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Old 11-20-2020, 03:09 PM   #15
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Prices are dropping fast on LiFeP04 batteries.
Some of the industry folks are saying we could see a 50% reduction in the next year.
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My son did Search Engine Optimization Campaigns. He was also paid to write reviews. On his advice, I give more weight for 2, 3, and 4 stars. 1 and 5 stars need to be Verified Purchasers. Large numbers of 1 stars is a red flag.


Some of these budget LiFePO4 capacities are lies. Tear downs reveal cells stamped 90AH in 100AH batteries. 270AH cells in 300AH batteries.
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:52 PM   #17
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Question is... do you want to buy a LiPo battery from a no name company that has somehow found a way to sell a battery that everyone else would charge $3000 for at the cut rate price of just $1,500?

You know when buying things many times you find out in the long run that a "too low" price is just as undesirable as a "too high" price.

The majority of reputable LiPo battery sellers, nationwide, are charging between $800 to $1000 per 100 amp hours of capacity and backing up those batteries with warranty and service. This last battery on Amazon you linked to is selling for 1/2 the price of other known quality batteries. What do you think would permit them to reduce the retail price by 50%?

It has a 10-year warranty - not from Amazon - from the battery company. Will that company be around in 10 years? Were they around 1-year ago? How will you reach them when your $1,500 cut rate battery dies 10-months from now? Do you speak Mandarin Chinese? What if it damaged your RV???
X2 and Indeed!! I paid top dollar for Lifeblue and have had issues that were expeditiously handled. Both were Bluetooth problems. First one was a weak BT signal that eventually failed. The replacement battery had a firmware glitch; a BT monitor that under-counted cycles. Again, no problem getting it fixed. And both batteries had 7.5% more capacity than rated.

Big bucks, but great service.
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Have heard of one battleborn failure, buyer called Battleborn in Nevada, they asked a few questions, then sent him a new one and he returned the defective one with no charge. Yes $900 for a 100 a/h lithium is a lot, but piece of mind is priceless. On that note have bought 12 of their batteries in the last 5 years and have had no problems.
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