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Not sure if they have come up in the past or not, but Gmail keeps
showing me this link when the battery discussions start:
http://www.lifebatt.com/

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I talked to the guy a few weeks back and he was beyond reach
the prices they want are semiridiculous and the appearence of them is
not inspiring confidence in the quality. it has the bad china look, not
the hightech west owned factory good china look :)
3-4 times the price of dewalt A123 packs and I'm not feeling they are
worth it :)
should they decide to become much more reasonable they might become
relevant. they seem to have larger cells than most. I forget if I got a
specsheet from them and I can't check since my new computer crashed on a
bios update.

you could ask for a spec sheet on their cells just to be informed. the
cells, not the packs.

Dan


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>Not sure if they have come up in the past or not, but Gmail keeps
>showing me this link when the battery discussions start:
>http://www.lifebatt.com/
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I estimated as well. it's actually more like twice the cost for the
bigger of their packs. still bad

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>3-4 times the cost of DeWalt? My math must have been off. I put them
>around the same price, but it was a quick pre-coffee calculation,
>so... ;)
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>The threaded studs are a nice touch, but I trust your evaluation of
>the rest - I'm a newbie at this stuff.
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>Ben
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By my calculations:

A123 (cheapest on eBay):
$85/(10*3.2V*2.3Ah)=$1.12/Wh

LiFeBatt.com (prices I got from their site a few weeks ago):
$180/(3.2V*90Ah)=$0.625/Wh

LiFeBatt.com (now):
$1005/(36V*10Ah)=$2.79/Wh

However, don't forget that the new LiFeBatt.com price includes BMS and
charger and comes pre-assembled as a pack. I don't know of a BMS for
the A123 cells yet.

Last time I checked LiFeBatt.com, it was selling TS cells for pretty
good prices ($0.625/Wh). However, I got those pages from an alternate
version that had prices listed instead of "contact us". I found the
prices via Google; I couldn't get to the page from their main site. So
that price might just be for the Chinese making electric busses; an
individual American might not get those prices.

-Morgan

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