Birdy: I'll assume that your using Sanyo cells of one type or another 3000..3300.... because those are the only cells I had trouble getting in. Sanyo's cells are just SO large that it takes extra work to get them in. And if you have Sanyo cells WITH
an extra layer of shrink one them....then your in trouble. Back when I had my Mission, I had to shim up the battery post just to get my 3000HV cells to fit, and that was after I had to remove the extra layer of shrink wrap that came one them.
Now I know what your thinking. "Why don't the companies just make more space for the the things.....well
, thats where GP and Panasonic come in. THeir cells are very, VERY small compared to Sanyo's. Infact, my new SMC GP3300 are about the size of my really, really, old Sanyo 1400 pack!
And thats SMALL!
So the companies are left with a delima, make their slots big enough for the largest cell, or make them perfect for the smaller cells. Most companies are picking the second option and just letting those with larger cells figure a way to make them fit.