Mmmm... So I have a bit of a problem at the moment.
The company who I have been waiting for the battery from (from late 2007...) have just realised that they don't send stuff to New Zealand.
When asking why, they say because of the prohibitive postage costs overseas (initially, they just said 'oh, didn't see that you were in NZ, we don't ship overseas, sorry to take your time'). When asking 'why', they said the postage costs are too high.
I have now asked, out of interest, whether that makes a difference as I would be happy to pay postage anyway
. We will see what the outcome of this is.
The DeWalt 36V A123 M1 batteries are looking a LOT more interesting now. I have even found a tutorial on how to dissect the battery pack for use in (model aircraft) or other things.
I think I will get myself a pack of those and be done with it, will be cheaper than the NIMHs too... 1/4 the capacity, 1/3 the price (and the capacity is easily enough for what I need it for anyway)...