Unoffical Forum Librarian
This is a very interesting thread and I hope it’s ok for me to bump it after months. So I’m a new member on this forum, I actually found the forum yesterday about an hour after paying a paypal invoice to RJ Energy to ship me 4 no. 100Ah LiFePO4 cells. I don’t suppose I would have placed that order had I read this thread beforehand, because of course my perception was that this was a legit manufacturer in China and a lot of the risk involved in making what is to me a large, expensive purchase, was assuaged by the belief that I was dealing with a large company making a quality product.
OK, so now i have a 40 day anxious wait to see what shows up and how good it is. The video of the swollen cells is a particular worry! Well, i will certainly post up a thread showing the product i receive and will aim to test its capacity.
The price, by the way, was $55 per 100Ah cell, plus $88 shipping to Europe.
That is shit timing, sorry to hear about that. I was never 100% convinced they were a manufacturer, but beyond that I had much the same impression as you in the beginning, they seemed like a slightly safer choice than the grey market sellers. As it turns out they are just another grey market seller masquerading as a manufacturer.
The good news is regardless of how fraudulent, shady and unethical their sales tactics and marketing is, the handful of people that have bought from them have received decent cells and been happy enough with what they received. So even though the company is not what you thought and the cells are not what you thought you were buying, chances are you will receive decent cells, possibly CATL cells, probably the same ones being sold by many other resellers online. It is really frustrating how opaque and buyer-beware this market is.
Best of luck with the cells and please report back when you receive them.