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  • Axion Power Concentrator 363 Sep. 07 '14: BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance [View instapost]
    Yes please, yes please...Oh and I swear I will only use the ring of power to do good. No, really. ;)
    Sep 7 06:51 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Presentation For The Battery Show [View instapost]
    "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking."- amen.

    Bob, that was my whole purpose (though somewhat in sport) with my proposed 1C discharge/ 1C charge marathon regimen from hell---(though maybe not really from 100-to-0% and back, maybe more like 95% down to 10 or something) but anyway, the point would be to create some kind of easily graspable durability metric that everyone could immediately understand and respect (you know, marketing), even if it didn't line up exactly with intended uses...

    For if the PbC could withstand upwards of 5,000 of such cycles, then I think that would serve to put to rest just about everyone's durability questions.

    Now ePower of course is doing something much dirtier and nastier to the battery with their 6C/8C workouts, though not quite to the same SOC amplitude, and it is certainly testament to the PbC's fierceness. And even in the absence of my wished-for experiment, I agree it says plenty...and more than plenty.
    Sep 6 04:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 362 Sep. 01 '14: EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA [View instapost]
    RK, Good points. And I would think PbC could be a nice match for that kind of profile..

    ii, roger snow, but remember, the shade premium comes mostly in the West, SouthWest, and South--I'm thinking roughly of that little swath of country between Sacramento and St. Augustine... vast stretches where Winter can be kind of a nice thing...
    Sep 6 03:45 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 362 Sep. 01 '14: EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA [View instapost]
    solar phreak'n roadways is just about the highest-hanging frewit of the devil I ever heard about. sheesh.

    The only thing that ever made the most sense to me was solar freaking parking-lots, as JP expounded on an age ago... for there you have mucho real estate that's already paved..and in the West and SouthWest? Begging for shade. Millions of shoppers would scream in relief..

    And to that point, I wonder how much cumulative fuel is wasted year in and year out by all the folks tooling around (if even for an extra minute or two) all the nation's myriad parking lots, seeking out or competing for that elusive bit of shade in the Summer? Lots, that's how much.
    Sep 5 07:35 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Presentation For The Battery Show [View instapost]
    Agree with all Bob, especially your last paragraph ;)

    I'm just fumbling in the dark, but the way I could envision the buffering is just that as the whole string is taken up and down the SOC curve, IWSTM that the four paralleled pairs would necessarily be at any one time, closer to the mean Voltage/SOC than the other constituent batteries.. IOW their voltage (and by proxy SOC) would lag the others by some small amount and so could act as a kind of cushion at both the top and bottom of the range..

    One question I would want confirmed is whether or not the whole string is charged in bulk, ie only at the ends of the series, or is each battery tied into individually...if memory serves it's in bulk, and if that's indeed the case, then the only equalization going on is purely passive, with the lower SOC batteries inherently accepting charge more readily...
    Sep 5 04:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Presentation For The Battery Show [View instapost]
    I would think those four paralleled pairs would basically act as a kind of buffer--providing some extra headroom as it were both at the top and bottom of the SOC range...
    Sep 5 01:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 362 Sep. 01 '14: EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA [View instapost]
    To offer the rosy view, perhaps before anything of any public nature is to happen, maybe NSC is simply waiting on its "partner" to emerge from its quiet period?...

    Thus movement of the Nein Nein Nein is strictly! verboten! until then!
    Sep 5 11:59 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Presentation For The Battery Show [View instapost]
    D, not to jump in, but at first glance, looks to me like not a chance...

    It could maybe work for a passenger car, but a scaled-down ePower type series drivetrain would need a much smaller/lighter battery pack for that to make sense... perhaps if Axion started making the PbC in a motorcycle-sized form factor...
    Sep 4 04:06 PM | 1 Like 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]
    "Reasons there are, that reason knows not of..."

