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  1. Markus

    Bought from Shenzhen Basen via Alibaba

    121.00 for shipping, 8.50 for Alibaba fee and 312.00 for the cells. They did say grade a when I inquired. I had gotten quotes from 2 other sources that are mentioned here a lot and this was the best price when I ordered.
  2. Markus

    Bought from Shenzhen Basen via Alibaba

    Look at post #3 above. The 4 cells were like 312.00.
  3. Markus

    Bought from Shenzhen Basen via Alibaba

    So I received the cells this evening. I will admit it, they were packaged very well. I have not tested them yet but did take pictures when I unpackaged them. Just at 2 months from order to delivery.
  4. Markus

    Bought from Shenzhen Basen via Alibaba

    Kevin, I am at the one month mark since they were shipped and haven't received them yet. I am hoping to see them soon.
  5. Markus

    Warning About Ordering This Load Tester on Aliexpress.

    I would like to chine in on this company. I had ordered a tester from this company and then found this post. Instead of cancelling I went ahead and waited to see if it would come. I took 7 weeks but it finally arrived. I havent done a load test but did plug it in and made sure it powered up.
  6. Markus

    valence battery

    I never bought these but a good point about the board could be missing as well.
  7. Markus

    Bought from Shenzhen Basen via Alibaba

    I'll try to answer all your questions. Shipping and 4 cells was 442.00. I would have to dig out my receipt. I am in the US(Indiana). Arrival is estimated at 30 days but we know it will probably be longer.(sea freight). I'm not in a huge hurry. They show in their store how they come packed...
  8. Markus

    Bought from Shenzhen Basen via Alibaba

    I thought I would start a thread on this company so others can add or learn from experiences from this company. I purchased (4) 280Ah cell from Shiela at Shenzhen Basen on 6/22. Communication was very good and at the time they offered a sale price of 5% off. They do list paypal on alibaba but...
  9. Markus

    Lead acid vs agm

    I have checked out everything from golf cart batteries to used valance batteries to building my own cells. I have decided to just wait and build my own lifepo cells.
  10. Markus

    Pleasant Surprise on Xuba (China) Shipping Times!

    I'm guessing you did air freight for your shipping. I am getting ready to place an order as well.
  11. Markus

    150a bms

    I did miss the bluetooth. It does look like the JDB board.
  12. Markus

    150a bms

    Yeah, saw it didnt have low temp disconnect. Might be an option if someone doesn't need it but needs 150amps.
  13. Markus

    150a bms

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/313074551439 Anyone have any info or thoughts on this bms?
  14. Markus

    energizing cabin wiring during blackout: ground/neutral issues?

    an ez generator switch might work for this.
  15. Markus

    LFP Powerwall

    very nice set up!
  16. Markus

    Kill a watt type meters

    I just got mine together. Thank you to all that contributed all the info.
  17. Markus

    Lead acid vs agm

    I've got grid power in the garage so no big deal as this is just to get my feet wet. I have decided to go the liFePO4 route this fall. I will just keep my eye out for anyone ordering a batch of cells when i'm ready or I'll just order them myself.
  18. Markus

    Lifepo4 cells 105Ah

    Any news on the 135ah cells? What about price on those?
  19. Markus

    How do I match solar panels of different wattages, in a parallel array?

    Great read, that explains a lot.
  20. Markus

    Off Grid Home 1,956 ft. WITH AC!!

    I get it, I have 2 panels mounted like yours. they have wheels on the front so I can roll it in and out every day. Mine too is just for testing. Building the permanent mounts this week or so.
  21. Markus

    Off Grid Home 1,956 ft. WITH AC!!

    How have you kept all those panels from blowing in strong winds?
  22. Markus

    PV output in Northern Latitudes

    I should also say that when I got my reading I checked at the back of the panel with a volt/ohm meter.
  23. Markus

    PV output in Northern Latitudes

    I'm at 41.5N and I was getting 200 with my 200w panel at noon with full sun.
  24. Markus

    Lead acid vs agm

    Thanks for all the replies. Lithium would be great Right now but the surprise 3 months off work doesnt provide income for extras. I have I 80ah used battery(50.00) that I used for testing to make sure it all powered up like it should. I know I should and probably will just wait for the lithium.
  25. Markus

    Lead acid vs agm

    Yeah, i understand the 50% I would like to try to extend my aili meter cable from my shed(where the batteries are) and mount it on the garage wall to see where I'm at. I started this because I had spare time with this virus thing. Now I find out that I will not be teaching this...
  26. Markus

    Lead acid vs agm

    Right now I have lighting in my garage(leds) and multiple outlets for power tools. My furnace will be added for the winter.
  27. Markus

    Lead acid vs agm

    For a garage project, is agm worth the extra money? I just want a couple of batteries till I understand how solar works. Then I'll work on building my own lithium batteries. I am thinking of using 6 months to understand, then before winter hits move on to building my own.
  28. Markus

    Off Grid Home 1,956 ft. WITH AC!!

    This is my inspiration.
  29. Markus

    Off Grid Home 1,956 ft. WITH AC!!

    That is awesome! How long have you had it up and running?
  30. Markus

    My first attemp at solar.

    I have a 1500w heat gun that I put on low. Ran it for about 30 minutes and no problems that I encountered. The fan/s did kick on after about 15 minutes and stayed on till after I turned off the heat gun. I checked my wires during the whole process and nothing got warm. Hope this helps.
  31. Markus

    My first attemp at solar.

    Thanks for the suggestion. The one is a 40amp and the other is a 20amp, stuff I've had laying around doing automotive wiring. My OCD wants to switch it to a dc circuit breaker box. See the addiction is already kicking in.
  32. Markus

    My first attemp at solar.

    I just got it up and fully running tonight. I'll put a load on it tomorrow and report back.
  33. Markus

    My first attemp at solar.

    Yeah, I'm already planning to expand. :p
  34. Markus

    My first attemp at solar.

    So I have almost everything mounted in the shed. The only thing that needs mounted is the breaker for the panels. Once I get the panels mounted to the shed( right now they are sitting on our patio), I will run the wires for the panels permanently. The single battery is just for testing. I have...
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