Charger organization/storage

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I'm looking for recommendations for charger/battery storage - any cabinets or setups that have worked particularly well?

We have two (rapid) chargers that are regularly used for our snowblower. At least one charger will continue to be used in summer for our mower and trimmer. Based on the other responses from mods and from info posted from the manual, we shouldn't store the batteries in the garage since the temps get too low in winter - so that's not a good option for the chargers, since we'd just forget the batteries out there.

We've got space in our entry/laundry/mud room but would rather not have these visibly hanging on the walls. For a laundry room, it actually looks pretty nice and we'd like to keep it that way! If we do go the "visible" route, the 2x6 option mentioned here (but with a painted or finished board) is probably what we'll do. https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/how-is-the-30-minute-charger-supposed-to-mount-to-a-wa...


Thanks for any suggestions.
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I went the visible route. 

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I'm curious about the same! Even if we find a way to hide everything, I have a feeling we will need vertical storage, so to speak...
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They are just some plywood mounts I made along with the whole setup. I've got exposed studs in the garage as well as the basement so having the three chargers plus mounts for all the batteries on one relatively movable board is convenient. I've got room for two more battery mounts (or chargers) but I don't really have a need yet. I'm always looking for an excuse, though....

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Nicely done!
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It's a tough green to match though!
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Can't see it with the batteries hanging there anyways! :-)
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I mounted two rapid chargers on their backs with double sided 3M automotive tape in anticipation of getting an Ego snowblower. Haven't gotten it yet... Canadian pricing got me down.

I hung two standard chargers using tape and magnets so I could charge the smaller batteries at the same time if necessary, or just slow charge the large batteries if I didn't need them right away.

My garage shares two walls with the house and a third with the neighbor's garage (townhouse), so it never goes below freezing anywhere above the floor a few feet. For others, keeping the batteries indoors in a cupboard would be recommended.

I can't blame you for not wanting to mount the chargers on your laundry room wall... my wife would, well, probably not be my wife anymore if I did that! :-)
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I might need to get a thermometer and check our garage periodically - we just moved from a townhouse to a standalone house last year and one of the biggest wake-up calls was that our uninsulated garage is NOT shared anymore...so it's freaking cold when the wind picks up in winter.

I'm liking your setup but hoping to find a cabinet that's less deep so the chargers can be put in there vertically. We just have this little wall available on the side of our utility tub and I don't want to have the cabinet hanging over the tub. And I'm the wife in this situation, but my husband is the one who can't stand the idea of wrecking up the laundry room after we just put in shelving to make everything look nice! :) 
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Yup, detached garages can be COLD!

Be sure to show us whatever solution you come up with for containing all your Ego gear!
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I'm thinking about insulating my garage door. Two of the walls share with our house. I'm not sure whether or not the third wall is insulated since it's dry walled. As is, I don't think I've ever experienced freezing garage temperatures even with single digit lows.

I actually want the insulated door more for the summer where the sun beats on the face of the door all afternoon and evening.
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Check the ceiling... not much point insulating the door if the heat will just rise out. :-)
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Good point, but luckily for me it's insulated (our master bedroom is above it).
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Dang, you guys are organized!  I have a big charger and one of the smaller ones sitting on top of my Unisaw.  All charged batteries sit on the Unisaw, ready to be grabbed when I deplete a battery in one of my 5 Ego tools.  I have 6 or 7 batteries, in total so I always have fresh ones ready to go.  The blower goes through batteries far more often than any of the other tools.  Some of my Ego stuff is kept in the shed some of the time and some of it sits near the Unisaw.  Like I said, I'm not as organized about this stuff as you guys.  
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I make up for excessive organization in other areas. :-)
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It must be the Dave name or something, but I am not that organize with my chargers and batteries either ... like Blue or RDave. Mine is inside the house in one of the cabinets in the laundry room, close to the garage. This way, I can grab them on my way out for yard work duty.