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Definition: Chinesium
There is "Made in China" batteries, then there's "Chinesium" batteries. Just because it was made there doesn't make it an inferior product.

The problem with a lot of "Cheap" products from China that turns out to be less quality, is the way that the cheaper items are made. These items are made on the same assembly lines as the "Real, Legit, Authentic" items but made during the off hours when there are different crews running the factory. This is just one method, there are several.

However, that does not excuse the untrue specs, bait and switch, etc. I agree that there are scammers that come from China. But to call "All" China products fake is not a good practice. To call Cheap Chinese products bad would be more accurate, but still not fully correct. This is where it makes it difficult to determine what's good and what's not.

Another problem is that there are plenty of sellers who will sell the same item across a wide range of prices. I have seen several products (exact same stock photos and wording in the description) go from $5 to $20 or more. I think the widest range I've seen was over a $40 spread on the seller price. Again, this makes it very difficult to determine which item is legit and which one is the scammer.

Also, it is quite possible that some of the scammers aren't even in China themselves, but they just put that information in the account info. Further muddying the waters.

Note: This is excerpt from the following thread: "Do you use "china" cells ins your powerwall?"
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Chinesium  -  An element not found on the periodic table. A crappy metal, plastic, or chemical substance made in China in the manufacture of many Chinese exports.  Exposure is imminent in one’s lifetime and may strike with or without warning.  

Chinesium can display a variety of unique properties and is found in abundance.  With exposure side effects vary greatly depending on the user.  If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be at risk and should seek a dumpster or a certified R2 recycling facility immediately.

Side effects include: Annoyance, fear, loss of sleep, burning sensation, loss of revenue, reduced net worth, poor conductivity or connectivity, high resistance, ridicule by peers, loss of limb, or death. 

Always use personal safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, and respiratory protection when handling Chinesium.

If you have direct contact with Chinesium, STOP, DROP, AND ROLL. 

Should you find Chinesium and are unsure of what to do: STOP, DON’T TOUCH, CALL AN ADULT.

Photo Example:
Left - Real meter leads
Right - Chinesium meter leads

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