Originally Posted by DrOlds
They're not lipos-they're litium ion.
I already have some on the way.
lithium-ion. More specifically, they are lithium-ion polymer. However, cylindrical, wet-electrolyte lithium-ion calls are referred to as lithium-ion and the flat, putty like electrolyte lithium ion cells are referred to as LiPo or Lipoly.
And if you think the A123 racing's cells are a marketing gimic, you are so very wrong. Fact is, if you read a little you will find that the reason the technology has been limited to the one size cylindrical cell they're using is that they are still in the testing phase. Also, read on and you'll see the possibilities of a cell capable of the kind of charge and discharge rates this one has is unbelievable. What could we do with a battery pack that has a 18,000mah (that's 18 amp hours) capacity and can supply all the rip you could ever use to your 1/8th scale truggy or 1/8th scale onroad car, and you could recharge it in 10-15 minutes? Put it this way, at those kind of C rates, a 10 amp charge would be the slow charge mode... You're gonna need a 30 amp pitbull for each charger....