Oct. 2017 7.5 Ah Battery Purchase Made in Dec. 2014

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I just purchased a "new" standalone 7.5 Ah battery from Union Wheel, an officially authorized reseller in Alberta, Canada in Oct. 2017.

The battery was definitely in new/unused condition but I noticed on putting it into the charger it said it was manufactured in Dec. 2014.

I've used it a bit in my 21" SP mower and it seems to be holding up the same as my other batteries, but, still.. I don't know.

1. Would EGO still honour the 3 year battery warranty based on the date of purchase and not the manufacturing date?

2. Do you think I should request a replacement/contact the store about this? They've been good to me so far (made a few purchases from them now)/I don't know if this was intentional, but with limited battery life expectancy I feel pretty uneasy about this.

The mower I purchased this spring came with a 2016 battery which is one thing but this battery is already almost 2 years old. Sure it seems to be holding up now but how about in 3 years? They do charge considerably less than Home Depot but still I did pay full price.

Only thing is it was $20 to ship it here the first time so I don't know their policy on return & replacement shipping costs (if they even allow that).

Thoughts?
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Posted 12 months ago

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Ego has previously stated that the warranty is based on the purchase date, not the date of manufacture.  Lithium Ion batteries, if stored properly, e.g. at 30-50% charged state will not lose very much capacity, which is caused by charge/discharge cycles.  Typical customer experience has been that _if_ a battery will fail, it will do so in the first year.  There have not been very many reports of battery capacity falling way off; and even if it did, as long as you're within the three year period, you are covered for a replacement.  My vote is to not worry about it.