http://m.getsatisfaction.com/products/233262/topics?page=1 Topics for Professionals & Commercial Use 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z 51 15 9 1 0 4 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7975057 7975057 It would be great if EGO was to develop a Robotic mower. Is it in the works? 2020-02-23T22:22:12Z 2020-02-23T22:22:12Z Steve Valdes http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7406254 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10625701/StevesPhotoKeepCalmMowOn_medium.jpg steve_valdes I have been exploring the robotic/autonomous mowers available in N. America for a while now and there are quite a few available at this time. Namely, Husqvarna, Worx, Robomow, Stihl, Gardena and more...ranging in price from $1000 to $3500. Husqvarna seems to be the leader of the pack as they have been perfecting the tech for over 25 years in Europe and N.A. <br /><br />I am considering this as a possible extra offering available with our lawn and garden services. The way I see it, nothing can beat a lawn that is groomed daily for a consistent appearance. Those daily micro clippings would provide constant nutrients and make the lawn healthier and greener too. Plus it would provide constant weed control from daily cutting. We would provide the sale, installation, and maintenance of the robotic unit plus provide a weekly perimeter trimming and edging service to keep the lawn looking sharp.<br /><br />What do you folks think of the future of robotic mowing? I like the inherent benefits and I cut lawns for a living :-) idea 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7973355 7973355 lawn mower motor burnt on LM2122E 2020-02-18T13:59:40Z 2020-02-18T06:45:25Z Yann Koenig http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10473339 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11497416//platform/profilepic/_medium. yann_koenig question 2 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7953781 7953781 EGO Ice Auger/Hole Auger Power Head 2020-02-17T01:25:39Z 2019-12-14T17:59:21Z Ken Garinger http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10376073 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/057d3a3fb0cb23248fcd8d9aeccb413d?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG ken_garinger_2600zrv8d2xlq Come on Ego! Time to make a 56V Ice Auger PowerHead. All in one and practical for all your EGO owners of Snow Blowers who likely dip a hook too! It would blow the ION off the lake with 56V and 7.5 Ah compared to the 40V and 6Ah batteries the G2 is running!! idea 1 2 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7944089 7944089 Strong Start.....Good Questions 2019-12-05T21:54:17Z 2019-11-11T06:16:13Z bigfootcountry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8966303 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/6c6980843731640f6058caa6edbe8c4c?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG bigfootcountry A week or so ago a new member showed up asking some well prepared/solid questions about a green lawn Care business using Ego products. Clearly schwartzy18510....I think that is his name....was doing his homework. <br /><br /> The biggest lawn care site has pretty much nothing on the subject of battery powered lawn care equipment....and pretty much the rest of the internet is lacking in information about the viability of using battery powered equipment in a full time lawn/landscape company. <br /><br /> I do believe there are quite a few solo operators and even a few larger outfits using all or mostly battery....but like their equipment they are quiet about it. <br /><br /> I know that for a solo operator using battery hand held equipment will work....sorta. I already had a full client base before I started using Ego products....I bought them for one account and my use grew from there. I still use gas mowers and some gas handhelds where big long power is needed. I really haven't tried to build an all electric client list. <br /><br /> If I were to go all in on green mowing I would start in towns/cities and stay there. Smaller city/town lots are really where green equipment shines. Bigger properties pose runtime problems that may not be worth the expense. Plus city/town quiet battery equipment mitigates a problem going in....in the country not so much. A solo guy working out of a well thought out truck and sometimes trailer with battery handheld and a propane or battery either push or walk behind can go head to head with a gas only guy and do well. <br /><br /> From my experience a full city/town route will outperform a country mix route dollar wise. <br /><br /> I could go on and on plus I have a ton of run time on most Ego handhelds as well as an even larger ton of use on top end gas handhelds. I am very fit ..I work at it daily....and these products don't slow me down...much. <br /><br /> Jeremy praise 12 7 4 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7941846 7941846 Can The 28 Ah Commercial Backpack Battery (BAX1501) Be Used With Handheld Tool Chargers? 2019-12-05T18:58:21Z 2019-11-03T20:21:54Z schwartzy18510 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3076360 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/25ba2aa401efc59ef603bd36be5857ed?