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  • Axion Power Concentrator 351 July 20 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >iindelco ... Japan may be in horrible financial shape, but like so many ... no, every nation, except the USA ... they prefer to spend their money on domestic product development. We often start down this primrose path and for "free market" reasons screw it up.
    Jul 20 08:25 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 350 July 17 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >iindelco ... If you gotta go then you gotta go. For all the interest shown thus far for the PbC in the USA it is a viable solution. Go where the market is or could be.

    At least go somewhere someone is interested. Our good buddy, Viridity, has convinced SEPTA to install a supercapacitor storage system. I wonder how much that decision was derived from New Castle PowerCube data. I'm sure they had to see similar data feeds that ePower is presently seeing. I also wonder how much consideration they gave to actually using the PbC.
    Jul 19 10:13 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 349 July 13 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >iindelco ... Just moving would suite me just fine.

    One sale of one PC just can't justify a years' worth of effort.
    Jul 16 03:33 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 349 July 13 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >mrholty & Stefan ... Not that I disagree ... I don't ... but what you propose is not the sales model Axion has pinned its hopes on. Axion has demonstrated no desire to be the star of any show. It wants to service & sell to those that find it, not those they can find to which they offer a solution.
    Jul 16 10:07 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 349 July 13 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >iindelco ... Can a BP4 work within the confines of a yard for enough shifts that 2 BP4's can replace a diesel for continuous duty? Can a single BP4, parked close enough to a charger, replace a diesel on its own? Can the BP4 be trusted to leave the yard and pickup & deliver customer freight without a diesel rescue mission?

    From everything I've been able to ferret out, the battery powered BP4 should cost less to build, to fuel & to maintain than a diesel. The alternatives are gensets & very expensive next generation diesel engines or maybe a technology that isn't practical today. Fuelcells are a flop for the rails because of the lack of (cough, cough) a good battery as well as the fuel needed to stoke a fuelcell. BNSF has more or less proven that. The big question for BP4 is operational duration if we are correct that the Axion PbC is up to the job. Sadly, a question we only hear rumors of being true.
    Jul 16 09:57 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 348 July 10 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >H.T.Love ... Multi-verses
    Jul 16 09:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 349 July 13 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >nogoodslacker ... That was a less than enthusiastic outlook for the BP4. They hope it is successful but will it see service? Meh!
    Jul 15 03:32 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 349 July 13 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >Edmund Metcalfe ... I was referring to sentences 2 & 3. Sentence No. 2 is just plain silly and only worthy of a TV economic commenter of a certain stripe. Color not to be specified. Sentence No. 3, I'll refrain from saying it is completely wrong because I'm sure the bill had industry lobby input. but is probably in the neighborhood of being more than 50% wrong.
    Jul 14 03:16 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 349 July 13 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >Edmund Metcalfe ... Your idea was much better. Sadly, it was one that was discussed several years back so I can't award points for originality ... just for somewhat reasonable thought.
    Jul 14 02:53 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 349 July 13 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >Edmund Metcalfe ... What utter nonsense.
    Jul 14 02:36 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 349 July 13 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >iindelco ... Notice that word "tender". The idea is a dud. I can't believe they are getting any interest from the rails. A railcar full of Li-on batteries doesn't make sense. Railroads have enough hazardous cargo to tote around & keep track of already. This is basically the idea of stacking PowerCubes in a well car but with a high capital cost & fire hazard built in.
    Jul 14 02:35 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 349 July 13 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >Edmund Metcalfe ... Your "failure to thrive" is a direct reflection of the product & company followed.
    Jul 14 09:18 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Latest Update From Jay Bowman [View instapost]
    >JP ... I'm glad to see ePower is working the batteries harder. I think y'all have just started down this road and I don't expect it to be smooth. We got the chance to read that Norfolk had targeted a 10 degC rise with an upper (unacceptable) limit of 20 degC. Does that 20 degC represent a thermal runaway threshold?

    What exactly this means in cycling & performance is something I've been curious about. How much load from the genset can be put off on the battery bank. I guess if I ever get some sort of answer it will come from ePower. Take it slow approaching that wall but keep pushing that envelope.
    Jul 12 07:19 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 346 July 03 '14: Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order [View instapost]
    >JP ... Failure happened in matter of weeks. I believe it was week three.
    Jul 11 09:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 348 July 10 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >Edmund Metcalfe ... If an OTR slug is in a consist with enough diesel power, I can see the batteries being recharged to some degree by excess diesel power. A porta-plug. Similar to ePower's duty cycle. Look for the bulk of recharge power to come from dynamic braking.

    Without knowing a damn thing I see the biggest difference between the duty cycle of trucking v. rail as this. The OTR will use battery power as initial feed to the motors and when that shows reduced voltage the diesels will pick up the slack. Just backward from ePower. The reason would be that Norfolk probably wouldn't want to throttle their engines to any particular powerband. It will take some doing to get the diesels to play well with the batteries.
    Jul 11 09:17 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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