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    Anyone have experience buying packs from China?

    I've found a 72v 20ah pack for 455!!! Obviously theres a lot of risk involved buying this method.. on alibaba there’s a company “riskcell” lol with great prices but....

    #2
    Depending where you get it from, the risk factor is pretty high. House fires are a real thing. I wouldn't recommend it honestly unless you're sure you're buying from a reputable vendor. There are a few of them but you'll have to do some research.

    Usually if the price is too good to be true, it's because it is. So just keep that in mind.

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      #3
      Right on ... I've had an all-cell battery go up in flames on me, abd they're great packs.. so I hear ya

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        #4
        I wouldn't even entertain the idea of buying a battery from either eBay, Alibaba or China, primarily because I wouldn't have any faith in the cells and BMS being able to deliver a good amount of both continuous and burst current.

        I would expect a cheap BMS and I would be surprised if the cells were not counterfeit.

        The only reason that I would buy one is if I wanted to sharply increase the risk of causing a house fire.
        Last edited by commuter ebikes; 03-19-2018, 09:20 PM.

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          #5
          Where do you think Luna gets their packs from? You don't really think they make all their packs do you? Sure, they make some of them, but the bulk of them come from China. Check out Unit Pack Power. I've been buying and installing these packs for a year now and have had zero problems.

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          • Rix Ryds
            Rix Ryds commented
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            I buy packs from Unit Pack Power and they have no 'foreign statement of origin labels' on them. I heard from a known good source that Luna gets their shark packs from the same place I do, UPP. Very little is "made in the USA", labor is too expensive. Everything is "Made in China". Luna has been built on importing Chinese made goods. How about it paxtana, where does Luna get their packs?

          • JPLabs
            JPLabs commented
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            Well, either way, their newest packs are a leap forward, and USA made, so they are certainly moving in the right direction. I'm pretty geeked to see that.

          • Sebz
            Sebz commented
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            Well it's not like we will reveal our OEM, distributors and factories we deal with to you sorry. But yeah of course we don't make all of our packs it's not a secret. The shark packs are a good example, we can't make that many packs...

            But I can assure you this: our goal is to make as much as possible in the USA and keep the price as low as possible and that now we have new state of the art machinery for making batteries, we can make them faster and better... so we will do our best to make everything in house.

          #6
          Originally posted by Rix Ryds View Post
          Where do you think Luna gets their packs from? You don't really think they make all their packs do you? Sure, they make some of them, but the bulk of them come from China. Check out Unit Pack Power. I've been buying and installing these packs for a year now and have had zero problems.
          I think they get their cells from a reputable source so that the cells are definitely not counterfeit. I believe that the packs are all put together in Los Angeles. Maybe an employee can chime in and clarify.

          I am very happy that you have had no problems.

          I tend to be overly careful, and I have been burned on eBay (although not with ebike batteries) many, many times. I will never buy any mission critical items on eBay. This is just my experience.

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            #7
            I've never heard of anyone getting counterfeit cells in a Luna pack. Luna Cycles is in it for the long haul...

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