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Electric-powered equipment has come a long way.
However, even with so much electric equipment available, the technology is still relatively new, and many are still reluctant to use it.
If you’re interested in better understanding electric equipment, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s separate common misconceptions from the facts.
Myth No. 1: More Expensive
One common myth is that electrical equipment is more expensive than fueled equipment. While the initial costs may be higher for electrical equipment, the cost is offset by savings in fuel and operating expenses.
Electrical equipment often has fewer parts than a diesel machine, meaning there are fewer things that can malfunction. Furthermore, the energy to charge the equipment is cheaper than the fuel required to complete the same task.
Myth No. 2: Less Power
Myth number two is that electrical equipment isn’t as powerful as gas- or diesel-powered machines. However, electrical machinery has made significant advancements in recent years, and electric equipment can provide just as much power as diesel machinery.
It’s been proven that, unlike a hydraulic machine, an electric skid steer can supply power for multiple machine functions at once. Electric motors convert approximately 85% of their electrical energy into motion, which compares to about 40% of energy from an internal combustion engine.
Myth No. 3: High Maintenance
Electric equipment is comparatively low maintenance. Since there are half the parts of a diesel machine, including belts and filters, there is less opportunity for breakdowns, and less cleanup is needed.
Myth No. 4: Long Time to Charge
As with anything electrical, electric tools must also be charged after use. While recharging may take some getting used to after years of fueling equipment, this process is not more time-consuming than the alternative. Charging equipment can be done over lunch breaks or when the equipment isn’t in use.
To make the transition as easy as possible, set up the power source to be readily accessible when needed. Also, remember that the best way to extend the battery life is to prevent the charge from falling lower than 20% or exceeding 90%.
Myth No. 5: Unsafe
Electric tools are significantly less noisy than fuel-powered tools. They pose a much lower risk to eardrums than an internal combustion machine. This allows users to have improved awareness of their surroundings and allows for better communication between workers.
Myth No.6: Less Productive
As we have discussed, users can accomplish just as much, if not more, with an electric-powered tool. The power and efficiency of electric tools allow operators to complete jobs faster, which will help immensely when deadlines are tight.
Additionally, many power tools are portable, making them easy to transport to any jobsite. This will allow you to get more done in the allotted time and conserve energy.
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