Look at the model number. Seems fishy. LB? Leoch Battery? The brand name is also non-existent. I am sure that the BMS is going to give away the details on that screen. The only batteries I would buy, is the pylontech batteries.View attachment 783986
This type battery was offered to me via email fro R24,000.00 each from a registered company, when I asked the person about proof of origin of the batteries and if the batteries have serial numbers, this person stopped communicating. The company also appears to be a legit battery wholesaler on the internet. Other than the screws seen on the covers of this battery and the battery being white it is almost identical to the black batteries been taken from the cell phone towers. Please note I have no proof the batteries are illegal or stolen, I am merely being suspicious and would not like to expose my business to unnecessary risks by supplying my clients with goods I can't be sure of.
Standard data centre batteries except for the normal lead acid ones. And yes they do work with inverters.How do u use these batteries? Do they even work with the inverters that are available to us ?
WHAT I find MORE interesting is -- the PRICE that the network providers are PAYING for these batteries ?Same Deja Moo. Rather than scaring people into buying batteries that can and are indeed being imported and sold legally why don't these cell companies mark them so they can't be resold? If they don't care about doing something actual about the problem rather than making it a problem for the public I'm not going to care either.
Standard data centre batteries except for the normal lead acid ones. And yes they do work with inverters.
Doubt it. Vodacom would not refurbish them it they don't intend the public to buy them. They would be destined for recycling so even if true they're still being diverted and they'd be second hand worn down rather than "refurbished".Had an installer say they could offer a refurbished Vodacom tower battery because they replace them every x years but they're still good for many more cycles... now I wonder if that is true or whether it was one of these stolen ones.
Don't buy these stolen batteries
Cellular network battery theft is rapidly increasing in South Africa, and many people are unknowingly putting themselves at risk by purchasing stolen batteries.
Cellphone tower theft and vandalism in nothing new, but a recent escalation in this crime has seen drastic measures taken by operators.
Maybe something you guys can check out @rpm @Jamie McKane