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
Rebuilding a dead Anton Bauer TrimPac
Digital Brick Is: 14.4V 3.0AH (@C\1 Rate)
Battery Cell: We use Only the Sanyo N3000CR battery cell.
This cell is factored at 3.0AH at C/1 rate, (1.2V * 12 cells =
14.4V * 3.0AH = 43.2WH), with +/- 700-900 full charge-discharge
- If still in business some
assemblers will promote another battery cell but what the client
does not know to ask is: What is the "C" charge rate?
The 3.0 AH cells are really not as durable. You can state a
higher amp hour rating by changing the "C" rate. For
example to C\2. This does not make the cell a true 3.0AH
cell at C\1. Be careful of others who represent the Sanyo
N3000C as the N3000CR. They are not the same, it's a profit thing
N3000CR cells in the manufacturers Printed PVC shrink under fiber tube
Lithium Ion Broadcast Batteries
Last Revised September 09, 2002
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