Does the battery lose charge over the years?

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All batteries do.  Not a long history with these batteries to have much of a measurement.
But Ego battery design in superior especially in combating heat which is a big negative on battery life and performance
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Yeah, thanks, I am just nervous that I will have to replace the battery after the warranty instead of getting a corded mower instead.
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yes it is a trade off.  Possible shorter life span/cost of replacement battery v the hassle of dragging a cord around and keeping it out of your way.

If you have a simple yard design then the convenience of no cord may not be a big enough trade off.  On the other hand if you are constantly having to move the cord or have a large yard where cord length is an issue then it is certainly worth the extra $ involved.
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Yeah, my yard is pretty small. I do like the EGO but not sure if the trade off is large enough. Any corded mowers people suggest?
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I have a 20+ year old Sunbeam electric mower that I inherited and is still running.
No other experience on that front.
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Thanks, that is good it has lasted that long! 
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Haven't used it since I got my Ego a year ago.  So nice not messing with the cord !
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My Ego mower/battery is more than two years old now and I haven't seen a significant dropoff in run time.

There's a big difference in how many charge/discharge cycles you have with a battery you use with something like a lawn mower (weekly use) and a cellphone.
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Yeah, that is true. Do you charge it when in storage over the winter months or how have you kept good care of your battery?
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The batteries have a built-in self-maintenance function. After 30 days of inactivity they self-discharge to 30 percent. At the end of the mowing season I just leave them off the charger (I have a temperature-controlled garage).

I keep my batteries between 30 and 60 percent charged when they're not in use (in general that just amounts to not recharging them immediately after use), then I charge them the day before I'm planning to mow.

Even if I forget, the rapid charger will fully charge my 4 Ah battery in less than half an hour, and the 5 Ah battery in less than 40 minutes.
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Thank for the tip! I feel better about getting this if I choose battery. My lawn is tiny, so deciding between a corded and battery.

Thanks!
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I have a corded snow blower and I'm not a fan of dragging the cord around. I've been very happy with my Ego equipment.
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Yeah, I would like the Ego, but double the price for a small yard, makes me nervous. Hoping that this lawn mower will last a while...
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Ricky,

I'm on my 3rd year with 2 of my 4AH batteries and I haven't seen much of a drop off, if any.  Probably charged once a week for the busy months.  Maybe   Maybe 40 charges a year. 
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I keep a battery on the charger and another in the mower, both with full charge. I switch them out as needed. On my second year of use. they are both the 2.0 amp. battery. I have noticed a slight decrease in usage time keeping them both fully charged except in the Winter months.
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Good to know! Do you mind me asking if you have the lawn mower?
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Hi Ricky,

I have a 21 and 20" mower, chain saw, trimmer, blower, power head, hedge trimmer.  So they get used A LOT, and in 80-95F temps.
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Wow, that makes me feel a bit better! Do you do anything to store them as well to make them last between seasons?