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Old Jun 25, 2007, 12:35 PM
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Best place to Buy batterys (Uk member)

Hi,
Im just wondering where all the UK members on here buy their batterys from online.

Are there any US battery dealers that ship to the UK??

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Old Jun 25, 2007, 03:10 PM
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Most of the larger US battery dealers will ship to the UK, but it may not be worth doing that at the end of the day. Mailing costs, customs charges, duty AND VAT all reduce the worth of doing it. And then there's the problem of warranties! Best to buy from the UK if you want to avoid all that. I'm using some Maverick Power lipos from www.li-po.co.uk and find them very good.
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 03:32 PM
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Maggie (Margaret.Roberts) is in the UK and likes this guy that sells a lot on ebay. I know ebay has a stigma attached, but I have heard nothing but very good feedback about this guy:

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Richards batteries are the biz. In my book $120 for a quality 4000mah 4s 25c battery with deans is a bargain, he lists them at 115 dollars sometimes hoping for a few bids.

real157 on ebay search or email real157@cox.net a very good lad with integrity, good box packaging and quick service. Richard Edmonston.
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 03:38 PM
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I've used Overlander for some time now for NiMh (GP3300 and GP3700) and for Saphions. Recently I've got a few A123 packs from MEC in the USA (http://www.modelelectronicscorp.com/), and I've also got a few FlightPower EVO20 LiPos from Sussex Model Centre.

You can probably beat the prices of both those UK sources if you shop around, but I stick with people I "know" -- at least until my pension starts running out
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Old Jun 25, 2007, 04:46 PM
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I mainly get mine from AllElectricRC http://www.allelectricrc.co.uk/ or Robotbirds http://robotbirds.com/catalog/

About the only overseas retailer I bother with is Aircraft World http://aircraft-world.com/default.asp They may be in Japan but the stuff still gets here quicker than from some UK suppliers .

Steve
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