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Rathbone Broadcast Batteries, LLC.
143 Old Huff Hollow Road
Newport, TN 37821
On the back of the check stamp or write FOR DEPOSIT ONLY
Please email me a note any time you place a
check in the mail to me so that I am aware.
Reminder: This is why your prices are so cheap. These are premium
battery packs with LG Chem, Panasonic, and Sanyo's BEST battery cells and NOT
Chinese battery cells
Place your order on-line and send us an email immediately. We
will finish the paperwork and email you an accurate total for your check, or
simply email us your needs and we will write up an order for you.
Freight: Print out a copy of your order, include your FedEx or UPS account number on the
bottom of the order, remove any shipping charges added by the free on-line
shopping cart, add $10.00 for handling, and mail or FedEx the sales order and
payment to us.
If you do not have a FedEx or UPS account number the freight charge for one complete
package of 4 batteries and a charger is $35.00. On larger orders just ask and we will
advise freight if we are paying on this end. Your FedEx or UPS number saves you
Company Check. Depends: Computer printed
and something to do with the bank itself that the check is on, they run 5 to
10 working days before the bank releases the funds to me so I can wire to
Bank Wires: If needing to use a bank wire then email the order and your
FedEx number and include that you need bank wire information.
If you have done no pre-planning and have an urgent need consider bank wire
and FedEx of a cashiers check.
Invoicing: Sometimes a client will
call who needs product but the company he/she works for will only cut a
check on an invoice. No problem. We can generate an invoice as
due on receipt and email a PDF copy to you. You turn in our invoice
for payment processing. Once we receive the check from your corporate
office your product is shipped to you or you are in line on the next
finished run of product. We have done this for clients since January
2010. With our other business we did this from 1991 until setting up
our merchant account in 1993. Because of the economic climate and a
few bad apples we were forced to pull the merchant account in 2008.
Delivery: Current stock built; otherwise
one day to three weeks after I receive your bank wire or check.
The pricing moves stock quickly. I might have stock built and ready or
not. As of April 2011, the lead is now an average day to 14 working days.
Rathbone Broadcast Batteries was created in 2010 and became an LLC in 2011.
Ron L. Rathbone has been consistently serving the battery and charger industries
on an international scale since 1989.
In March 2008 our prior business dropped a 15 year old merchant account due to
theft by new clients in one particular market only, broadcast. After the US was
slammed into our economic depression and the start of the housing bubble many
Americans having VIR loans on their homes lost their homes and also received
reduced credit lines or their credit lines were removed from them and credit
cards pulled from them. A small percentage of people living in the US opted to
attempt and utilize credit card charge back loop holes to steal both product and
money from businesses. After taking a large hit in these charge backs from new
clients who did receive their product 4 weeks to 4 months earlier we had no
choice but to join other small businesses in closing our merchant accounts. Our
other option was to increase prices to absorb these losses and gamble each order
as a sale or theft. Self financed, the domino effect was catastrophic. The prior
company was forced to pull the merchant account and we will NOT open a merchant
Thieves set the standard in payment methods here BUT that is why you are able to
purchase Rathbone Broadcast Batteries Premium battery packs at a price
competitive to a Chinese battery. Dropping credit card payments was
expensive but the loss by theft through credit card charge backs after receipt
of merchandise by the new client was just as expensive. Like crack, credit
card charge backs are at an epidemic level. And, theft by banks are also
at epidemic levels. I am in meetings with Senator Bob Corker over this now
as well as banks holding deposit out until processing checks and debits and then
running larger checks and debits first. You will see more on this in
national news as the banks are about to be hauled in front of congress again.
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Dionic Hytron and Chargers, IDX Endura Batteries. Red One
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Better Value Rathbone Broadcast Batteries Today!
All Rathbone High Capacity Lithium Ion Broadcast Batteries come
A Standard 2 Pin Power Tap (P-Tap) Connector to Power lights directly.
A Standard DC Center Pin
Negative Barrel Connector for Rathbone Travel Charger or Power Output Not
to Exceed 55WH on the DC barrel output.
When AC power is available you
can plug your Rathbone Travel Charger, (RBLi-OTR1), into this DC
Port and charge the Rathbone Broadcast Battery while the battery
is in use, acting as a power supply. Ask for pricing
5 LED Power Indicator
Cells: LG Chem, Panasonic and Sanyo,
Available lithium ion battery cells with the highest discharge
cycles available, No use of Good or Better options, only "Best" cells.
And NEVER Chinese or South African battery cells under any
Are Rated at 500 Charge Discharge Cycles
which are the Very Best and Highest Discharge Cycle lithium ion
battery cells available.
