Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

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Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by Ebikebert » Jul 26 2014 6:57pm

Hey guys I am hoping we can eventually put this in endless wiki or something but i wanted to start a reliable and trusted companies list to purchase batteries from. I hope this can take out some of the hair pulling stress one can encounter while trying to find a reliable source for your new battery build. I need your help to make this list so we are not constantly guessing what companies are good or bad reliable or untrustworthy.So please comment below and include:

1. web link

2. A brief experience you had with the company

THE TRUSTED LIST:

http://www.ebay.com/usr/supowerbattery111

http://www.em3ev.com/store/

http://www.pingbattery.com/servlet/StoreFront

http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/ebike-parts/batteries.html

http://www.ebikekit.com/e-bike-batterie ... thium-ion/

http://calibike.com/

http://headway-headquarters.com/

http://www.chicagoelectricbicycles.com/Batteries.html

http://www.ebay.com/usr/sun-thing28

http://www.ebay.com/usr/hunk-801

http://www.rawvelocity.com/batterieschargers.html

http://www.batteryspace.com
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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by Ebikebert » Jul 26 2014 7:02pm

1. http://www.hobbyking.com

2. Caution !!! I purchased some Lifepo4 batteries from this website and ended up hating myself for it. In short the discharge rating was exagerated ten fold!! :evil: I ended up returning them and recieved a full refund after a month and a half of messing with them. The only reason I put this website here was because I know many ES members who have succesfully purchased lipo cells from them that are decent.
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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by Ebikebert » Jul 26 2014 7:10pm

1. http://www.ebay.com/usr/supowerbattery111

2. Approved! This is a trusted vendor on ebay that sells battery cells from the manufacturers themselves. I had a great experience purchasing some Samsung 25R cells after that had recieved their shipment from Samsung. This vendor even provided me with a personal email to contact him with incase there was anything wrong. Needless to say this vendor has very good communication. This vendor also has FREE Tab welding services and spacers included in the price of the cell. This is a HUGE help when it comes to pack builders. This vendor is top notch to say the leastand he might even give you a discount if you say you are from this forum!

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Post by kriskros » Jul 26 2014 8:42pm

cellman for a 123 battereies :mrgreen:

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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by dogman dan » Jul 27 2014 5:43am

Though I've bought several thousand wh worth of batteries from Hobby King over the last 4 years, I wouldn't say they make the
"Trusted and Reliable" list at all. The make the cheap list.... And their 20c batteries work ok at 3-5c.

Trusted and reliable list is very short. There are others beside these four for sure. I just don't have a way to know it myself.


Pingbattery.com for low amps lifepo4. Good ol ping, still perfect for the low cost per mile commuter, but no longer considered a light battery compared to limn. 4 years daily use quite possible with a Ping lifepo4.

EM3ev.com for some nicer discharge rate limn-whatever it is now. He's constantly on top of whatever is the best bang cells each year.

Allcell battery in Chicago is supplying two respected kit vendors. ebikes ca, and e-bikekit.

http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/ebike-parts/batteries.html


http://www.ebikekit.com/e-bike-batterie ... thium-ion/

Of course others, many may make the cheap list, others not. I'm not saying they suck, just that they don't have the numbers of ES members singing their praises as the list above.

The latest new one for US buyers, Cali battery. Sorry no link.

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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by Ebikebert » Jul 27 2014 9:04am

Thanks dogman,

Completely agree with you on hobbyking this is why I have now excluded it from the list.

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Post by mistercrash » Jul 27 2014 9:22am

I have to mention DoctorBass for low buck, slightly used Sony US18650V cells. Those cells would qualify in a ''low budget'' category I think. It looks like he might be able to supply some used US18650TVC4 cells when the Makita BL1840 packs start coming in.
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Post by mvly » Jul 27 2014 12:42pm

HobbyKing is NOT trusted and reliable at all. Avoid if possible. If you need toys from then go for it. Battery? I would stay away.

Got their nanotech and after 2 years and around 300 cycles they are shit. I get like 1/2 capacity now. I am too cheap to toss them out. So I am using them in lower power application.

Got other cells which are shit after a few cycles. And getting refund from those liars is pretty hard.

I say buy if you must. But if something is not right, open PayPal case and get your money back. Keep the bad cells as your reward.

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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by docnjoj » Jul 27 2014 2:58pm

I hit supower111's site but there are no batteries listed, only electronic stuff like BMS and chargers. Where are the batteries?
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New Luna 10S bottle battery 13.6AH now on mine
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Post by babyhughie » Jul 27 2014 4:13pm

I have written this in other threads but I thought I would share here to..

I bought a calibike battery 48v 15ah and lastnight I hit 33mph with the 48v 15ah batter combined with the cheap yescomusa 1000w hub motor kit.

I am in no way an affiliate with calibike.com but I do think they have a very good pack and very good customer service.. He's also located and ships out of USA Here's the link. 500$ shipped with charger for a 48v 15ah pack is a very good deal

http://calibike.com

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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by 999zip999 » Jul 27 2014 5:27pm

Babyhugie can just hurry up and give us a 1 and 2yr. update. The thing is it takes so long to find out the dirt on new packs

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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by Ebikebert » Jul 27 2014 8:53pm

docnjoj wrote:I hit supower111's site but there are no batteries listed, on electronic stuff like BMS and chargers. Where are the batteries?
otherDoc
wow did not notice this i will contact them and ask why.

