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Here’s a bench grinder for you:

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Dats seen a few battery packs. LOL

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Opened up my pack today.  All went well and all 8 cells showed 3.66 volts.

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That was definitely the hardest pack to open that I have done, they seem to be new with all new packaging and good cells, one tiny spark in opening, all test 3.66.

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good batteries at an excellent price..it could be the best deal of the year!
I need more of these cases to hold them, with 2 more pack coming my way Big Smile

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B42 wrote:
That was definitely the hardest pack to open that I have done, they seem to be new with all new packaging and good cells, one tiny spark in opening, all test 3.66.

Lol, that's what I thought after opening the first in a little over 45 minutes. I looked at the other 5 packs I had and said wt-f!!! Actually was very tired and thinking I should have just stuck with my regular brand new panasonics I had ordered previously, instead of opening these packs. That's why I created that guide a few pages back trying to help out whoever else was having problems opening up these Acer packs, which by long and far, were the hardest laptop packs I ever opened.

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Does anyone ever wonder where these sellers get these stuff?

For $10, probably half covers shipping. So – $5 gross per piece of original Asus battery pack? That means the item cost less than that?

Doesn’t make sense to me.

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Does anyone ever wonder where these sellers get these stuff?

For $10, probably half covers shipping. So – $5 gross per piece of original Asus battery pack? That means the item cost less than that?

Doesn’t make sense to me.

He had a bunch of Asus laptops as well. All of it was likely purchased in a single lot. Batteries were too old for Asus to sell retail anymore for over $100 so they were wholesaled off with a bunch of older Asus laptops.

Don’t look at it as he got those batteries less that $5. He purchased that whole lot for $xx and plans on making profit off the laptops. What he got out of this sale and the BLF feeding frenzy was cash flow. 163 packs @ $10 = $16,300 in cash flow (in 2 days!) to spend on another inventory lot he wants. This was one happy seller.

Anyway I was pleased to see these batteries go to hobbyists rather than profiteering like these batteries.

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I think the math is $1600 siskiyou!

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Yeah, the math may be less but the principle is still similar. Probably there is a production run of these batteries, x 100,000 in 2011 in anticipation of a certain number of laptops currently being sold, and also banking on a certain number in the future to be made needing packs. Then the manufacturer changes some detail, the laptops dont sell as well as expected, and they end up with a large volume of extra packs. Someone realizes they are now 3 years old and no new laptops are currently being made which are using the exact same pack connector and the current laptops are now too old and not selling, so they decide to liquidate their holdings of their remaining stock. Maybe this guy was an independent stocker of them, or bought a portion of the liquidated ones, or is a hired reseller, or a forgotten warehouse stock, or a bankrupt company’s liquidation but there are many plausible explanations.

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I think the math is $1600 siskiyou!

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Ships to: United States
Noooo! Why it’s only for USA :_( :_(

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Lol, that’s what I thought after opening the first in a little over 45 minutes. I looked at the other 5 packs I had and said wt-f!!! Actually was very tired and thinking I should have just stuck with my regular brand new panasonics I had ordered previously, instead of opening these packs. That’s why I created that guide a few pages back trying to help out whoever else was having problems opening up these Acer packs, which by long and far, were the hardest laptop packs I ever opened.

This was so hard to open that as I was attempting mine, it was actually comforting to know that I had only ordered 2!

BTW, how often is it that a deal that seems too good to be true actually turns out to be true?

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Wish I had ordered an extra pack. Duhh

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Siskiyou wrote:
Pulsar13 wrote:
Does anyone ever wonder where these sellers get these stuff? For $10, probably half covers shipping. So - $5 gross per piece of original Asus battery pack? That means the item cost less than that? Doesn't make sense to me.
He had a bunch of Asus laptops as well. All of it was likely purchased in a single lot. Batteries were too old for Asus to sell retail anymore for over $100 so they were wholesaled off with a bunch of older Asus laptops. Don't look at it as he got those batteries less that $5. He purchased that whole lot for $xx and plans on making profit off the laptops. What he got out of this sale and the BLF feeding frenzy was cash flow. 163 packs @ $10 = $16,300 in cash flow (in 2 days!) to spend on another inventory lot he wants. This was one happy seller. Anyway I was pleased to see these batteries go to hobbyists rather than profiteering like these "batteries":http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-Of-2-x-Li-Ion-Battery-LGCS3-18650-4-2V-3Ah-3...