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG schwartzy18510 I am considering pairing the 28 Ah Backpack Battery (BAX1501) with the non-commercial series of Ego's handheld tools via the Battery Backpack Adaptor (ADB1000). However, the designated commercial-series charger (CHX5500) intended for use with the 28 Ah commercial-series backpack battery (BAX1501) is not included in the $1,300 list price for the backpack battery, and retails separately for <a alt="" href="https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-56-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Commercial-Series-Charger-CHX5500/309019421" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpswwwhomedepotcompEGO-56-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Commercial-Series-Charger-CHX5500309019421" type="" value="">$199.99 at Home Depot</a>.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />YouTuber Copper Creek Cuts uploaded a thorough — albeit critical — series of video reviews of the Ego commercial series lineup during extensive field testing. In the specific video linked below, he demonstrates how the 28 Ah commercial backpack battery can be charged using a standard charger via use of the ADB1000 adaptor:<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://youtu.be/tbbhXDkWI0A?t=85" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpsyoutubetbbhXDkWI0At85" type="" value="">https://youtu.be/tbbhXDkWI0A?t=85</a><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />While it's likely that the standard or even rapid chargers included with the various Ego handheld tool kits would charge BAX1501 much slower than the advertised 210 minutes of the designated CHX5500 charger, it would appear this route would at least be possible. After all, the product listings for both the standard and rapid chargers for handheld tools on the Ego website specifically state that they "<i>charge all EGO POWER+ Batteries</i>".<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />However, the standard and rapid-series charger specs as listed in the product manuals do not list the BAX1501 as being compatible, while the specs for the commercial-series charger appears to indicate that it is not backwards-compatible with the smaller individual batteries. Take a look at the below Product Manual excerpts:<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><u alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">56V Standard Charger (CH2100)</u></b><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><img alt="" name="" rel="" src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1812855/RackMultipart20191103-130349-1ob9d2s-Ego_CH2100_Charger_Specs_inline.png?1572811163" target="" title="Image httpsd2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnets3_images1812855RackMultipart20191103-130349-1ob9d2s-Ego_CH2100_Charger_Specs_inlinepng1572811163" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><u alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">56V Rapid Charger (CH5500)</u></b><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><img alt="" name="" rel="" src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1812856/RackMultipart20191103-73399-qrqeag-Ego_CH5500_Charger_Specs_inline.png?1572811189" target="" title="Image httpsd2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnets3_images1812856RackMultipart20191103-73399-qrqeag-Ego_CH5500_Charger_Specs_inlinepng1572811189" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><u alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">56V Commercial-Series Charger (CHX5500)</u></b><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><img alt="" name="" rel="" src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1812857/RackMultipart20191103-18445-63w4ld-Ego_CHX5500_Charger_Specs_inline.png?1572811203" target="" title="Image httpsd2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnets3_images1812857RackMultipart20191103-18445-63w4ld-Ego_CHX5500_Charger_Specs_inlinepng1572811203" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Last but not least is the Ego Support Team's response to the below question regarding the BAX1501 backpack battery charging capabilities:<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><img alt="" name="" rel="" src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1812859/RackMultipart20191103-91841-19u7tnb-Ego_BAX1501_Charging_Response_inline.png?1572812191" target="" title="Image httpsd2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnets3_images1812859RackMultipart20191103-91841-19u7tnb-Ego_BAX1501_Charging_Response_inlinepng1572812191" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />With all of the above in mind, what is the consensus? Can the BAX1501 backpack battery be charged safely and without damage from the standard/rapid chargers included with handheld tools (CH2100/CH5500) via use of the ADB1000 Adaptor? <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Conversely, can the CHX5500 be used in combination with the backpack cord and ADB1000 adaptor to charge individual 2.0/2.5/4.0/5.0/7.5 Ah batteries?<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> question complete 2 3 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7941581 7941581 What Battery Size Best Balances Each Ego Handheld Tool During Use? 2019-12-05T13:23:15Z 2019-11-02T12:05:55Z schwartzy18510 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3076360 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/25ba2aa401efc59ef603bd36be5857ed?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG schwartzy18510 I'm considering buying into the Ego Power+ platform for a complete roster of handheld power equipment intended for commercial use, and have spent many hours poring over model comparisons, specs, owner's manuals, and video demonstrations in an effort to understand the finer points of operation for each tool, as well as the differences between the various models of each tool type.