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cellphone charger on ztr

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmar62, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. dmar62

    dmar62 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Anyone ever thought about or has a way to charge your phone off of mower battery.
  2. hammmerhead

    hammmerhead LawnSite Senior Member
    from ozarks
    Posts: 266

    A 12 volt female adapter is all you need. Hook it directly to the battery or off the hot side of the ignition.

    Use a waterproof Marine grade version that has a cover for the hole.

    Oh, and only use one that has an inline fuse
  3. dmar62

    dmar62 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Thanks that sounds good. Will try it out.
  4. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,980

  5. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,018

    Bobcat Procat and Predator Pros have been coming with them for a few years at least now. Not sure if the Fastcats have them or not.
  6. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    I can't see the need to charge my cell phone while mowing. It can sit in the truck as it always does and charge off the truck battery. Wasn't there a thread showing a busted up phone that a guy ran over with his mower? That's why I always keep it and anything else I might carry in my pockets, in the truck while on a mower.
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    How do I keep my phone and other stuff in my truck from being stolen while on the mower out of sight? I have a Ford truck with keyless entry. Well it was hot out so I didn't have the windows all the way up. All I had with me in my pocket was the keyless entry "clicker". Well wouldn't you know, I ride over to the truck for a quick drink and it's not in my pocket. I had to use a stick to go through the opened (maybe an inch) window and hit the unlock button. I'm sure glad I didn't put the windows up all the way. I got really lucky when I was mowing the next week, I just happened to look in the right spot and sure enough, there it was, never ran over it or nothing. Now I use a neck strap and it hangs on that.

    One other time I "thought" the keyless entry button worked with the truck running. Wrong, I locked the dang truck with the keys in it running with the a/c going so it would be nice and cool when I was finished. I never knew the key pad didn't work when the truck key is in the "on" position. :hammerhead: Had to wait an hour for the wife to drive to the job with the spare key. The good, it was like a freezer in there by the time she got there. LOL

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