    A man's got to know his limitations, but I suppose using what you have, to the extent you can, is generally not an unwise course...
    Sep 4 01:57 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 362 Sep. 01 '14: EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA [View instapost]
    http://lat.ms/1t1J3BT

    somewhere a canary just coughed...
    Sep 4 01:30 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can The U.S. Become The Top Exporter Of Manufactured Goods? [View article]
    Also, the U.S. could do a lot better educating and training for the industrial arts. A good start would be if the culture started respecting and valuing them more...
    Sep 1 07:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Presentation For The Battery Show [View instapost]
    bk, I think it's true that at one time, maybe ten years ago, that "hybrid" was kind of a dirty word---associated as it was with the early hybrid passenger autos like the first generation prius and civic, which really did seem to most people I think to be underpowered and flimsy (due to aggressive weight reduction measures)...then of course came all the early copycats that were kind of a mixed bag and didn't deliver fully on their promises. Add to that a measure of suspicion that it was all just faddish PC greenwash anyway, and it's understandable how the label had some disrepute. As time has gone on though, and the tech has matured, and the economies have proven themselves to some extent, I think "hybrid" has gained a lot more acceptance and enjoys a certain amount of respect. It's also descriptively accurate whereas, at least in ePower's case at this time, "dual fuel" most certainly is not...
    Sep 1 04:14 PM | 1 Like 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]
    I share JL's discomfort.

    "supercabattery" as written is kind of difficult for the eye to parse. I've mulled "SuperCapBattery" for some time. And while it does have the advantage of being reasonably accurately descriptive, it nevertheless gives the connotation of something cobbled together, an awkward kludge of some kind, as opposed to a truly unified device. Which clearly the PbC is. Thus, leaving out that "p" removes that sense of separateness and restores the notion of unity. But that puts us right back with a stumbleblock for a name. Therefore do I propose, henceforth from this day, that we all endeavor to write it as:

    "Super-CaBattery"

    ...With the full proper longform name perhaps being: "BioCarbon PbC Super-CaBattery"

    Because, "CaBattery", which tells the eye pretty clearly where to place the accents, *Does* (to my ear) roll off the tongue rather well, and is very easy to remember to boot. Further, it implies a new class of device, and does so while preserving that all-important sense of integrated oneness.

    Adding "Super" as a prefix then obviously helps to connect it with supercapacitors, which are becoming more and more recognized and familiar as distinct devices in their own right, and thus are definitely something we want to be associated with.

    Now "CaBattery", though, when you say it like that, ie with the hard C sound up front, like Ka-Battery, seems dangerously close to Ka-Boom...or Ka-Boomery. And well, we all know we don't really want to go there.

    So some vigilance will be required.

    (Ka-Battery, however, does seem like the perfect fitting descriptor for Axion stock, no? ;) (well, thus far)

    Anyway, thus do I think "Super-CaBattery" (or if it becomes preferred, "SuperCaBattery") just might emerge and endure as our unshakable moniker. So who's with me? Anybody?

    No? Ok, well, but all I know is that it's already got its hold on me...

    Bam! Ka-Battery! Ouch! ;)
    Sep 1 12:00 PM | 11 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]

    Wait, but I thought:

    http://bit.ly/1lqCPg2

    hmmm, I think something funny may be going on here...
    Aug 31 12:18 PM | 6 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]
    This is clearly a time of significant stress and uncertainty.

    We are on the eve of a crucial financing.
    The RS gun is cocked and loaded.
    The all important up-listing is looked-for with great hope.
    But it is not yet a done deal.
    A new and capable CEO is at the helm, but the true depth and intensity of his commitment is still not really known.
    TG was nothing if not commitment personified, but he is now sidelined...
    The quiet period (fully justified) has imposed a dearth of information at the very time of maximum hunger.
    The storage world and the competition *seem* to be galloping on ahead without us just fine..
    Many dogs expected to have barked by now just haven't... but they are still out there.

    In sum, things are tee'd up for some major resolution soon. And in a big way. The tension is nearly at an all time high. It's just natural. There's going to be some wee wee in the trenches and in the ranks. And some of it stinks sure. But as long as the troops are still sticking around, even though there's a lot of griping and grumbling, well that's healthy. It's when it goes too quiet that there's real trouble..

    What's the phrase? We have to go through this to get through this. A few more days of patience and endurance (and tolerance) will get us there. To some kind of resolution at least if not the golden shore...

    my two cents anyway
    Aug 29 10:48 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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