So many new LiFePO4's popping up - How to verify you got a good one


Dec 22, 2020
......presumably that would be a US company which imports them from somewhere else.
Sure, but in stock here in the US. And did you notice the case can be opened up to service it if something does fail?


Renewable Energy Hobbyist
May 3, 2020
Sonoma, California
I thought this thread was all about new pre-made batteries on the market. and how to tell if you got a good one?
It may be but not clear from the title. Even you said you need a fortune teller. From a risk management perspective if you can't tell if you got a good one then DIY is an acceptable risk to compare with more expensive pre-made batteries for some people.
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Solar Addict
Feb 22, 2021
Sorry. I thought this thread was all about new pre-made batteries on the market. and how to tell if you got a good one? 🤷‍♂️

And, exactly how is that not about new pre-made batteries on the market ???

Seems to me preferred features are certainly part of that.

Perhaps you misunderstood the context of the OP...and sometimes the direction of threads changes somewhat over time and flexibility is not a bad thing.
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Solar Enthusiast
Oct 26, 2020
For a product to be sold it will be sold on uniqueness, price, or quality, or a combination of the three.
I believe that most of these batteries are built to a price not a standard, so it's a flip of a coin if you get a good one.
The worst culprits for reducing quality in the name of costs are the established companies.
Snap-On for example. Once synonymous with the best quality made in the USA tools; now:
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And the very worst offender in my opinion is Aston Martin.
An iconic British sports car now reduced to simply relying on the name to make sales:
Yes, this is an Aston Martin.
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Sorry for the rant.
Digression here, but Aston Martin had a good reason for rebadging this Toyota in an attempt to up their average fuel economy which is most likely in the teens. It's too bad they didn't simply electrify one of their supercars but the legacy of their big V8s would be a hard sell to traditionalists. As if the Cygnet wasn't, with a total run of about 300.