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The Rathbone Energy, Inc., Battery Cell Specification Page For Rebuilding / Recelling Dead Anton Bauer Style Battery Packs, IDX Endura Battery Packs, etc.  You do not have to take anyone's word for the battery cell specifications.  The battery cell manufacturers links are here in black and white.  Our detailed packing slip and invoice will always show the exact cell used in your packs.  The more you know the more you will like rathboneenergy.com  When your livelihood depends on your batteries don't settle for second best.

  • Specification charts and links to actual manufacturers cell specification sheets for different type battery cells sold by:

    • new battery pack manufacturers, new battery pack assemblers and battery rebuild / recell companies for:

      • Electronic News Gathering, Cinema, Film, and Video Dead Battery Packs such as:

      •  Anton Bauer Screw Together Bricks, Sealed Logic ProPac's, Digital ProPac's, Trimpacs, Proformer's, Steadicam, and  all others. 

      • We can now convert your Anton Bauer Nickel Cadmium ProPac to Ni-MH if used with a Cadex or PAG analyzer.

  • The Best Available (2008 forward)

    *Nickel Cadmium Cell: 500 Discharge Cycles (See note at bottom)

    Nickel Metal Hydride Cell: 500 Discharge Cycles

    Lithium Ion Cell: 500 Discharge Cycles

  • First Our Position On Nickel Cadmium Batteries

  • Panasonic - 2005, and Sanyo - 2008 have now dropped all nickel cadmium battery cells.

  • Nickel Cadmium "C" Cells

  • Nickel Cadmium  "D" Cells

  • Nickel Cadmium "F" cells

  • Nickel Metal Hydride 4/3FAU4500 Cells

  • Nickel Metal Hydride "D" Cells

  • Nickel Metal Hydride "F" cells

  • Lithium Ion Fat A

Nickel Cadmium "D" Cells, Panasonic and Sanyo have dropped all nickel cadmium battery cells.

  1. Sanyo KR5000DEL D Cell pdf (2009, No longer available.  Best "AVAILABLE" battery cell, Manufacturers Green "Sanyo" Shrink Sleeve.  This "high capacity" Sanyo cell is Press Negative or Pasted Cell technology, Industry Standard Cell for Anton Bauer (72WH/75WH Packs) , 1.25V, 5.0AH @ C/1, charge discharge cycles 500-700, less heat tolerance. 

  2. Sanyo N4000DRL 4000mAH Fast Charge D Cell pdf Manufacturers Red "Sanyo"  Shrink Sleeve.  Sintered Positive Electrode Rapid charge technology, (Industry Standard Cell for 60WH/65WH Packs) Comparable to Panasonic P500DR but with 1.5AH or 17WH less capacity than the Panasonic P500DR.  $$$$$  Excellent Quality. 

  3. Panasonic dropped their large size nickel cadmium battery cells on or around March 2005.  Was the very best option.

  4. Saft VRE D-5500 Fast Charge D Cell Model #: 417-990-101 (Sintered Positive Electrode Technology, Even with annual blanket orders we have suffered pushed back delivery 39 out of 88 weeks ending in May 2007.  We dropped the line in June 2007 so as for practical purposes they are no longer available. )  1.25V, 5.5AH @ C/1, 82WH, 900-1200 charge-discharge cycles, low internal resistance, best heat acceptance, and durability) $$$$$  Excellent Quality.  Our Choice. (Specification sheet is more conservative)

  5. Sanyo N4000DL Not Rapid charge. (Discontinued.  Manufacturers Yellow "Sanyo" Shrink Sleeve.  Promoted by most rebuilders as the N4000DRL.  It is Not.) Better charge discharge cycles, heat acceptance, durability, and less capacity than the  KR5000DEL.  Others focus you on "Sanyo".  $$  Not Our Choice.

  6. Saft VE5D 5000mAH D Cell (Discontinued.  Promoted by some rebuilders as a 5.5AH pack.  It is Not.)  $$ Not Our Choice.

  7. Sanyo KR4400DEL D Cell (Manufacturers Yellow "Sanyo" Shrink Sleeve.  Some rebuilders use this cell and will never want to discuss cell specifications.  They focus you on "Sanyo".  This cell Not recommended for ENG Packs.)

  8. *Nickel Cadmium Sintered Positive Electrode cells in large capacity are basically not available from the manufacturers of your better battery cells.  The Press Negative Nickel Cadmium cells are equivalent in discharge cycles to Nickel Metal Hydride and Lithium Ion.

