Purchasing 32- Eve 304 ah cells or 32- CATL 302 ah cells which one is best advice needed

Bob B

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Amy is going to have a hard time competing with EVE who are offering 12% discount on their own store so it was $109 directly form EVE alibaba for LF280K vs the $125 Amy is asking

btw these prices don't include freight.

Do these cells directly from EVE come with just the flat aluminum post on the cells? If so, do you plan to tap them yourself?

..... or is EVE offering a service that welds studs or taps holes?
 

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Amy is going to have a hard time competing with EVE who are offering 12% discount on their own store so it was $109 directly form EVE alibaba for LF280K vs the $125 Amy is asking

btw these prices don't include freight.
Amy has the old version Eve 280ah 3500 life cycle cells for 91.50 each cell and the new 6000 cycle Eve 280ah cells are 128.00 each cell
 

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Amy has the old version Eve 280ah 3500 life cycle cells for 91.50 each cell and the new 6000 cycle Eve 280ah cells are 128.00 each cell

Never saw the 91.50 genuine EVe for that price, however, the LF280K which are all new are 128 vs 109. You can't go on arguing about grade A when the manufacturer themselves is selling for 109.
 

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Never saw the 91.50 genuine EVe for that price, however, the LF280K which are all new are 128 vs 109. You can't go on arguing about grade A when the manufacturer themselves is selling for 109.
If the 109.00 is for the new Eve 280ah k cells then yes that is a great price.
 

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You can get it done for $.50/terminal through eve as well laser welded studs / threads
 

Alkaline

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Yes laser welding is available form various suppliers in China, the $.50 was what I was quoted by the Eve Sales rep directly.
 

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Has anyone bought from the "official" EVE store seller on Alibaba before and can share their experience?
 

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FYI, we're talking 304 not 280, which is clearly more expensive.
$138.50 directly from EVE. They need to update the description at the top of the page because it's related to the 280ah cells. If you scroll down the page the description is correct.

If interested I would contact them for a quote and ask if these cells come with the certifications listed on their sales page.
Certificate: IEC/UN38.3/MSDS/UL And ask if the cost would be the same for laser welded studs. Also ask if they will include the test data sheet like Amy does and if the cells are capacity matched.


 

Bob B

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Maybe EVE is realizing that there is a large enough combined market for us small buyers that it might be worth their trouble to sell to that.
Unless you are a VERY reputable seller like AMY, it will be really hard to convince people to buy from you instead of direct from the manufacturer.

I'd be interested if someone has tried to communicate with them. Wondering how good their communications and support will be to us small users.
 

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123.00 each for the Eve 280ah cells and 135.00 each for the Eve 304ah cells a little over 750 shipping on 32 cells
Really looking forward to seeing how these work out for you as I was just going back and forth between the exact same companies over the exact same sets of cells. Leaning towards amy now.
 

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@Sunfunkits Sounds like a great opportunity to do a group buy. I am sure the enthusiast community would love to support your small business growth and minimize your out of pocket costs towards inventory, if it was done at the right price. People pay a deposit and then the rest is paid when you can ship. I wonder how cost effective this would be? I know I'm looking to source 32 cells very soon. 👍
 

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@Sunfunkits Sounds like a great opportunity to do a group buy. I am sure the enthusiast community would love to support your small business growth and minimize your out of pocket costs towards inventory, if it was done at the right price. People pay a deposit and then the rest is paid when you can ship. I wonder how cost effective this would be? I know I'm looking to source 32 cells very soon. 👍
Are you planning to purchase EVE 304 or CATL302Ah? I am also considering buying a new battery to start my new project
 
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