2000W Ego Nexus Power Station Released!!!

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Pro Tool Reviews just posted a video showing Ego's new 2000W generator!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnOA75qztkA

2000W continuous, 3000W surge, charges batteries if plugged in, and future solar panel compatibility?!?!?!?  It's not cheap, but comes with 2 7.5Ah batteries.

WOW, I think this is what SO many people have been waiting for!!!
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Thanks for the heads up!!
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It’s live on Home Depot’s site now:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-56-Vo...

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Looks great.  Love that the batteries can be swapped while the unit is running. So, if you have extra batteries or are charging batteries with a separate stand alone charger, your run time is greatly increased over SOB with internal batteries. 
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When I first saw this on their website I thought it was a "boom-box" - what a disappointment  : )
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It needs wheels to make it more mobile instead of carrying it around.
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This looks awesome!  But please don't be a square wave inverter like the Nexus Escape.
I downloaded the manual and searched for "square wave", "sine wave" and "modified sine" and had absolutely zero hits.   Can anybody confirm what type of output power waveform this guy delivers? For that price, I would hope it is at least a modified sine wave...
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Pure Sine Wave
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Nice! Now why couldn't Ego put that in the manual or on the box as a bullet point?
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I bet it will be soon.  It is a huge +
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It's a beautiful sine wave. Perfect and not at all digital. Zooming in on the wave showed absolutely no digital signal
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Is that a 7.5Ah battery with the new fuel guage.??
Mentioned in the PTR video and the unit comes with 2 7.5 batteries.


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I dont know too much about generators.  But say Power goes out how long full capacity will this run say a freezer/fridge/garage opener a couple times/a few led lamps?
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But im guessing the fridge compressor is actually running for a full 2-4 hours, correct?
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Not sure of the exact size, but full two door fridge/freezer combo. The sticker says 11.6 amps, but I suspect that is the max rating. It is new enough that I'm relatively sure it's energy star, but I bought it used so I don't know for sure. 

During normal usage on grid power, the compressor motor only runs intermittently...but in a power outage, I only plug it in twice a day, and let the compressor run continuously until it stops (because the fridge/freezer got down to temperature again).
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I'm not sure it will work with a compressor refrigerator. The problem with compressors is that there is a very high power demand at startup. (There is even a winding in addition to the engine to start) Because in a refrigerator compressor must start load. For a handyman compressor there is no load because the compressor stops is meant a "pschitt" which corresponds to the air that goes outside to prevent the pressure remains in the piston and that the effort is too big to restart
Sorry for my bad english I'm french
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the label is max current rating, yes. the ego nexus power station is good for 3kW surge (max config), 2kW continuous and will run motor driven devices like fridges.

as an anecdote, i ran my medium size kitchen fridge off one configured with 21Ah of batteries (about 1kWh capacity) for 10-12 hours with no problems.
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Ok thanks for this information it's good news so !!

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EGO has answered the question about sine wave on the Home Depot inverter product page. It's a true sine wave.

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March 1, 2019
Hi Bob, good question! It's a true sine wave. Thank you for your question.





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Matthew, according to specs on the Home Depot inverter page it says 5 hrs at 50% load. But note that you can swap out batteries on the fly to extend run time.
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800W for one hour is 800Wh, 0.8kWh. If it only runs for 10 min a day, that’s 800/6=133Wh. If we assume 90% efficiency for the inverter, that’s 133/0.9=148Wh.
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understand, now i just need to understand how often an appliance might run per hour.
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If you’re serious about backup power you should get a power meter like a Kill-a-watt and measure the devices you plan to use. That way you’ll know for sure.
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If you are swapping out batteries, I guess you don't have a power outtage.  :)  Sounds like this unit is more for portable power rather than for a power outtage.
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in PGE fire hazard outage land, it's not unusual in the SF Bay Area to have power in a low-risk neighborhood in the flats (less wind, fewer trees) just blocks away from 20k people in the hills without electricity.

in this scenario, it's doable to drive downhill, charge up, and come back. it's like if you we're living off-grid within walking distance of a starbucks.
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So is this more of a light duty generator?  Maybe for a power outage that lasts a few hours?  Run a couple of appliances lights and a tv?
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It will provide up to 2000W continuously as long as your batteries will power it. Think: whatever you can plug into a standard 120V wall socket, maybe a little more.
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A 7.5 AH battery (at 56 volts) has 420 watt hours of capacity (probably only 400 usable, especially with older batteries...my 3 year old 7.5 AH battery only takes 320 watt hours to recharge now...)

