Free extra battery at Home Depot Canada

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What battery (how many Ah) is included in the current promotion at Home Depot Canada (free extra battery) from May 12nd to May 22nd 2016?
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/cate...
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Posted 3 years ago

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It's the 2Ah battery.
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Are you sure? Some people reported getting the 5Ah battery in store... but when I called Home Depot they were unable to tell me
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That would be an INSANE deal to get a latest-generation battery that retails for double the one advertised. If true, I'm guessing was probably a costly mistake by an employee!
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It's supposed to be the 2.0Ah battery.
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So if I order the 21" mower kit, I get the included 5Ah battery + the free extra 2Ah one that I could use on other tools. But since we can't buy the bare 15" trimmer in Canada (the only other tool I need) this extra battery is useless to me. I would get two charger and four batteries!

If ordering the 15" trimmer kit and the bare mower, then I would get two small batteries that may not be enough to mow my entire lawn, or would it?
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In theory the mower can run fine on the 2Ah batteries, and I use them in my mower all the time. However you are looking at only 10-20 minutes run time per charge, and if you don't buy the mower kit then you won't have a rapid charger (though it doesn't make a huge difference in charge time on those small batteries).

I don't think many people would not eventually regret getting an Ego mower without having at least a rapid charger and one 4+ Ah battery.
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So you're complaining about being given a $130 battery for FREE?

Like David said, the battery works in the lawn mower just fine. In fact I use my 2.0 Ah battery to mow my front lawn all the time in order to make sure the 4 Ah battery will have enough charge to mow my much-larger backyard.

Take the free battery and sell it on eBay if you don't want it.
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I mowed 1.5 acres with one 4ah and two 2 ah batteries for 2 year. So yes. You can mow 10 acres if ya want with one 5ah and two 2 ah batteries. You just have to keep them charging as you mow
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I mowed a bunch of times for 7 hours straight. Good workout ;)
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As others have said, the 2Ah battery works in the mowers as well with proportionally less run time.

Having said that, the 2Ah will go into overload in thick and/or wet grass a little quicker than the larger batteries will. This is no big deal, really, and you just have to pace yourself a little more in the thick stuff.

Unless you have a Better Homes and Gardens quality lawn where all of it is thick luxurious turf... in that case the larger batteries would earn their keep. :-)
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I'm the one who got the 5 Ah with the trimmer, it was hidden in a box I couldn't see until I opened the box.
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SCORE!!!!!
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I couldn't believe it myself ! I told everyone I know to get there and buy an EGO product, I hope it will be profitable for EGO.

Anyway, you've made a new customer and I'll be looking for EGO products for my future needs. For now, if you happen to launch an electric lawn tractor, I'm in ! Oh, and have a snowblower on it too ;)
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So who else that you know got the 5Ah battery as well? Was this an online purchase or in store?
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In store, I don't know anybody else yet who got the 5Ah.

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