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  • Axion Power Concentrator 337: May 25 '14: Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order; Reverse Split Consent Solicitation Filed [View instapost]
    Confession time - regarding reading or following APH comments, I have basically reduced my reading to following JP's comments, for a variety of selfish reasons. Some may call that a troll. I call it reading what counts in the limited time desired. If the rest (majority) of APH comments reached the caliber or content nature of JP's I would spend more time, etc. So I understand some of the disinterest if it is of that nature. I trust this comment is not understood so much as a negative comment but more of constructive positive for what it takes to keep or make this string interesting and better. It will never be what it was early on as for being educational and instructive and the fact or fiction dividing line for much of what we all learned or were learning about the battery (and batteries) and the various applications. We all know so (make that soooooooo) much more today.

    So my vote would be for fewer comments of higher quality. Stop trying for the records but provide info that is meaningful. That's a win, win and hopefully extends the life of APH by minimizing excellent contributor drop offs and maximizing the unnecessary. And therein lies one of my measures: who we've lost. And another measure is what we've gained.

    And so it goes.

    Happy Memorial Day.

    PS - as for the APH existence, any job is easy for the guy that doesn't have to do it. So thanks.
    May 25, 2014. 12:06 PM | 24 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • California Crushes Proposition 23: What It Means for America… and Investors [View article]
    And YES, the voters just voted to keep on with the same agenda by not voting in Meg and Carly. You will get exactly what you have been getting. California does not want change. Those that wanted change have already left California. What you have left is what you deserve, and will continue to get. Get used to it. Meg and Carly were going to save California.. It is so far gone, it's voters live on the Titanic and vote for more flooding of the vessel. Those that can't swim want to keep the sinking vessle afloat as long as possilbe. Sorry, but there are no more Federal rescue boats. You're going down; exactly what you have voted for.
    Nov 6, 2010. 02:57 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power: An Extraordinary Nano-Cap Opportunity [View article]
    Right on John - the difference between INVESTING FOR A REASON and just another bet on hopefully a good deal for a quick buck. The nearest mindset to the real entrepreneur from an investor is the entrepreneur's best friend and helpmate.

    It's almost like they are in it together for a real win-win. Partnerships. Marriages. Long term.

    Not just the latest gamble at the track (ie., as the previous self-described commentor sees himself: a professional TRADER).
    Oct 15, 2013. 11:06 AM | 16 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]
    John et.al -

    Re. " We all need to respect his efforts to avoid digressions that increase his work load as a volunteer."....

    AND our load as readers to wade thru many useless comments to find the significant!!!!
    Jul 14, 2014. 06:07 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 203: Jan. 27: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    Jon - I'm sorry for your loss of your parents in a plane crash. Not to be too insensitive, but I'm also sorry for many folks including those I know that lost loved ones in car crashes, train wrecks, etc.

    The Boeing 787 incident happens to revolve around the Li battery which is certainly germane to the battery industry and a possible competitor of PbC. Plus, discussing it is no more off-base than all the Tesla stuff and the rest of the "hybrid" community.

    Li battery fires, incidents and prognosis of the Li batteries future have been the talk in and around PbC discussion for several years, if not more.

    So, I disagree with your suggestion. But hey, it's not my blog.
    Jan 28, 2013. 10:58 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ride of the Keynesian Cowboys [View article]
    What's required is every union and tax paid worker to take a hit in both salary and benefits: less pay, support their own pension and health benefits, and spend less discresionary bucks on eating out and leisure and sports and gambling and booze, etc. That will reduce taxes, make for cheaper labor, tighten many belts (which is going to happen eventually, one way or the other) - and may save the overreaching REGULATORS from many unintended consequenses. In other words, another "recession" in the ranks of the welfare and tax paid folk arena, to save the productive workers which really make all the rest possible.
    Oct 10, 2010. 11:51 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 378 Nov. 1 '14: Axion Up-List Completed; S-1 10/22 Revision;NS-999 In Testing; Axion Nasdaq SPO Page Up; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show [View instapost]
    Come on John, keep the ball moving. Why not buy Cummins and vertically integrate also? Become the OEM for all ePowers components. Makes sense. On the other hand, maybe Axion ought to buy EP as a manufacturer and outlet for all the PbC's. Where's that jolly green giant?? In fact, where's the bean stock?

    Must I repeat again: "Up drawbridge, up", said the flea ....?
    Nov 4, 2014. 12:23 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 376 Oct. 26 '14: Axion Up-List Completed; S-1 10/22 Revision;NS-999 In Testing; Axion Nasdaq SPO Page Up; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show [View instapost]
    And to all this I say: come on the end of the 10-day quiet period.