(Best NiCad Available and Best Ni-MH Available:
No longer manufactured by Panasonic or Sanyo and much less than
500 Discharge Cycles)
It is normal for the battery
capacity of a premium brand battery cell listed above, to be at
60% of the original capacity after 500 discharge charging cycles
which is the best and highest discharge cycle lithium ion cell
Short circuit: built-in resumable
protection circuit board
PTC Protection: After the Rathbone battery pack
purposely cuts off the load to protect the battery the Rathbone
battery pack will automatically restore to a useable condition
in just a few minutes.
Thermal Protection: If the Rathbone battery were
to become too hot the battery will automatically shut down to
protect the battery pack. When the Rathbone battery pack
temperature returns to a temperature within the usage parameters
of the battery specification sheet the Rathbone battery pack
will re-store to a working status automatically.
IC Over Discharge Protection: If the Rathbone
battery pack is placed in an over discharge situation the IC
Protection Circuit will activate and shut down the battery power
to protect the Rathbone battery pack. To restore the Rathbone
battery pack to an operating condition simply charge the
Rathbone battery pack and the IC circuit will automatically
Light Grey Case to reduce heat absorption from the sun
Flat packing of cells over nesting of cells to assist in
heat reduction. Example: ProPac, Hytron and Dionic 90 have
a nested configuration of battery cells.
Detailed Battery Specification Sheet and
MSDS Sheet, in Black and White backing up what we tell you is
inside the battery packs is what we
are selling you. Know your MSDS sheet.
Rathbone could build alternative battery
packs with Chinese / South African battery cells for 75% less but we have
refused to do Chinese or "Name Brand" battery cells.
However, for the non-professional
wanting cheap batteries with cheap performance, for at least
half the price, we are thinking on it, No. If we did, we
tell you they are poop in a bag before you give us your money.
But, When your
livelihood depends on your batteries a professional does not settle for second
best, let alone use Chinese battery cells and is not waived by overpriced
alternatives for fear of not being popular or part of a Kiss A _
RED ONE BATTERY ALTERNATIVES COME IN 160WH AND 200WH WITH AN
INTERNAL CHIP FOR RED ONE CAMERA VIEWFINDER COMMUNICATIONS.
Red One Battery Alternative
160WH IS COMMON BUT 200WH IS BECOMING THE
PREFERRED WATT HOUR FOR SO's. Or, bring a knife to a gun
If you are going to buy lithium ion battery
packs, nickel metal hydride battery packs, or rebuild your battery
packs, wisely invest your money in a more quality product through Rathbone
Rathbone offers the widest selection of lithium-ion
broadcast batteries, Sony
Batteries Style V mount batteries
and Anton Bauer Batteries Style Dionic and Hytron Gold mount batteries, and Red One
Batteries for broadcast and film cameras. It
begins with a light weight RBLi-BP95G or V Mount (1.499 lb.) that has a 95
watt-hour capacity; and extends to 795WH that allows hours of
They are available exclusively through Rathbone
Broadcast Batteries, LLC., in gold-mount, v-mount, red one v mount style, and 4-pin xlr battery types that suit various kinds of
broadcast and film cameras. The battery housings are
ergonomically designed to enable robust usage; and yet easy to
Excellent Battery protection circuitry are built-in to safeguard against
over-discharge, over-charge and over-current.
Rathbone has streamlined the internal
operation and performance circuitry of
these batteries and they have built in protection circuitry to
ensure the highest degree of safety operation available.
Rathbone is a battery assembler since 1989, are competent, and
we use proper weld tabs, insulators, and spacers.
By streamlining these batteries and
components Rathbone removes
unnecessary and fragile and very unnecessary components that might be used to force someone's
battery to only work with one company brand charger.
Unnecessary components that have nothing to
do with the safety of the battery only increase the chance that
the battery will fail prematurely because of unnecessary
components being damaged when a battery is jolted or dropped.
Unless there is a melt down or the user knows and understands
how to use the top of the line model, which still has gaps, the end user never knows the
difference, thinks the cells are bad and buys a new pack.
It also reminds me of a built in program on a thermostat for an
air conditioner filter or a broadcast product that takes an
average and then reads, "Service", whether the product needs
service or not.
You will also notice the lighter reflective
color of the case and the flat nature of the battery pack design
which allows less rows of cells that in return allow better heat
dissipation of the internal battery cells. The case for the
batteries and chargers are generic but are exactly what I wanted
for my battery and charger guts..
LG Chem, Panasonic, and Sanyo
- Li-ION "Best
Available" lithium ion battery
cells offer the highest discharge cycles available at +/- 500 charge - discharge cycles and a consistent
discharge performance curve throughout the cycle life allowing more run time per cycle. Low end
"Brand Name", Economy, third world
and Chinese cells offer < 200 charge - discharge cycles but also
supply a quick and constant degrading discharge curve,
performance, and it is not unusual to see battery cell leakage,
especially in Chinese cells,
which is a danger to the battery, the equipment, and most
importantly, the users.
Individual battery packs are
assembled from the same battery cell lot numbers.