That guy could at least remove the adhesive and file down the burrs before selling them. Yell

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_Ships to: United States_ Noooo! Why it's only for USA :_( :_(

The flat-rate box mine shipped in cost $12.35, same box to Europe is ~$85. Not even considering the hassles of international Li-ion shipping regulations. 

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lol.. nothing much to complain except I can’t get more of these for the price.
Sure.. it draw blood from my finger, but it’s definitely worth it :bigsmile:

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BLightSam wrote:
What's the capacity of this 4.35v battery when charged with 4.2v charger? Is this equation not applicable? 2800 mAh * (4.2/4.35) = 2703 mAh -- only 100 mAh less

Note that this is a 4.30V cell, not 4.35V.

I just got an Xtar SP1 which has a 4.35V setting. In 3 tries it has terminated at 4.30V every time. YMMV.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&path=79&product_id=187 

 

I got my first packs, ordered Apr.3 delivered Apr.5. Surprised

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Gj wrote:

The flat-rate box mine shipped in cost $12.35,

Is that the actual shipping cost to you? How and where did you get the number? $10 does not even pay the shipping?
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Gj wrote:

Note that this is a 4.30V cell, not 4.35V.

I just got an Xtar SP1 which has a 4.35V setting. In 3 tries it has terminated at 4.30V every time. YMMV.

Thanks for the correction.
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I'll have mine tomorrow. I'm going to use the grinder method to open it

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BLightSam wrote:
Gj wrote:

The flat-rate box mine shipped in cost $12.35,

Is that the actual shipping cost to you? How and where did you get the number? $10 does not even pay the shipping?

Shipping was free but AFAIK, that's the cost of a medium flat-rate box sent domestically. See www.usps.com/

If commercial shippers have a way to send it cheaper, I don't know about it, but it's possible. Foot in Mouth

 

SP1 charged a 4th cell to 4.30V on the nose.

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“Is that the actual shipping cost to you?” should have been the cost to your “location”.

So according to usps, shipping cost alone is more than the selling price, and that means the seller lost money! There’s got to be a flaw with this calculation.

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Yeah there are some bulk commercial shipping rates available, doubt they lost money on it.

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The shipping cost calculation reminds me how I can order items from China for a dollar or two that includes shipping cost to US.

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I’m sure its not that good though, Chinese sellers have it cheaper than our businesses here to send post, which is pretty absurd when you think about it Silly

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Mine came today came apart easier than I thought it would judging from some of the comments. Next step is to deburr the contacts and clean off the tape and glue. BTW, all the cells measure 3.7 volts. All I can say is "What a freaking good deal!!!"

 

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The same seller has THESE original asus battery packs for sale. Maybe someone could figure out the capacity of these cells for us. Under description 8-cell 63Wh 4400 mAh. Might be worth taking a chance on these for $9 dollars shipped

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Mine came today came apart easier than I thought it would judging from some of the comments. Next step is to deburr the contacts and clean off the tape and glue. BTW, all the cells measure 3.7 volts. All I can say is “What a freaking good deal!!!”

 

Its Dremel Time . . . Party

Still waiting for that last sold battery pack to arrive. Took a bit of time to ship.. hmmm maybe he had to source another stack of 163 batteries to fill the last order.

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The same seller has THESE original asus battery packs for sale. Maybe someone could figure out the capacity of these cells for us. Under description 8-cell 63Wh 4400 mAh. Might be worth taking a chance on these for $9 dollars shipped

Looks Good… I came so close to hitting the Buy Button for a couple. Still not sure i wont. Tired

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I am not sure how you do the math to figure out which cells are inside. Since they are original packs OEM you can be sure they will be quality japanese or korean batteries.

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