FIne, its better than gas. It is however more susceptible to thermal runaway and temperature extremes than nicad or nimh. Li-on has advantages too, its lighter and is resistant to memory effect problems.
the tradeoff is li-on doesnt like thermal extremes and deep discharges, and is therefore less safe than other chemistries.
Boeing would probably share their data and disagree. Cost them millions when they tried to save a little weight with Lithium. At least two thermal runaways, and the whole 787 fleet got grounded.
While training on a Kingair turboprop, the instructors where always warning to keep an eye on batteries, and go easy on them , isolate them if high sustained charging rates after a start etc. That was for nicads, but it seems li-on is even worse, being more temperature sensitive?
From the AIN blog:
The subject of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries took on urgent new meaning following two thermal runaway incidents with lithium-ion batteries installed in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. A lot of information—and misinformation—surrounds lithium-ion technology, and experts from all over are weighing in with their opinions.
One oft-cited source of information is the FAA’s list of “Aviation Incidents Involving Smoke, Fire, Extreme Heat or Explosion.” The list consolidates information about 132 incidents with “battery-powered devices” that occurred between March 20, 1991 and Oct. 9, 2012. The FAA acknowledges that the list “should not be considered as a complete listing of all such incidents. The incident summaries included here are intended to be brief and objective. They do not represent all information the FAA has collected, nor do they include all investigative or enforcement actions taken.”
... Of the 132 incidents, 62 were specified as involving lithium-ion batteries
... The next highest category is also of concern, batteries in devices carried by passengers and crew onboard the aircraft, which accounted for 21 incidents. Surprisingly few of these involved mobile computing devices.
Are you a pilot, is that why youre a fan of the radial engine?
I have flown behind radials, they were very simple and ran seemingly forever.
BMW has announced faster charging on new EV's. All manufacturers are working on it, Tesla got a jump on field for a short time, but will now lag behind as they bring their resources to the game. Tesla has made several mistakes, the biggest being building the expensive car first. Tesla will find it very difficult to go downmarket now that the larger manufacturers have entered the arena.
I'm not really sure it has much value except as a "poison pill" , and unless someone has over aquired over 10% of the stock in a takeover attempt?
Pursuant to the Rights Plan, E2open will issue one preferred stock purchase right for each share of common stock outstanding at the close of business on January 26, 2015. Each right will entitle stockholders to buy one one-thousandth of a share of Series A participating preferred stock at an exercise price of $30.00. Initially, these rights will not be exercisable and will trade with E2open's common stock
How does this affect current stockholders?
Good point, analysts love to jump on a bandwagon almost as much as the lawyers. Where would you put a one year estimate at right now? $3 or $30 ? I wish I knew.
... and they didnt think so about NQ either. VNET got caught and investors were unconvinced with their answers. RIght or wrong, VNET is damaged goods for the foreseeable future.
They're not buying it, and TKMR was mentioned. .... but they were absent.
The other seven players are taking their thunder.
It may have a 90% kill rate in areas that have no real public health capabilities, but there's a reason it is contained to areas with few facilities/capabilities. It is easily contained with standard health care procedures everywhere else.
Lot of manipulation moving individual stocks without news, it isnt just SPEX.
You have to remember also, that a lot of "investors" have ADD. They see the spike that SPEX had two months ago, but lose interest when it doesnt hold. They have no long view and fold quickly on weakness, instead of buying. They have done little DD, they just jump from one stock on another.
Pretty much agree with your views, except that I dont believe any of the defendants are involved in manipulation of SPEX stock price. Although, with the low market cap, I can see how that could be a concern. I just dont think most public companies look to get involved in such antics. Tough to convince most boards to go along with it, and very tough to explain to shareholders if you have losses.
I agree with bigcoin, in that I dont believe SPEX will need any more financing. The deals they have already set up seem to be designed to avoid that. Also, the timeline points to revenue starting to come in within next 45 days to 90 days.
Until we get news, the stock pps may not be going anywhere. Til then I'm buying on weakness.
Spillman and others already have integrated software that allows users to access photos, video etc from the incident scene.
Taser is moving forward, and its good they are looking for new products, but the competition has had this capability for years.
Why would you suspect one of the defendants as opposed to just a trader?
What does depressing the stock price buy the defendant? Its not going to stop a lawsuit, and
as far as day to day operations, SPEX is unaffected by the pps.
ie they've already got their money
Waiting to see if anything in the pipeline actually catches on and hoping someday there might be an actual profit?
GLUU management needs to get on the ball and get profits going!