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />One of the questions that I haven't yet been able to answer to my satisfaction is what battery size provides the best tool balance and in-hand feel for optimum ergonomics during extended use? <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I visited my local Home Depot in an effort to discover this for myself, but they did not have many of the models I'm considering, which I've listed below:<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">ST1520 — String Trimmer, Power Load (non-hinged shaft)</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">ST1500F — String Trimmer, Rapid Reload (non-hinged shaft)</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">ME0800 — Power Head + Edger Attachment</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">MST1501 — Power Head + Trimmer Attachment (Rapid <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">MHT2001 — Power Head + Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">MPS1001 — Power Head + Power Pruner Attachment</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">CS1600 — Chainsaw, 16"</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">CS1800 — Chainsaw, 18"</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">HT2410 — Hedge Trimmer, Handheld</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">LB5800 — Blower, Handheld (580 CFM)<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li></ul>Per the owner's manuals, battery weights are as follows:<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">ADB1000 Battery Backpack Adapter — 1.32 lb.</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">BA1120 Battery, 2.0 Ah — 2.76 lb.</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">BA1400T Battery, 2.5 Ah — 2.77 lb.</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">BA2800T Battery, 5.0 Ah — 4.87 lb.</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">BA4200T Battery, 7.5 Ah — 6.31 lb.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li></ul>I would welcome any and all feedback regarding the ideal battery size which best balances each of the aforementioned tools. And while I think I've nailed down a fairly accurate estimate of the run time I can expect out of each battery size when paired with a given tool, information on the size battery you prefer to pair with each tool (regardless of balance) is welcome as well.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> question active 10 5 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7949243 7949243 Should the backpack connector plug have two pins in it or just one photo would be great 2019-11-28T18:22:15Z 2019-11-28T18:22:15Z Darrell Mcbrien http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10348361 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11473433//platform/profilepic/_medium. darrell_mcbrien <img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1815926/RackMultipart20191128-104436-1tszvfv-Screenshot_20191128-182042_Gallery_inline.jpg?1574965269" /> question 0 1 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7859590 7859590 2000W Ego Nexus Power Station Released!!! 2019-11-09T08:57:19Z 2019-03-01T04:09:57Z Blue Angel http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7218772 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10478628/image_medium.jpg blue_6913126 Pro Tool Reviews just posted a video showing Ego's new 2000W generator!!!<br /><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnOA75qztkA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnOA75qztkA</a><br /><br />2000W continuous, 3000W surge, charges batteries if plugged in, and future solar panel compatibility?!?!?!?&nbsp; It's not cheap, but comes with 2 7.5Ah batteries.<br /><br />WOW, I think this is what SO many people have been waiting for!!! praise 161 24 9 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7941144 7941144 Are The Handheld Hedge Trimmers (HT2410) Redundant For Owners Of The Articulating Hedge Trimmer Power Head Attachment (HTA2000)? 2019-11-01T05:18:36Z 2019-10-31T19:12:10Z schwartzy18510 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3076360 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/25ba2aa401efc59ef603bd36be5857ed?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG schwartzy18510 I am considering purchasing the PH1400 Power Head with most of the available attachments as part of my cordless handheld power equipment for a solo lawn maintenance start-up. <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I know I will be purchasing the Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment (HTA2000) for the Power Head in order to reach those high bushes and shrubs. The question I have is whether the HTA2000 attachment for the PH1400 Power Head will prove too ungainly to use on smaller bushes / shrubs, making it necessary to also purchase the Handheld Hedge Trimmers (HT2410).