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Ozito PXC 18V 2.0ah Lithium-Ion Battery $25 (Was $35) @ Bunnings

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I paid $35 two weeks ago 😒

PS: first post, I'll edit it depending on the comments about where I messed it up.

Edit: for people wondering about the 2Ah capacity, I have a drill, impact driver, flashlight, mitre saw, hand saw, jigsaw and detail sander from PXC, as well as the cordless vacuum (for the wood mess). From my limited experience, 2Ah is enough for all those tools, except for the vacuum, which sucks a lot of battery, but not much dust.

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  • +1 vote

    Store name in the title ;)

  • +3 votes

    Thanks OP, been looking for these for my Ozito blower I bought a few weeks back! Now after a charger

    • +3 votes

      Standard chargers at bunnings are only $12 now :)

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        I wouldn't go for standard charger tho, as they are non-fast charging. That is, charges slowly than PXCG-030.

        Not to be confused with some kit that comes with "fast charger but with standard dimension".

        • +3 votes

          100% agree, I love my fast charger. Standard is a lot cheaper tho so if they don't mind waiting for a charge $12 is pretty good!

          • +1 vote

            @shapers: That is true.

            Consider if you are mostly charging overnight (instead of rotating batteries during usages), it's practically the same.

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              @addrv: Yeah absolutely. I would think that anyone using Ozito tools are using for odd jobs, and not a full on work compliment.

          • +7 votes

            @shapers: …..and battery might last longer if not fast charged.

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              @Borg: Curious. Is this true?

              • +5 votes

                @dajackal: I believe so yes. Fast is great and convenient but at a small cost. Batteries get warmer when fast charging thus can reduce battery life. There are other ressons BUT dont want to turn this thread into a rights and wrongs of battery charging. For the most part…….who cares if Fast Charging is more convenient. One can replace once run out PLUS these come with a decent warranty regardless.

      • +1 vote

        is the charger discounted too? RRP?

        • +2 votes

          I believe it's $20

      • +1 vote

        2ah battery standard charger 60min fast charger 30min
        I just put my batteries on the charger after I use them to keep topped up then usually I can charge a flat one while using the full one if it's not fully charged I stop for a cuppa

    • +4 votes

      2Ah in a blower is not going to power it for very long.

      • +1 vote

        About 10 mins on my one. Great for quick jobs or blowing the dust out of things. I use plug in one (which are much more powerful) for bigger jobs. Might buy one of these as a rotating spare.

    • +2 votes

      Really suggest you go for the 3Ah or 4Ah batteries with the brushless jet blower.
      The original kit came with 2 x 3Ahs but having used it, I can say run time is not that long. I would think 4Ah would be better as the batteries age and/or with a larger property

  • +7 votes

    Buy another one at $25, then come back and bring the new one back with the $35 receipt ..
    Supercheap does an auto-refund on this kinda stuff in a two week period, I'd honestly try it. Plus, not like you can never have enough batteries.

    • +2 votes

      Buy another one at $25, then come back and bring the new one back with the $35 receipt ..

      ^ This. Just say you got the wrong one when returning..

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      Yeah I did this a year ago and it works fine

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      how does the SuperCheap refund work? If they don't, do I ring them?

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        Club Auto - gets credited to your card and when you present it next time, automatic discount
        Edit: Your club (membership) card, not your payment card.

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          Isnt there a time limit on when you can use the credit?

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            @bazzil: I think it's like another two weeks after that but I could be wrong.
            Still better than a slap in the face with a wet fish.

            • +1 vote

              @promethbastard: The Club discount is great, saved hundreds on items that went on sale not long after purchase.

              I think you have like a month from memory to use the credit. I'm always buying filters & oil so it never goes to waste.

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              @promethbastard: it's 2 weeks from the original purchase so if they drop the price on multiple occasions you'll get the credit still (in the past at least).

              I have too many screwdrivers, razor blades, gloves because I always get a few dollars back…!

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          Ah ok thanks for that.

          If one didn’t want credits to expire could they still purchase at lower price and return with original receipt to “refund” the difference? I noticed SCA says change of mind returns aren’t accepted for some reason!

  • -2 votes

    Whats the difference between this and the 18V Li-ion 1.5Ah one that i have ?

    • +1 vote

      I'm guessing it's the amount of charge the battery can hold. The bigger the number, the more charge, the more use you get from the one charge.

      That's my quick Google guess

    • +7 votes

      0.5

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    I have an Ozito 18v 4.0ah battery which died. Can I replace it with this 2.0ah?

