Does age of battery at puchase matter?

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Gene

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Posted 7 months ago

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I was just going to ask the same question. I bought mine yesterday and it shows 2016
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It really shouldn't - It is the cycles (use and charge) that "wear" down a battery.

Ego batteries also have a storage mode so they do not hold a full charge longer than 30 days - this is another detriment to a battery that Ego has eliminated.  Batteries automatically discharge to a optimum storage level when stored for 30 days + 
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It doesn't matter much.  Lith-ion batteries are rated more for the number of charges than anything.  They don't seem to suffer if stored correctly.  It's the charging cycles that matter.
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In addition to the above, the battery has a 3 year warranty starting at date of purchase. So, regardless of its manufacture date, the warranty is good from the day you buy it not the day it was made.
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I understand, but what about years 5+.  Now you have a 6 year old battery.  I understand the technology, but how many of us if given the choice at checkout to have a 1 month old battery or 1 year old battery would choose the 1 year old battery.  I know what I would choose
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Sure if someone holds out 2 batteries and asks which do you prefer, you take the newer one. 
But, the question was - "Does it matter ?"
And the answer is - No, it does not. (or at least it should not)

I have several tools and batteries.  Never looked at the manufacture date other than when I was filling out the registration.  And I haven't thought about it sense.
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But if it dies at the 5 year mark and you check and it's 8 years old it might not make you happy.
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Probably not because there will be a 110V 13aH system I'll be dreaming about :)
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Szwoopp, a man after my own heart with thoughts like that  :)
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True, that cuts both ways as obviously things improving is a good thing but you gathered the classic early adopter/ when to buy conundrum that didn't really exist with ICE mowers but all in all it's a good problem to have.