tomv wrote:I have no idea why a123 sells their cells the way they do. With packs going for $100 for 10 cells, the price they are getting for cells from tool makers must be at most $5-$6 per cell.
I called them and they quoted me the usual $20 per cell in dev kit, or $16 per cell for oder of 2000. Doesn't make any sense. I wonder why they do that.
They are currently selling to the auto industry as well. Any industry can purchase them at the $16/cell @1k, but it is more like $20 since you need the tabs welded on.
sells them new in custom packs
As for charging 3.6V @ 3A CCCV for 45 minutes standard charge, 3.6V @ 10A for 12 minutes fast charge, or 3.3V float charge
Sorry this is a bit hod-podge but I am new to this forum and am trying to lump all that is useful into a short statement from work.
They also now have an 18650.