K peeps, LiPo batteries... who's got sources ?

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BigDave
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Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:23 pm

I remember a few years ago some of you were dealing with getting Lithium alternatives to the SLA batteries. I've been looking around, and cant see any locally. Do I need to resort to Ali-express or does someone know of a decently priced source locally ? (locally being auckland or NZ)
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Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:00 pm

I have similarly struggled. In case you haven't seen the below guidance/links to Amazon... I haven't found any other supplier. Good luck, I'll probably take Destin's suggestion.

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Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:31 pm

My thoughts, get one of the jump start packs/battery packs off one day when there on sale. Lion battery. Charges while you drive, usb charging outputs. Last one I looked at was 12v output 12700 mAh, or 12.7Ah. Jump your wagon when you get back to the beach and realise you left your park lights on.
$90 on the one day sales earlier this week.
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Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:16 pm

Before you get a Dangermouse LiPo, read these:

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Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:12 am

what size are you after

i will check my suppliers
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:09 am

@Dreadfish - A regular drop in replacement. currently eyeing up the one destin had mentioned 2 years ago ( which it turns out i had responded to at the time ) so 12v 9AH or thereabouts. Is your supplier nz based or ?
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:46 am

So. As Destin so kindly pointed out, Youshop have been castrated and wont ship batteries. I guess I've been lucky with all the shit containing batteries that've come so far, maybe if i state its a bunch of rare earth magnets on the box.... oh well.

Anywho, after failing to find anything even remotely resembling my sla ( as an lfp) on ali-express, I've seen this.

http://www.mrpositive.co.nz/lifepo4-lit ... =va&va=349" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Its different, I could probably deal with adding in some spade conversion, but atm it appears to be the closest.
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:07 pm

I have multiple suppliers and have them checking now. should hear back by end of day or tomorrow
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:33 pm

sweet. good to hear.
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Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:59 am

havent heard back ... well apart from the small batteries that is had to send them off to check again.
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Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:58 pm

yeah so after a 7-10 ah 12v battery with the same footprint... what size were you referring to as small ?
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:12 am

cell phone and camera type small
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:50 am

Any news at all ?

Starting to wonder about how to bypass the no shipping stuff. someone is getting lipo batteries here somehow, the market is flooded with powerbanks.
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:51 am

infact maybe thats what I need to look at instead. Those car jumping capable ones or something - i keep it in a drybag anyway...
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:22 am

sorry havent heard back yet. which may be they are having trouble locating a nz source
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:01 pm

Ok news.

I've got 1 coming from a kiwi supplier. $199 delivered. ( altho im in akl )

12v, 7.5 Ah LiFePo. be interesting to see how it performs, but by far the cheapest option available I've found here.

If anyone else is desperate to change, and isnt phased by the price, I got it through John from Battery Direct. Normally they have them in stock in Oz and take time to get here, but the supplier they went through has around 15 in stock.

John's cell is 021564632, or the company is 0800128658 - http://www.batterydirect.co.nz/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:28 pm

All my lipos have come in from China via Ebay and nothing stopped so far but nor have I have a great deal of longterm success with the cheap ones...

Keen to get a run down on how yours is performing after a few months.
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Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:11 pm

Picked up on TradeMe a new Starkpower LiFePo4 12v 9ah c/w the all important BMS, plus a charger for $250. Happy with that.
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Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:07 pm

I hadn't even thought about trademe. nice find. Mine arrived this morning according to the wiff. Will be intersting to see the weight difference.
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Just scored some of these second hand if interested
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