    It's killing us, in many ways!!
    Oct 27, 2014. 11:36 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power: A Battery Manufacturer Charging Forward [View article]
    John - a back of the envelope set of calculations for each of your mentioned PbC applications with a stretch indicates that with crude at $100/bbl, reductions in crude of 2.5 million bbl/day would put nearly $100 billion annually into the pockets of US consumers - what an economic stimulus that would be.

    Diesel (of 4.5 million bbl/day consumed):

    1. Loco: 10% reduction from 88 mil bbl/yr = .24 mbbl/d.
    (including switchyard battery and OTR locos)

    2. Trucks: 100% of idle at 665 mil. gallons/d = 0.24 mbbl/d.

    3. Trucks: 40% of OTR hybrid transport = 0.39 mbbl/d.


    Gasoline (of 9 million bbl/d consumed).

    4. ICE S/S: 30% of vehicles at 5% red. = .14 mbbl/d.

    5. Small bat.Hybrids: 30% of veh.at 50% red. = 1.4 mbbl/d.


    and the stretch is Jet Fuel (at 1.5 million bbl/day consumed).

    6. e-Taxi(WheelTug): 5% red. from 1.5 mbbl/d = 0.08 mbbl/d.

    There is the seed; now to the refinement of the numbers by others on both or all sides of the arguments.
    Nov 22, 2012. 04:01 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 373 Oct. 12 '14: Axion Nasdaq SPO Page Up; BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014 [View instapost]
    Bob - how many confirmed dates have we cancelled so far, and how sure are we that this one cannot change???
    Oct 13, 2014. 05:23 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 361 August 28 '14: 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    Come on John - if I'm sitting in your presentation and see the green hybird photo, I'm going to say "oh, that's what I saw at the cafe", or upon leaving your presentation and see the hybrid next to the cafe am going to say "oh, there it is", without reading one of your blooming words.

    PS - And Axion should do the same.
    Sep 3, 2014. 01:56 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 360 August 22 '14: 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    Bob et al. - it would certainly be cheaper for East Penn to buy lock, stock, and barrell all of AXPW including the IP right now (or just fund it for rights to certain market territories or applications etc.,) than to later pay lawyers for legalities defending infringement, etc., - AND THEN they would have the real thing and no longer have to move towards IT.

    Is someone listening out there??
    Aug 26, 2014. 01:31 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 360 August 22 '14: 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    Back burner is NOT dead.
    Aug 22, 2014. 03:32 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 358 August 14 '14: S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    As I earlier commented, it takes 10 - $1.5 million bigger investors, 100 - $150k risk-taking investors, and now if you want to shake the bushes looking for 1000 - $15k Axionistas; how many of all three groups can be trusted with our money, or trusted period?

    Somebody(ies) wants us current owners to be a speck, if not gone, period.

    Not even BMW, NS, or the other biggies seem to care if AXPW survives. The IP and the facilities will survive the financial fix, and who will be part of that Phoenix ain't us.

    There must be even bigger artists than the PIPers at work out there.

    Love to be proven wrong.

    A month and 1/2 is a very short period of time.

    And long for some others.
    Aug 15, 2014. 02:45 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 293: Jan. 01 '14: Q3 '13 Results; Sale Of PowerCube™ ESS; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Maya - re the 12v-48v systems:

    Just as when I put my street rod together in the 50's: the existing 6v system remained 6v; the 12V required for the big engine got the 12V starter battery. For the 6V power source, I center-tapped the top of the 12V battery with a screw and wire into the lead intercell connector; so 3 of the 6 cells got worked a little more than the other.

    Caused a little imbalance to the battery which I never saw.

    Point being; heavier wiring and higher voltage systems will only be demanded and utilized when higher currents are demanded. The laws of i2R heating have not changed. Nor has P=ie, nor E=iR.

    Power conditioning for high peaking currents (100's-1000 amps) as in braking regeneration is one thing, continuous and variable running amps for electric drive motors is another whether a loco or etruck with both of the forementioned conditions (and yes, the hybrids and electrics power circuits fall in here somewherer), and peak starting currents for the ICE's isolated circuit, and then come the "new" higher hotel loads and finally, a conglomeration of misc low voltage, low power circuits with their own harness.

    Ramblings....I really just wanted to mention my hot rod. Happy NEw Year.
    Jan 3, 2014. 01:36 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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