Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


neb



2394 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

#271860 29-May-2020 18:40
Send private message quote this post

Bit of a long shot but someone may know, Bunnings is currently selling 4.0Ah Einhell (=Ozito) battery packs in a bewildering range of prices, specifically the PXBP-40B (black base) for $49, the PXBP-400 (red base) for $99, and two of them, as the PXBP-800, for ten dollars more at $109. Unfortunately the -800's are out of stock everywhere despite what the web site says and all they've got left are the 40Bs. Does anyone know the difference between the 40B and the 400? I'm assuming higher-current cells or something similar but there's little info out there, and the Einhell web site only shows the -400s.

Create new topic

neb



2394 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2499612 6-Jun-2020 13:18
Send private message quote this post

So I've found out the most likely reason why these things exist: In Australia Ozito competes with Aldi, a German international supermarket chain THAT I WISH WOULD COME TO NZ for lower-end power tool sales. The all-black versions are identical internally to the red versions but are sold cheaper in order to compete with Aldi's tool sales. I'll post a teardown of the alt-version in a day or two.

696 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2499695 6-Jun-2020 15:55
Send private message quote this post

Here is a teardown video from Julian Ilett on these batteries.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi3EVvdaPuw&t


 
 
 
 


neb



2394 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2499730 6-Jun-2020 17:08
Send private message quote this post

k1w1k1d:

Here is a teardown video from Julian Ilett on these batteries.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi3EVvdaPuw&t



Those are somewhat different internally than the black ones, not sure if they're just an older generation or they've cut corners, in particular the balance charger chip is now either gone or hidden under a heat dissipation plate. I'll post photos and commentary tomorrow.

neb



2394 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2500046 7-Jun-2020 14:05
Send private message quote this post

I've just posted photos and an analysis of the red and black battery packs, they're late-2019 and pretty much identical so it looks like Julian used older packs in his video. In other words the difference wasn't red-pack vs. black-pack but older-pack vs. newer-pack. So if you want 4.0Ah batteries at half price, get the $49 ones while they have them.

 

 

And then be annoyed at Australia where they're discounted to $39 on a regular basis to compete with Aldi.

Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.