So with four 7.5 AH batteries, this guy could run at 1,600 watts for about an hour, or 2,000 watts for about 45 minutes.

Now, if you were just running a big TV (300 watts) and a few lights (50 watts if LED), this guy with four 7.5 AH batteries could run them for (approximately) 4 and a half hours.


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Funny...when I looked at the Home Depot page this morning, the price was $999 (but it was not available in my local store, or any store within 100 miles, and they wouldn't ship it.)

Now it's listed at $1197, and they are willing to ship it to me or my store.

At $999 it's tempting. At $1,200, it's a bit "boy I wish I could buy one of those".  I wonder if Ego will send out coupons like they did with the Nexus Escape....
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Will this be available without batteries for those of us that have invested heavily already and don't need to spend an extra 500-700?
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It doesn't appear to be currently. But Ego typically releases its new tools as kits, then later releases them as bare tools. I would expect that to be the same with this. But I haven't paid close enough attention to know whether there is a pattern as to how long it is before bare tools become available.
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Don't know for sure, but most Ego products are initially released as a kit with batteries and then some time later as a bare tool.   Will have to wait and see if this one follows that familiar pattern.
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I would love to know what price to expect. I don't have an extra $1200...but if the bare tool was 600 I could justify that...
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Well, the two batteries are "worth" $700 if you buy them retail. That leaves $500 for the "inverter/charger" part.  That not totally unreasonable for a true sine wave 2,000 watt inverter that is specific to a particular battery line. 
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Hard to say
The lawn mowers 7.5 to bare tool pricing
Composite deck $549 / $429
Steel Deck $749 / $499

Kits usually include the batteries at a rather large discount so I would not expect a $600 reduction for the bare tool.  But there have been other strange pricing scenerios we could not make sense of .  Will have to wait and see.
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I have one of these, with two 5.0ah batteries i was able to power a 42" TV and modem/router for just ovdr 2.5 hours.
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Probably the same way Pro Tool did
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Man, I need to get into the tool review video business...of course, my production values are not as nice....and I usually complain a lot about the negatives ;>  [Ego probably wouldn't appreciate me reviewing the Nexus Escape....]
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Erik, which media outlet do you work with?
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Ok, but a TV and modem are not very big power draws.  So, again doesn't sound right.  I am not saying you are reporting wrong info, just saying that I would expect longer run time
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Maybe the batteries have less capacity? I think theyre going on just over 3 years? I dony know. I got both results both times on that test.

Blue Angel, not with the Fake News haha jk

Anyways I'm a regular consumer.
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Compare this to the Goal Zero Yeti 1400 - Which costs $1,800
https://www.goalzero.com/shop/portable-power/yeti-1400-lithium-portable-power-station/?gclid=EAIaIQo...

The Yeti has a 1,500 watt (3,000 watt surge) inverter, and 1,428 watt/hour battery built in. (That equates to about 3.5 7.5 AH ego batteries).

So the $1,200 price point seems reasonable, especially for somebody who already has a few extra batteries laying around that could be used to raise the total energy storage of the system.

I expect that with more and more competitors in this market segment, the price of all of these "battery generators" will start to drop over time.
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Yeah for me this would be a luxury buy,  I need to focus on expanding my yard equipment.
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A high quality 2000 Watt pure sine wave inverter will cost about 500 bucks or even more.  

Two 7.5AH batteries will cost like 500 bucks easily. Then 200 bucks for the casing and wife/bluetooth connection and other stuff.

$1197 seems pretty reasonable.
Still a luxury buy
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The sine wave on this thing is perfect. Nicest I've ever scanned.
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Ha. This year I need to modify the drivetrain. It's performing amazing. I am looking for 2 motors from 21" self propelled mowers now to increase power to the blades. I have one now.

