which charger should i use routinely?

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I purchased an ego mower and string trimmer recently. One came with the rapid charger and the other the standard charger. With respect to long term performance, is one charger better than the other to use between mowing/trimming? I am able to mow my entire yard with one battery and trim with the other without charging to finish the job if that makes a difference. Thanks.

PS - excited to receive leaf blower and hedge trimmer in the mail soon!
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Hi Kenk,

Technically speaking, charging cells at a slower rate is easier on them. The reason for this is mainly that heat damages lithium cells. Ego has done such a good job with managing heat that I use which ever charger suits my needs... if I need the battery charged so I can cut right away I use the Rapid charger, and if I know I'm going to be cutting later on I use the Standard charger.

Mind you, I charge just before using the batteries. If you charge after use so the battery is fully charged the next time you need it, might as well just use the Standard charger if you're not in a hurry. But really, I don't think it matters much.