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Ozito Power X Change 18V 4.0ah Battery $29.89 @ Bunnings

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Edit: Now showing discounted price on website

Found this at Bunnings Northland VIC

unclear if it's a national deal, but less than half price, usually $69.

https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/98353/62861/20181010_1...

It's still full price on the website

Cheapest it's ever been, lowest previous was $39 afaik
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/372162

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  • +2 votes

    No doubt in response to the Aldi deal.

    If so, probably nationwide.

    Edit: Haha. I check liked 4 times before clicking 'Post comment'. Touche

  • +1 vote

    Are those tools and batteries from aldi Einhell, same as ozito?

    Looks very similar

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    damnit just bought a 3ah one for $35, could i return it and get a 4ah one?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, just grabbed a couple from Glenorchy, Tas. so looks like it is nation wide :)

    I noticed the angle grinder skin is on sale for $39 down from $59

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone know if the cells have discharge protection?
    I am looking at getting to the 18650's inside but would want one with discharge protection/cutoff.
    I dont think the aldi unit have that feature on the individual cells?

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      If they're anything like the Dyson cordless vac batteries, there almost impossible to open without throwing against a brick wall and damaging it.

      • +1 vote

        I've opened a couple of Dyson packs and yes, they're pretty difficult but not impossible. A Smart Phone/Tablet service kit comes in very handy as you need to deal with multiple tabs & catches simultaneously but as soon as you do the pack separates pretty easily. I stuffed my repack up though because I wasn't aware the Dyson BMS needed to be kept alive throughout. Bugger.

    • +2 votes

      I can confirm the individual cells don't as the BMS looks after them. Also, you're probably better off going for the ALDI packs as they use Samsung cells where the Ozito packs use 'no-name' cells however in saying that I've got loads of Ozito packs and never had a problem with them.

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        The reason i was leaning to the ozito ones is i thought that they had the discharge protection on the cells rather than BMS.

        • +6 votes

          Just pulled a couple of Ozito packs apart for you…

          The cells measure 65mm in length (in fact possibly slightly less ie. 64mm) so it's unlikely each cell has a protection PCB sorry.

    • +4 votes

      Genuine cells from China 2.2Ah $2.6 each shipped. mR of around 50. Tested 200 so far, all around 2.3Ah.

      Why bother with these? You have to clean off the welds for 40c more each cell.

      • +3 votes

        Hey Plague, can you share your source for those?

        I've been wanting to build a 48v power pack for ages but cost has been prohibitive - and lappie batteries of dubious providence look like a lot of work, if I can get them at all, for unknowable reliability.

      • +1 vote

        mR of around 50

        I'm not familiar with this notation… is it the internal resistance? (in milli-ohms?)
        (measured at full charge?)

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          Knowing of orders from china, it will mean something along the lines of minimum order quantity.

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          Correct. Internal Resistance. Most of my cheapies/fakes are up around the 200-250 mark but my absolute genuine Panas are under 80.

  • +3 votes

    Could make a cheap ebike battery with 4 of these. 36v 8ah lithium for less than $120!

    • +1 vote

      If you make a 18v 16Ah, you can even use the same BMS

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        Alternatively, wire them up in parallel and/or series on the bike, BUT using brackets to take the full Ozito battery directly.

        That'd mean you can keep the BMS in the existing batteries, in the existing outer cases, AND use the existing Ozito chargers as well!

        That way you're not faffing about with welding custom battery packs, custom protections etc. If a pack goes empty it'll cut out independently anyway.

        Not to mention, you still have the valid warranty on the batteries & chargers!

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          BMS in series, yes.
          BMS in parallel, careful.

          Power tool welds are normally pretty top notch. Good for a bumpy road on your bike

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    CONFIRMED. Marion SA has price matched all of the Aldi deals.

    Pity i already have the grinder, recipro saw and drill.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP! Already showing $29.89 on Bunnings website.

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    Pity the smaller units didn't drop price too. 4.0Ah may be too heavy?

    • +4 votes

      Nah, I've found the 4Ah packs are a great all-rounder… even when using Power Tools while up a ladder in silly positions. Not too heavy for most things.

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      The 3.0Ah and 4.0Ah are the same size and weight
      The 2.0Ah is smaller and lighter (but obviously half the runtime, and may run into power issues with the more power hungry tools)

  • +1 vote

    Cheap, love how Bunnings are dynamic and react.

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    I am after the 18650 cells. Does anyone know what brand cells Ozito battery packs use?

