fake molicel cells? QR code question

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fake molicel cells? QR code question

Post by endrew » Jan 07 2022 5:55pm

Hi, I got some molicel p42a cells, and noticed that the QR code does not match the writing on the cell. I scanned the QR code on images of cells from google and they do match the writing on the cell. Does this mean the cells I got are not genuine?
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Re: fake molicel cells? QR code question

Post by amberwolf » Jan 07 2022 8:57pm

What does the QR code read out to say?



Are all the QR codes the same on all cells you got?

Is all the printing the same on all cells you got?

Is all the printing the same on all cells known to be real?

If the information after "molicel" on the same line is a batch or serial number, then I would expect the QR code to match that, and for it to be different on each batch of cells for batch numbers, and for each cell if it is a serial number.

If the cells you got all have the same info on them, and real cells don't, that would probably indicate they're not real, but that is just logic-based speculation. ;)
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Re: fake molicel cells? QR code question

Post by endrew » Jan 17 2022 1:08pm

1 - the QR code read a different manufacturing date than the text.
2 - all QR codes are of same batch, different than text which also are of same batch

I am pretty sure these are fake...

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Re: fake molicel cells? QR code question

Post by batteryGOLD » Jan 17 2022 4:54pm

Do you want to know tha true fake or not?
Just do a full discharge @ 30A

should output more than 4Ah if it is genuine cell..

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Re: fake molicel cells? QR code question

Post by amberwolf » Jan 17 2022 5:50pm

I'd test them to see if they are at least useful, and if not, then you can replace them.

Either way I'd post the results here, along with a link to the seller page, so others can at least know who they are. Up to them if they avoid or buy.
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