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Old Oct 26, 2005, 12:44 AM
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Kokam gripe posts vs. TP gripe posts

I can't say I did a scientific study but there seems to be more gripe posts concerning TP LipPos than there are gripe posts for Kokam. Is it just me? I did not go back all that far, just did some recent browsing around.

Being un-employed I've only owned two LiPos, a PQ and a Kokam. Having worked as a LiPo engineering tech in the past I'm waiting for a bit more product maturity (in the cells themselves and charge regimes) before I purchase more. A job would help too :-).

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Old Oct 26, 2005, 01:19 AM
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Well if you gripe over in the Kokam vendors section it is deleted.
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Old Oct 26, 2005, 03:38 AM
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its hard to sort thru the gripes. I have had many packs die due to my negligence. I cant blame the vendor or the assembler, it was my fault. How many others tell the truth? It may be many in which case the products are no good. Being an anon forum how many try for freebies ? How many are here to promote or bag a competitor ?

Its just too hard to know.
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Old Oct 26, 2005, 08:00 AM
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If the quality was equal, then the number of gripes would be related to the number of users of each brand.

Based on the number of TP threads in this forum and the number of Kokam threads in this forum, and the Kokam Vendor Forum, TP must outsell Kokam by a wide margin.

Of course this only means something if statistics on thread posts are relavent.

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Old Oct 26, 2005, 08:20 AM
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I haven't used any Kokam products in a long time, my experience was just that they didn't really perform as advertised and if they did they didn't last very long. The newer versions may be different but I guess I'd have to try some, kind of hard to switch when you're pretty satisfied with what you have...
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Old Oct 26, 2005, 02:52 PM
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As with anything, if you fine one person with a gripe you can find another person who gripes the opposite:

Iíve been using li-polies for a year and a half now. My first substantial lipo was a Kokam 3S 2000mAh 15C which I purchased in the late summer of 2004. Iím using it in my SA Groove along with some Apogee 2480s (which were purchased perhaps 2 months later when I realized I needed more than one lipo pack with the 1hr charge time). My Apogees are currently very much showing their age (increased internal resistance, and reduced capacity) while my Kokam is still been going strong, after probably 100-150 cycles.

I recently picked up some TP 3s 2100PL, and Iím also happy with themÖ so far. My most used one only has 33 cycles on it so far though.

So I will by Kokam again.

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