lester12483 wrote:Jeremy are there no lithium battery suppliers in merry old England? Wouldnt you like to support local companies?
It's just my opinion. I have both Ping and AllCell batteries and AllCell wins. Everyone glorifies Ping yet there is viable competition out there.
When the currency manipulation in China gets resolved someday then you might be buying American made lithium packs.
I say "American made" because they are made in a little factory on the south side of Chicago. They dont come from thin air.
If I had a local assembler of quality battery packs, sure I'd support them. However, I wouldn't try and BS people by pretending they were made somewhere else, not would I chuck a sales pitch into an inappropriate area of this forum. Ads belong down in the "sales" section, in my view (and frankly this is an ad by a business, nothing more).
The politics of China are something else entirely, but let's not forget that China manufacturing is supported by Western companies who outsource vast amounts of production there. Frankly, it's really just our greed that's given China an opportunity to profit from us.
Finally "made" means manufactured, not just wired up and assembled. The cells aren't "American made" at all, in fact if they were I'm not sure it'd be a particularly good sign of quality nowadays, unfortunately, and I'd say the same if they were made here in the UK. If they were made in somewhere like Germany I'd buy them like a shot, because I've yet to see a poor quality engineering product from there.
As I said before, I wish Allcell well. The key to success is providing good customer service. If they can match Ping for this, and still keep their prices affordable, then that has to be good for all.
I still think this thread belongs in the "sales" area though.
Please ask questions on the forum, rather than by PM, as it helps others and you'll get a better range of answers.