So with the new snow blower we are about to see Ego jump into the realm of dual battery tools, which is awesome! The power available should be fantastic.
However, this leaves one small problem... how do you charge two batteries at once, especially if the kit comes with one single port battery charger?
How about a dual port charger with TURBO mode?
Here's how it would work. A dual port charger that operates as a dual simultaneous charger, charging both batteries at the same time; dual ports, dual fans, dual charge level indicators. It also operates as a standard power charger, meaning it charges the batteries at the same rate as the standard charger, but has a Turbo mode for when you need to have the batteries charged extra quick!
This would mean both batteries could charge at the same time, and only when necessary would the batteries be charged at the higher rate. This would be easier on the batteries and chargers over the long term since Turbo level charging would only happen as needed.
This will also address the issue of lengthening charge times. As Ego's batteries get more and more capacity, waiting for the batteries to charge will take longer and longer. Offering a dual port charger will cut that time in half for dual battery tools, not to mention it will be MUCH more convenient as well as taking up less space.
This idea has been roughly discussed a few times before, I just thought it deserved its own Idea conversation. :-)