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Safety Precautions for Your New Battery Pack or Recell

At Rathbone Energy, Inc., we strive to improve safety.

For example: 

  1. Wiring: In rebuilding a dead Anton Bauer Logic Magnum Series ProPac we replace the 26 AWG black negative wire with a 20AWG black negative wire. 
    1. In the Newer Digital ProPac and Hytron the primary black negative wire comes standard as 20 AWG.
    2. We disconnect ONLY the positive and negative terminal from the dead insert and then connect the positive and negative terminal back to the new insert and add fire retardant heat shrink tube insulators over the weld tabs.
    3. On all these packs we add hot glue over the internal area of the fuse tabs and connecting wire for more strength and stress reduction.
    4. We test the circuit boards.
    5. We test each packs voltage through the pin connectors and finally on Anton Bauer Quad 2702 InterActive chargers  with the DDM before shipping back to you.
  2. Lithium Ion: The only battery packs with sensors "attached" to the individual cells are lithium ion from any OEM.  Lithium Ion is a whole other animal and we are working on those replacement insert designs now.  We have a replacement for the Dionic 90.  Lithium Ion Battery Packs
  3. Cell Tubing:
    1. Fiber Tubes-Required: On our Premium lines of battery inserts we require the manufacturers PVC shrink tube to be on all cells to verify we have used the cells we state in our specifications.  We then enclose those manufacturers brand labeled PVC shrink covered cells with fiber tubes for added safety. Pictures below show why, on our premium lines, we use fiber tubes and top and bottom fiber insulators instead!  Pictures may be enlarged with a click for a cleaner picture.  Hoover 3 seconds to read picture text information.
    2. Generic PVC shrink, No fiber tubes.  The heat shrink on the + weld tab is split and the PVC shrink on the cell is split allowing the positive weld tab to touch the negative cell canister.  An Industry standard manufacturing procedure, But not with us! Generic PVC shrink, No fiber tubes.  The heat shrink on the + weld tab is split and the PVC shrink on the cell is split allowing the positive weld tab to touch the negative cell canister.  An Industry standard manufacturing procedure, But not with us!
    3. We add fiber insulators covering the entire top and bottom of the battery packs and weld tabs after each pack is finished. Cells have manufacturers brand label PVC shrink Enclosed in fiber tubes.  Each weld tab across cells is enclosed in heat shrink.Fiber tob and bottom insulators.  Cells have manufacturers brand label PVC shrink Enclosed in fiber tubes.  Each weld tab across cells is enclosed in heat shrink. Our Sanyo HR-DU (10) nickel metal hydride battery cell insert for Your dead Hytron 100, 120, 140 is shown in pictures.
    4. The cell manufacturers Brand labeled PVC shrink IS required on all cells before being enclosed in fiber tubes.  This is to verify that the cell we purchase and the cell you receive are exactly what we and you have purchased.
    5. 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.  Battery Cell Switch & Bait
    6. Hytron 50 Precautions
  4. Welding Battery Cells: We use very expensive state of the art welders specifically designed for lithium ion cells.  These welders also do a much better job welding the tabs onto nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, and dry cell lead acid battery cells.  Since humidity and weather also play a roll in securing a weld tab properly our entire facility is a heat, air, and humidity controlled environment.
  5. Cells:
    1. For example: The Anton Bauer New Video Handbook discusses press negative, sintered on sinter, and heavily porous battery cells.
    2. The Anton Bauer 72WH / 75WH Logic Magnum series nickel cadmium battery pack uses the Sanyo KR5000DEL Press Negative cell, 500 discharge cycles.   This is the industry standard cell for the 72WH / 75WH battery pack.  AB 60WH ProPac comes OEM with the Sanyo N4000DRL.
    3. At Rathbone Energy, Inc., we use the Best "Available" battery cell for improved capacity, durability, performance, charge-discharge cycles, and heat tolerance, when doing a recell of these battery packs.  The standard for our 77/82WH battery cell pack.
      1. We will use the Sanyo N4000DRL 60/65WH at your request.
    4. At Rathbone Energy, Inc., we also supply links to All the major brand battery manufacturers cell specifications for each particular battery so you can see for yourselves the actual cell specifications available.
    5. Avoid Harsh Mechanical Shock of Your Battery
    6. Do Not Drop Your Battery
    7. Note the temperature precautions listed on your battery
  6. Terminology Notes:
    1. Sintered on Sinter or Sintered Positive Electrode:  US and Japanese term for industry type manufacturing technique.
    2. Heavily Porous: US and Japanese term for Panasonic manufacturing technique.
    3. Press Negative: US term for Sanyo KR series manufacturing technique.
    4. Pasted Negative: Japanese term for Sanyo KR Series 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. Rebuild: Installation of a new battery insert, inspection of the battery case, wiring harness, and fuses with repair and upgrades needed or applicable, extensive testing.
    7. Recell and Refill: Installation of a replacement insert, all short cuts and low end cells..

    Lithium Ion Broadcast Batteries

    Regarding, The Anton Bauer NEW Video Battery Handbook

    Although this handbook, (The Anton Bauer NEW Video Battery Handbook), is written by Anton Bauer staff with an obvious spin to promote Anton Bauer products it is a well written handbook full of important information.

    May we suggest that you read portions of this handbook as needed for some useful and some important information.  Simply keep in mind that it is written to promote Anton Bauer products and do not get caught up in the spin.

    The following link takes you away from rathboneenergy.com  Please hit your back button or bookmark our site before leaving.

    The Anton Bauer NEW Video Battery Handbook

    Disclaimer:

    There are always variables on the routine of your battery packs and you are not watching them every single second.

    We live in a highly legalistic society.

    We are little and privately financed.  We take pride in our high quality work and product.  Accidents happen.  Try to take care of your quality merchandise and it will last you a long time.

    From the bottom of our warranty page:

    We reserve the right to interpret any and all conditions and situations listed and those not here listed in such a manner as we deem appropriate.  Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any injury, loss, damage, or expense suffered or incurred with respect to any defective or non-defective product or use of that product.

    Our warranty is so specific because over the years a few broadcast and production people took advantage of us like we were a free rental house or like we have seen some do large retail companies such as Wal-Mart.  Some of these are your colleagues in the profession and are also the reason we do not offer a 38 month warranty.

    Consider:

    We have seen so many broadcast / film battery rebuilding companies close, much later, even years later, open again, or come back under a different name, silently close again, 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 when you have problems later we get your calls.

    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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