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PostSubject: A123's Straight from China ???   Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:08 pm

Anyone ever order any batteries straight from China???

I found a supplier that has A123 batteries for $8.00 each...

Any other prices close to this here in the US????

I was planning on ordering 30 pieces and building our own packs with hyperion tabs....

That would put a 5 cell pack cost at about $44.00

Let me know if there is any input on this....

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PostSubject: Re: A123's Straight from China ???   Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:33 pm

You have to be pretty careful with A123s cause there are a TON of fakes. The owner of battlepacks gave me a list of things to look for when buying to identify fakes but i cant seem to find it. I bought ten cells off of a chinese supplier off of ebay for something like $15 just to see how they were but I never had the chance to let alex play with them so i dont know. From what I've read online alot of the fakes actually have the same performance if not better with the downside that they might not last as long.
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PostSubject: Re: A123's Straight from China ???   Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:13 am

I just got my Orange Rx's from them and they are exactly what they state.... Work Pretty well and less than 1/3 of the price for spektrum brand...

The company lists all of the spots to check for fakes and out of date A123 Batteries so I think they are pretty legit.

I think I am going to order them and order the balancers / foam and shrink from battlepack...

One of my groups are a little slow on getting things done so it looks like we will be down 1 bot as of now for Moto....

With things getting a little crazy with scheduling right now we might lose my sons if there is not enough time to get it cut....

Hopefully I can stay healthy for a month and keep my wife from divorcing me after the time I will be putting in up here at the school...

First year for CNCing should be interesting....

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PostSubject: Re: A123's Straight from China ???   Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:21 pm

who is this supplier? and do they have a website?
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PostSubject: Re: A123's Straight from China ???   Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:24 pm

yes frisco do tell =p
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