<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Length is one consideration:<br /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">HT2410 Handheld Hedge Trimmer — <b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">41.85"</b> (per Home Depot)</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">HTA2000 Articulating Hedge Trimmer — <b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">101" </b>(PH1400 Power Head = 38"; HTA2000 = 63")<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li></ul>Weight is a consideration as well:<br /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">HT2410 Handheld Hedge Trimmer — 6.16 lb. bare tool; <b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">8.93 lb</b>. <b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">w/2.5 Ah battery</b></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">HTA2000 Articulating Hedge Trimmer — 11.22 lb. bare tool (PH1400 = 5.82 lb.; HTA2000 = 5.4 lb.); <b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">13.99 lb</b>. <b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">w/2.5 Ah battery</b></li></ul>In some cases I can actually see the longer length of the Power Head + Articulating Hedge Trimmer being an advantage even for low-lying shrubs and hedges, as it would eliminate a lot of stooping to trim the sides and reaching to trim the tops. <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Torn on this one. For those of you who have used both of these tools, do you consider the HT2410 redundant if you also own the HTA2000, or do both tools have their own niche?<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> question active 4 3 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7940869 7940869 Seeking Feedback On Ideal Battery Type, Roster, & Charging Logistics For Commercial Use 2019-10-31T23:10:13Z 2019-10-30T23:11:50Z schwartzy18510 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3076360 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/25ba2aa401efc59ef603bd36be5857ed?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG schwartzy18510 Hello all! I am in the midst of planning an initial equipment roster for a lawn and landscape maintenance start-up committed to environmental responsibility, and am considering investing in the Ego Power+ platform for our handheld power equipment. <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I have by-and-large identified my target equipment and have already ruled out the commercial tool lineup other than potentially the 28 Ah battery, which I may use with the non-commercial tools. Projected equipment roster as follows:<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">(2) Rapid Reload String Trimmers (ST1500F)</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">(2) Power Head + Edger Attachments (ME0800)</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">(1) 31" Power Head Extension (EP7500)</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">(1) Power Pruner Attachment (PSA1000)</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">(1) Hedge Trimmer Articulating Attachment (HTA2000)</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">(1) Hedge Trimmer (HT2410)<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">(1) 580 CFM Handheld Blower (LB5800)</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">(1) 18" Chainsaw (CS1800)<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li></ul>I am currently having trouble deciding whether to base my battery roster on the individual 2.0 / 2.5 / 5.0 / 7.5 Ah batteries with the plan to house them in each tool, couple them with the Battery Backpack (#BH1001) and the Battery Backpack Adapter (#ADB1000) to reduce arm fatigue, or power each tool remotely via a single 28 Ah Backpack Battery (#BAX1501) combined with the Battery Backpack Adapter (#ADB1000).<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Each option would appear to have its own set of unique pros and cons:<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Separate batteries housed in each tool would enable me to customize battery size to the job, avoiding the need of carrying around the Battery Backpack or 20-lb. Backpack Battery if not necessary. Then again, going this route means operating each tool with the added weight of the battery, more trips back to the truck / trailer to swap batteries, playing musical chairs on the charger(s), and purchasing batteries which use Samsung 25R cells with a <a alt="" href="https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/curious-on-battery-life?topic-reply-list[settings][filter_by]=all&amp;topic-reply-list[settings][reply_id]=19998937#reply_19998937" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpscommunityegopowerpluscomegotopicscurious-on-battery-lifetopic-reply-listsettingsfilter_byalltopic-reply-listsettingsreply_id19998937reply_19998937" type="" value="">60% life-after-250-cycles duty rating</a> (worst case scenario).<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Pairing individual batteries with the Battery Backpack (#BH1001) and the Battery Backpack Adapter (#ADB1000) would solve the issue of arm fatigue due to tool weight, while granting me the flexibility of running a battery directly in a tool rather than in the backpack should the situation dictate cordless operation — e.g., running a chainsaw in the woods with the chainsaw spending equal amounts of time both in hand and on the ground while sorting brush and positioning logs. However, this configuration still leaves me with the cons of the first scenario above while adding the limitation of being corded to the backpack.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">The 28 Ah Backpack Battery (#BAX1501) combined with the Battery Backpack Adapter (#ADB1000) solves the arm fatigue issue while also eliminating the need to swap / track / sort / charge / maintain a large array of multiple batteries. This route has the added benefit of the battery possessing a 1,000-cycle duty rating, a clear upgrade from the smaller Ah batteries available. The downside is that I'd be limited to always having to wear a 20-lb. backpack no matter how small the job, and I'd have to deal with the limitations of a cord as well.