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Old 04-21-2020, 06:57 AM
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Good morning RCU Family

Wondering if I could be pointed in the right direction, I would like to purchase a couple A123 cells.

Thanks in advance

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Old 04-21-2020, 01:50 PM
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If you find any, they are really old. Or you have to figure out what "genuine A123" really means to you.
The company went bankrupt in 2012, and was broken up, with most of the assets going to a Chinese-American company with production worldwide, but mostly in China, sold under the A123 name.
In 2018, an American company, "Lithium Werks" bought the Chinese factory and still does production there, and now sells them under their name.
So the company lineage might be "genuine", but unknown is what technical changes happened for better or worse during the last 8 years and multiple changes in ownership/production facilities.

Electro Dynamics (ElectroDynamics Inc) says they sell "A123 Technology" batteries. I've got several sets that are a few years old now, and have been happy with them. But are they "genuine"? Who knows?
Old 04-21-2020, 04:00 PM
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Over the years I've bought quite a few RC supplies from Electrodynamics and have been happy with everything I've bought . I'm not an employee nor have any connection to them other than being a customer , and will especially recommend their batteries as that's what I've bought the most of .
Old 04-22-2020, 01:50 AM
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Thanks a million for sharing your experiences with this supplier.

It would appear my original post may not have been very clear as Ed supplies battery packs. Im looking for a supplier of individual A123 cells so I can configure my own packs per project requirements.

Thanks again

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Old 04-28-2020, 02:23 PM
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You can ask Hangtime Hobbies if they sell their A123 cells separately.
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