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Old 12-15-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default New Toshiba Lithium "SCIB" battery!

Someone posted this on a different forum, but i think this is significant news for lithium technology! Read about it here!



http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2007_12/pr1101.htm

these cells were designed for use in (real) cars, but that means they'll be rigid enough for r/c. 50 amp charges?, 4200 mah, 2.4V NOMINAL VOLTAGE!

2.4 volts... that might mean that the voltage debates about lipo vs nimh are over! LIPO in 4 CELL!!!

i think this is Great news, but unfortunatly it doesnt come out 'till march o next year.

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Someone posted this on a different forum, but i think this is significant news for lithium technology! Read about it here!



http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2007_12/pr1101.htm

these cells were designed for use in (real) cars, but that means they'll be rigid enough for r/c. 50 amp charges?, 4200 mah, 2.4V NOMINAL VOLTAGE!

2.4 volts... that might mean that the voltage debates about lipo vs nimh are over! LIPO in 4 CELL!!!

i think this is Great news, but unfortunatly it doesnt come out 'till march o next year.

Cheers!
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What's also interesting is their wieght. They are heavy! 150 grams.

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50A recharge,,, This could really change things for our hobby
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They sound like reshaped a123 cells to me. I have seen people charge them up by directly hooking them up to a car battery and charge them up in like 3 minutes. Not to mention the standard industry will label the cells by their peaked voltage & not their nominal voltage. Well, a123 cells are 3.6 volts peaked (7.2 volts max). If you make the cells fatter they will have more capacity. If you make them longer(increase resistance) you will increase voltage. These are simply a shorter just as fat a123 cell. Perhaps their dimensions will better suite the r/c industry. Oh, nevermind. Their dimensions suck & they are heavy as lead.
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Will work in all 4 and 6 cell applications, provided that they can be reconfigured to fit in a car. This could be the big change that our hobby needed. Who knows, in a couple years, we could be running these.

-party wagon They are no heavier than our current sub-c cells.
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They sound like reshaped a123 cells to me. I have seen people charge them up by directly hooking them up to a car battery and charge them up in like 3 minutes. Not to mention the standard industry will label the cells by their peaked voltage & not their nominal voltage. Well, a123 cells are 3.6 volts peaked (7.2 volts max). If you make the cells fatter they will have more capacity. If you make them longer(increase resistance) you will increase voltage. These are simply a shorter just as fat a123 cell. Perhaps their dimensions will better suite the r/c industry. Oh, nevermind. Their dimensions suck & they are heavy as lead.
actually, the length of a cell changes the capacity. notice the fact that lithium button cells are 3.7v? a cell will always have the same voltage for it's type (ignoring discharge state). its the number in series that defines voltage

so they aren't A123 cells, they're a brand new technology!
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