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I have 7 battery's now that don't charge. Is there a simple solution?
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I am on my 3rd year of one battery. When I am done with the task I put the battery on the charger even if I only used it for a few minutes. I can conservatively state that in the 3 years I have had the Blower, I have only exhausted the battery 4 or 5 times. Between mid March and mid December I use the blower 3 - 5 times per week. It is not my primary blower. I use it for tight spots, getting behind bushes, blowing off the walks and my substantial driveway, blowing out my gutters. For the really big stuff I use an Echo backpack blower. I do love my EGO - In my mind it is a winner.
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Do you have more than one charger? And, they won't charge on either charger? Are they all within the 3 year warranty window? If so, new batteries!
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I have many chargers, love the machines. Did a lot of testing on the battery's today and there all around 40 volts. Chargers will not pick them up to charge.
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Well you could use a good one to jump start it. Take spade terminals and jump pos to pos and neg to neg. For a short period. Then quickly take the dead one and throw it on the fast charger. The temporary charge may be enough to kick the charger on.. oh disclaimer. I'm not liable for what I don't actually know. I do not know if this will work.
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JC, how many batteries do you have in total? Do you run a lawn care company with your tools?
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I have 13 battery's total, love the machines. I have all the equipment at 3 locations. Alot of the battery's r beyond the 3 year mark I'm sure.
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Wow. So you use them for? Just curious cuz that's ALOT of batteries.. batteries plus or there a few online places that will repair lithium batteries. But they won't have the phase change material wrapped around them anymore.
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Holy moly.7 batteries that won't charge. Did you try to call ego? Call them
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I have one blower and one battery. Residential use only. My lawn is way too big for a Lithium Ion powered mower. I use a John Deere lawn tractor. It takes me the better part of a day to do the lawn with that. I could use a LI powered mower to do the periphery and will consider that when my 21" Lawnboy buys the farm.

I do have a 7.5KW solar array on the roof and a Tesla S 75 and a Tesla wall charger powered by the sun. So I am a bonafide Lithium Ion Guy!
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Don't be scared. Push now that yard. You need a bunch of robotic mowers. Lithium powered by the solar array. HEY EGO. WE WANT ROBOT MOWERS.
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Good thinking - An army of Solar Powered Lithium Ion BOTS - I can sit on the deck with a cool 1 or 2 or 3  and watch the BOTS do their thing - LoL

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