Prepare for Spring with Schumacher – As winter gives way to spring, it’s time to start paying attention to your lawn and garden once again.
Prepare for Spring with Schumacher – As winter gives way to spring, it’s time to start paying attention to your lawn and garden once again. Before you start your springtime outdoor chores, it’s best to make sure that your equipment is in working order and ready to tackle all the garden tasks on your list.
Schumacher can help you get the best out of your lawn and garden, whether you are tending a lawn that’s the envy of your neighbors or planting a vegetable garden. We can help you charge and maintain your riding lawn mower’s battery or power grow lights in your greenhouse.
Maintain Your Lawn Mower’s Battery
Spring is the time of year when your lawn will emerge from its winter dormancy. As it begins to grow, make sure your lawn tractor is ready to work. While lawnmowers are essential for anyone with a yard, most of us will leave ours unused for months of the year. This risks a dead battery.
When should you charge your lawn tractor’s battery? Schumacher recommends charging the battery before storing the lawn tractor for the winter, before starting it for the first time in the spring, and before starting if it has sat unused for an extended period.
Schumacher has a wide range of battery chargers and maintainers uniquely suited to prevent or remedy a dead battery.
Is designed especially for motorcycles, lawn tractors, and other light-duty batteries. It offers fully automatic charging—simply plug in and go—and is compatible with most battery types, including lithium. Once a connected battery is fully charged, it will automatically maintain that charge and preserve battery health.
Has a bit more power than the SC1586. In addition to light-duty batteries, it is strong enough to charge power sport, car, and boat batteries. It also offers fully automatic operation, and it is compatible with standard, AGM, gel, and deep-cycle batteries. For added convenience, the SC1588 features a quick-connect harness that allows you to connect the battery to the charger in seconds. The perfect edition to your spring battery maintenance toolbox.
If you have multiple batteries to charge and maintain, you might consider the Schumacher SC1410 2A 6V/12V Two-Bank Battery Charger and Maintainer
This charger allows you to charge or maintain two batteries at the same time with a 2 amps of output per bank. Fully automatic operation means it’s easy to use and it offers both clamps and ring terminals, giving you two ways to connect your batteries. This unit can be mounted permanently to a wall in your garage or you can use the hook to hang the charger outside your work area. It is compatible with standard, AGM, and gel batteries.
No matter which you choose, having a Schumacher battery charger and maintainer on hand will ensure your lawn equipment is in top shape and ready for whatever the season brings.
Give Your Vegetables a Boost
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “There aren’t enough hours in the day.” Well, sometimes your plants feel the same way. While springtime sees our days get longer, some gardeners like to give their seedlings and other plants a boost with a few extra hours of sunlight. If you’re lucky enough to have a greenhouse, it is easy to supplement the hours of natural light you’re given with grow lights, which are an economical and easy-to-implement solution. Greenhouse owners can also use grow lights to remedy uneven lighting, banishing the dark corners that are present even in these light-filled structures.
But what do you do if your greenhouse lacks AC power to run your grow lights? Traditional gas generators can supply power, but because they emit carbon monoxide, they are dangerous to use inside any type of structure. The fumes emitted by a gas generator can kill a person and your plants won’t appreciate the fumes either. Even if placed outside your greenhouse, gas generators can still be a nuisance. They are quite loud, spoiling the serenity of your garden.
Schumacher has the solution for safely powering your greenhouse—a lithium-powered generator. Schumacher’s lithium generators provide portable power on demand and because they are fume- and fuel-free they are safe to use indoors and operate silently.
Is an excellent choice for providing power to your greenhouse or portable power anywhere in your garden. In addition to grow lights, you can use the SL1467 to run a wide variety of electric devices, including fans, TVs, speakers, smartphones, and laptops. A built-in 1000W pure sine wave inverter means you can safely operate even sophisticated electronic appliances from your SL1467 lithium generator. With 880 Wh available, the SL1467 will run up to 35 hours on a single charge and it can be fully recharged in only 10.5 hours. You’ll also have numerous output options with a Schumacher lithium generator. The SL1467 features two household 120V AC outlets, four USB ports, two 12V DC output ports, and a 12V DC accessory socket.
Enjoy the Season
With a little preparation and some help from a few Schumacher products, you’re ready to enjoy the spring season without worry. Schumacher is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your lawn and garden equipment and ensuring it remains in top condition for many years to come.
Company Celebrating 75 Years of Power Innovation and High-Performance Growth
Fort Worth, Texas – April 20, 2022 – Schumacher Electric Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of power conversion products, today announced Lincolnshire Management, Inc., a private equity firm focused on investing in and acquiring growing middle market companies, has completed the sale of Schumacher Electric to private investment firm Ripple Industries LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The announcement was made via a live stream all-employee meeting where Mickey Leech, CEO of Schumacher Electric, also, reflected on major company milestones.
“Schumacher Electric is celebrating 75 years of power innovation. Major milestones provide us with the opportunity to pause, reflect and appreciate our past,” said Leech. “Much has changed since 1947, from our products and technologies to our people and processes. Schumacher was born out of a family legacy focused on power, performance, and innovation. The last few years have been marked by unprecedented challenges that have impacted everyone – from the professional to personal – on many levels. And yet, despite these challenges, the Schumacher team has continually risen to the occasion.”
Leech went on to review some of Schumacher’s most recent accomplishments:
- The global launch of a new line of Rugged™ Lithium Jump Starters
- The launch of the new Ultracap Battery Charger and Engine Starter
- The addition of Level 2 EV Wall Chargers to the global Schumacher EV Series™ debuting in June
- Meaningful growth in the e-commerce space across a range of marketplace and retail platforms
- The availability of Schumacher products across a wide breadth of channels that represent more than 60,000 brick-and-mortar distribution points from the leading big box to home improvement, specialty and hardware locations
“Even with these amazing accomplishments, we want to take this time to continue to re-imagine our future and what we want Schumacher Electric to look like in the next five, ten, 25 years and beyond,” said Leech. “Lincolnshire was instrumental in helping formulate the strategies that drove our successful high growth initiatives including our EV Series™ and e-commerce; now our leadership team is ready to lean in with Ripple Industries and continue that trajectory.”
William Bishop of Ripple Industries noted, “The Schumacher brand is synonymous with innovation and enhancing battery life; we share management’s vision of the big opportunities ahead as global transportation needs evolve and put greater demands on holistic power conversion solutions including battery maintenance and charging.” “We will move aggressively with Mickey and the entire Schumacher team to capitalize on these exciting growth opportunities.”
About Schumacher Electric Corporation
Schumacher Electric Corporation is known for industry-leading patented technologies, an unwavering commitment to quality, and providing feature-rich products that represent a remarkable value and price. Since 1947 Schumacher has been powering lifestyles with a legacy centered on delivering product excellence and exceptional service to a broad range of customer needs and experience levels. Celebrating 75 years of power conversion innovation – put your trust in a Schumacher.
To learn more visit: www.schumacherelectric.com