do I leave the batteries in when not using my EGO snow blower

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Bryan

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While the manual recommends to remove the batteries to prevent accidental starts, it doesn't specifically state you need to remove the batteries for the protection of the batteries or snow blower. According to the manual:
When not in use, a 56V battery should be stored in an enclosed area where the temperature will not drop below -4°F (-20°C). Optimal charging temperatures are 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C).
Given that my garage is not heated, I always remove my batteries from the snow blower and store them in my heated house. For those that have a heated garage and keep their batteries in their snow blower...I'm not aware of them having any problems because they kept the batteries in the snow blower. Personally, even if I had a heated garage I would still remove the batteries because I think it's good practice.
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Ego recommends removing the batteries


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Well than go with what szwoop says! I missed the bullet:
  • Remove the battery pack(s) and store in a secure location out of the reach of children.
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Excellent feedback...thanks!

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As habit I remove batteries and garage is well insulated that stays above 40° in Winter
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Leave them in the charger!!
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Rick, won't technically harm the battery, but that's assuming you have equal batteries and chargers. Depending upon circumstances, I either charge 1-2 batteries simultaneously. I installed 2 rapid chargers in my garage and a standard charger in an alternate location on the back side of the house (saves steps).
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I leave them in my snowblower but release them from the socket.
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I do the same in my mower. My snowblower lives close to the garage door where it’s cold, so I remove the batteries and keep them in an elevated cabinet at the back of the garage where it’s warmer.
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I stored all my batteries inside the house, on the shelf above the washing machine - just a personal preference ... :-)
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huh - mine are on the floor, under a shelf, across from the washing machine.
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Happy Battery - Happy Life ... :-)