Remote battery belt with coiled power cable to lighten load on tools.

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Here is a quick to develop accessory. Make a belt mounted battery remote cable to reduce the weight of the tools. A coiled cable to run to the tools. This would relieve strain for the blower, hedge trimmer, trimmer, and chainsaw. Possibly make it so more than one battery can be connected for large jobs, run them in parallel. All that is needed is a coiled power cable, battery receptical, and battery connector. its a plug and play accessory.It would be a pretty big sell i would think.
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Hi Jacob, 

Nice to see you around.  I talked to an engineer about these batteries.  My taking is that they have a circuit in them that sync's with the tool it is attached to.  So the battery and the tool know what is connected to each other.  With the advanced circuitry, that may be a much bigger task than it appears. 

My headlamp that I wear has an external battery that hooks on my belt.  Though it runs forever, that cord is a pain in the rear to deal with. 

Good idea for people who would like to try it.

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Jacob, use battery base plate with a Anderson plug. This would allow my shoulders to last possibly longer. Then make a backpack version and a belt version.
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Planderson power pulls only have 2 connections. 3 are needed for the battery to tool. I got a spare battery that is bad that im going to disassemble and make into this. Just havent had time yet
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Ah OK, didn't know they have 3 contacts. Trailer plug with 6 terminal so you can separate or combine batts.
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My thoughts exactly. They have coiled cables also.
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I like this idea, but I wonder if the tools would be harder to handle because the tools are designed with the weight on the end. That is, they are balanced with a battery.

Perhaps Ego could develop a port in the back of the battery so that you could chain them with a cable as you suggest with some sort of shoulder strap or backpack.
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Well kind of. But use our own batteries
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Who has a busted 20" mower that you could take the battery bay out of.  As Jacob said 2 years ago, this would be a an easy project to bring to market.  Especially the 5.0 and 7.5 AH batteries when used with hand held equipment, like the chain saw, or string trimmer.  The balance on the trimmer is fair with a 2.0/2.5, but I'm sure the 5.0 would be more difficult, and the 7.5 would be unwieldy... below is a picture of a 20" mower battery bay, just 3 wires!

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I do i do. IT was my plan to use that. Just never made it yet because my 3 year old requires all my time. Lol
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You're going to need lots of parts if you ever plan to get that 40ft wide gang of Ego-powered reel mowers into service! Oh, and a babysitter too! :-)
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Its in my 10 year plan lol