Ego Snow Blower true test - Wisconsin cold and latest snow storm.....

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Batteries didn't want to charge it the cold. Granted it dipped below zero... but have two 5AMP/hr batteries and when I put them on the charger, just got a single red light on the charger (Charger is in my unheated garage). Wasn't sure if it was the charger or the batteries. My solution was to bring them in and warm up. They charged after returning batteries to room temp. I guess I plan on bringing the batteries inside from now on, but not as convenient, and I have to remember to do so. I would say the blower power is 90% of what my 2 stroke was. Handled the snow adequately, about 6-7 inches at a time (13" total). I was antsy to test it out so I didn't wait until the storm ended. however the chunky stuff from the plows was a pain.... but it is a pain with 2 stroke blowers also....  Run time was 35 minutes before I could tell it was losing power. When they finally started charging, indicator showed them around 50%..ish.
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Yeah, Li-Ion batteries need to be kept relatively warm to perform well. The manual stated to store and charge them in above-freezing temperatures, so for most people this will mean in the house.

Once they're in the tool and working they will stay warm just through discharging, so performance outside shouldn't be an issue as long as the batteries weren't frozen to begin with.

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