Battery Charging Station...

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Well, I got the new Powerload string trimmer. I've used it twice and it works pretty well. It was already preloaded with string so I didn't get a chance to try the Powerload feature yet. EGO, what were you thinking?!!?? LOL
Anyway, it came with a battery and charger which means I now have 3 chargers and 3 batteries. With batteries and chargers being so bulky I decided to move the chargers off of the wire shelving where I kept them and hung them from a piece of wood. Pic of how it came out. I had that multi-tap outlet adapter hanging (pun intended) around so decided to use it. Primarily because I don't have a power strip. I'll get a strip with a surge protector and switch out to that. I left the board long enough to mount a strip on it so that will be the long term plan. 
A little bit of split wire loom and some clamps and a velcro strap to bundle the wires before they plug in to neaten up the wire run a bit. The batteries will remain on the wire shelving when they are not being charged.
The setup fits perfectly between our bicycles. 
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I think you have room to squeeze in another Rapid Charger, lol. Looking great!
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Blue, LOL. Looks like it for sure although I wanted to be sure there is enough room for cooling airflow out of the sides of the chargers. Thanks.
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Well done Mike!
Good way to save some space. I'll probably do something similar eventually.
I've got nine chargers currently (soon to be 10) on a 20 amp circuit, and with all the thunderstorms we get here in SW Florida I invested in two Tripp-Lite Isobar surge protectors for them. I've also got one of the meter-based surge suppressors to to bear the brunt of any surges.

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I have a similar setup. I have a rapid charger and the basic charger that comes with the string trimmer kit, as well as my Ridgid charger. I haven't mounted the rapid charger yet. I'm wondering if I can replace the basic charger with the rapid charger...is there any reason to use the basic charger over the rapid charger, such that I should mount both? I have a 2.5ah and 7.5ah battery currently. I'm assuming both are fine on either charger, but the 7.5ah may take awhile to charge on the basic one.
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Generally speaking, slower charging is easier on batteries. You may wish to continue using the standard charger on your smaller battery for that reason, but it’s not necessary. Ego’s thermal management is excellent at keeping temperatures under control.

The larger battery should be absolutely fine to charge with the rapid charger given that it takes an hour to charge.
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Then there are those that are really serious about their battery recharging station...:)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0F_NYMCcAAsWsJ.jpg
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Wow... that makes my cabinet look pathetic!
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Buncha overachievers. LOL