Do you consider those old batteries with the built
in trickle charger (overnight charge) to be a deal?
We had issues with the product we purchased from
What we know:
There used to be a company, many years ago on the west coast, that built a
generic battery with a basic built-in trickle charger (overnight charge)
design enclosed in epoxy. Personally, we believe popular science would
have rejected this poor design.
The company closed their doors again about ten years ago but occasionally
one of their old batteries will still float to the surface.
Our industry terminology for these type overnight chargers is "battery crock
We would Never recommend any battery packs with built-in (overnight
chargers which might cook your cells.
from experts in the battery cell field on Memory and Heat Damage:
Rathbone Energy, Gates, GE, Goul, Saft, Sanyo, Panasonic, and
others. Also, see cell specification sheets.
Anton Bauer Handbook, Anton Bauer, Page 23 Slow charging, & 24 Heat Aging.
If you are purchasing a new battery stay with the good, dependable,
and time proven product. Invest your money in PAG, Anton Bauer, Frezzi, or IDX. Not generic.
Saving money always makes good sense unless it cost you more long term.
If you need rebuilding:
Rathbone Energy, Inc. An Enterprising Solution, We lead,
the rest follow.
Rathbone Energy, Inc. Cell Quality First, Cost Second.
Rathbone Energy, Inc. Exceeding industry standards in battery
Rathbone Energy, Inc. The Affordable Alternative.
What we hear:
purchased product from another battery vendor that called us with
what sounded like a great deal. We are now having problems
with their product but cannot find them. Ladies and Gents,
we have recelled packs they have previously recelled. Ouch.
A new company
recently called and introduced themselves to us and were asking
for our business. They are a new company but they say they have several years experience
in the industry.
Why did they close the other times?
We know. We are not excited about it but we
have recelled packs they have previously recelled or built new. There
cell choices are brand name economical, work quality is average, and
charge designs are poor.
The retail battery vendor. This
company has a few retail locations and are known to
use third world, or brand name consumer grade very low end cells.
We have recelled packs they have previously recelled. What we found
was terrible re-works, poor work quality, and the very lowest quality
cells. Oh, we won't
even go into that discussion.
From coast to coast we have seen so many
broadcast battery rebuilding companies close, open again, silently
close again, come back under a different name, and then close
again. They always come back with a crafty spin, gimmicks, cheap
prices, and plugging brand names while using cheap cells.
We know because we get your calls when you have problems later.
Through all of our own challenges we have kept our doors open
faithfully for your business since 1989. Our FAQ sheets supply you
with total detail on every item we assemble and specifications for
every cell available as well as what to look for in a good vendor
and a bad vendor.
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Empowered Certified Company in an underdeveloped economic area
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We qualify as a HubZone because
This Appalachian area has an average yearly per
person income well under the national poverty level, +/- 16K per
Has an average unemployment level well above the
national average, +/- 10%.
Borders the Cherokee Indian Reservation of the
We chose this location to give Hope
to a few and be an example for many. You can provide a great
benefit by placing your orders with us today. And it is
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