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Old 11-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I wasn't aware high tech systems in the US was selling the AMP20 cells. Thanks!

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Old 11-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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They also seem to have a problem putting their products to maket.
Over the last week and a half I have been emailing a123 and a123 "authorized dealers" and have not gotten any replys.
Quite true.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Daox,

I had asked Derek at HTS for a quote a few years ago and mentioned the AMP20 cells. He was just starting to test them for pack building so was not ready to recommend at that time. Not sure where it stands now, but 18 months ago it was a possibility.

I would really rather have purchased a complete pack from him (using cylindrical cells), but to get the kWh size I wanted, the price was out of my reach He makes some of the best high performance packs that can be purchased.

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This has been a frustration for many of us in the DIY EV community. A123 cells are outstanding, technically speaking, but the company refuses to deal with individuals.
Well then scew them then, no wonder they went bankrupt they simply got what they deserved.
Hopefully Johnson Controls can straighten out the mess there at "a123".

Sounds like the best corse of action is buy more a123 excrement for far cheaper and make bigger batteries.

I got a very fast reply from Johnson Controls (my offical email always gets results), they do not own a123 yet but the person that replied to the email said: "I'm in the process of purchase" and that they couldn't help at this point.
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Custom bike shops tend to stock round A123 cells... Heads up.
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Battery repair shops might stock the rounds also.
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"Chinese Firm Wins Bid for Auto Battery Maker"

Pending a review by a bankruptcy judge, Wanxiang will be the new owner of A123.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/bu...-of-china.html
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Sigh - this makes me a little sad. A123 is local to me, and my brother often delivers to them on his UPS route. They have a strong connection with MIT (obviously) - and I just hope they can gain success with their batteries. Who knows - maybe I'll be able to use A123 cells in CarBEN EV5? But if everything gets spirited off to China, then...
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They get $250M of US tax payer dollars and they go into bankruptcy and china buys them for roughly that same quarter billion dollar amount.
That deal doesn't smell fishy at all.
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Dont forget that $250m was largely borrowed from the Chinese in the first place.

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