My blower battery on high setting only lasts about 20 mins.

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My battery on high setting only lasts about 20 mins. On low it's 30 mins. I couldn't get my whole roof and patio cover in 1 charge. I had to take a 30 min break and eat lunch and go back up. I live in the NW and you need power for more than 20 mins to blow off wet leaves from a driveway, 15 x 30 patio and 60 ft of sidewalk. If it's bone dry same job takes 10 mins. Again, battery doesn't last long on average job. I think I'll have to buy another battery.??
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From page 12 of the blower manual:

If you're getting about 20 minutes from the blower on its high setting using the 2Ah pack, it would seem it's working OK.

Wet leaves can be tough to move, and if you have lots of them over a large area it looks like you need more battery capacity, or as you said, an excuse to break for lunch. :-)

If you have the 4Ah battery it can be used as well (all Ego tools/batteries are compatible).  Run time will double, however it will weigh a little more... not a big deal if you're walking around blowing off your patio, but may be an issue if you're climbing ladders and negotiating your way around roof peaks.

Maybe letting the leaves dry before blowing could be an option?