I've been having a terrible time getting sales people in China to communicate with me regarding battery purchases. Winston Battery was actually very good and was chasing me to complete the order but I was delaying while trying to get shipping arranged at a good price. When I finally did come to place the order, the young lady had left the company and I can't get a reply from anyone any more. Their loss, or at least it would be if I could get CALB to take me seriously too. I can only assume they have bigger fish on the hook and my miniscule order does not even make them blink. Too bad - I might be the biggest battery purchase in New Zealand by the end of the year - How would they know. As it stands it looks like I will be slightly overpaying by purchasing SINOPOLY locally from a solar energy supplier.
In the meantime I have been adding a few more parts slowly to the store. Of most note is the addition of the Mini K HV relay intended for precharge applications. This little 20A, 400v relay also has application as a KSI relay and even a switching relay for heater cores or DC/DC converters. It is still a bit pricey but much less so than the Kilovac contactors, which are a bit overkill for a heater core at 500A and 600v.