(Lot-same manufacturing run)
As with our
assembly lines and now retired rebuilding lines, only fresh cells
and packs are used.
Your battery packs are custom built
under strict quality control using new, fresh premium Panasonic-Sanyo
Li-ION, and LG, balanced battery cells from the same respective
manufactured battery cell lots. Contrary to
marketing hype in nickel metal hydride and lithium ion battery
cell and battery pack marketers, battery cells do not
have an infinite shelf storage life. Therefore, Rathbone
not build up a bulk of battery packs to be left sitting on shelves
for undetermined periods of time.
Broadcast Batteries, LLC.,
called all other battery assemblers and distributors to the
table in 1993 by developing the FIRST and ONLY FULL DISCLOSURE
WEB SITE educating the end users and giving extreme detail on
battery cell specifications and battery pack design,
Rathbone quality and price is Great. You
are getting below box house pricing on the Best Panasonic, Sanyo, and LG
cells, they move fast, so sometimes there is a short lead time on orders. Do not wait, place your
order today by email, telephone, or through our Rathbone Broadcast
NEW: RUSH ORDERS when temporarily out
of stock and working a new run:
Advise us of exactly how many Rathbone battery packs and chargers
you want to purchase from us and we will advise you the total price
to you for that Rush Order. Usually the ship date on a Rush Order
from us to you or location is approximately three to five days after
receipt of funds. Rush Orders usually dictate a bank wire.
Even as a Rush Order the total price for better quality Rathbone
Broadcast Batteries is substantially lower than similar battery
packs from Anton Bauer, IDX, or Sony.
for whatever reason you were forced to wait until the very last
minute to place and pay for your order we have an affordable
resolution. We understand that you really want Rathbone Broadcast
Batteries which are always in high demand and move off of the shelf
faster than we can produce them. Our policy is always first money
in is first product out. If this is your situation request and pay
for the RUSH ORDER option. We do not hold batteries for
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!
American and The Other Side of the Coin
Available exclusively through Rathbone Broadcast
Batteries, and our dealer
Product Links and PDF Specification Sheet Links for Rathbone
Broadcast Lithium Ion Batteries:
Broadcast Lithium Ion Battery Detailed Battery Specifications PDF
Accepting V Mount Charge and Why We Think V Mount Is
AB "Digital" Battery Problems and Resolution-Read
this before buying new or doing a recell/refill
High Load Concerns with ALL battery brands are addressed by Rathbone PDF
Red One Battery Alternative.PDF
Rathbone High Power Lithium Ion Broadcast and Film Pack,
15/30V, 4 Pin XLR Connector Specifications Sheet PDF
Safety Data Sheet, Handling and Chemical Specifications Sheet for Rathbone Lithium Ion
Broadcast Batteries The most important specification / information
sheet about batteries of any type from any manufacturer is your MSDS
(Material Safety Data Sheet).
Every battery user should read and understand your MSDS not just for
heavy metals but for the chemicals used by any battery cell manufacturer in the
manufacture of any battery cell. Reference my PDF, battery cell
Battery Cell Leakage
Rathbone Lithium Ion Charger Specifications Sheet, PDF
Rathbone Lithium Ion Charger Detailed Specifications Sheet
Battery Chargers Page
Current On-Line Specials
Mounting Plates and Connectors
Bags for Camera Equipment
Video Camera Lenses
Video Camera Viewfinders
Why we refuse to rebuild IDX Endura V Mount Batteries,
Why we no longer rebuild Anton Bauer Dionic Series Batteries, Why we no longer rebuild
nickel cadmium batteries.
First the Nickel Cadmium Batteries 1.pd
First, Our Position On Nickel Cadmium and Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries 1.pdf
*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.
Since we no longer rebuild or do new
assembly with nickel cadmium battery cells below is
a contact for recycling all your nickel cadmium,
nickel metal hydride, and lithium ion battery packs. We are NOT
affiliated with any recycle contact.
For those with minimal quantities of nickel cadmium battery packs they
can be dropped off at any Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, etc.
RECYCLE BATTERIES WITH METAL CONVERSIONS:
Metal Conversion Technologies, LLC
1 East Porter St.
P.O. Box 1026
Cartersville, GA 30120
Place a note in your box letting them know you were
referred to them by Rathbone..
Cash Discount for Bank wire,
Cashier's / Company Check, Money Orders included on prices listed in
our on-line store.
THE "CONTACT US" AND "SHIP TO" ON THIS WEB SITE,
rathboneenergy.biz, ARE THE ONLY CONTACTS AND SHIP TO LOCATIONS FOR
RATHBONE BROADCAST BATTERIES, LLC, Chinese companies are trying to confuse the market with ALL
of the other dot whatever extensions. That is actually flattering
for me but is also a real problem. Rathbone, the battery reference
library for the want to be since 1989.