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Old 26-01-2021, 01:02   #1
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EVE LF280 Batteries

I just met someone who purchased several months ago the following batteries (see link - maybe not this supplier though) - They were USD $1700 inc delivery to Australia for 1120ah 12v (16 x 280ah @ 3.2v)



Has anyone used these or have any longer term usage stats on them as they seem incredibly cheap.



He was very happy with them still and even runs his hot water system off them and his only charge source for them is 1.5KW of solar. He showed me the BMS (he installed his own, the batteries do not come with them) via Bluetooth and they were all pretty much sitting equal still.





https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...162e5764fnNGhE
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Old 26-01-2021, 18:27   #2
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Re: EVE LF280 Batteries

I've been watching the Xuba based ones (also 280Ah) (comments here). If we go down the path, I'll be wanting a boatload (smaller than a shipload, larger than a dinghyload ) and bringing them into Oz (for changing us to a 48V parallel hybrid, probably 24+ kWh worth)...
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Old 26-01-2021, 21:16   #3
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Re: EVE LF280 Batteries

I found the EVE Factory selling them for over twice the price as other sellers on Alibaba and asked them about this.



They basically said that many sellers are selling B & C grade batteries and sometimes fixed up damaged batteries and flogging them off as New Grade A.


I suppose the motto is if the price looks too good........
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Re: EVE LF280 Batteries

Ouch. That's one thing I like about the Xuba's - excellent reviews so far. I haven't looked at the genuine EVE's though which may have good reviews too (if you buy the genuines...)
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Old 31-01-2021, 13:34   #5
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Re: EVE LF280 Batteries

eve are known in the solar grid community.
good quality cheap and grade B delivers often more then advertised.


community swithces to Lishen 282AH cells, often also Grade B for a cheap price but so far they even deliver better then EVE.


be careful with the contact terminals, suggest you make your own studs and carefull torque them down. easy to overtorque and screw them.
I order the Lishen 12x 270AH=12V 810AH house for me plus 80AH LTO as starter.
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Re: EVE LF280 Batteries

eve are known in the solar grid community.
good quality cheap and grade B delivers often more then advertised.


community swithces to Lishen 282AH cells, often also Grade B for a cheap price but so far they even deliver better then EVE.


be careful with the contact terminals, suggest you make your own studs and carefull torque them down. easy to overtorque and screw them.
I order the Lishen 12x 282AH=12V 810AH house for me plus 80AH LTO as starter.
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