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Is anyone else having problems getting batteries from TS? I made my order in late June through a US distributor. They said in mid-Sept. My order was misplaced and that it would be another 6 weeks, but I just found out the batteries are still in production and aren't even on a ship yet.

Anyone know the time frame from production to shipping to US?

I am getting antsy and would like some batteries in my hands.
 

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Is anyone else having problems getting batteries from TS? I made my order in late June through a US distributor. They said in mid-Sept. My order was misplaced and that it would be another 6 weeks, but I just found out the batteries are still in production and aren't even on a ship yet.

Anyone know the time frame from production to shipping to US?

I am getting antsy and would like some batteries in my hands.
Who did you order the batteries from? :confused:
 

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My package order was with Justin at Evolve Electrics. He ordered the batteries from Richard at Alliance Renewable. I am not sure where my order got misplaced. I do recall a post somewhere that said TS got a contract from the Chinese government, so maybe they have focused their efforts there and I got the screwed because of it.
 

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I believe there was at least one, maybe two, Chinese holidays during that time period, which seems to mean that everything shuts down in the country, delaying everything. However I would think you should have them by now, or at least they would be on the boat. Sounds like too many people involved in the order process.
 

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My package order was with Justin at Evolve Electrics. He ordered the batteries from Richard at Alliance Renewable. I am not sure where my order got misplaced. I do recall a post somewhere that said TS got a contract from the Chinese government, so maybe they have focused their efforts there and I got the screwed because of it.
I placed an order online with Alliance back in May, never heard back and never received a thing. I also did not pay, was never asked to. :confused:

Justin at Evolve will take VISA on battery orders, so that gives you a 90 day period to receive your batteries before you cancel through VISA. :)

It seems to be a major problem receiving lithium batteries. :confused:

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Unfortunately it has been longer than 90 days, but I just sent an email to him to ask for a refund for the batteries, connectors and shipping fees. I also asked that if the cells do come in that he offer them to me at the original price which is something he told me I could do a couple weeks ago. If they don't come in, then I asked if he could get me the cells I ordered as soon as possible and I would also gladly accept (40) CALB 180Ah cells as well, of course for the original agreed upon price.
 

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Unfortunately it has been longer than 90 days, but I just sent an email to him to ask for a refund for the batteries, connectors and shipping fees. I also asked that if the cells do come in that he offer them to me at the original price which is something he told me I could do a couple weeks ago. If they don't come in, then I asked if he could get me the cells I ordered as soon as possible and I would also gladly accept (40) CALB 180Ah cells as well, of course for the original agreed upon price.
I believe Evolve stopped selling the "coming from China on a slow boat" wait 2-3 months lithium batteries a month or so ago and now only offer "in stock" lithium batteries.

If the so called "in stock" batteries don't arrive in a week from California, something is wrong.

Maybe I'll just purchase another set of US125's for $107 each. There is too much uncertainty with lithium delivery. :confused:
 

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Is anyone else having problems getting batteries from TS? I made my order in late June through a US distributor. They said in mid-Sept. My order was misplaced and that it would be another 6 weeks, but I just found out the batteries are still in production and aren't even on a ship yet.

Anyone know the time frame from production to shipping to US?

I am getting antsy and would like some batteries in my hands.
Yup..I'm on the same page waiting for my batteries - I ordered them about the same time from the same place.

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Update, I spoke with Justin at Evolve Electrics and he is going to refund me the money for the batteries. If the batteries show up, then he will sell them to me for the same price. He has been more than fair with me and has worked with me through a couple other issues. I must say he has it right when it comes to customer service. Now, here's to hoping the batteries show up soon.
 

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Yeah, I've been working with Justin for a few months and he has been quite great to work with. He's very fast at responding to emails and quite helpful.

I'm sticking it out and waiting for mine. I really don't have much other choice, as I want the small 200ah cells, and no where has them in stock.

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Dave Kois at CurrentEVtech.com just got an order of TS cells, I think they are in the country now. You could check with him.

My order hasnt arrived yet, it is on the water now and should be here by the first or second week of November. There was some delays because of 2 holidays in China and they were also busy with a big government order.

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According to Jack Rickard TS is no longer offering the small size 200 ah cells. I think they were basically 180 ah cells that came in 20 ah over spec so they tried to sell them as 200 ah cells, but not enough of them came out that way to make it worthwhile.
That is correct, I posted about it a while back. TS is no longer making the 200ah cells in the 160ah case. The new size is 183*100*280mm

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That is correct, I posted about it a while back. TS is no longer making the 200ah cells in the 160ah case. The new size is 183*100*280mm

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What do you have in this order that isn't sold Dave?
 

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That is correct, I posted about it a while back. TS is no longer making the 200ah cells in the 160ah case. The new size is 183*100*280mm
I didn't realize they were fitting them into the 160ah case. If they could do that I'd think they could easily make a 180ah cell in the 160ah case. Wonder why they don't?
 

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I didn't realize they were fitting them into the 160ah case. If they could do that I'd think they could easily make a 180ah cell in the 160ah case. Wonder why they don't?
I wouldn't be surprised if they were to test out close to 180Ah as they are. Has anyone discharge tested the 160Ah to see how much energy they actually store? It seems buyers of these sells are getting more for their money with these than you'd think, to what extent is the question.

It seems pretty clear that Sky Energy is putting extra capacity in their cells than what they are rated for, I would figure their 180Ah cells are probably closer to 190Ah, if not close to 200Ah already.
 

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So I finally got my batteries, but I want to know if anyone has received TS 160 cells in the last couple weeks, and what the production dates were. Mine say June 2009.

Also, has anyone gotten a list of ah ratings for their TS cells with their delivery?

Thanks,
Dave
 
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