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li></ul>The question I have for those using Ego tools in a commercial setting is as follows<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""></i>:<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></b></i><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Given your experience with the weight, balance, operation, use cases, and battery run times of the equipment roster listed</i></b> above, if you were to start over and purchase your Ego setup all over again, which of the below options would you pursue, and why?<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></i></b><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><ol alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Individual 2.5 / 5.0 / 7.5 Ah batteries with the intent to use them in each tool (adding weight)<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Individual batteries paired with the Battery Backpack (#B1001) and Adapter (#ADB1000), enabling you to carry the individual batteries on your back should the situation dictate<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">The 28 Ah Backpack Battery (BAX1501) paired with the Adapter (#ADB1000) to reduce arm fatigue, extend run times, and <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />simplify battery charging and maintenance<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></li></ol>The initial cost of the three different options listed above is roughly the same for a total battery inventory of 28 Ah if I min/max individual battery purchases in kit form. That said, if I go all-in with either the 28 Ah Battery Backpack or individual batteries and find in hindsight that my choice was not ideal, the cost to reverse course would be substantial.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I'm leaning towards option #3 above, as it seems as if it would enable me to reduce hand/arm fatigue, extend tool run time, reduce trips back to the vehicle to swap batteries on large properties, eliminate the need to charge / verify charge on multiple batteries at the end of each day, and rely on a battery rated for a 1,000 charge/discharge cycle duty rating, as opposed to the 250 cycles that the Samsung 25R cells in the 2.0/2.5/4.0/5.0/7.5 Ah batteries. <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />However, I'm concerned that going this route may negatively affect tool balance and make the String Trimmer and Power Heads nose-heavy. <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />As an incessant optimizer, I'm trying to determine what battery type / configuration will be ideal for the majority of my planned use cases in support of maximizing operational efficiency and eliminating redundant investment, and would love to hear some real-world feedback from other commercial users on this point.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> question active 7 5 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7939208 7939208 Can you use a parallel cord between two ego 2,000 wat inverters 2019-10-25T15:20:57Z 2019-10-25T00:58:35Z ralph http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10290198 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/31849e3e6dcddfa502518a671aec2bd4?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG ralph_15jtl1rhny4vc Would it be possible to us a parallel cord to get more watts out of it... if you have two ego 2000 watt inverters and use a parallel cord Could you get up to 4,000 watts with a surge of 6,000 you can do this with a lot of small gas inverters why not with this.. idea 3 4 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7935215 7935215 snow blower self driving function 2019-10-12T17:16:22Z 2019-10-11T17:33:22Z Julian Holcroft http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10269050 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11457983/AAuE7mDj2_oZuHaBmv6Txtn7UrYRgBbrr2SKysiTCJvw_medium. julian_holcroft it would be nice and make the operation of the snowblower easier in Vermont where we get a lot of snow that is wet and hard to force a snowblower tru idea pending 2 5 2 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7926552 7926552 a great review of EGO products (not mine) 2019-09-13T21:47:19Z 2019-09-13T21:47:19Z Rene Langlois Lariviere http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10200467 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11445811//platform/profilepic/_medium. rene_langlois_lariviere EGO Power+ Power Head Review | PH1400 56 Volt Lithium ion<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a href="https://youtu.be/JuAjwjx1Cn0" rel="nofollow">https://youtu.be/JuAjwjx1Cn0</a><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> praise 0 2 1 create http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7861857 7861857 EGO NEXUS POWER STATION - REVIEW!!!! 2019-09-08T03:08:15Z 2019-03-07T14:07:35Z Kite Army http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8800210 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11441387/kitearmyLogo2019%236_medium.jpg kite_army Join KiteArmy to learn more about this amazing product!<br /><br /><div class="video-container"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LZu45KSRoZ0"></iframe></div> article 34 10 4 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7921621 7921621 Chainsaw without variable speed could be improved.. are there plans for upgrade ? 2019-08-30T04:05:56Z 2019-08-28T21:38:49Z Rene Langlois Lariviere http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/10200467 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11445811//platform/profilepic/_medium. rene_langlois_lariviere I think a chainsaw needs variable speed.&nbsp;<br />i am very much interested in buying ego, but this is a problem for me. question complete 5 5 1 comment