Recommended cell for
Rebuilding Dead Anton Bauer ProPac, Steadicam, BP90, Belt or other
dry cell battery packs that use D size cells is MUTE Because:
Broadcast Battery Rebuilding by The Professionals verses
Amateurs and Chain / Franchise Store Amateurs, especially with Lithium
Even though these come and go Rebuild / Recell /
Refill want to be's use Rathbone Battery Reference Library PDF white
sheets as a guideline, they still do not
understand the electronics and battery cells and are still amateurs
spinning facts to be misleading. No matter what you are told,
quality battery cells are also not available so Do NOT do a Rebuild, Recell, or Refill! Explained in short on down this page.
These amateurs trying to recell or refill Anton Bauer, especially any
Dionic Series, do not even understand or use
the 2702 with DDM and cannot confirm that the battery is functioning
properly. From a battery assembler, what these amateurs are doing is very dangerous
and these are very dangerous opportunists risking you and your equipment!
DANGER, DANGER! DO NOT DO A RECELL OR REFILL, EVER! If it were
still a viable alternative I would not have laid of 18 highly skilled
electronics employees who did nothing but rebuild batteries.
*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 phased nickel cadmium
from their manufacturing lines. Panasonic did so in 2005. Sanyo
started their depletion in 2008 and that division was sold to FDK in 2009.
You cannot use nickel cadmium battery cells and be green or promote yourself
as environmentally friendly. Rathbone Broadcast Batteries
Environmentally Conscious Company striving to stay Green always. Having our own
line of lithium ion broadcast battery packs, Rathbone Broadcast Batteries has phased out small cell nickel
cadmium battery assembly and also battery rebuilding, no longer supporting
new assembly or the rebuild
of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) small cell nickel cadmium battery products in any
market. Being the only Battery Assembler
Worldwide that supports rebuilding battery packs, we understand that this
will create a hardship on those already invested in nickel cadmium products but we offer
our Upgrade and great
alternative in Lithium Ion.
Nickel Metal Hydride: Panasonic stopped production of
small cell nickel metal hydride cells in 2009, and in a restructure mode -
Sanyo Battery followed. I understand that Panasonic invested in Sanyo
Li-ION division and the rest, nickel cadmium and nickel metal hydride among
other chemicals, was purchased by FDK Japan in 2009. FDK has world
wide offices and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan. If I could find Panasonic or
original Sanyo nickel
metal hydride battery cells through Panasonic, Sanyo, or another Valued
Added distributor, (who by the way have $5,000.00 minimum orders), the date
codes on the cells would be too old and unacceptable for premium
capacity ratings. Chinese and South African/Chinese battery cells under any
private label name have an average 200 discharge cycles, immediate battery
cell deterioration, and cell leakage which will damage circuit boards and
components. We do NOT do Chinese cells.
LifePo4 - September 01, 2011: I
started work on this product in 2007, I will write a white page on
why we continue to elect not to assemble this chemical battery and why
the battery pack manufacturers we work with refuse to work with this
chemical, and what my colleagues in the EV field and I experience when
running extensive test on this chemical from existing manufacturers of
the cell. I wanted to introduce this pack in early 2008 but for
the expectations of myself and industry colleagues that actually
manufacturer battery packs and chargers, it is not practical or ready.
I have been approached by most if not all of the manufacturers of the
cell for a long time wanting me to consider it for Broadcast batteries
and other versions for EV research. I have to say no and tell them
why without giving out our experience and research information for free.
This has been very frustrating to me because I was looking forward to
using this cell.
- The Best Cell Value for a dead Anton Bauer Digital
Hytron 50 Is with the Sanyo HR-4/3FAu-4500 Nickel Metal Hydride Cell through Rathbone Energy.
Each cell is equivalent in specifications.
Battery Cell: H50: The Sanyo 4.5AH Fast Charge
HR-4/3FAu-4500 cell, exceeding the industry standard. This cell is
factored at 4.5AH at C/1 rate.
specification sheets spec Ni-Cd battery cells at 1.25V * 12 cells =
15V * 4.5AH =
65.0WH), with +/- 500-7000 full charge-discharge cycles.
Hytron 50 Precautions
The Best Recell Value for
Your Dead Anton Bauer Digital Hytron 100 /120 Is
with the Sanyo HR-DU (10AH) Nickel Metal Hydride Cell through Rathbone Energy.
Each cell is equivalent and exceed OEM specifications.
Dead Anton Bauer Digital Hytron 100 /120
14.4V 10AH 150 WH, 12, Sanyo
HR-DU cells, 2x2x3 configuration,
manufacturers brand labeled pvc shrink and fiber tubes,
individual weld tabs are heat shrinked,
resistant plastic faceplate. Charge discharge cycles are
500-700 full charge discharge cycles.
Ni-MH D Cell Specs:
$$$ Excellent Quality
$$$ Excellent Quality
Gold Peak ZRS1125-900DH.pdf
9300mAH $ We do NOT use battery cells manufactured in Chinese
factories with Chinese management.
Saft VHD9500 Ni-MH D Cell 9500mAH
$$$ Excellent Quality, On blanket orders, June 2007, No delivery 39 out of
88 weeks. We dropped the line.
Ni-MH Conversions ProPac to
Ni-MH, Yes we can, but you should call for details.
- August 2007: Now the Best "Available"
nickel cadmium battery cell, 500 Discharge Cycles. We do not use battery cells manufactured in Chinese
factories under Chinese management.
- Panasonic and Sanyo Press Negative Nickel
Cadmium Cells: 500 Charge Discharge Cycles.
- Panasonic and Sanyo Foam Press Negative
Nickel Metal Hydride cells: 500 Charge Discharge Cycles.
- Panasonic and Sanyo Lithium Ion Cells: 500
Charge Discharge Cycles.
- A big reason we now manufacture Lithium Ion
Broadcast Batteries. BUT, NO CHINESE BATTERY CELLS!
Cell Manufacturers Impact
Last Revised September 09, 2002
Copyright, Rathbone Energy
, Inc. 1991
and forward. All rights reserved.