Fogstar Batteries ? (1 Viewer)

Jan 27, 2018
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After lots of research Fogstar lithium batteries seem much more compact than other brands meaning I can fit a 280ah into the available space, their price is competitive as well. Fogstar can't deliver until January but most of the leading brands have a delay in supplying.

Has anyone purchased from Fogstar ?
If so, how was their service and delivery ?
My available dimensions are L470 W200 H 300.

I only want to fit a single battery in this space and not under a seat.

I look forward to any input.
 

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I bought one of their 100Ah batteries. Ordered late Thursday if I remember correctly, shipped Friday, arrived Saturday.

Very pleased with it so far, although haven't used it much in anger since installing about a month or so back.

Cheers, Robin
 
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Reference your original post, the seat base batteries don't have to be fitted under a seat, the KS one has 4 small brackets to allow it to be firmly fixed in place.
 
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I ordered 2 torch batteries from fogstar last week. The battery numbers were the same as my originals but smaller in length so no good.
No response from them despite 2 emails

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I bought a 230a fpm Fogstar, they shipped friday and it arrived next working day, I havnt yet used it in anger either but it all looks good with the app imformation etc, I have had a couple of questions which they have answered within 24hrs, based on what I have seen so far I am happy.

I am pretty sure they gave me 15% of as I am a member here.
 
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Anyone fitted a fogstar or any lithium battery under the seat of a Mk6 transit seat?

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After lots of research Fogstar lithium batteries seem much more compact than other brands meaning I can fit a 280ah into the available space, their price is competitive as well. Fogstar can't deliver until January but most of the leading brands have a delay in supplying.

Has anyone purchased from Fogstar ?
If so, how was their service and delivery ?
My available dimensions are L470 W200 H 300.

I only want to fit a single battery in this space and not under a seat.

I look forward to any input.
A satisfied Fogstar customer here !! i collected, so cant comment on delivery, but their service seems pretty good. as with everything though, only time will tell in terms of the product but its backed up with a decent guarantee.

if you check out youtube, there is a video there of someone dismantling one of their batteries, well worth a look (i mentioned it on another thread on this forum if you do a search)

if you check their website, you can see what size will fit in your space. i wanted their 400AH battery and ordered it, when i went to collect i found it was just too heavy for me to place where i wanted it to go, so i changed it for a 300AH battery with no issues whatsoever. so just be sure you can place (lift) it into the space you have chosen (mine was under the seat along the side of the moho, loads of space, but i had a metal bar in the way which restricted getting it in, which is why i went for a 300ah instead of a 400ah).

the 280ah appears to be a better buy financially if you work out cost per ah

have you rang fogstar? speak to them (Becs, Ben or even Lyn) - they might have what you want squirelled away somewhere, though delivery might be an issue as you mentioned?
 
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A satisfied Fogstar customer here !! i collected, so cant comment on delivery, but their service seems pretty good. as with everything though, only time will tell in terms of the product but its backed up with a decent guarantee.

if you check out youtube, there is a video there of someone dismantling one of their batteries, well worth a look (i mentioned it on another thread on this forum if you do a search)

if you check their website, you can see what size will fit in your space. i wanted their 400AH battery and ordered it, when i went to collect i found it was just too heavy for me to place where i wanted it to go, so i changed it for a 300AH battery with no issues whatsoever. so just be sure you can place (lift) it into the space you have chosen (mine was under the seat along the side of the moho, loads of space, but i had a metal bar in the way which restricted getting it in, which is why i went for a 300ah instead of a 400ah).

the 280ah appears to be a better buy financially if you work out cost per ah

have you rang fogstar? speak to them (Becs, Ben or even Lyn) - they might have what you want squirelled away somewhere, though delivery might be an issue as you mentioned?
Thanks MisterB, all sounding very positive then. I will check YouTube. The one thing that draws me to Fogstar is how compact their batteries are, we do "off grid" motorhoming all year round and need as much ah as we can get.

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Thanks MisterB, all sounding very positive then. I will check YouTube. The one thing that draws me to Fogstar is how compact their batteries are, we do "off grid" motorhoming all year round and need as much ah as we can get.
Have you considered adding more than one battery in a different location? Could you have a battery box fitted under the vehicle or in a side locker etc? Or will two smaller batteries that give you a higher capacity fit in the space?

Off grid garage have a you tube video of a large self built leisure battery specifically built as a one off for a customer, to fit in a specific location. The main suggestion I would add to that video is that once they had built it and 'commisioned' it, they should have dismantled it and rebuilt it in situ.
There are a couple of members on here that have built (assembled) their own leisure batteries, so for a specific one off design. perhaps that is your best option. More work of course but more reward, because you could get a greater capacity into the space available. As some cells can be mounted in different configurations, you might end up with a large capacity battery in the space available - a battery is just a box full of cells, so why not design that box to the shape available?

I'm now going for a lie down, all this free thinking isn't good for a brain of my age ..
 
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Lol for the thumbs up - I think it's you that build your own batteries, so you know more about than I ever will ??
 
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Lol for the thumbs up - I think it's you that build your own batteries, so you know more about than I ever will ??
That's Two on Tour & Ditcha , was going to build one for the next van but its cheaper to but a Fogstsr and they use the Eve cells and I would have got them from Fogstar.

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That's Two on Tour & Ditcha , was going to build one for the next van but its cheaper to but a Fogstsr and they use the Eve cells and I would have got them from Fogstar.

As I was happy with a standard size, I chose already built Fogstar aswell. It was the built in heater that swung it for me

Apologies to Ditcha and Two on Tour !
 
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That's Two on Tour & Ditcha , was going to build one for the next van but its cheaper to but a Fogstsr and they use the Eve cells and I would have got them from Fogstar.
It cost me Ā£550 to build a 280ah a year ago, prices are definitely getting a lot better but I enjoyed building my own.
Good cells are a bit of a gamble buying from China no matter what the make the big thing is the BMS they are getting better by the day especially the balancing side of things using both passive and active balancing.
 
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Have you considered adding more than one battery in a different location? Could you have a battery box fitted under the vehicle or in a side locker etc? Or will two smaller batteries that give you a higher capacity fit in the space?

Off grid garage have a you tube video of a large self built leisure battery specifically built as a one off for a customer, to fit in a specific location. The main suggestion I would add to that video is that once they had built it and 'commisioned' it, they should have dismantled it and rebuilt it in situ.
There are a couple of members on here that have built (assembled) their own leisure batteries, so for a specific one off design. perhaps that is your best option. More work of course but more reward, because you could get a greater capacity into the space available. As some cells can be mounted in different configurations, you might end up with a large capacity battery in the space available - a battery is just a box full of cells, so why not design that box to the shape available?

I'm now going for a lie down, all this free thinking isn't good for a brain of my age ..
Thanks but I have limited ability and even less knowledge ! I'm using a professional to do the install and he's visiting to advise what else I need because I've decided to have an extra solar panel as well. One thing is definite I'm going for Fogstar, their compact size means I can get a 300ah in my available space, this will more than meet my needs. Thanks again for your input.

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I ordered 2 torch batteries from fogstar last week. The battery numbers were the same as my originals but smaller in length so no good.
No response from them despite 2 emails
Thanks to a funster on here contacting them they had replied but went to my junk which Iā€™ve never looked at. Sorry fogstar for moaning about you
 
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