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Safety For Electric Mowers

  • Use only recommended, grounded extension cords.
  • Mow away from the cord.
  • Never abuse the cord or use a frayed cord.
  • Always turn off the mower when you leave it and unplug the cord directly from the outlet; never unplug by yanking the cord from the wall.
  • Never use an electric mower when wet or raining

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I have a cc 500 bat push mower the battery charger was leftout on rain the light dont come on for charger is it fried also does it have a plug that i can plug extenstion cord in or do I n


The charger lead should have been connected to a Residual Current Device, or Earth Leakage Breaker that should have flipped the power off. There should be a reset button on the plug.

Charge the mower for 14 hours before initial use. Charge mower indoors in a dry area out of the weather. DO NOT charge in rain or wet locations. IMPORTANT: Use only the battery charger provided with this mower. Plug the battery charger into the battery first, and then into any standard 110/120 volt household electrical outlet. See Fig. 3-9 for B battery charging location. A C NOTE: If an extension cord is required, use one that is at least wire size 16 AWG. Connect the extension cord to charger before plugging extension cord into electrical outlet. NOTE: You may charge the battery with the battery removed from the mower. IMPORTANT: Always recharge battery fully. It takes 14 hours to recharge a completely discharged battery. A flashing light on the battery charger indicates the battery is less than 80 percent charged; a solid green light indicates the battery is 80 to 100 percent charged. A full charge will be achieved in less than 14 hours if the batteries were only partially discharged. NOTE: It is recommended that the mower be charged once every two months during storage. IMPORTANT: Always disconnect battery charger (or extension cord, if used) from the electrical outlet first, then disconnect battery charger from battery. NOTE: It is recommended that the mower be charged immediately after it has been discharged. Storing batteries in a discharged state could reduce future performance. WARNING: The battery contains corrosive fluid and toxic material - HANDLE WITH CARE. Keep away from children. Do not puncture, disassemble, mutilate, or incinerate. Explosive gases could be vented during charging or discharging. Use in a well ventilated area, away from sources of ignition.
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It is a 48 volt battery, so the charger for this is special. contact Cub Cadet direct for a replacement.

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Aug 09, 2017 | Cub Cadet Garden

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The plug on my Toro power blower vac got super hot and melted the inside of the extension cord plug. what happened?


It appears that for some reason, the connection at the extension cord, overheated. Could be caused by: 1. a problem with the vacuum unit (bearings, jamming up, something like that)
2. The extension cord itself was defective. Could have been abused, moisture could have broken down the "contact" or the point of contact or blades of the extension were loose and caused excessive current draw at that point, overheating the device.
Or, it could have been a factory fault with the extension.

Plug your blower into a good receptacle, and see how it runs. If it is
sluggish or not coming up to speed, the problem could be in the unit.
Check manufacturer's recommendation for extension cord size and length.

Dec 02, 2016 | Toro Garden

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