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Pretty much the same cells one of them will be a bit newer release date. They will be best used in lights like the Q8 where you run a parallel setup or a high drain device. The capacity stays around 2amp hour even at 20amp current draw.

https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Samsung%20INR18650-20Q%202000...

These are the 20r here.
https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Samsung%20INR18650-20R%202000...

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Hi Guys,
May I ask what these Aldi battery packs are originally for?
Are they power banks or for power tools etc?
I might have a look out for them.

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They are for tools from when Aldi has the power tool sales. I think these battery packs at $30 are coming close to cost price.

Bunnings has just price matched Aldi battery prices but i am not sure what cells are inside. Probably brand name cells, could be LG or even the same cells but i can’t say for sure.

This pack should contain 10 cells of unknown batteries.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-4-0ah-li-ion-batter...

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
They are for tools from when Aldi has the power tool sales. I think these battery packs at $30 are coming close to cost price.

Bunnings has just price matched Aldi battery prices but i am not sure what cells are inside. Probably brand name cells, could be LG or even the same cells but i can’t say for sure.

This pack should contain 10 cells of unknown batteries.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-4-0ah-li-ion-batter...


Someone on ozbargain pulled a Bunnings pack and said these were inside
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There are not many Aldi stores in Perth as they are relatively new in WA.
Over the weekend I went to 2 stores to find that they were sold out of battery packs and tools.
A staff member said that they only get them in from time to time and they sell out quickly.
He gave me next weeks specials catalogue and they should be available in store from Saturday 20 Oct.
I’m assuming that the catalogue applies to all of Australia and not just WA stores.

I took this photo from the catalogue:

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Anyone found any deals on 21700 batteries? I still haven’t purchased one for the FFPL47 yet. Where you guys getting yours? Samsung 40T’s seem to be the best

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I bought a couple of these.
https://www.banggood.com/1PCS-GETEED-3_7v-4800mAh-35A-High-Power-21700-2...
When I bought them I got two for $27.00.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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I bought a couple of these. https://www.banggood.com/1PCS-GETEED-3_7v-4800mAh-35A-High-Power-21700-2... When I bought them I got two for $27.00.

Interesting brand lol, thoughts on them? Any idea what cell is under that wrapper?

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Sofirn 21700 Battery 4000mah Rechargeable li-ion Battery 40A 3.7V 21700 Cell Rechargeable batteries

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sofirn-21700-Battery-4000mah-Rechargeabl...

A bit worried ‘cause I ordered 4 × 14500 & 8 x AA NiMh as well on individual orders, paid separate shipping for each assuming they’d send 3 packages. Instead they’ve sent them as one pack – hope it gets on the plane.

The 14500 was value for money, $21.62inc GST and delivery, measured 855mAh last night from one that came with SP10A/SF14v2.0

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:
I bought a couple of these. https://www.banggood.com/1PCS-GETEED-3_7v-4800mAh-35A-High-Power-21700-2... When I bought them I got two for $27.00.

Interesting brand lol, thoughts on them? Any idea what cell is under that wrapper?


Here is HKJ’s review.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/61655

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:
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MRsDNF wrote:
I bought a couple of these. https://www.banggood.com/1PCS-GETEED-3_7v-4800mAh-35A-High-Power-21700-2... When I bought them I got two for $27.00.

Interesting brand lol, thoughts on them? Any idea what cell is under that wrapper?


Here is HKJ’s review.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/61655

Thanks!
His final thoughts are that it isn’t a high current cell…isn’t this PL47 very similar to the D4 and D4S in the way that it’s super powerful and draws big current? The XPL HI says it’s 5000 lumens, basically the same as the Emisar which definitely needs high drain cells

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G’day Aussies,
Hope you all had an awesome Xmas and New Years.

Quick question: who are you guys getting your 18650’s from these days? Need to restock on 30Q’s soon and just wondering who can get them into Australia at the moment.

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Banggood is the only reliable source I think

Nico -.-

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We will all meet in China and buy a bunch of cells and tape them to out bodies lol.

When we are caught we can make up a bunch of puns? Well I’m shocked! This was a Shockingly bad idea.

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G’day Aussies,
Hope you all had an awesome Xmas and New Years.

Quick question: who are you guys getting your 18650’s from these days? Need to restock on 30Q’s soon and just wondering who can get them into Australia at the moment.

Here are three Australian suppliers I’ve had good experiences with:

Tech Around You

LANplus (for 18350s)

supersports600

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
G’day Aussies,
Hope you all had an awesome Xmas and New Years.

Quick question: who are you guys getting your 18650’s from these days? Need to restock on 30Q’s soon and just wondering who can get them into Australia at the moment.

Here are three Australian suppliers I’ve had good experiences with:

Tech Around You

LANplus (for 18350s)

supersports600

Thanks heaps, that techaroundyou has 30Q’s for about $8.50 each (if you buy 2) with free delivery, that’s quite (surprisingly) reasonable

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Banggood is the only reliable source I think

Can they still get them into Aus? I might need button top 30Q’s and I haven’t seen anyone else sell them

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We will all meet in China and buy a bunch of cells and tape them to out bodies lol.

When we are caught we can make up a bunch of puns? Well I’m shocked! This was a Shockingly bad idea.

We could just say we are on our way to a car show dressed as Tesla’s

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Happy New Year to all of you!

lionheart – I have bought all my 30Q’s from Banggood. I placed several orders during 2018 and had no problems.
I think the last order was about 4 months ago. I looked out for coupon codes on BLF and usually got 4 cells for under AU$30.
Most of them were button tops. Expect to pay a bit more since the new 10% GST rule has been implemented.

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Happy New Year to all of you!

lionheart – I have bought all my 30Q’s from Banggood. I placed several orders during 2018 and had no problems.
I think the last order was about 4 months ago. I looked out for coupon codes on BLF and usually got 4 cells for under AU$30.
Most of them were button tops. Expect to pay a bit more since the new 10% GST rule has been implemented.

Good to know mate, thanks!
When did the new GST rule come into play? And how does that affect us? Adds 10% to overseas purchases?

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Hi lionheart
The Oz government brought in the law in about August for overseas online stores to collect 10% gst on top of your purchase. This seems to be all the major players including eBay.
So when you click on “Buy Now” they add it on then.
Some smaller stores may not yet apply this.
I know that Banggood do.

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Robowski wrote:
Hi lionheart The Oz government brought in the law in about August for overseas online stores to collect 10% gst on top of your purchase. This seems to be all the major players including eBay. So when you click on “Buy Now” they add it on then. Some smaller stores may not yet apply this. I know that Banggood do.

Thank you for that explanation, I had no idea about any of that.

Damn we get taxed hard in this country, kinda makes me wanna quit my job and get some of it back

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Posting to subscribe because I can’t work out how to otherwise! But will be good to keep up with AU deals/ideas/options.

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Posting to subscribe because I can’t work out how to otherwise! But will be good to keep up with AU deals/ideas/options.

At the bottom of the first post, there’s a “subscribe” button. Thumbs Up

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Ah, good to know. Helps if I look!

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BLF Q8 for 55.99 delivered on Amazon AU:

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/443122

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BLF Q8 for 55.99 delivered on Amazon AU:

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/443122

Is that your deal on OzB?

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It’s not my deal. It looks like it comes direct from ThorFire.

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Yea its a Thorfire rep who ever it is now.

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They ask me to post these deals usually but someone else beat me to it this time.
It’s weird because the rep asked me to post it and then next minute that deal appears…hmmmmm…..

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