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Surveyor Battery Pack Inserts, Rebuilding Service!

Rebuilding Your fine Survey Batteries after they have died is a specialty at Rathbone Energy, Inc., since 1989.

Rathbone Energy's latest staff addition:

Our new lead survey battery technician

Active in the Surveyor Industry through other interest since 1995.

Eight years experience servicing and repair of all brands of survey equipment

Factory trained on most major brands of survey equipment

Now we do more than just install the best cells

Aga Geodimeter  battery in for recell

Open AGA Survey battery in for recell.

Leiitz BDC 11 in for recell

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Nikon BY1 in for recell

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Rathbone Energy recells all:

  •  Broadcast news (ENG-EFP)

  •  Cinema, Film, Video

  •  Survey batteries

  •  Instrumentation

  •  Any other industry

  •  New Assembly

  •  Final Assembly

Rathbone recells brand name such as:

Rathbone Energy also recells aftermarket or generic  batteries from defunct companies, even those who frequently open and close their doors under the same or different names. 

We replace their third world or brand name low end "economical" cells with

  • Brand name highest quality cells
  • Greatest detail in battery pack assembly
  • Proper building procedure
  • At the most affordable price

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Your battery packs are custom built using fresh premium cells.   Battery cells do not have an infinite shelf storage life.  Therefore, we do not build up a bulk of battery packs to be left sitting on shelves.

Rathbone Energy, Inc.

  • Custom builds PDQ, (very quick).

  • Uses ONLY the very best battery cells available from each cell manufacturer, Exceeding Industry Standards in battery cell packs.

  • Gives NO spin on battery cells, just the spec sheets of all options. 

  • Supplies all brand name manufacturers cell specification sheets on our web site for your peace of mind.  See our FAQ's

  • Takes NO short-cuts in the assembly of your battery packs.  In fact we Exceed assembly standards.  See our FAQ''s.

  • Supplies an FAQ sheet designed especially for your market that should answer all your questions about recelling your battery packs and about vendor quality.

  • Guaranties our work and the cells we use.


50+ Broadcast Battery FAQ's (Much of this information applies to survey batteries as well)

  • After 14 years of answering these questions, your question should be answered here.

  • If your questions are not answered in these FAQ,s please Contact Us    

  • After looking over this FAQ information you will never consider the purchase of any other cell or from any other vendor! 

  • Considering Recelling with a nickel metal hydride conversion? 

  • You really need to look over these important FAQ's and battery cell facts! 

  • Read your cell specs from the manufacturers specification sheets we have listed in the FAQ's.

  • Turn-around depends on type of battery: See FAQ's or contact us.

  • Ship your batteries for Recell at any time.

  • Battery Rebuilding Advances To A New Level - Knoxville, TN

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  • All prices are for battery assemblies of new matched cells exceeding O. E. M. specification or better electrical components.

  • Battery packs are warranted from 12 months to 18 months, depending on your selection.

  • Higher capacity inserts are the same physical size and offer extended operating time.

  • However, Most Higher capacity batteries have less operating cycles and some may not work properly with your charger.  Our Lead technician will probably know the later.

  • We have manufacturers pdf specification sheets on our web site of all cell options for your comparison at any time.

  • If you do not see your specific battery need we probably already have a drawing but do not have the battery up on the site yet.

  • If we do not have a drawing this is what we do.

  • You ship us one or all of your dead units. 

    • We open the units

    • Make a drawing

    • Work up a specification sheet

    • Take pictures

    • And then we pull each major battery cell manufacturers cell specification sheets for each of their cells of that size

      • Compare all the specifications

      • Select the best cell option supplying the

        • Highest capacity

        • Most charge-discharge cycles

        • Best rapid charge status

        • After all that we work up a price.

  • Cell quality comes first, then we look at cost.

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If on an outside chance you have found a battery assembler or a battery pack rebuilder that offers everything we do in: cell selection, building your battery pack, safety, detailed black and white description sheets backed up by detailed manufacturers battery cell specification sheets, packing slips, and invoices, you have just found the web site and reason why.

Please bookmark and pass this page along to all your affiliates and your broadcast news and engineering decision makers.  Thank you for your business.

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