Date on Batteries

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So, I'm not concerned about my warranty as I know it goes of my date of purchase as well as all the positive customer service stories from EGO...but...
I just received my 7.5 ah Snowblower today, I take pictures of the serial numbers for registration and I notice both the batteries have a March 2015 date on them. Seems a little old in my mind, well over 1-1/2 years at this time. I guess time will tell. :)
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If you take a look at Alkaline batteries, most of those will sit on a shelf for quite some time.  The ploy that Energizer has now that they guarantee their batteries with a 10 year shelf life.  

A year and a half isn't all that bad as I would expect the cells to last more than 10-15 years with the 2000 full recharge cycles.  I have had other manufacturer batteries that I have been using for 6+ years for my hammer drill.  I don't use it every day but it probably gets far more work than I get with my outdoor equipment.  

On a side note, my gas powered snow blower got used 5 times last year.  Some snow falls it was just quicker to use a shovel and wait for the sun to come out to get a dry driveway. 

Would not bother me one bit the manufacture date like that.