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Ozito 18V 4.0Ah PXC Lithium Battery $48 + Delivery ($0 C&C) @ Bunnings Warehouse

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Same deal as previously posted. Seems to be back in stock at many locations, but fast running out. Frequent questions I have read from previous posts:

  1. Are these sale or promo price?
    No. This is regular price for the black coloured ones which are cheaper than the red ones. I am posting because as they are cheaper they commonly go out of stock especially once posted on OZB. So get it while you can until the next batch are back in stock.
  2. Are the black ones different to the red ones?
    Previous comments have advised that when both are opened and compared they seem to look exactly the same. Others have said they are used by Bunnings as promo to match Aldi batteries when their sales are on so the red ones don't need to be reduced in price. I cannot confirm these comments are true or not so make your own decision.

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    Already zero stock in my local store in regional WA and no option to order as click and collect. Can order for delivery but delivery charge of $14 for 1 battery consumes two-thirds of the $21 saving vs normal "red" version ($69 vs $48 plus $14 delivery for "black" version).
    I used to think that Bunnings discounted items to match an Aldi sales item so that it wouldn't lose business to Aldi. However given the often limited stock of these batteries in recent times, it only appears to be a token attempt these days - at least at my local Bunnings. Bunnings needs to lift its game IMHO. If they're available for delivery then they should have stock - or at very worst, be available to order at the "special" price for click and collect!!

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      Agree with what you are saying, but given they sell them so quickly when they are back in stock at $48, I don't think they care to lift their game both on price and making sure you can special order at that price as it looks to me they bulk buy each time and don't bother to allow small special orders as they probably can't get the bulk buy price. Not great for those like you though.

      • +2 votes

        All they have to do is increase their bulk order each time to ensure they have sufficient stock to satisfy demand. The bottom line is that they're not really trying. It's a token gesture to keep up appearances i.e. that they're the cheapest place to buy hardware….. They match on price but don't have sufficient stock, probably because they don't want to cut too deeply into sales of batteries at the normal price of $68.

  • -1 vote

    So whats cell layout in these, are they worth harvesting for 18650s

    • +2 votes

      The usual, 10 cells as 2p5s.
      Higher price point now kinda ruins that aspect.

      Best were the $15-20 deals when Aldi marked down the batteries they couldn't move.

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        Them times are gone

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      10x generic 18560s. Up to the individual if it's worth harvesting.

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        They are great if you want high drain, i.e. low internal resistance.

        I ripped apart an ALDI battery, and it was harder than expected, one cell damaged. You need good tools.

        • +2 votes

          Out of interest what devices are you using the harvested cells in?

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            @julz: Torches, bike lights.

      • +3 votes

        The Aldi Xfinity is better. People reported the 18650s are genuine Samsung cells

        • +1 vote

          They are Samsungs in the Aldi packs. Good value at $20!

        • -1 vote

          so they fit on the Ozito's ????

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          May depend which ones, the new 2AH ones have a green LED capacity meter, old ones don't. They have different cells

          The old 4AH ones have a red digital % capacity readout, not sure what is in them.

          Aldi batteries are ok, the chargers are nothing like the Ozitos though. Spartan and very little logic.

          The Ozitos chargers aren't superb, but they sure are not crappy like the Aldi ones!

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    Cheers picked up 2

  • -1 vote

    Is $48 the lowest price the 4.0ah get?

    • +2 votes

      Last year I saw them for $29 and $39.

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        Pre covid

  • +3 votes

    the difference between the red and black ones is the colour, the price and the model number.

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    I read all the above comments and deal description but still do not understand the difference between the red and black battery lol.

    Anyone care to explain in layman terms?

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      In layman terms "same but cheaper".

      Deal here as "long running", for the comments:

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/573744

    • +10 votes

      i just cracked open one of each i have to check

      red has ICR18650 2000mAh 3.7V MH46259 TE25E
      black has **18650 2000mAh 3.7V MH46259 S122E (couldn't read the letters before 18650 on these, the printing is close to the edge and the caps obscure it)

      circuit boards are identical

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        different batch numbers?

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          to a noob like me yeah they seem like the same generic gray shrink wrap cells

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        Numbers could indicate discharge current 25A v 22A

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    I have had 4 of these for a while now and they are all still really good and last a while, great for the price

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    I look at the price and think I must have got a good deal

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143650834842

    I brought this the other day and it was the charger and battery , I wasn't expecting a battery included in the box

    • +1 vote

      That was an error. Definitely supposed fo be charger only

  • +1 vote

    You also won't see them in your local Bunnings if you don't have an Aldi's nearby.

    • +1 vote

      My entire state doesn't have Aldi and these are available instore.

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        That's interesting. It was an assumption I made. We don't have Aldi and these have never been for sale when the specials are listed on here. I have never seen them for sale. It might be another reason then.

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          I find that they don't put the sale tag on but they will scan as bring on sale. Since the website shows it you can show them instore.

  • -2 votes

    Offhand, does anyone know what is inside Aldi ones i.e. the 18650 mAh and brand? Sorry, am too lazy to search previous posts!
    I have a couple of Ozito 3.0 Ah Xchange faulty ones on hand (4 dead cells, 6 good) and might try resurect. These came with 10 x 1500mAHh batts.

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      How old are you ozitos? Don't forget you've got a 3 year replacement warranty on them.

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        5 years from memory. Not used a lot but 4 cells (together) all became rusted, must have had a leak. The othe x6 look fine and all read above 3.7v while flat so still in good shape I reckon. Just need to replace the x4 dead ones.

  • -2 votes

    Main issue with Ozito is the charging time! Ridiculously slow!

    • +5 votes

      Not with fast charger

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        6ah batteries charge in 20min for premium brands

        • +2 votes

          I wouldn't consider an hour ridiculously slow

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            @Jackson: Depends on your use, the grinder, blower, circular saw chew up quick.

            • +1 vote

              @donkeydoc: If you rotate batteries, it's not too bad. I have the mower and it will run at least 20 minutes, if it takes an hour to charge I could be waiting a bit but it's not too bad at an hour on the fast charger. If I do come up short I just do the edges for a while

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, had an old red one die 2 weeks ago.

    Stock at Oxley QLD

  • +5 votes

    As for OP’s second point, I managed to catch an Ozito rep in store on Friday and asked that same question. He said that they are identical batteries, but they just put the plain looking stickers on them to compete with the Aldi batteries when those are on sale.

  • +6 votes

    My local (VIC 3047) still had a $69 tag next to them, tucked away in the cupboard. ~4 left at 9:15am today (20.6.21)

    The guy at the Toolshop was like "Nah mate, that's an old deal. I stared at him at then begrudgingly scanned the box and his face was O.O

    OzBargain 1 Bunnings O

    Thanks OP

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    Has anyone got the 3d printing diagrams for the Aldi to ozito adapter?

    • +1 vote

      Not sure if you want Aldi battery tomorrow Ozito tool or vice versa… but this site has both

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    Got one. Plenty of stock at katoomba NSW.

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    I had a lawn mower and thick buffalo grass. Killed already a few 4AH's ones 6mo out of its 3year wty!
    Tools are great value even the brushed driver still soldiers on!

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    Mentone Vic have 4 left

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    springvale vic have 6

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    Link no longer works. OzBargained?