  9. "Brand Name" does NOT mean that you are getting their best cell.  The cell part number, in writing, is more important.

  10. No Chinese, Third World, Toshiba, Energizer Consumer Grade Cells are used in our Premium battery inserts!  When your livelihood depends on your batteries don't settle for second best.

Nickel Metal Hydride "D" cells

  1. Sanyo HR-DU 10000mAH

    $$$$$   Excellent Quality

     

  2. Saft VHD9500 Ni-MH D Cell 9500mAH

    $$$$$  Unavailable, Very Poor Delivery

     

  3. Panasonic_NiMH_HHR650D.pdf 6800mAH 

    $$$$$ Excellent Quality, Waiting on their 10AH version

     

  4. Gold Peak ZRS1125-900DH.pdf 9300mAH  $ We do not use Chinese cells of this or any of the hundreds of other third world brands, or consumer grade cells in our premium packages When your livelihood depends on your batteries don't settle for second best.

  5. Nickel Metal Hydride Rebuild of an Anton Bauer ProPac nickel cadmium brick case: Now Possible WITH A CADEX OR PAG Analyzer.  Also possible with other Ni-CD batteries as long as you are using a Cadex or PAG analyzer.  Call or See FAQ's.

  6. Care and charging of Ni-MH packs.

    Panasonic_NiMH_ChargeMethods.pdf

    Panasonic_NIMH_Precautions.pdf

    Sanyo_nimh_twicellT_E.pdf

Nickel Cadmium "C" cells: Panasonic - 2005, and Sanyo - 2008 have now dropped all nickel cadmium battery cells.

  1. Sanyo N3000CR Cell Manufacturers Green "Sanyo"  Shrink Sleeve.  Sintered Positive Electrode Rapid charge technology, (Industry Standard Cell for 45WH TrimPac and ComPac Battery Packs) $$$$$  Excellent Quality.  Our Choice 

  2. Chinese or third world: Only in "Economy "Sack & Save" equivalents to gimmick competitors.

Nickel Cadmium CSR cells

  1. Sanyo N1900CsR Exceeds Saft VRE 1800CS (Arri, Proformer, etc.)

  2. Saft CsR 1800 Ni-MH  Dropped line (Arri, Proformer, etc.)

  3. Sanyo N1700 SCR

  4. Chinese or third world, Toshiba, Energizer Consumer Grade: Only in "Economy "Sack & Save" equivalents to gimmick competitors.   E.

Nickel Metal Hydride HR-4/3FAU4500 cells

  1. Sanyo HR-4/3FAU4500.pdf (Fat A)

  2. Chinese or third world, LG, Toshiba, Energizer Consumer Grade: Only in "Economy "Sack & Save" equivalents to gimmick competitors.   E.

Lithium Ion Cells

We will not offer a low end competitor gimmick alternative in Lithium Ion.

  1. Care and charging of Li-ON packs:

  2. Panasonic_LiIon_CGR18650A.pdf (Fat A)

  3. Sanyo UR18650 Fat A Lithium Ion Cell

  4. Panasonic Lithium Ion Charging

  5. Panasonic Lithium Ion Overview

  6. Panasonic Lithium Ion Precautions

  7. Safety Precautions

  8. The Negatives of Lithium Ion in Perspective PDF

FAQ's  Important FAQ's!

  1. Keeping up with the Jones's:

    1. Most engineering specification sheets spec Ni-Cd and Ni-MH battery cells at 1.25V per cell.

    2. Thus, 1.25V * 12 Panasonic P500DR D cells = 15.0V * 5.5AH = 82.5WH, with +/- 900-1200 full charge-discharge cycles.

    3.   Engineering Spec examples verses marketing:

      1. A 14.4V 65WH battery is: 1.25V x 12 cells = 15.0V x 4.0AH = 65WH

      2. This is the same battery as: 1.2V x 12 cells = 14.4V x 4.0AH = 60WH

      3. A 14.4V 75WH battery is: 1.25V x 12 cells = 15.0V x 5.0AH = 75WH

      4. This is the same battery as: 1.2V x 12 cells = 14.4V x 5.0AH = 72W

    4. We did not create this confusion.  But we give our best effort to keep you in the circle with up to date and accurate information, formulas and tools for your decision making process.

       

  2. We Do NOT use third world / Chinese "factory new", "brand name" low end "economical - high capacity" cells or, Toshiba, Energizer Consumer Grade battery cells in our premium packages.  Only in "Economy "Sack & Save" equivalents to gimmick competitors.  These cells have a very degrading discharge curve, less charge discharge cycles, leak, and the leaking damages your circuitry. So, you can get a great price and really get what you paid for!

