Is this company legit?
Buy them direct from Headway.
Yes, they meet their claims of 20C when mostly-charged. Like all batteries, it drops on decreasing SoC.
www.manzanitamicro.comWow! What a drama story. What companies are legit that sell Headway Batteries? and who has hundreds in stock?
I am in no way associated with Manzanita, I did want to pass this on.
I have ordered 155 cells from Manzanita and can state that they have been very above board in all our dealings. Travis has been a big help in making decisions on the purchase and use and was very (painfully) truthful, up to and including dis-recommending purchase if I didn't make some changes in my planned quantity and use.
Manzanita's prices seem to be in line with all others sellers that I could research and seem to be very close to what a small order from China would be.
They did go out of their way to be sure the batteries would be shipped UPS instead of truck and to a outside location as I requested.
The only negitive I can come up with was (and this may just have been a misunderstanding on my part) the statement made that the order would be placed the day the funds arived at Manzanita (paid by paypal) and I could expect about a month for shippment. A month later I was told the batteries were just leaving China and I could expect an additional 3 to 4 week wait.
A later order I placed for 5 batteries for testing was expedited from their in store stock and is currently on it's way.
All of these battery sellers should include a statement that there is a hazardous material charge on these batteries. It's a bit of a supprise to see it hung onto an invoice without warning