    • +2 votes

      yes

      Strange that it died, I have 4 of them (4.0ah) and they are great batteries.

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        Thanks mate. I put the battery on the charger and it just flashes? It's one or the other so I'm guessing its the battery. I don't have another battery to rule out. will get this battery for sure

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          Had one that did the same. Bunnings changed it over no problems.

        • +1 vote

          I had a couple of these batteries that failed. Justed flashed when on the charger. Found this fix, which brought them back to life.

          https://youtu.be/bmA8ukBJU9o

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      If its pxc you can. Check with Bunnings, the warranty period is 5 or 6 years so they might replace it for you

      • +4 votes

        3 years warranty on Ozito PXC batteries.
        One of my batteries deteriorated badly (lasts maybe 5 minutes on the handheld vacuum cleaner), and I got it replaced under warranty without any issue.

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          I curse myself for misplacing the receipt. This is good info though thanks guys

          • +3 votes

            @Pab23q: If you used a cc to purchase look at the bank statements I've needed to do this a few times

          • +6 votes

            @Pab23q: I've started taking photos with my phone of any receipt that I might need in the future. I don't need to worry about losing the receipt (which often fades/heat damaged/crumpled anyway).

            • +1 vote

              @banana365: Another tip is to ask for digital receipt from Bunnings. They happy to send out one if you don’t mind the hassle.

            • +4 votes

              @banana365: I do the same but also add the receipt number, desc, date, cost, lenght of warranty into a running Excel spreadsheet. This way I can look back over it for anything I purchased over the years. I save the pic and rename it to the invoice number. Stick it into the same location as the Spreadsheet.

              Might sound like a lot of effort but really isn't. I have got many things replaced under warranty as i check expiry before tossing away and find its still covered. :-)

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                @Borg: Excel should be able to notify you when warranty is nearly up if you add a field for warranty in days and cross match against warranty left - 30 (days) not that familiar with Excel now so I may be totally wrong .

                Don't know if you can trigger a outlook calendar reminder though would be nice to know if that can be done, any excel genius out there?

                • +1 vote

                  @ShannonN: Not Excel expert, but I think it's borderline impossible for Excel to call out and 'notify' user.

                  One way I can think of is to use spreadsheet to construct an URL per entry so you are only 1 click away to create a Google calendar entry (not sure about Outlook).

                  Example on generate Google calendar entry: https://decomaan.github.io/google-calendar-link-generator/

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                    @addrv: not with excel but very easy to do with Google sheets.
                    import excel to sheets
                    set a date calculator using now.
                    then have a function that checked the cell value under google projects and send email.
                    there are plenty of instructions online.

                • +1 vote

                  @ShannonN: You can't really use Excel for reminders as the sheet is closed 99% of the time and only opened for adding or checking entries.
                  Regardless, they are not required (for me) as I will only ever look them up should something break. Last thing I want are popups for things that are not required. For important things (that require renewing), I add reminder in my Calendar for those few things.

                  Other Option to Excel: One could as easily create and send oneself an email with the purchased items details and include everything within it. Stick those into a Warranty Folder on your email for long term storage and they are there for good. When the time comes, just search your email for the Serial and it will show up. As an added plus, one could also create a reminder for the entry (if required).

        • +2 votes

          I have the same experience in 3.0Ah (twice) and got replacements.

    • +2 votes

      I'm pretty sure not all cells in the battery are dead. I salvaged a few li ion cells from dead laptop batteries. I believe this would be the same.

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        Just go to R&J Batteries or similar and get the battery repacked, sure if the outer cartridge is the same size they can up the battery from 3 to 6 by using stronger cells?

  • +4 votes

    as rdhupar said - return it assuming you have the receipt.I get so many bunnings receipts it became hard to find them so I now just take a photo of it immediately and save it to a google drive folder via phone with a description of the item. easy to find and never lose it.

    Per Ozito "Any of our Power X Change tools that are found to be defective within 5 years will be replaced. Even our lithium Ion batteries and chargers are covered by a full 3 year replacement warranty"

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      You can also choose the "get digital receipt" option on self checkout or ask the person at the register. They send you an SMS with link to digital receipt.

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      That's pretty much exactly what I do, scan all useful receipts and send to google drive, with a date and useful description as the file name :)

      So yeah, I do have the receipt. Might do the trick if I have to go there for other reason.

