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Special Safety Precautions Warning for Your Hytron 50 Battery Pack or Rebuild and a Warning (1.3)

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

For example: 

  1. Wiring:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Regarding Your Hytron 50 batteries that have or have not been recelled. Our desire here is not to offend the manufacturer of a fine battery pack, only for everyone's safety to make you aware of certain issues .
      1. IF THIS BATTERY EVER GOES INTO A HOLD POSITION
        1.  Corrosion on the brass\gold contacts of the battery may cause your battery to read "HOLD" when placed on the charger.  Try cleaning these contacts, place the battery back on the charger and try again.
      2. IF CLEANING THE CONTACTS DOES NOT REMOVE THE "HOLD" READING FROM THE CHARGER OR THE BATTERY BEGINS TO ACT, "DIFFERENT or UNUSUAL", WATCH THE BATTERY CAREFULLY AND ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED ON YOUR ANTON BAUER CHARGER! 
        1. THIS BATTERY HAS NO EXTERNAL GLASS FUSES AND NO INTERNAL GLASS OR ONE SHOT FUSES.  ONLY THERMAL SENSORS.
        2. IF IT EVER DOES BEGIN TO ACT "DIFFERENT" PAY ATTENTION FOR SMELLS OF MELTING HOT GLUE OR EXCESSIVE HEAT EMITTING FROM THE SHELL.
      3. If, for whatever reason, your Hytron 50, 100 Series, or Digital ProPac Series battery stops communicating properly with Your Anton Bauer InterActive charger then DO NOT EVER place that questionable battery back on that brand charger!!
        1. If it is under the Anton Bauer 3 year OEM pro-rate warranty then immediately call Anton Bauer.
        2. If it is not under warranty you may call Anton Bauer or you may call us with questions.
        3. If the battery was at some point recelled by us please contact us immediately for consultation or direction which is also listed below.
        4. If your Hytron 50 was rebuilt by us within 60 days of the issue we will offer to move the insert into another of Your shells at No charge.  After 60 days there is a nominal $35.00 labor fee.
        5. Our other recommendation will be to clip the wires going to specific contacts which allow recognition by the InterActive charger.  This will prevent that battery from being recognized by an Anton Bauer charger if ever placed on one by accident.
          1. Purchase a PAG or Cadex analyzer from Rathbone Energy, Inc.  See below.
      4. If, for whatever reason, Your Anton Bauer Hytron 50, 100 Series, or Digital ProPac Series circuitry ever does stop communicating properly with your Anton Bauer InterActive charger you may still safely charge that battery properly on a PAG or Cadex analyzer and it will continue to operate your equipment just fine.
      5. The pin connectors that allow an Anton Bauer charger to recognize that Hytron 50, 100 Series, or Digital ProPac Series battery should definitely be clipped from the board inside the shell.  This will prevent any possibility of anyone ever accidentally placing that battery back on an Anton Bauer charger yet you can still charge that battery on a PAG or Cadex analyzer.  Then use your camera default for view finder readings.
      6. There are a few reasons why that battery might, at some point, stop communicating properly with the original charger.  This and the Dionic 90 are very fragile battery packs and We only list a couple of points on the Hytron 50.
        1. Dirty contacts, easily resolved.
        2. Bad thermal sensor but usually a thermal sensor simply not communicating information within the parameters of that AB charger.  We are not charging for circuit board work so this is not something we will resolve.  We will move your good insert into another of Your dead battery shells.
        3. Defective chip on the board, not something we will resolve.  We will move your good insert into another of Your dead battery shells.
        4. For whatever reason, these events can happen to this battery if it has been rebuilt or if it has not been rebuilt.
        5. About 12% of the packs we rebuild will not communicate properly with an Anton Bauer InterActive charger immediately after being recelled by us.  In those cases we offer to
          1. Move the new insert to another of the clients shell
            1. We are not charging for circuit board work and will not agree to start flip flopping your parts from multiple circuit boards.
          2. If the client has or purchases a PAG or Cadex charger we clip the proper wires to prevent recognition of that recelled Hytron 50 by an InterActive charger.
          3. We remove the new insert from the recelled Hytron 50 and do not charge you for a recell.
          4. Only if requested by the client we will return the empty shell to you for the cost of freight or by using your freight account number.
  2. Cell Tubing:
    1. Fiber Tubes-Required (The battery inserts for some batteries will not fit into the old case if paper tubes are used.): 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 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. Rathbone Energy Insert for a dead Hytron 50 Battery Our old 4AH insert for a dead Hytron 50 shown in picture.
    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. Amateur Work Examples
  3. 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 Hytron 50 series nickel metal hydride battery pack uses the Sanyo HR-4-3AU4000 Ni-MH cell.   This is the industry standard cell for that battery pack.
    3. At Rathbone Energy, Inc., we use the Sanyo HR-4/3FAU4500 for improved capacity, durability, performance, charge-discharge cycles, and heat tolerance, when doing a recell of these battery packs. 
    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
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    The Anton Bauer NEW Video Battery Handbook

    Lithium Ion Broadcast Batteries

    Additional 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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