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Battery Rebuilding Advances to a New Level

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Saft VRE D 5500 and Plastic Welding Press Release

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Battery Rebuilding Advances to a New Level

Knoxville, Tennessee, April 17, 2006

Rathbone Energy, Inc., a HubZone certified Corporation located near Knoxville Tennessee, exceeds broadcast industry standards by using Saft VRE D 5500 nickel cadmium battery cells assembled into battery inserts for your heavier broadcast type battery rebuilding (also called recelling) power needs.  These high quality nickel cadmium cells greatly surpass any in the broadcast industry today offering:

§         True fast charge

§         High discharge rate

§         High charge discharge cycles

§         Great durability

§         Low cell resistance

§         Ability to handle heat better than any battery cell since the now defunct GEXP60  (Heat is damaging on all cells)

Battery InsertCombine all the above with Rathbone Energy’s highly developed battery opening and welding techniques and recelling process (including the manufacturer's labeled PVC shrink enclosed in fiber tubes, heat shrink covered weld tabs, and top and bottom fiber insulators) for your new broadcast nickel cadmium news battery insert and you will receive better value and performance than with the original battery insert. 

Depending on the type of broadcast battery rebuilt this advanced recell technology allows most higher power broadcast nickel cadmium type batteries to be rebuilt with higher quality cells, for less than 50% of the cost of a new replacement battery.  With proper tools and our expertise your battery cases can be easily reopened and closed allowing for battery insert replacement for years to come.  These new inserts offer the highest capacity and durability available without loosing the integrity of the cell.  Rathbone Energy recells have proven to be phenomenal in their performance and are Very popular for the newer high drain HD Digital cameras that are already known for their high drain of battery power.  Rathbone Energy receives regular reports of these battery recells running over three tapes with rewinds.  Client feedback is that these batteries still show 5.3 to 5.5AH of capacity after eighteen months in the field!

In the business of rechargeable batteries since 1989, Rathbone Energy supplies multiple chemical types.  Primary batteries include Panasonic alkaline cells comparable to Duracell and Energizer at affordable pricing.  Rathbone Energy also recells original nickel metal hydride and lithium ion batteries.  New Product articles coming soon.

Rathbone Energy is an Original Equipment Manufacturer-Value Added (OEM-V) and Value Added Reseller (VAR) custom manufacturer and wholesaler of dry cell rechargeable and primary assembly battery packs and battery analyzer charging systems for any industry.  Rebuilding broadcast news type batteries is a specialty. Each battery assembly is built to order with the newest and best cells available.  

Knowing that a constant trickle charge can cause premature breakdown of the insulator between cell plates, Rathbone Energy sells only Cadex and PAG Analyzers for the best possible care of your battery cells.  New PAG batteries and PowerArc HMI Light Kits are also available for sale.  Consultation and design of Battery Packs and Specialty Charger Systems is available For Fee.

Being an educated buyer is good for your company.  Rathbone Energy’s website offers valuable information including broadcast battery FAQs, Battery Value Worksheet, Battery Handbook and articles.  And to help with your value comparison and purchasing decision, comparative Manufacturers’ Cell and Product Specification Sheets are available.    

Rathbone Energy is a Department of Defense and Federal Government preferred vendor/ authorized contractor and a SBA HubZone Empowered Certified Contractor in an underdeveloped economic area of the Appalachia's.  Doing business with a HubZone empowered company may provide tax benefits for your company.

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                                     Phone:  865-803-4430 / 800-223-1775

 Rathbone Energy

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Exceeding Industry Standards in battery cell packs. SM

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