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Old 04-28-2006, 08:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The Fromeco Peerless cost is already around the Sony-brand one and you get a slightly longer-running pack. There's already 2500 LiIon and larger cells coming out that Fromeco can easily take advantage of (I doubt Sony will be producing anything else for that line of batteries and Futaba may provide a higher-capacity solution in the future, but I'm not holding my breath that they'll be cheap).

I don't know about you, but I'd jump at chance to purchase (one-time) an interface for the Peerless (or Relions as Phae mentioned above) that would provide freedom to charge-at-the-field and use any suitable LiIon charger for battery maintenance.

Fromeco already develops their battery packs, so they wouldn't need to retool and would profit simply from the additional sales. They do need to spend some R&D in the design and development of the interface boards, but if priced right, they could recoup that rather easily since the boards should be relatively simple to produce.
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