Chins 200Ah Battery + ALFFAA 1500W – Testing and Teardowns

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In this video, I test, teardown, and review a pair of economically priced off-grid power products sold through Amazon. A 200Ah LiFePO battery from Chins and a 1500W pure sine wave inverter from ALFFAA.

Fair Disclosure: Review samples were sent free of charge, but I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the video.

Overall they appear to be fair value for the money, but not without a few drawbacks you’d expect at the lower end of the market price-wise. Below are my review pros and cons of both items.

Chins Battery and ALFFAA Inverter Review Video

Chins 200Ah Battery

Pros:

  • Inexpensive compared to others on the market
  • Good quality Ganfeng 100Ah cells
  • Tested even higher than the rated 200Ah capacity
  • Maybe it has low temps charging protection??

Cons:

  • Cheap BMS board and only 100 amps
  • Short one-year warranty
  • No Bluetooth app
  • Cheap internal construction, tape & glue
  • Large Case Footprint

ALFFAA 1500W Inverter

Pros:

  • Relatively Inexpensive for Pure Sine
  • Can power a microwave
  • Decent electronic build quality
  • Temperature controlled fans
  • Amp/Volts LED Readouts

Cons:

  • I don’t like the plastic DC terminal nuts
  • Loud fans
  • No remote function
  • Floating neutral AC output
  • The aluminum case is primarily for looks

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UPDATE – This inverter has trouble starting with some lithium batteries, namely the Ampere Time 200Ah and BougeRV self-heating models

Update – Heat Gun Power Issue

This video provides a quick update on the ALFFAA 1500-watt inverter. Recently I found out it can’t power my Wagner Furno 500 Heat Gun.  It starts for a few seconds then quits an error light and beeping occur.

Wagner Heat Gun Teardown Model Furno 500

A teardown of my Wagner heat gun and more information on it’s incompatibility with an ALFFAA 1500-watt inverter.

Link to Many More Boondocking-Related Videos in the LYRV Archive

Chins 200Ah 12V LIFEPO + ALFFAA 1500W PS Inverter Review

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