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miles&Jules
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a123's wanted

Hi Guys
Anyone found a supplier for a123's lightning ev not selling em anymore.

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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:38 pm 
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This place sounds promising http://www.electricwingman.com/a123-life-battery-packs.aspx

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Oh really, that sucks he's not supplying them anymore Sad did he say why?

Will be a struggle to find the real deal ones again. Just so much crap on the market now..

Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:31 pm 
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Damn, did anyone here from Master Instruments about stocking A123s?

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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:37 pm 
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The lightning ev guy said " it wasn't worth selling them anymore" Sounded like he wasn't moving enough stock. Thats what he said when I emailed him.

I tried the master instruments guy in QLD (via email) and he said they only supply packs that they makeup from Sydney. It sounded like he ddnt know what they were though.

I see hobby king sell them...but they are $20 each.
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Hmmm would probably have to go directly to the source in Melb and get a bulk lot of cells. I don't think I really need any atm but it is disappointing that I won't be able to buy any in the future.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/4-A123-systems-battery-lifepo4-cell-26650-2300mah-power-/190459815991?pt=US_Batteries&hash=item2c584a2837#ht_5856wt_907

these look like the real deal!

and they do packs

http://cgi.ebay.com/6S1P-19-8V2300mah-A123-systems-original-Battery-RC-/190456850265?pt=US_Batteries&hash=item2c581ce759
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If people are interested, I can get the hobbycity cells for $12 ea, and if we want lots, might be able to get that even lower. Smile
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Why not move to Turnigy Lipo packs - they are cheaper and lighter for the same capacity. The Nanotech beetle packs I just recieved look very well made.

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Physically too large is the main problem for moving to lipo, in my robot at least. That and physically fragile without tons of space consuming padding.

Bit of a shame lightning ev's gotten out of it. $9 a cell for the real deal was great D:

However if your robot doesnt draw that much power you'll probably find the fake ones on ebay will do just fine. Demon did the entire bris event on a single fake pack. Didnt work as good as the genuines but well enough!

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Oh..... good spotting I wonder why they wont send here? they dont have a contact seller either.
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Oh..... good spotting I wonder why they wont send here? they dont have a contact seller either.
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Hi Nick
Good suggestion on the Turnigy lipo batteries. We might end up going that way!

But I felt powerful using the BIG soldering iron on the a123s.

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New 'rebadged' A123s
http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=16575
The price is cheaper, add them to your cart... i get em for $8 Razz
EDIT: noticed the discharge rates are like half... might not be same after all . Embarassed
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