Ego 10 ah battery spotted at HD online

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Found the new 10ah battery posted to Home Depot online. $449
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Looks like a placeholder for its eventual release. Pretty neat.
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Hummmmmmm I *think* that will still fit in the lawn mower, but it does look larger than the 7.5AH.
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It cost an arm and a leg.
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In Canada the 7.5a at HD are $639 or roughly $460USD.  CHeaper to buy a mower w a 7.5a and you get the mower for another hundred bucks...  : )
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A DeWalt 60 volt 12 amp battery is $249 and a Milwaukee 18 volt, 12 amp battery is also $249. EGO batteries are overpriced.
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Those batteries are tiny compared to the 10Ah Ego. The Milwaukee and DeWalt batteries are 216 watt-hours, this Ego battery is over 500Wh, or about 2.5 times more energy. The power tool companies have nothing to compete with this.

BTW, @ 60V the DeWalt is only 4Ah. ;-)
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Blue Angel,

I couldn't fine the Ego 10ah battery on HD's website and had negative results after I googled it.  Please give me the link to find this battery.  Thanks!
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Looks like the link was taken down.
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Here’s the RCPW link:

https://www.rcpw.com/equipment/ego-ba...

Note, the specifications are incorrect, some of the specs are for the backpack battery.
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Overpriced, but you're comparing different technologies; EGO batteries are heads above the others.
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Yes, and you can buy 2 to 3 more batteries to EGO's one. And they ate legit tool companies. They have been around longer than EGO. I've just gotten tired of waiting for good deals, sales and new stuff coming out. Think it's time I jumped ship
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You *need* two or three of those other companies' batteries to equal Ego's one when it comes to the 10Ah battery. Compare a comparably- powered Ego battery to the competition and the price gets much, much closer. How long do you think. Dewalt power drill battery would run an Ego lawn mower?

Ego as a brand has only been around for a few years, but its parent company, Chervon, has been around for ages and has done manufacturing for countless big-name companies at one time or another. You just didn't know it.
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Yep...the Dewalt 12 ah battery is $250 and you need two to equal the ego in watt hours. So that makes Dewalt more expensive.
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Frank I think you are way off.  Been a customer for 3 years and have not purchased any additional batteries or blades.  There is no battery subscription service offered by Ego.
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Agreed, szwoopp. I'm going into my fourth year with a couple of my batteries and they're going as strong as ever.
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It completely depends on usage and life of tool. A tool that is used a lot and lasts a long time would likely need replacement batteries down the road. I am such an infrequent user, I doubt I'll ever buy a battery for my chainsaw and hedge trimmers. I'm not suggesting anything like a subscription service. Im just saying batteries will eventually go bad and that the margins on replacement batteries are much bigger margin than the tools. Again, not criticizing EGO here.
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Your money, your choice, but quantity over quality may not be a real deal in the long run.
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Dewalt 60 volt 12ah battery = 240 watt hours (actually rated at 4ah at 60 volts)
Milwaukee 18 volt 12ah battery = 216 watt hours
Ego 56 volt 10ah battery = app 560 watt hours

Am I doing my math wrong? It's 4:30 a.m. so I may be.

Ego seems to hold up well in the price per watt hour comparison.

But yeah lower prices would be nice.
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You’re right on, except that Ego batteries are 50.4V nominal and DeWalt FlexVolt are 56V nominal, so the actual calculated energy goes down slightly.
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So has anyone tried one of the new 10Ah batteries inside a mower or snowblower housing?  Do they fit?
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I have a 2Ah and a 2.5Ah at home and they are not the same size...
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Guess I'm wrong about that then....
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The 10Ah isn't out yet for anyone to try, but before the Home Depot link was taken down it said the battery fits in every Ego tool. That's been a big selling point for the brand, so I'm sure Ego isn't going to change that now.
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Mcklain, the 2.0 and 2.5 are the same (physical) size battery.  They use the same case and same number of cells, only the capacity of the cells changed.
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I hope you're right Ken!
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I also read that these batteries are 3rd gen??  How do we know if we have first or second gen batteries at home?  Didnt know there was a 1st and 2nd gen...
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And sometimes Gen 1 doesn't even make it to market. Who knows, they may have started with Gen 2 at release.
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I found that interesting too. I figured maybe the first gen batteries were based on 2000 mAh cells (2.0 and 4.0 Ah batteries), and the gen 2 used 2500 mAh cells (2.5, 5.0 and 7.5Ah batteries). Perhaps the gen 3 will use 21700 cells? Just speculation until we see one taken apart.
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Lithium ion must've been generation 1, ARC technology 2nd and the fuel gauge is 3rd; just my guess.
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The “Arc Lithium” design has been there since the start.
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Not a battery technology expert;just going by the different batteries I have with what's on the label.
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"Arc Lithium" refers to the arc-like shape of the cell layout, which benefits cooling under load as well as cooling from airflow from the charger fans while charging.  Basically a flashy way to say the cells are spread out rather than bunched up tight together in a box where they can't cool properly.  :-)
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Curious if/when you file a warranty claim for a bad battery do you get a new battery or refurbished?  Is it possible to get a gen 3 down the road if you have a gen 2?  Assuming their gen 2 stock is drained.
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They ship you out a new battery.
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It certainly would be at the disgression of EGO, but will be at minimal, the same or upgraded battery.