7.5ah battery delivered today (yaayy!) Yep, the mower is here too, but one thing at a time...

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The battery arrived in a 8" x 4.75" x 6.5" box which was packed in a larger 18" x 18" x 18" box that is clearly marked with the packing instructions to be compliant with UN 4G.  The instructions were not followed.  There was one eensy strip of bubble wrap, not nearly enough to keep the inner box from getting tossed around inside the outer box.  The battery is labeled as hazardous material.  But is the battery delicate?  How might a battery getting jostled or banged around affect its longevity?  I'd appreciate any thoughts you battery savants can offer.  In the mean time, I'm going to go ahead and set up the charger.  (8/17/2016, 12:43 EST)
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I would think it's pretty robust. It should have at least a partial charge on it right out of the box. But go ahead and charge it. It'll either work or it won't, then you'll know!
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I guess so!  I'll let ya'll know...
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These batteries are built pretty tough. Ego spokes guy Barnaby routinely throws these batteries around at trade shows and they survive. The cells are held together in a tough plastic cage which is shock isolated inside the outer battery case, and all the electronics are sealed into a solid urethane block.

I would think even Ace Ventura would have a tough time doing any harm to one of these Ego batteries:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q6_9A9...
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Took a full charge fast, like the champ I hope it is!  Thanks for the reassurance.  On to step two = = the machine...