  •  

    how long have you left it on charge for? it should flash when low and be charged within a couple of hours max (light will be sold green)

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      Overnight and still same flash. It's a warning flash which means something is wrong

  • +3 votes

    I got the blower skin for 29 been waiting for batteries to go on sale. Is this as good as it gets, or do they do better deals on battery and charger packages?

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      Also have the blower, wondering if the 2ah are even worth it?

    • +2 votes

      Humblebrag but I managed to snare a 18vx2 lawnmower with two 3ah batteries (only one working) and two fast chargers for $30. Offloaded the lawnmower with a 2 2ah batteries I had lying around for $120 and kept the 3ah battery and two chargers… My long winded point is keep your eye on Facebook marketplace. Plenty of people offloading Ozito stuff all the time at good prices.

    • +1 vote

      There has been better in the past as competitive match to Aldi but its otherwise rare unless there is some promo/run out sale on a package that includes battery.

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    Why is the 4ah $69?

    • +1 vote

      Cause it's double the capacity.
      4ah is much better for high drain tools- vacuum, blower, angle grinder etc…
      I'm hanging out for 4ah. Got a few 1.5ah and 2ah already.

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        Sorry to sound dumb, but is that exactly the difference (ie. 4ah is double the capacity and that's it).

        Apart from the inconvenience of possibly having to stop and change, is there any other benfeit of buying one 4ah battery for $69 instead of 2 2ah batteries for $50 total to save $19?

    • +2 votes

      I know! When will they drop the dang price to match the Aldi 4Ah!!

      I need to blow the leaves off the driveway because I refuse to sweep stupid gum leaves like a pleb

      • +3 votes

        Sounds like you're waiting for the Ozito brushless chainsaw to go on special then lol

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          That was a promo unit and its basically gone :(

  •  

    I have the mower and blower with 2x3AH battery and I would have bought this if it was >3AH battery for slightly more. Mower works only 35 minutes with 3 ah for me may be because I had long grass.

  • +2 votes

    Ah well, there goes the days of cheaper 4Ah with the new higher Aldi price. This is an ok compromise deal I guess for people after more batteries but not needing the full 4Ah. Like a drill or driver where 2Ah is plenty for multiple little jobs before it needs a charge, and noticeably smaller/lighter as a bonus since it's only 1 set of cells.

  •  

    Looking to buy a line trimmer.

    Can I get the Ozito PXC 2 x 18V Cordless Line Trimmer - Skin Only, 2x chargers and 2x 2Ah batteries for $219 which works out to be cheaper than the kit at $229?

    Am I missing something?

    • +2 votes

      Not missing anything, you're actually better off buying it all separately as the kit comes with Eco chargers which apparently take 2.5 hours to charge these batteries which is useless in the garden if they are your only batteries… The $12 standard charger says it takes 80 minutes. Ozito pricing is whack sometimes, I have no idea how they are selling the jet blower at $30 whilst the old blower is $69 skin only and only offers one speed, the variable only available in a kit at a ridiculous $165.

      That aside, the line trimmer is pretty good though. The bump feed system can get stuck and I need to feed it out manually, but it's so good to just pick up an electric trimmer and not have to mess around with fuel and oil.

      •  

        Oh Yes I can see that the kit comes with 2x "compact" chargers. So it makes sense that the standard chargers are faster.

        Would you pay an extra ~$33 for the fast charger?

        Ozito PXC 18V Multi Battery Fast Charger for $56.64 or 2x Ozito PXC 18V Standard Charger for $24?

        Any idea what happened to the 2x18V Mowers? Wondering if I should invest in the Ozito ecosystem.

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          Yeah don't touch the Eco chargers at all, they'll take forever.

          I picked up the multi fast charger for $20 off a clearance rack, I love it. I use 2x3.0Ah and 2x4.0Ah batteries and keep them in rotation whilst I'm using the tools, they are always charged and ready to go by the time one set is dead with the fast chargers. For me the $33 is worth it for 50% shorter charging times, and you only need to store/maintain the one unit opposed to two, though I'm using a few Ozito tools so I can justify it. If you think you'll get more tools in the future then I don't think you'll regret it, but if you just stick with the trimmer it may be different. Honestly, depending on your yard size, it might be worth seeing if you can find some bigger batteries and chargers used somewhere for cheaper and pick up the skins at Bunnings.

          I've never paid attention to the Ozito mowers, way too much grass to consider electric. Overall the ecosystem is hit and miss ngl, some of the prices don't make sense, some tools are great, some I hear nothing but bad things about. But can't complain much with a 5 year warranty.

