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Happy days, looks battery availability is finally getting better. Been able to buy some 1.2Ah A123 18650s from ebay (as per BigMouses test pack)lately, half the storage of a regular 18650 but only 20% of the internal resistance.
And today an email from China offering 20Ah A123 pouch cells for $24. 394 of these little honeys in a 197S2P pack yields a 26kwh pack for under $10k.
Now if I can just weedle a HV wavesculptor out of you-know-who....?
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Here's some 20aH pouch cells for $33 or so.   These look pretty decent.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-2V-20Ah-A1 ... 1c2323857d
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Benonymous wrote: Here's some 20aH pouch cells for $33 or so.
Ebay

Plus another US$10 for shipping each cell (so that's almost 29% extra), plus US$45 per order.

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Sorry, I didn't pick up the 20Ah cells on your post Image The Chinese supplier you mentioned looks like much better value. I'm pleased to see the supplies becoming available, batteries are what really convinced me to wait before beginning a project.

I've waited a long time actually.....
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The headway cells work out cheaper.
And you don't need to wait for some shonky e-bay site selling fakeies...
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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