why does the battery last for 10 minutes? What should I do?

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why does the battery last for 10 minutes? What should I do?
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That blower really draws a lot of current on turbo. 12 amps will drain a 2 amp hour battery in 2/12 of an hour, or 10 minutes. I usually just go do something while the battery recharges, though you can get another battery or get a higher capacity battery.
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Have you tried not holding down the turbo button the entire time?  Even if you settle for the highest non-turbo speed you'll get 18 minutes (60 minutes on low) out of the blower instead of 10. 

Don't take any of that the wrong way - whenever I use the blower I know I have to keep reminding myself that it does a very good job of moving leaves and debris around (even without the turbo setting). I try to use turbo now only in pulses for stubborn leaves, and I find that it (obviously) lasts much longer while also still managing to get the job done just fine.
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I sadly don't yet have the Ego blower, which I can't wait to replace my PITA gas blower with. But I have found that my blower is much more effective at moving leaves at low to mid power. High is great for wet leaves or stubborn patches that don't want to move, but once things are loose and moving freely I can control the debris much better if I'm not sending it airborn in a whirlwind.

It sounds like the blower might best be matched with a 4 or 5ah battery and rapid charger like you get with a mower kit. If you don't have the Ego mower and aren't planning on getting one in the near future, the 2.5ah battery may be your best bet for some extra juice at a reasonable cost.
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Hi Roman, we're curious about what you're experiencing as well. Can you let us know if the battery was fully charged, which battery you were using and which setting you were using the blower on (low, high or turbo)?

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