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.
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.
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.
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.
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