I’ll have to see a display unit before buying I think.
squiby8 h, 48 m ago

When you say it’s always live you don’t mean running obviously? The hand sw …When you say it’s always live you don’t mean running obviously? The hand switch is like a dead mans switch is it not? I’ll have to see a display unit before buying I think.


yeah, not spinning but I'm always paranoid when it comes to sharp spinning things. There is a fuse you can pull out when doing maint but doing that each time you empty the grass would be too much hassle
squiby06/04/2019 23:28

When you say it’s always live you don’t mean running obviously? The hand sw …When you say it’s always live you don’t mean running obviously? The hand switch is like a dead mans switch is it not? I’ll have to see a display unit before buying I think.


I thought mowers only start the motor when a button and a lever are pressed at the same time. You can’t start the motor with only one or the other. Having said that, I don’t risk clearing anything near blade with the mower still plugged in to the mains, or in this case a battery.
Edited by: "androidavis" 7th Apr
androidavis6 h, 14 m ago

I thought mowers only start the motor when a button and a lever are …I thought mowers only start the motor when a button and a lever are pressed at the same time. You can’t start the motor with only one or the other. Having said that, I don’t risk clearing anything near blade with the mower still plugged in to the mains, or in this case a battery.


yeah, it's a standard double switch. I just know for fact the blade aint moving if the battery is out
Did end up picking one up before the offer ends with the thinking of making my mind up in next few days. The box info doesn't mention warranties and the staff were not much help with any knowledge about it. Had a feel of the display unit and it seems about right for the price.
squiby7th Apr

Did end up picking one up before the offer ends with the thinking of …Did end up picking one up before the offer ends with the thinking of making my mind up in next few days. The box info doesn't mention warranties and the staff were not much help with any knowledge about it. Had a feel of the display unit and it seems about right for the price.


Can't see anything specific. I would imagine a standard 1 year warrantee
Battery mowers will only improve and a few years time I expect this to be the entry price but you'll get a lot more
For now, this is the best you'll get for this (entry) price
More power/quality will cost you £160+
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