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            @AngryAlfred: How long would the 2x2Ah batteries last on the line trimmer? If they can run for at least 30 mins I think that's enough and I can let it charge overnight.

    •  

      I'll never buy ozito again. A bad run of with many tools. My brushless drill just died too and can't find receipt. They won't do anything.

      Ive been replacing with Ego and would highly recommend! Very impressed. Light, powerful and never miss a beat.

      Recently invested in the self feeding line trimmer… Cut the line, insert in hole, press button, winds it all in 5 seconds for you. I can never go back now.

      Again, don't buy Ozito.. Waste of money.

      •  

        I have a lot of Ozito tools and am extremely happy with them, except the vacuum.

        Never tried the garden stuff though, so can't vouch for them.

        And yeah, always keep your receipts (photos). 5y replacement warranty, etc.

        My garden stuff is Rioby 36v and I've had to replace the blower/vac and line trimmer after 3y or so.

        •  

          Which vacuum did you have trouble with?
          I bought the 10L wet/dry last week and it worked great first use

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    Can't find any in stock online near my location.

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      Says out of stock near me too. Might be worth a call though, since their stock management is terrible.

  •  

    How does such a large battery only hold 2ah? Thin smartphones hold 3 or 4ah these days…

    • +4 votes

      Phones are 3.7V-4V, I think. These are 18-20V.

      • -1 vote

        Didn't know that, interesting.

        And this is not a particularly advanced battery, just a bunch of AA-like packed together, AFAIK.

        Inside the 5.2Ah battery:
        https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSr-9...

        • +1 vote

          They are commonly referred to by their dimensions:
          most common is the 18650 (18mm by 650mm)
          the AA size batteries are 14500 (14mm by 500mm)

          They are generally lithium ion, so 3.7-4.2V per cell.
          If it's 2.0ah it's usually 5x 2.0ah in series to bring up voltage to 18v-20v (5x 3.7).
          And as the ah goes up each cell ah goes up. A 2.0ah cell is significantly lighter than a 4.0ah cell.
          For the 5.2ah they might have a larger cell size as there are limits to how much ah can be fit inside each size cell.

        •  

          Actually the charge controllers and other safety boards inside make this a pretty advanced battery. Those AA-like batteries is exactly what Tesla used in it's older model S and roadster cars. Now they just use a larger version.

          5.2Ah ultra has higher rated cells inside so can deliver more watts than the others, that's why it's recommended for high power single battery tools like the circular saw

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          They might have similar form factors in both being cylindrical, but you're spreading misinformation and potentially going to hurt someone. These 18650 cells and thier battery management system are more advanced than AA's packed together.

      • +1 vote

        Phones are lipo nominal 3.7v, li-ion (these) 3.6v/cell.

        Ah = A/h

        A = V * w

        18v is ~5x more energy than your phone at the same Ah

  •  

    Can this battery be used with tools of other brands?

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    I know its been asked above (but hasn't been answered) - can someone with these batteries let us know roughly how long they will last in the $30 Ozito blower that was recently on sale?

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      I have a blower but can't answer your question as there are several different models.
      Tip: Best be more specific when asking a question as it's not up to us to try determine which blower you are referring to or was on sale.

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      Einhell have a battery advisor on their website which will give you an idea of runtimes with different batteries.

      Click on this link then look on the right side of the screen and then click on the battery advisor.

      The blower on the website is a newer model but the specs are close enough for this purpose.

      2.0 ah battery,
      Min speed………55mins
      Max speed…….10mins
      Turbo boost……4mins

      I just bought this blower and grabbed a couple of these 2.0 batteries. Gave it a quick spin up. Has plenty of power but I can only compare it to a smaller Ryobi 18v jet blower and an even smaller 18v Milwaukee blower. Horses for courses, these 3 blowers are aimed at different purposes.

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        thanks mate.. I ended up buying on the weekend, and honestly I was impressed on the power of the blower in general & the above sounds right.. I smashed it for about 10 minutes on high… definitely enough for my block, especially if you stay on top of it

        • +1 vote

          Happy to be able to help. I used mine today properly to clean up after binning green waste and was pretty impressed. Plenty of power and the 2 x 2.0ah is more than enough for my little block.

  • +1 vote

    thanks op

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    Anyone know when this sale ends?

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      curious to know too. wondering if i should get spares or just rely on the warranty if it dies within the next 3 years