Otherwise I'm going to lower the profile and modify the deck to make it shorter and more compact.

After all of this time, I'm still using the original 4 ah battery I got when ego first came out. It's probably 75% capacity. Probably over 800 cycles on it. Maybe more
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Always fun to hear tales of the Frankenmower and great to hear of Ego battery longevity!
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Why wait Jacob, just use Man Power - its pure sine wave every day ... :-)

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It’s been a while, Jacob, I think we’re due for another Frankenmower update video! :-)
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Question: What is volt/amp output on the offboard charger?  (I assume you are referring to DC input on the main unit itself which could be solar compatible?)
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Top also has a nice storage compartment for cords.
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Could you please post a photo of the bottom of the power brick with the ratings/certifications info? I'm most interested in what the output DC voltage (I assume?) from the power brick is.
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Already owning a nice quiet Honda Inverter (2000W), I can't see in most scenarios me choosing the EGO power station over the a gas generator in most of my use cases. Most times I use my inverter with my camper for days where there is no electricity. If you don't have a power source to recharge a battery-powered power station...it becomes useless after a day's use. 

I could see though if you have some indoor needs for power (like a short-term power hit or work at an indoor construction site) where the EGO power station would come in handy. Now, if the power station non-kit (no batteries) is set at a reasonable price...I could see where I could justify this as not only a power station but also as a charging station for my batteries.   
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My LiIon backup power battery (24V @ 110 AH = 2640 watt hours) cost $500 (made out of used Nissan Leaf modules)
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Plus lead acid has a terribly low continuous maximum discharge rating. To run my 46" ego powered mower I built,bi would need five 200 ah batteries where I get to use four 5ah ego batteries to supply the demand.
Granted runtime of 100ah vs 20 is alot, but like you said, it's more like 50 vs 20. Which is still a big difference.
I have pulled 100 amps momentarily from four 5ah batteries without issue. Going up hill through some 2' tall grass. At 6mph
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Odyssey lead acid batteries are good for 80% dod, in case anyone’s interested. I have a 12 year old PC680 motorcycle battery that’s still going strong, used to start a v8. I’ve drained it completely several times and it bounced right back. It sits all winter and is still fully charged in the spring.

It’s more expensive than a typical lead acid battery, but it’s darn impressive.
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Here is the picture of my diy build. 

Goal is to provide backup power to import house appliance.
Whole thing is on wheels so it can be pushed around easily. 

I currently only have 3 100W panel installed. On sunny day, it can easily generate over 200W electricity.

2x100AH batters 2x$200=$400
3000Watt inverter $400
40A mppt charge controler plus MT50 $300
4x100w panel $400
cables (those 1/0 awg cables are expensive) , connector $200

So all together well over $1500

To prolong batter life, if I only use 20% capacity, I only get about 40AH * 12=480wh capacity.

For the ego power generator

You have really good 2000w pure sine wave inverted easily worth over $400
  2x7.5ah battery easily worth over $500

You got 2*7.5*56=840wh. There are even more available capacity considering lithium has no issue with depleting to 10%.

So with these calculations, the $1200 ego power station really make sense.

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Are your batteries not a deep cycle design? I would think going beyond 20% should be doable, especially in the case of a power outage. At that point I personally wouldn’t be too worried about shortening the life of my batteries.
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Im sure they'll add some sort of solar panel for charging later on.
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Hah!
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SLG, yeah as Blue said the 10 ah battery was leaked awhile ago. Here is the cover of the 2.5ah battery with fuel gauge manual showing a 10ah battery mentioned on it. I circled it in green. 

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The Nexus has no fans for battery cooling, so it’s doubtful we’ll see even Standard charger charge times. Unless they’re able to tailor the charging current profile to the battery size (x4!), something the current chargers don’t do (to my knowledge).

I guess they could use the temperature thermistor to regulate charge current based on how hot the battery gets, but I don’t know how robust that approach would be.
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hmm

170W x13hours=2210 WH
4x7.5X56=1680wh

Efficiency 1680/2210=76%

Quick 550 Charger according to home depot 
  • Charges in the 2.0 Ah battery in 25-minutes and the 4.0 Ah battery in 30-minutes


550W X 0.5Hour=275wh
4*56=224wh
Efficiency 224/275=81%

Seems like the quick charger is a little bit more efficient.