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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by Ebikebert » Jul 27 2014 9:57pm

Ebikebert wrote:
docnjoj wrote:I hit supower111's site but there are no batteries listed, on electronic stuff like BMS and chargers. Where are the batteries?
otherDoc
wow did not notice this i will contact them and ask why.

recieved a very fast reply from supowerbattery111 saying

We dont put battery for sale on eBay is because Lithium battery is very difficult to ship now. Many parcel being lost since May, all the shipping agents do not accept Lithium batteries. We could only ship by Commercial Express which is very expensive on shipping cost. So we dont put batteries on eBay at the moment.

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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by dogman dan » Jul 28 2014 6:10am

They got busted shipping batteries illegally, or can't afford the bribes it takes to get em on the plane in China.

This is why a legally shipped battery is more costly. One reason I never bought another ping was the stink eye I got from the postman when the second one came.

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Post by docnjoj » Jul 28 2014 6:25am

I want to put Headway Headquarters on the list. Yesterday I was doing comparison shopping between them and 3 other suppliers and had 4 active screens up. Suddenly I had a Paypal purchase! I immediately contacted Paypal and Headway informing them of the problem. Even though it was Sunday, Headway Headquarters immediately refunded my purchase price. That is good, honest service! They are also a US company. We are planning to get new batteries soon and they will be at the top of my list. Headways(the battery) seem reliable, although heavy. This is not a problem for our trikes.
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E-bike stable at our house

Steintrike Mad Max full suspension trike rear Cute 100H going on: Whoops, Cute wheel broke but I fixed it.
Sun USX delta trike EbikeKit small geared front wheel sort of front suspension for wife

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2x16000 Multisport from HK now gone as they died after 2 years
New Luna 10S bottle battery 13.6AH now on mine
Relatively New 10S4Px2 for wife's bike giving 20ah @ 40 volts home made Panasonic from Tumich. BMS's rule.

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Post by Ebikebert » Jul 28 2014 9:50am

headway headquarters added :)

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Post by Jason27 » Jul 28 2014 9:50pm

Add Chicago Electric Bicycles to that trusted vendor list. They are a small company that I bought my AllCell battery pack from and their service was good in my opinion. My pack has worked very well for several years now.

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Post by Ypedal » Jul 28 2014 10:12pm

Several ?.. really ...
ES site status page:
http://www.ypedal.com/ES/ES.htm
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Post by Melbourne » Jul 28 2014 10:35pm

Brought two batteries from them...Ebay sunthing, hunk801
http://www.ebay.com/usr/sun-thing28
http://www.ebay.com/usr/hunk-801
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2. Cellbike Bafang Crank bbs01 36V350W
3. Cannondale Bad Boy bbs02 750W 48v15Ah
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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by Ebikebert » Jul 29 2014 8:25am

all new vendors added to list.

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Post by tumich » Jul 29 2014 5:56pm

This Polish company offering oryginal Boston Power Swing cells and otchers, You can and to list:
http://bto.pl/B2CProdukt.aspx?id_artykulu=44289

Ps. It's not my company.
My ebikes:
1. Sur ron

Cheap, new, oryginal li-ion cells 18650 up to 3500mAh --> viewtopic.php?f=31&t=61608

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Post by Ebikebert » Jul 29 2014 8:17pm

tumich wrote:This Polish company offering oryginal Boston Power Swing cells and otchers, You can and to list:
http://bto.pl/B2CProdukt.aspx?id_artykulu=44289

Ps. It's not my company.
Have you purchased and had a good experience with this company? I can only put it in the list if you conform you had smooth transaction and were satisfied with the product.

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Post by tumich » Jul 30 2014 2:12am

Ebikebert wrote:
tumich wrote:This Polish company offering oryginal Boston Power Swing cells and otchers, You can and to list:
http://bto.pl/B2CProdukt.aspx?id_artykulu=44289

Ps. It's not my company.
Have you purchased and had a good experience with this company? I can only put it in the list if you conform you had smooth transaction and were satisfied with the product.

Yes, my uncle bought them cell. Very well packaged and well doing seals. For larger quantities they do discount. And all cells from they are oryginal.
My ebikes:
1. Sur ron

Cheap, new, oryginal li-ion cells 18650 up to 3500mAh --> viewtopic.php?f=31&t=61608

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Post by TheBeastie » Jul 30 2014 2:49am

dogman wrote:Though I've bought several thousand wh worth of batteries from Hobby King over the last 4 years, I wouldn't say they make the
"Trusted and Reliable" list at all. The make the cheap list.... And their 20c batteries work ok at 3-5c.
I bet that's from those baloney zippy packs and not the turnigy right? I agree that HK shouldn't be on the list anyway since it's not proper ebike cell stuff.
Maybe there should be a tier 1 and tier 2 list though, because there is just a "bit ordinary" and then there is "outright dodgey" in the battery cell world, as my favourite dodgey cell video below shows.

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Over Charging Kills ur battery bit.ly/1hzWKl4
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Fuel-Cell is the ultimate battery coupled with 4th-gen Nuclear
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Re: Trusted and Reliable companies list for batteries

Post by fourbanger » Jul 31 2014 11:34pm

I love this forum so much.

www.rawvelocity.com

I like them because they are Canadian and into electric guitars and ebikes, but I have no idea about their wares or service.

Can I get a yay or nay on these guys?

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