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Old Aug 17, 2007, 07:41 AM
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New way to buy A123 cells coming

New De-walt batteries coming
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 07:46 AM
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Only half as good as the DC9360S
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 08:52 AM
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Might be a nice way to get a spot welded 5S pack...

I'm assuming that it uses 5 cells? (i.e 5 * 3.6 as opposed to 10 * 3.6)
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Only half as good as the DC9360S
And likely half as expensive.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 09:54 AM
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And likely half as expensive.
Come on now, the dewalt packs are Cheap, look at the price of lipos.
If your going to complain about price of dewalt packs for your planes , maybe you should take up another hobby.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 11:00 AM
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I think it will just be nice to have another option. For those that don't like spending too much time building the packs (even though it is pretty easy), having essentially "ready made" 5s packs might be a good option.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 01:17 PM
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Come on now, the dewalt packs are Cheap, look at the price of lipos.
If your going to complain about price of dewalt packs for your planes , maybe you should take up another hobby.
You misread my post. I was not complaining. I see this as a good thing.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 03:36 PM
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why the new Dewalt?? will the the DC9360 sstill be the top shelf dewalt batt and this its lower cost bro? Or is this a DC9360 replacement??
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 06:43 PM
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You misread my post. I was not complaining. I see this as a good thing.
Okay, Most complain about prices of everything, I do myself sometimes but For the new ones, they should have been in the hobby years ago, prices have come way down for what you get now..

I think anything that give more choices are good for the hobby.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 07:22 PM
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why the new Dewalt?? will the the DC9360 sstill be the top shelf dewalt batt and this its lower cost bro? Or is this a DC9360 replacement??
This is an 18V battery. Reported to be a replacement for the NIxx batteries used in 18V tools and maybe a standard battery for 18V tools in the future. It would add to the product line.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 07:42 PM
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anyone ever thought of contacting dewalt and buying the raw cells? without the pack and stuff?
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 08:26 PM
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That just looks like a 5 cell pack instead of the 10 cell pack. Will make a lot of drill users happy to get rid of some weight and price. I'll stick with the 10 cell pack for $100 at E bay.

What I really would like to see now is a 1200 mah nano battery from DeWalt. I could use those in small planes. There are rumors but I don't think that is going to happen.

Love those 123's. I hope the competition brings out something 2x as good at half the price. Now that would really be great.

Dream on.
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 08:31 PM
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The 18 volt market is probably a lot bigger than the 36 volt one.
This could mean that production will be ramped up, economies of scale could kick in and prices at the retail level could get close to Ebay.
They might also be on sale from time to time for even less.

A nice dream at least

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Old Aug 18, 2007, 02:30 AM
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This is great. The 36V tools are priced a little out of line unless you are buying on ebay I think they were missing the boat on the mass market and are adjusting. Either that or they finally got production capacity up to where they can support the larger market. Hopefully with these out there they will start getting purchased and produced in serious quantity.

I agree it would be nice to see a smaller capacity cell. But I'll take what I can get.

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Old Aug 18, 2007, 02:53 AM
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In the UK 36v tools seem to be quite rare. If this is simply a 5-cell pack of the same cells that's in the 10-cell pack it'll be a good thing. There seem to be quite a few 18v tools around -- with non-Li packs -- so if Li replacements take off then that'll hopefully mean more availability and better prices.

mjws, why don't you try Saphions? 0.1v less than A123s, 1200mAh capacity, same length but smaller diameter than A123s, and can be charged on a normal LiPo setting. I was using 3S2P Saphion in my Twinstar before I got a couple of 3S1P A123s, and to all intents and purposes they're a direct substitute (i.e. 2P Saphion for 1P A123)
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