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If you monitor the input of the chargers you’ll see they don’t draw constant power, they ramp up and down. So it’s not as simple as power x time.

If you use a Kill-a-watt or similar meter you can see the cumulative watt-hours and use that for comparison.
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Ego just posted their commercial for the Power Station:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWdoBUud-M4
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One of my biggest pet peeves, marketing materials without cords. Anyone know if it's possible to run power cords behind gladiator storage systems like this? Otherwise, those battery chargers are going to be pretty useless there. 
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So, Alex, are you planning on putting up a storage system like this? Looking forward to seeing it when you are done.
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Anyway, the answer is yes, wires can be run behind it if you use 2x4 spacers to space it away from the wall. 
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I'd consider it but I wouldn't hold your breath. I store all my tools (summer) in an open barn from the 1800s. I think the clean lines of the gladiator system would stick out like a sore thumb. Right now I hang most of it on rusty nails and hooks. 

In the winter it all gets squirreled away in the basement crawlspace.
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Yep. Wires can be ran behind.

Also at Lowe's today they had the gladiator panes on clearance for 27 bucks each. Get over to one and see if they are being cleared out for you too
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I'm surprised with the price its back ordered.

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It is a high priced item, but as discussed here it is a fair(or better) price based on the comparable products.  So, if you are in the market for this type of tool it makes sense.
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Good news for us ego tool owners. The more they sell, the more tool offerings we will have. GO POWER STATION!!
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There were 3 Ego nexus Power station on eBay at $999 each. They are all gone by now. Hope somebody here got one!
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Waiting for the inevitable "I bought this on ebay and it failed and now I can't get warranty coverage" rants.
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My first thought was $200 is a great deal for a 5 year warranty on a new release electronic device.
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Solar solution coming in 2020.
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Where did you see that? Did EGO have a news release? 
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I have seen it in various tool reviews.
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I just saw the bare tool is $788. There's also one option that comes with four 5ah batteries. I'll get that price in a second.
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Whew, $400 more for an extra 5Ah (15Ah vs 20Ah) for the 4 x 5Ah kit. Not a great value.
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Bare tool at $788 makes sense though.
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And 4 x 5ah nearly $500 more than BORG's price for 2 x 7.5ah.

Bare tool price does seem pretty good though.

Thanks Erik.
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Sorry guys I'm just now able to get back to this thread. But I may go with the two 7.5 Ah battery option. I already have one 7.5ah battery & one 5ah battery. So the two 7.5ah option looks the best way for me to go.
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Workshop Addict just put the Power Station through its paces:

https://youtu.be/uwSsqMrVs4c
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I plan to use it for sump-pump application. Does this have pass-through power? If the batteries are depleted, and there is power, would it pass-through power to the sump-pump instead of waiting for the batteries to be charged up?
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It is either powering or it is charging.  There is no auto switch over or pass thru.
You have to chose how it is to be used and manually change to the other when wanted / needed.
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Negative sir. You could put in a relay but that would suck power all day. It's a tough one.
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Thanks. Also, would it be safe to leave it connected to power, and my backup sump pump drawing power from it, while I am gone on vacation? Any risk of overheating / fire from keeping it connected to power and charging continuously, for days? 

Also, do the batteries emit any gas, and therefore unsafe to leave it indoors?
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I just bought 2000W Ego Nexus Power Station PST3042 6/23/2019. The app shows one of the batteries will only charge to 90% and the other to 97%. Support said a software update would fix it.


Anyone else seeing this behavior?



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found a similar post. Solution is to run it on a load to drain the batteries, then charge them again.
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Anyone can confirm if all those power stations come with the new G3 P3 Batterie with the fuel gauge (specifically the 2x7.5Ah package)?
Thanks.
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Not sure anyone can confirm 100% but there have been posts stating that purchasers received G3 batteries with the power station kit.
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the 2 x 7.5 Ah nexus i bought from home depot a week ago came with circular gauge display batteries in boxes with the label model BA4200T