New 2.5 ah Battery with Fuel Gauge

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Looks like Ego may put a real fuel gauge on their batteries. Good thing. Home Depot has the 2.5ah on their website.
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Great, but hasn't been an issue with me in using any of my tools.
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Woohoo! Looks like they’re calling it it the BA1400T:



$5 more than the standard BA1400:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-56-Vo...
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Interesting that BORG's site shows the battery and a price, but no way to buy it yet. Also, this one isn't showing up on EGO's product site yet. 
Can't wait to see a video of it in action. I'm guessing each one of those green segments either changes color or goes out as the battery runs down.
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This is most welcome indeed.  Explains the "sale" we've seen on kits and batteries.  I think this comes from requests from some of the community members who started talking about years ago.  WTG
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_ A very nice idea but shouldn't cost more.  Just another company $$$ grab. 
_ From my point of view ALL EGO products are overpriced. 
_ They could become a leader by beginning a lower pricing trend on battery powered equipment.
_ This would force all other companies to follow suit.
_ It is all about $$$ and customers are an ancillary matter.
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I see you’ve resolved to be more optimistic this year, Walt! :-)
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Yes, the $5 money grab when introducing a feature requested by the ancillary customers. 

I think you are a bit off target on this one Walt.
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That feature undoubtedly adds cost to the manufacturing process. There will be more parts, plus complexity of manufacturing. I'd say a $5 cost increase is more than fair. That represents, what, less than 3.5% increase? That's assuming you pay full retail on a standalone battery.

Walt, there are cheaper battery-powered lawn tools than Ego if cost is a concern. Of course they're less powerful and the reviews on them aren't as good and they have significantly shorter warranties.

You seem surprised to find that Ego is a for-profit company.
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This should ease some battery performance anxiety. I wonder how long it will take for the new batteries to make it into the kits?
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No complaints from myself on cost of Ego equipment.....They have proven to me to be the best battery platform available right now. Check the price of Stihl, Husqvarna, Milwaukee, Makita, etc....Ego continues to be the best and best bang for the buck. By now I'm somewhere around the thousand hours of use mark with zero equipment breakdowns and a couple of battery problems.

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Interesting, the new BA1400T is now showing up on EGO's product site.
https://egopowerplus.com/battery-2-5amp-fuel-gauge/

As well, the manual for it indicates all models of battery will be getting the fuel gauge. And, there may even be a 10ah battery in the works. Check out the cover of the manual.
https://egopowerplus.com/media/productattach/1/8/18-1101_ego_battery_g3_manual_na_v2.pdf

A pic from the manual showing what the segments represent.


Pretty neat stuff...
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Seems to go this way with new products.  HD or some tool reviewer puts out the info before Ego does their official announcement and website update.

New tools/features are the goods.  How we get the info is secondary.

10ah battery - Let's Go !  Sign me up for the dual battery mower with variable speed
blade control. (not an actual product - just my dream mower)
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At almost 8 pounds I definitely wouldn't want to use the 10 Ah battery on one of the hand tools!
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Hedge trimmer + 10Ah = Yeah RIGHT!
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BA: Helps with the forearms and shoulders, no?
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Popeye's tool of choice
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All other brands of lithium ion batteries I have has a fuel gauge, but it's not something I pay much attention to; when it runs down, I recharge and 99% of the time my job is finished before depleting the battery. Those with larger yards need this more.
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Does this battery come with an electric (EGO battery operated) hoist to assist lifting? Just joking, but the weight would limit its use to a few tools on wheels. The commercial backpack power source, but not compatible with the residential line.
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Everyone’s all excited, wait until they see the price haha. The 7.5ah is expensive enough, probably need a second mortgage for a 10ah battery.
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Hopefully they'll come as a kit with some tool.
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A 20Ah snowblower kit is already on my wishlist! We’re building a house with a 3 car garage and a ~100’ driveway. Give me a decent wet snowfall and I’ll be begging, borrowing and stealing every Ah I can get my hands on! :-)
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Blue Angel, before we retired and downsized, we had a 100' driveway that was also walled in on 3 sides. The brick wall was about 6' tall and it wasn't easy throwing a shovel full of snow that height. I shoveled into a wheelbarrow to transport to the street; grueling, but I was younger then. A 13" snowfall took me 8 hours of non stop work to clear the driveway. That was 15 years ago and battery operated tools of this quality wasn't even thought of then.
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Sounds like 15 years ago you needed one of these!

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Did anyone notice the -fc extension on the authorized chargers? Do we know what that means?
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Factory conditioned. AKA - reconditioned. I notice it's also on the battery with fuel gauge manual. 
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