PowerSmart DB2401 is 40V battery powered snow blower. It has clearing width of 18 inches and clearing depth of 11. In a world where Snow Joe dominates electric snow blower market how well does less expensive PowerSmart DB2401 compare?
PowerSmart DB2401 doesn’t perform as well as two-stage gas snow blowers but if you have had any experience with battery powered ones it does perform better that you might expect for its price.
Overall performance is mediocre and PowerSmart DB2401 isn’t suited for heavy duty jobs. It does handle 6-8 inches of fluffy snow quite well though. It can clog up easily at times though. Doesn’t works in wet snow that well too – it might handle couple inches of slush but probably not more and it won’t throw it far as well.
PowerSmart DB2401 runs on 40V 4.0Ah battery. It lasts 20-30 minutes on a full charge depending on conditions and takes around 2 hours to recharge.
Battery holder (or the battery itself) seems to be badly designed as it’s hard to get in and out. You have to kinda wiggle it to get it out which is a bit annoying.
It has safety switch that you have to press down while pulling the handle bar towards the handle until it touches it to start the snow blower, if you release the handle bar the snow blower will shut off.
Chute rotates 180 degrees.
Some consumers have complained about receiving defective units. On the positive side they also mentioned that customer service was very helpful and friendly and the issues were fixed quickly.
Reports about defective units being more common than the norm might indicate the build quality of the snow blower (or lack thereof to be more specific).
Is this a great snow blower? No. But it’s very cheap for a battery powered one and the fact that it’s not completely useless is already a huge victory for it. When it comes to battery powered snow blowers PowerSmart DB2401 offers very good value for money. That doesn’t mean it is adequate for any situation but it will tackle light duty jobs well. You probably won’t find a battery powered snow blower for same price or less that performs just as well.
PowerSmart DB2401 Details/Specs:
- Snow blower type: Electric (battery powered)
- No-load speed: 2,200 RPM
- Stage: Single Stage
- Clearing Width: 18″
- Intake Height/Clearing Depth: 11″
- Chute Rotation: 180 degrees
- Battery: 40 volt 4.0Ah