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Old 19-10-2011, 18:22   #1
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LIFEPO4 Battery Cells

Last year I bought 4 Hipower LIFEPO4 cells from electric1 ( a CF member) and his excellent BMS system. Four of these make up a 200ah battery. I decided I wanted 400ah, so I odered four more from a dealer in the US. After a 8 week wait for shipment from China, I opened the box to find 4 200ah cells of a different form factor, not matching what I have.

So they agreed to send me 4 more. After about 4 weeks, I got the new cells, and yes, you guessed it, the wrong ones again. UGH. Then the dealer got flakey, and I think maybe in financial troubles, so they were less than helpful in correcting the situation. I just wanted eight cells that matched!

The dealer told me of a customer, a concrete cutting company in MI, that had 24 cells, where three were mis-matched (thus not balancing correctly) that were at the customers, waiting for return to the dealer. He tried to get that guy to send me eight, be he was unwilling to unpack them and ship part of the 24, as they were already shrink wrapped and boxed on a pallet. THe dealer was not willing to pay to ship them to their site, and the send me 8. I countered that I would pay for the shipping to me, if I owned all them after the fact, and he went for it.

I got the cells, culled out the mismatched ones (they were a different model #, and c rate). I have installed eight of these, and am very happy with them. They replaced 4 t-105s, have at least 50% more usable capacity, at almost 1/2 the weight.

SO,,,, I have some cells for sale:

(12) 2010 manufacture date, slightly used. These will require the terminals to be drilled for interconnect cables. Approx 13.1in tall, 8.75 wide and 2.78 wide each cell. wired in series/parallel, thus would make a 600ah bank, and would replace a 800-100ah conventional bank, at 16 lbs a cell. $125 each,

(4) 2010 manufacture date, unused except for testing. These are the ones I bought from electric1. To replace a 300-400ah bank, or a super starting battery. $150 each 600a continuous discharge, 200a charge!

(4) 2011 manufacture date, unused. These are shorter and fatter, I'll get the dimensions tomorrow. To replace a 300-400ah bank, or a super starting battery $225 each 600a continuous discharge, 200a charge!

They are all manufactured by Hipower. Hipower | LiFePO4 battery manufacturer


Shipping on the buyer. All are boxed for shipment.
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Old 19-10-2011, 18:53   #2
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Re: LIFEPO4 battery cells for sale

Hi. I might be interested. I am on the hard in Jarret Bay , Beaufort NC. Call me on 252 269 7240. I would be interested in the 12 cells.
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Re: LIFEPO4 Battery Cells

Hi, I have a 24v system and had been considering going to new battery technology. I assuming the values you are giving is for 12v?
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Re: LIFEPO4 Battery Cells

Hi;

I have sold the 12 "used" cells. #2 and #3 in the listing are still available, essentially, 2 different 12v batteries, with 4 cells in each.

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I'm interested in either of the 4 bank sets. You can email me at dmontg6700"at"aol"dot"com or call at 919-630-2592.

I'm located near Clayton, NC
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