Mix 7.5 and 5.0 batteries in snowblower. Any downsides or even upsides to Dual 5.0 batteries

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I know you can mis and match batteries in the snowblower.  Are there any advatages or disadvatages to mixing a 7.5 and a 5.0 vs dual 5.0?

I bought the self propelling mower with 7.5 battery.  

I was thinking of buying the powerhead + trimmer/edger which comes with a 5.0 battery.  So I was thinking of saving a bit and buying the snowblower kit without batteries and using those batteries. 

But if there are any disadvantages to running 7.5 with a 5.0 then I'll just get the snow blower kit with dual 5.0 and get the powerhead trimmer/edger without batteries. 
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No disadvantages at all. As long as both batteries are 4Ah or larger you’re good to go. 7.5+5=12.5, which means 25% more run time than two 5Ah batteries.
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Sounds good!
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That plan is on target for saving money, but let me present another way of looking at it. 
Back up power and not having to wait for a charge are nice features to have if the extra $200 is not a stretch for you.  And two 5.0 batteries for $200 is a heck of a deal !
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