Backpack blower battery adapter

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EGO you should make an adapter for the backpack blower to hold 2 batteries. It would latch on where the battery does now but split off that to the left and to the right like a Y.

It would still be lighter then a gas backpack blower but then you could get longer runtime without going back to switch batteries.
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Erik,
I had already been thinking dual-battery would be great for the next generation EGO backpack
blower.

Your idea for an adapter for the existing backpack is great! It would look like a flux capacitor!
It sounds like the same design could work on the rear-motors and the PowerHead as well.
Maybe call it the EGO V-Twin Power Modulator?

With the current backpack, to get professional-grade power I have to use the turbo quite often,
so the added runtime would be most welcome. 

I'd still like to see a full-range variable speed trigger on a next generation "EGO PRO" backpack blower, and 200+ MPH.

Bob
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I agree. Basically a 2 battery adapter. It is easy to make one from a snow blower.
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Very cool,
I didn't realize the snow blowers used a similar method.
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The snowblower has a dual battery bay that has all of the controls internally to join but separate 2 batteries. The output is an Xt 60 plug which is 3 prong. Run that to a dummy battery and voila. Or hopefully ego does this.
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This is an AWESOME idea Erik!  Basically a "Peak Power Adapter" that, as Jacob points out, would use two batteries just like the snowblower.

Something you all missed... it would also work with the Backpack Link!  Then we'd have Peak Power on any tool we wanted!  This would be a great idea as it would allow people with existing tools to upgrade them.
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I really need a 3d printer. I'd have one done in a jiffy.
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And I see room for 3 batteries there
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They must not want all of our money. Accessories make money too! Amber we need this!
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For real
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Wunderwaffe  !!!
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With two 7.5AH batteries the backpack blower would weigh 25.5 lbs. I looked up 2 gasblowers that were 22 and 23lbs dry. And another at 25lbs. Just generalizing a 47oz has tank full adds another 2+lbs to this.

Anyone think the EGO backpack with 2 batteries would be too heavy?
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Maybe for all day use? Otherwise, for an hour or so, not really.
Although, a well designed backpack would spread the weight correctly so it could be used all day no problem.
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This could easily be built. Actually much easier than you would think.
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Very much so. My photography pack is really a daypack designed to carry photography equipment as well as other day hike supplies. Proper hip belt design and placement, chest strap design and placement, things like that.