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Old 11-02-2015, 10:27 AM   #85
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Originally Posted by lipskip View Post
The guys on my crews all use cordless power tools, and we're building a bridge. They have those power converters installed in their trucks and they have a few batteries on charge at all times. Quick swap, no muss no fuss. The new batteries out now are far better than the old ones.

Each to his own I guess, but having to fire up and haul a generator around, messing with cords, et cetera seems so '20th century' at this point.
I understand your point, especially with building something that doesn't have any power to it. But how close can they get the trucks to their work position, and is it cost effective to have a union worker leave the job site to change out a battery. don't you hire gophers/runners for these tasks?

Granted, most all my work has had power available at the work, it's just stepping down the voltage to something usable.
I carried around several battery operated electronics, multi-meters, portable o'scope, a/d converters, tracers...
But none of them required the high current needed that your talking about.
Guess that's my bias
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