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  Reply # 1858825 5-Sep-2017 11:37
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clive100:

 

These are free shipping to NZ. High capacity quality Samsung batteries. 

 

https://www.fasttech.com/product/2363300

 

 

 

 

Try go through checkout with the batteries in your cart, they won't ship them.






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  Reply # 1858844 5-Sep-2017 12:10
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HowickDota:

 

clive100:

 

These are free shipping to NZ. High capacity quality Samsung batteries. 

 

https://www.fasttech.com/product/2363300

 

 

 

 

Try go through checkout with the batteries in your cart, they won't ship them.

 

 

 

 

crikey! this used to work.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1858847 5-Sep-2017 12:13
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I think the airlines got fussy about their planes exploding.

 

 

 

ru.nkon.nl still looks ok. Does anyone have any experience with them? Would it be advisable to ship batteries separately from other items just in case the package gets grounded?


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  Reply # 1858856 5-Sep-2017 12:22
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pbolger:

 

I think the airlines got fussy about their planes exploding.

 

 

 

ru.nkon.nl still looks ok. Does anyone have any experience with them? Would it be advisable to ship batteries separately from other items just in case the package gets grounded?

 

 

 

 

i have not personally used them, but nkon is popular in the flashlight (torch) community for delivering to pretty much anywhere.

 

i might give them a go as i need a few of these myself.

 

do you have a decent charger? preferably one that can analyse? that'll give you the option of giving some of those on trademe a go if the price is right.

 

it's very easy to re-wrap cells into whatever brand you want it to be, so it's almost like you don't really know what you're getting until you've tested them yourself.

 

having said that, i don't think anybody will be rewrapping cells into "xxxfire".

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1858863 5-Sep-2017 12:27
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nitro:

 

i have not personally used them, but nkon is popular in the flashlight (torch) community for delivering to pretty much anywhere.

 

i might give them a go as i need a few of these myself.

 

do you have a decent charger? preferably one that can analyse? that'll give you the option of giving some of those on trademe a go if the price is right.

 

it's very easy to re-wrap cells into whatever brand you want it to be, so it's almost like you don't really know what you're getting until you've tested them yourself.

 

having said that, i don't think anybody will be rewrapping cells into "xxxfire".

 

 

 

 

Was thinking of this torch

 

http://www.zebralight.com/SC63w-18650-XHP35-Flashlight-Neutral-White_p_177.html

 

Not sure which charger. Maybe this?

 

https://ru.nkon.nl/xtar-vc2.html


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  Reply # 1858865 5-Sep-2017 12:27
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I've been a little iffy about ordering these in lately with the inconsistency of shipping from china.

 

 

 

cells designed for Vaping are very different usecases, I'm often picking up friends used cells where they Don't really handle the high amp requirements anymore but low long draw such as powering small projects is perfectly fine.





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  Reply # 1858921 5-Sep-2017 13:07
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I've ordered some batteries and a  charger from NKON.

 

9 Sony Konion US18650VTC6 3120mAh - 30A for 28 euros

 

Fingers crossed!

 

The torch is cheaper direct from the manufacturer anyway.


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  Reply # 1858945 5-Sep-2017 13:31
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Not as cheap as you can find them from over seas sites, but pricing to too bad and already in NZ

 

https://vapourium.nz/collections/batteries-chargers/products/samsung2500mah18650  Samsung 2500mAh $7.40

 

https://vapourium.nz/collections/batteries-chargers/products/sonyvtc430a18650          Sony 2100mAh $7.40

 

https://vapourium.nz/collections/batteries-chargers/products/lg2500mah18650            LG 2500mAh $9.90    




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  Reply # 1858947 5-Sep-2017 13:34
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richms:

 

You can get an entire dyson handle with cells already done on aliexpress when I was looking for other accessories.

 

 

How was the third party battery? I figure that it's really hard to test whether the individual cells are any good, so a lot easier for them to sell you a pup.


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  Reply # 1858990 5-Sep-2017 14:23
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HowickDota:

Trade Me is probably cheapest if you're getting one or just a couple.

 

 

It's also the best probability of getting fake cells, recycled laptop cells, "protected" cells that aren't, etc. There's a real problem in finding decent 18650s that aren't fake, dodgy, or even dangerous, I'm not saying all the cells on Trademe are dodgy but there's no easy way to tell which are and which aren't. Your best option is to go to somewhere like Candlepowerforums and check which sellers they recommend for the real thing.

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  Reply # 1858995 5-Sep-2017 14:27
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HowickDota:

There are LG and Panasonic 18650 cells on Trade Me.

 

 

You missed out the "allegedly". With 18650s the seller is more important than the name on the cell.

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neb:
HowickDota:

 

There are LG and Panasonic 18650 cells on Trade Me.

 

You missed out the "allegedly". With 18650s the seller is more important than the name on the cell.

 

 

 

I bought Panasonic 3400 Mah from a seller on TM.  They were cheap, I was sure they were dodgy but putting them into my MC-3000 and running a few tests, they were legit.

 

I just checked his listing though and he doesn't have anymore sadly.

 

If I had to buy in a hurry I'd get them from Mr Postitive, I've bought from them a few times before and it's always good quality (not 18650's tho)


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  Reply # 1859128 5-Sep-2017 17:11
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I don't have much reason to believe the Pansonic cells from sellers like this one are fake. https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/batteries/rechargeable/other/auction-1406757108.htm look at the seller rating and the price, I could by some from overseas and resell much cheaper than him and still make profit. Further, he's described them as genuine, and if they aren't since it's a seller in-trade I can invoke the CGA and return them.

 

Anyway, I would still buy from nkon at the moment, I've ordered several times from them and haven't had an issue.






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  Reply # 1859150 5-Sep-2017 17:55
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HowickDota:

 

I don't have much reason to believe the Pansonic cells from sellers like this one are fake. https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/batteries/rechargeable/other/auction-1406757108.htm look at the seller rating and the price, I could by some from overseas and resell much cheaper than him and still make profit. Further, he's described them as genuine, and if they aren't since it's a seller in-trade I can invoke the CGA and return them.

 

Anyway, I would still buy from nkon at the moment, I've ordered several times from them and haven't had an issue.

 

 

Yea, reading their desc they obviously understand the product they're seeing. Which is good to see, thanks, I'll bookmark them for future reference.

 

I got 2 x Protected 18650's for $20 from TM not too long ago, those are the ones I'm saying I tested and they came up to the specs of a 3400.


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  Reply # 1861278 9-Sep-2017 13:53
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Considering 90% of 18650's for sale on TM are actually fake with regards to their rated mAh rating I wouldn't buy them off of there full stop 


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