I am a little confused about the marketing and sales of GP3300 batteries.
I guess unless you buy $100k a year you buy them from and American distributor ... www.gpdirectusa.com/
If a hobby shop orders batteries from GP Direct USA can they specify approximately what spec batteries they will get or do they just arrive randomly and the hobby shop or other resellers (like matchers pack assemblers) just test the individual cells and separate them by average voltage.
In other words could a retailer tell the US distributor of GP batteries they only want Batteries which would spec out over 1.16 and pay a premium for those batteries.
Can someone give me a rough idea of what the wholesale price of these cells is.
If in fact the distributor just sends you a random untested sample does anyone know the actual percentage of the various levels of cells retailers receive, i.e. what percentage are better than 1.16? 1.17?
Am I correct that the commonly accepted standard is average voltage when discharged at 30 amps and that some people use the 20 amp number as a way of inflating their voltage numbers?
Is there a way of actually testing these voltage numbers with Voltmeter and a discharger with a know amp draw? or does every one use a particular piece of equipment like Competition Electronics Brand Computerized Charger.
I assume there is no practical way a private party could just buy like 60 batteries from a retailer and do their own testing and matching, or just assemble their own un matched packs. Could you actually buy a quantity of batteries that were not picked over or were someone else’s rejects?
[I know this is probably an impossible to answer question] Are their any sources of GP3300 that are both cheap and reliable?
Is it unrelistic to think I could find 1.17 matched pack for like $35 including shipping?