Will there ever be a battery thats higher then 7.5A in the near future?

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Wondering if EGO is planing on making a bigger battery thats higher then 7.5A for a better run time? Like a 10Ah and/or 12Ah battery but making it that it can still be used with existing EGO products like the hand blower and backpack blowers too. Possibly using the same battery dimensions as before but increasing the energy density of the lithium ion battery for a better battery lineup to choice from.
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In my opinion, the most likely next move would be to a battery family of 3Ah, 6Ah and 9Ah batteries. This is because of the recent release of high-drain 3000mAh 18650 cells suitable for power tool use. These are the same size as the 2500mAh cells being used now in the 2.5Ah, 5Ah and 7.5Ah batteries, just with higher capacity.

The next logical move could be to the larger 20700 cell size where we could see 4Ah and 8Ah batteries replace the 2.5/3Ah and 5/6Ah batteries. This would require a larger physical battery case since the cells are a bit bigger, so I don’t know if the 3P 12Ah version (replacing the 7.5/9Ah) size would work with the new cells and still fit in the battery compartment of today’s tools... but that’s a way off yet. :-)

This is all pure speculation on my part, I have no crystal ball.
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We may see 20700 with higher density than 4Ah in a not so distant future. Panasonic/Tesla were saying this summer that a lot of optimization work had been done on 18650, but not much done on 20700 yet. With the plan for a move to 20700 for upcoming models, they wanted to do a lot of optimization. The bigger form allow for different anode/cathode, different spacing, different cooling strategy, etc. Add on top all the work which has been done on additives, the 20700 may be heading to be a good "vintage" in the battery world. 

And then... looking even a bit further out, what about the so called "solid state" batteries? The Honda and Toyota of the world are very vocal about their intention to release denser solid state battery pack with faster charge capabilities. Instead of cylindrical cells, maybe Ego will move to a one solid state cell shaped like the current pack is... there are so many more advancements to come with Li-ion batteries... 

But like Blue, this is all speculation on my part, I do not have a crystal ball either :)
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Thanks for the info. This was a good read for me. Didn't even know about solid state batteries.
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Solid state batteries are supposed to be the next big thing. Dyson bought startup Sakti-3 for a boatload of cash and announced an electric car development program shortly after. That’s the most optimistic news regarding solid state batteries I’ve seen. Everything else I’ve seen is vaporware.
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There is a 23.2 ah backpack battery available in UK only. A larger physical size battety will not happen as no mower nor snowblower can take a larger size. So the only way packs will increase in capacity is as blue stated above

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I've often wondered if EGO instead of focusing on an Amp increase would add a new line above 56V...like a 120V line. Yard Force and Redback recently came out with 120V mowers. According to their promo the RedBack push includes a single 120V 3 Amp will give you up to 60 minutes. The Yard Force self-propelled includes two 120v 2.5 Amp but I don't know how long the batteries last.
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I say heck no to a higher voltage pack. It's a good way to get killed. I would never buy a removable battery that is over 60v. Too much chance for electrocution.
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