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The 7.5Ah battery exists to power high drain tools for reasonably long periods, much longer than the smaller batteries are capable.
Currently there are two ways to get the 7.5Ah battery; with the SP mower kit or on its own. At the price being charged for buying the battery separately it's simply not an option for most people. Almost as if Ego doesn't want or plan to sell many of them? Maybe Home Depot has something to do with this?
Two high drain tools are about to be released, the snow blower and the backpack blower. The snow blower has dual battery compartments to allow drawing power from both batteries at the same time, and knowing how power-hungry blowers are the backpack unit will be no exception. As of right now it looks like both of these tools are planning to be released with 5Ah batteries (two of them with the snow blower).
This confuses me. These are the most powerful tools Ego makes, why hold them back by selling them with medium sized batteries? Both of these tools were demonstrated to the press using the 7.5Ah batteries on board, likely for good reason.
The snow blower should be an absolute beast and I can't wait to try out the variable speed auger drive which should be super handy for keeping snow from blowing into my neighbor's driveway. But just thinking out loud, if the SP mower is able to put out more power (1000W vs. 700W) due to the larger battery, I would imagine a similar scenario with the snow blower being limited with 5Ah batteries vs. 7.5Ah batteries. I could be wrong.
And the backpack blower is apparently being targeted at commercial users. With the 5Ah battery the run time will be limited to 22 minutes on High and 15 minutes on Turbo, according to the pre-release info, which puts it at about 1000W power draw which is similar to the SP mower.
At the $379 retail price I don't think many people will be looking to the 7.5Ah battery as an upgrade for either tool. Doing so will more than double the price of buying either tool as a kit in the first place, which just doesn't make any sense at all... how can the 5Ah battery be sold with the backpack blower for $299 while the 7.5Ah battery alone is priced at $379?
Is Ego planning to offer 7.5Ah kits of these tools?
Just to be clear, I'm SUPER excited about the new tools, just less than enthusiastic about the price to get those tools outfitted with Ego's best battery, which they unquestionably deserve.