  • +1 vote

    I have the 5 piece kit when it dropped to $198 and they are pretty good for diy, though they do cut out fairly easy. Well the grinder and circular saw.. just be a bit patient and the tools are fine. I would love to see the 5ah drop in price. Also ps the belconnen canberra store has the wet n dry vac with 4ah for $69.30 on a clearance tag

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    Thanks Op - wonder how many nearby stores will have stock left by Sunday

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    TEARDOWN PHOTO https://imgur.com/a/lcAGgTY

    10x 2000mAh 18650s.

  • +5 votes

    Just a FYI:. Bunnings sell a clip in USB adaptor for the Ozito batteries. It has 2 USB outputs, one rated at 1.0 amp and the other at 2.1 amps.

    They're $13.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-usb-pow...

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      Yeah this is going to be my survival kit for power outages.

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        I did consider these, BUT I have so many power banks, car USB adapters, spare car batteries, a generator, 5v buck converters etc etc, that it's $13 for a basic adapter I won't really ever use.

        If you're regularly using it then it's probably a good investment though - certainly at this discounted battery price.

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          Thanks for the input. I have a few power banks but that's about it.

          I won't be using it regularly. But I'm in Darwin, it's hot there are cyclones and the electricity network is pretty unreliable. I want to be able to run a 10" fan, area light, radio and charge up phones & tablets etc. during a potentially extended power outage.

          If I had a house & enough cash I'd love to go all out on solar panels and a powerwall or similar. Not an option unfortunately. This is the next best alternative I can think of.

  • +1 vote

    Are Bunnings matching the brushless lawn mower at all? Considering ALDI batteries seem to be regularly reduced at my local store, it seems like it could be a good pickup.

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    Thanks. I just got the last battery from Melville,WA.

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    Thanks OP. Got one. Marion SA got a few.

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    might get a kit if i can get batteries for this price

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    Thanks for ALDI sale. Got this one for 3-y warranty

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    Just bought an Ozito brushless mower which came with a 3ah battery. Found that it wasn't quite enough so I'll pick up a couple of these. Thanks OP.

  • +4 votes

    If anyone has Ryobi one+ tools you can get a battery adapter as well which means you can use these in you Ryobi tools: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1178175690?utm_campaign=socia...

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    I went to my local Bunnings to grab another because it says they have stock of the website. Get there and they had put the last 4 aside for someone who called up. I thought Bunnings don’t do that??
    Hopefully they get more stock

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      I heard a "rumour" (from a Bunnings employee) that at their store the toolshop manager hold told staff to only order a maximum of 4 4ah batteries a day. Irrespective of how many they
      have sold.

      Looks like their usual stock level was maybe 16 units and normally they order to maintain that stock level daily.

      They'd sold 10 units during this afternoon's shift alone, apparently.

      I don't know if the store manager is playing games for some reason (do stores have profitability targets that, if met, result in managers getting bonuses?) or if it's corporate level gamesmanship. Seems pretty pointless if it's the latter.

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    Hoppers Crossing had 1 left. Werribee had 3. Unfortunately I missed out last time so I bought them all. I'm guessing Hoppers might restock but last time they just waited for the Aldi's sale to pass and then returned them to the shelf at regular price.

    I'm also suspect on stock being kept above the lawnmower and gardening section because I saw a few loose batteries on the top shelf. Might be worth asking? I was eyeing off their brushless beast lawnmower. Tempting…

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    Haven't been able to find any stock in SA, if anyone comes across any let me know
    Seems a bit fishy, what's the point of price matching then making sure you keep stock low

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      Have you tried Modbury?

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        Hadn't tried Modbury as the Bunnings site says Out of Stock there
        I called and visited a few places which the site said had stock, but none left

        I asked the guy at the tool shop if they are getting anymore in and he said "No, not at that price"
        So I assume they are not ordering/putting anymore on show until the price match is finished

    • +1 vote

      My local stores are consistently out of stock during specials.

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    Wonder when they'll put their 5.2ah battery on sale.

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    Well i just bought 6 of these 4ah batteries to go with my Ozito steel deck mower.

    I also bought a couple of ozito to ryobi adapters.

    I should be right for a while haha

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    Hoppers Crossing restocked and had two left yesterday.

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    Can anyone advise on the Bunnings Policy regarding matching the Aldo alternatives on this for the POLE HEDGE TRIMMER and PRUNER - $99. I called Bunnings and they said they have no matching Box so they cannot do anything. SUch a pity as I wanted to go in and buy all the OZITO versions tomorrow morning. Any suggestions or should I just stick with the Aldi promos

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    Apparently no stock left in WA apart from Cottesloe. And they can't tell me when they might restock.

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    Ozito rep was in at hoppers Crossing and said it'll be a while before they get more 4ah in. Lol

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