    1. When your livelihood depends on your batteries don't settle for second best.

  3. We buy only premium cells, direct from Enersys, Moli, Panasonic, and Sanyo.

  4. We turn our inventory on an average of every four weeks.

  5. All battery packs and inserts are built to order in our Tennessee facility by Highly trained technicians with several quality control measures.

  6. We use ONLY Enersys Hawker for dry cell lead acid, Panasonic and Sanyo for lithium ion, and Sanyo for Nickel Cadmium. 

  7. *For Nickel Cadmium battery packs we use the very best nickel cadmium sintered positive electrode rapid charge battery cells when they are available from Sanyo.  *Phase out, See Note at bottom.

    1. Otherwise we use Sanyo's very best Press Negative nickel cadmium battery cells available.  We are phasing out ALL nickel cadmium product and support.

    1. Panasonic dropped manufacture of large nickel cadmium battery cells in mid 2005.

    2. Rumor has it that Panasonic may also be moving their manufacturing facilities back to Japan and the US.

  8. The Best Sealed Digital, Sealed Logic, or Screw Together Brick Rebuild Value: 14.4V 5.5AH 82WH!  See battery cell specifications below for more cell detail. 

  9. Harding Energy NE-D5000 failed our test to an extreme.

  10. UniRoss:  From April 07 until August 07 still has not been able to deliver 12 battery cells for testing.

  11. Saft: Very Poor Delivery more or less Unavailable, not the quality of Gates, Panasonic, or Sanyo.

  12. Yes Chinese battery cells are really cheap, like .70 per cell x 12 cells.  No matter what propaganda you read by someone pretending to be a client of a fly by who says they have bought recelled batteries from their fly by buddy using a Chinese battery cell, you should consider who actually wrote the praise and remember, the Chinese cells work for a little while and always with a consistently degrading performance, around 200 degrading discharge cycles, and leakage.  The only person who would not notice the difference is an amateur photographer or amateur battery insert installer.  We are a real battery assembler, we know.

Terminology Notes:

  1. Sintered on Sinter: Sintered Positive Electrode, (Best):  US and Japanese term for industry type manufacturing technique.
  2. Heavily Porous: US and Japanese term for Panasonic manufacturing technique.  Panasonic dropped all their large nickel cadmium cells on or around March 2005.
  3. Press Negative: US term for manufacturing technique.
  4. Pasted Negative: Japanese term for manufacturing technique.
  5. If you see the wording Heavily porous and Sanyo in the same sentence chances are you are reading marketing spin from someone telling you whatever they think you want to hear to close a sale..
  6. If you see bare cells in generic PVC sleeves or fiber tubes the chances are very high that you are probably Not getting what you were told.
  7. Battery cell specs: R=Rapid Charge; E or S=Extra Capacity; L=Low Top
  8. Battery Cell Manufacturers Impact
  9. The Cost of Nickel
  10. Toshiba, Energizer, Gold Peak: Consumer Grade
  11. Brand Name: Does NOT mean a quality brand or the best cell of that brand.

*Nickel Cadmium battery cells are environmentally unfriendly. Thanks to International Environmental Concerns and the good laws of other countries, our battery cell manufacturers have already started to phase nickel cadmium from their manufacturing lines.  Panasonic did so four years ago. You cannot use nickel cadmium battery cells and be green or promote yourself as environmentally friendly.  Rathbone Energy is an Environmentally Conscious Company striving to stay Green since 1989. Having our own line of lithium ion broadcast battery packs, Rathbone Energy has phased out battery assembly and also battery rebuilding using nickel cadmium, no longer supporting the rebuild of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) nickel cadmium battery products.  Being the only Battery Assembler Worldwide that supports rebuilding battery packs, we understand that this will create a hardship on those invested in nickel cadmium products but we offer our Upgrade and great alternative.

Environmental Statement

Since we no longer rebuild or do new assembly with nickel cadmium battery cells and to reduce redundant shipping cost, below is a contact for recycling all your nickel cadmium battery packs.  For those with minimal quantities of nickel cadmium battery packs they can be dropped off at any Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, etc.

Gary Casola

Metal Conversion Technologies, LLC

1 East Porter St.

P.O. Box 1026

Cartersville, GA 30120

678-721-0022 Phone

678-721-0266 FAX

gary@metalconversion.com

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