Battery for backpack blower

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Battery only lasted 40min on brand new blower. Is this normal or did I get a bad battery?
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Official Response
The batteries are the expensive part, and Ego's are the most advanced. Just ask Samsung about sourcing cheap components for lithium batteries—those Galaxy Note 7 firestarters aren't working out very well for customers!

You can get deals on batteries, but you have to be patient and watch for them diligently since the best deals don't come around very often. Search this site for some tips on finding a deal.

As for the run time, it is advertised as "up to 120 minutes on low" and that is an accurate statement. Low isn't some uselessly wimpy setting to inflate run time. Any variable speed battery-powered device is going to drain a fully charged battery faster on a higher power setting.

If the run time absolutely doesn't work for you, at least you should still be within your return window.