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#1 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 08:36 PM

I just recived an interesting article in my e-mail about a major impromvement to Li-Ion batteries.
It's called "a123", and it's basicaly more power, with longer runtime at lighter wieght. Supposedly safer too. Sounds prety good doesn't it? It might just be true!

Here's a link to the article: http://broadcastengi...stems-20060106/
And to the product website: http://www.a123syste.../html/home.html

Supposedly Some companies like DeWalt have allready started using this.

My only question is: how much does it cost, and when do we get a Steadicam friendly battery that uses it?

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#2 Matt Burton

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 03:54 AM

Thats two questions but verry interesting mikko
:D

I started a little discusion on my other fave forum if anybody cares to follow it's progression
RunRyder link

Would welcome any more info as it appears!
-cheers
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#3 Eric Young

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:13 AM

Thats two questions but verry interesting mikko
:D

I started a little discusion on my other fave forum if anybody cares to follow it's progression
RunRyder link

Would welcome any more info as it appears!
-cheers


Well spotted Mikko. Exciting developments indeed. Pity they're a privately owned company - I'd be buying shares right now!
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#4 George Grammatikos

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:17 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR
I HAVE WRITTE IT AGAIN ,THE FUTURE FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS(AT LEAST) IN BATTERIES IS LI-POLY CELS
JUST TEST IT
YOU CAN FIND IT IN A R/C MODEL SHOP
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#5 Matt Burton

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:31 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR
I HAVE WRITTE IT AGAIN ,THE FUTURE FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS(AT LEAST) IN BATTERIES IS LI-POLY CELS
JUST TEST IT
YOU CAN FIND IT IN A R/C MODEL SHOP


I use Li-poly cells in my helicopters, but i'm not a fan at all ! I welcome this new development with open arms :D
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#6 Nils Ruinet

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:27 PM

Here's a link to the article: http://broadcastengi...stems-20060106/
And to the product website: http://www.a123syste.../html/home.html

- Mikko


Wow, sounds brilliant ! :blink:
Especially the fact that it charges at 90 % in 5 minutes !

But man this is certainly gonna be expensive !
And probably won't be available for at least another year, if not more... I mean, with A/B, Pag or Sony mounts...

Nils (who just bought some Hytron 50 :P )
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#7 TJ Williams

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:00 AM

Hi Mark. Have you had any luck finding things you like. Suggest you look for parts that can update with you.
That means a full feature arm and vest. Derrick has had model 3s in pretty close to your price range. Havent seen anything for sale
just recently will keep you in mind. I'm building an upgrade kit for the sleds to move toward an XCs type rig. Glad to send you somthing if
you think it might be interesting. Model 3s are old tech but will work with the full range of cameras. Good luck finding the right thing.
TJ

Feel free to Email me directly if you want

TJsteadicam@qwest.net
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