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OPUS shortage? gearbest claim unable to supply.
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Hi all (those of you still visiting!).

A whole month ago I paid for a couple more OPUS testers from GearBest (average vendor, based in China).

They still have not shipped.

Recently, their freshest excuse is that they dont have stock.

I bought them during a 'flash sale' so ... I dont buy their explanation.

Any input/insight from other BUYERS? (less interested in static / speculation).


Thanks for reading.  Hope you are all well.  : )


/DCkiwi

NB the hyperlinks in my post were NOT put there by me. seems like this board is ... modifying my post. *shrug* just saying. (bring on the ban! LOL)
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I see a TON of them on Aliexpress, so obviously there's no shortage. Either they ran out of stock or their supplier is no longer supplying them and they'll need to find a new supplier.
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(10-12-2019, 04:39 AM)DCkiwi Wrote: Hi all (those of you still visiting!).

A whole month ago I paid for a couple more OPUS testers from GearBest (average vendor, based in China).

Why do you still want to buy an OPUS "tester".

OK OK  I understand we need some kind of testers to check mAh results to build our packs.
So what tester to get?
OPUS, LiitoKala, Zanflair, etc?

Personally get a couple of Foxnovo and you will be happy as they are reasonably accurate and have none of the "crap diagnostics" all the others claim to have.
They are a simple charge/discharge units and once you check IR of the cell being tested with a proper IR testing appliance  (YR1030 or equivalent) you will get a proper results """ period!""" 
All of this cell testing is quite simple.
Proper IR for the cell.
Reasonable initial voltage when the cell is liberated from the pack.
Test with the Foxnovo at .5A or 1.0A and get results.

Simple 

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(10-12-2019, 12:09 PM)mike Wrote: I see a TON of them on Aliexpress, so obviously there's no shortage. Either they ran out of stock or their supplier is no longer supplying them and they'll need to find a new supplier.

... OR ... they took my money and sold my product to someone else, and now they are busy restocking ... seen/heard this from multiple chinese vendors.

I have full faith in OPUS supply being real, but I guess I was giving a warning / eondering about GearBest as a 'trusted' vendor, more than anything else.

(10-12-2019, 04:09 PM)Wolf Wrote:
(10-12-2019, 04:39 AM)DCkiwi Wrote: A whole month ago I paid for a couple more OPUS testers from GearBest (average vendor, based in China).

Why do you still want to buy an OPUS "tester".

OK OK  I understand we need some kind of testers to check mAh results to build our packs.
So what tester to get?
OPUS, LiitoKala, Zanflair, etc?

Personally get a couple of Foxnovo and you will be happy as they are reasonably accurate and have none of the "crap diagnostics" all the others claim to have.
They are a simple charge/discharge units and once you check IR of the cell being tested with a proper IR testing appliance  (YR1030 or equivalent) you will get a proper results """ period!""" 
All of this cell testing is quite simple.
Proper IR for the cell.
Reasonable initial voltage when the cell is liberated from the pack.
Test with the Foxnovo at .5A or 1.0A and get results.

*ahem* / 'let me clear my throat' (my best beastie boys accent/attitude here) ...

1/ why do i want to buy an OPUS "tester" ... well, 'cause I need more.  more to use.  more to give away.  more to use.  got a problem with them?  have you chatted with the designer?  have you got something CHEAPER or BETTER???  I need 1000mA discharge on all slots, 24x7 ....

2/ personally, I dont test IR, as I am building BIG (did I mention how BIG i build?) batteries.  so this IR stuff is no concern to me, at ALL.  I _have_ however, recently taken an interest and am skimming some 20-30% of harvested cells off to a 'sad' pile.  these have high IR.  its more about redirecting cells of my stock for other uses ... I really dont care that much about IR.  why should I?  seriously ... why should I care about IR?  if IR matters ... your battery is TOO SMALL! (**excluding mobile/traction/specialist applications).  I mean seriously ... build a bigger battery.  get over it.  *shrug*.

3/ as for initial voltage when harvesting ... I'm on to a better supply (now that I have processed the half ton of OLD batteries they had) and now i get almost 50% above 2.5V ... primo!!!  but seriously, if you are still looking at initial voltage ... you are wasteful / picky / missing the point / not on my wavelength.  I am keeping cells out of landfill.  more than that Im respecting the CHILD SLAVE LABOR that went into the Cobalt mining to make these cells.  I'm NOT trying to find 'the best cells'.  I'm sorting through trash to give a Second Life to this Storage.

4/ I'm open to input, but ... I like OPUS 'testers' for now.  Probably need one (or two!) SkyRC MC3000 testers (yummy!!!) for my phase 8 (synergy testing) missions .... but ... I think it very very poor form to dis' the OPUS.  kinda like saying Alex Jones is useless, or David Icke is a crank.  Cheap shots, which don't amount to much.  I understand they (OPUS's) are not perfect.  So what?  They work well enough and Im grateful for them, and the thought/effort that went into their production.


They weren't any inputs from people that buy from GearBest or buy OPUS's, so Im marking this thread as 'closed'.  Thanks all!  Smile


NB the only hyperlink which I added was for the MC3k ,.... the rest ... were edits beyond my control, or doing ...
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I would also only för Opus. The others Arent Up for it

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I am using a XTAR charger for testing battery capacity, and it is worthy to have one for testing batteries in multi slots.
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