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  • 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]

    Whenever the talk turns to loco-motives, or their loco-companies, on the breeze there comes this whisper: "Where for art thou, ValleyWood?"

    I dunno, is there a bat signal of some kind for that canny canine?
    Aug 25 10:00 PM | 11 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]
    Curse the UB! Curse the UB! We hates it forever!!!
    Aug 25 01:59 PM | 5 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]
    Had another power outage today (Wrath of God kinda stuff) which lasted several hours... not long enough to want to mess with the generator... But sure would be nice to have a few hours' ride through with a home battery bank.. Continue to believe that someday, if prices come down and useful life is north of 10 years, that there will be a role for PbC in the home storage market...
    Aug 24 06:11 PM | 8 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]
    or...."Green-on-Green Heavy Hybrids"? You could even come out with a smaller model called the Van-Goghh...
    Aug 22 11:17 AM | 4 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]
    From somewhere in the great beyond I think I hear Victor Laslow saying: "Welcome to the fight..." ;)
    Aug 20 12:06 PM | 4 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]
    Beware the Eye of the Piper...
    Aug 15 02:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 357 August 10 '14: S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    Oh lord help me but I do want one so...
    Aug 13 09:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 357 August 10 '14: S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    Whoa... sure looks like one big red dot that *could* be connected to a few others we've had recently...
    Aug 13 02:07 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 357 August 10 '14: S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    http://bit.ly/1AecLIg

    I'm a little behind and this is sorta OT, (concerning yet again the company which shall not be named) but nevertheless, I found it fascinating as a reflection of the slowly-maturing popular psychology/mythology surrounding the whole subject of dear green... JP was/is of course about five years ahead of this guy's epiphanies, but it's just interesting to note the evolution...

    Of course there's still the clinging to the central magical thesis, and that will die a hard death, but it's good to see progress nonetheless...
    Aug 13 01:48 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • August 9th Update From Jay Bowman [View instapost]
    Thanks John... somewhere in there I made the improper tacit mental leap from "evaluated" to "testing", and it's good (as is your wont) that you highlighted the distinction and squashed my faulty notion...

    But boy howdy, when you list the required KPPs like that for the kind of battery ePower needs, it sure sounds like a tall order. And none of us should fail to note this: The fact that the PbC is meeting those very needs and (thus far) holding up well in the face of such arduous duty is truly both impressive and amazing. Clearly, Axion's road to success is still long, but If the PbC is really that tough and robust, it's hard to see how Axion doesn't eventually get there...
    Aug 12 04:20 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • August 9th Update From Jay Bowman [View instapost]
    "ePower has evaluated several lithium-ion chemistries and concluded that they can't do the work and would seriously impair the economics."

    John, roger and concur on shunning useless tangents, but still, if there's anything further you can share about ePower's negative experiences in testing those chemistries, it would be very interesting--- particularly from the standpoint of highlighting the areas where Li-ion was found not able to do the work while PbC has (been found able)...
    Aug 12 03:30 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • August 9th Update From Jay Bowman [View instapost]
    An Axion published graph of Voltage vs SOC?

    Now that is high comedy sir... ;)

    Being serious, I don't think there has been one... we've had some rough verbal descriptions of the relationship, and if IIRC, it has been called linear on occasion, but to my knowledge nothing really quantitative or definitive has ever escaped NewCastle' walls...
    Aug 11 08:01 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • August 9th Update From Jay Bowman [View instapost]
    I wanna second that. Stellar comment JBB. When I read Mr. Averill's excellent list, that was the one point which I did question-- For as the PbC string gets drawn down to a lower and lower SOC, IWSTM that it has to get somewhat harder and harder to further draw meaningful power out of it--as voltage falls, output current would have to rise, which draws even more charge out of the battery etc etc... So drawing down too low (might) get problematic as far as extracting further usable power/energy goes. But within a reasonable SOC band though, it sounds like the PbC is truly rockin' the house...
    Aug 11 06:19 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 355 August 3 '14: Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved [View instapost]
    mrholty,

    I believe you've left out something key, namely the declining voltage discharge profile which (I would think in many if not most cases) effectively limits the functionally useful energy that can be taken out of the battery, especially if the application requires that a certain threshold of power delivered be maintained. Simply reasoned, as the output voltage declines, to maintain a given power output, current will have to increase. Not really a problem for small excursions in SOC and thus voltage, but becomes a bigger issue as deeper SOCs are contemplated. To my mind, this is the major departure from the behavior of most batteries heretofore--behavior that generations of electrical engineers have become used to. It is obviously much more akin to a capacitor, albeit a very large capacitor, and ISTM that's really the role for which it's best suited.

    The problem (perhaps) is that all along, everyone's been calling it a battery. When functionally, it isn't really one.

    In many ways it's a great capacitor, with more than a little something extra, as ePower's excellent experience with PbC thus far attests. But I suspect ePower's drivetrain could work just as well given enough Maxwell supercapacitors (say) to replace the PbCs...it just wouldn't work economically.

    Bottom line, high-rate, high-power relatively shallow PSOC cycling, awesome. AWESOME. Lower-power, deeper PSOC cycling, also pretty awesome.

    But higher-power, *deeper* PSOC cycling, IE lots of energy extraction, not quite so awesome. Li-ion, a purer battery, lots more awesome...
    Aug 7 03:09 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 356 August 7 '14: Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved [View instapost]
    iinde, in your camp and amen. There is more to that story I expect, but all in due time...

    "no call planned" is somewhat disappointing to hear, but then perhaps is properly in keeping with our notion of a quiet period. (IE discretion being {reportedly} the better part of valour...)

    Thus a letter to shareholders in lieu thereof will evidently have to suffice for the time being---the advantage of course in such (sensitive) times as these is that message discipline is a lot easier to enforce in a letter than in a conference call, where there is always the chance that anything can happen--that who knows what may get blurted out or otherwise bungled. In any case, at the risk of understatement, I'd say such a letter is *highly* anticipated, and at this point we can certainly hope and wish for it to be substantive...
    Aug 7 01:00 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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