Wondering about Hithium Lifepo4 cells quality?
Hithium 280Ah cells are a type of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery cells. They are known for their high energy density, long cycle life, and safety features123.
Information about the cell. The cell is identical to the current reference design of a prismatic Lifepo4 cell with the dimensions of 207mm x 173mm x 71mm. These are identical in every way to the cells made by CATL, EVE, CALB, GOTION, BYD, GREAT POWER, REPT, SUNWODA and the list goes on. All of these currently manufacturer this exact same cell, with the exact same dimensions. They all use the same ingredients, with very minute differences to the cathode and anode and electrolyte mixture.
- Product certifications:
IEC 62619, UL 1973, UL 9540A, UN 38.3
- Company certifications:
ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001
- Environmental Compliance: ROHS, REACH
- Hithium-developed prismatic LFP cell with high thermal stability
- Passes crush and nail penetration test
- Ultra wide operating temperature range
Overall this cell is modified to last longer. Although the truth is the cycle count can be manipulated such as 6000 cycles at 80% is the same as 9000 cycles at 70% and so on. So the claim of 10000 cycles is probably true. Especially considering they are made with the intention of Energy storage, so with a Hithium cell you know you are getting something that will last a very long time.
Is Andy from Off Grid Garage a scammer?
Was he sold fake B grade HITHIUM cells in 2023?
Yes, Andy receives generous kickbacks from his reviews and has on multiple occasions gone out of his way to spread false truths to ensure he continues to receive these kickbacks. He is not a genuine unbiased reviewer and most of what he says is not based on anything real or worth paying attention to.
All the Hithium cells that you will find for sale, do not look like he presented. Only the worst sellers who rip people off will replace the QR the way he showed in this video.
Does it matter, yes, Social media is extremely viral and in 2023 Hithium had to write off millions of dollars in A grade stock because Andy makes silly videos such as this. Even though they are better quality than many EVE cells on the market, Andy single handedly caused enormous brand damage to this high-quality company. He should be ashamed but he is not bothered as he has been profiting from his partnership with QSO.
Why do I care enough to mention it. Because I also got caught with stock, high quality expensive stock because of his manipulation and profiteering.
Links to the cell information.