Payment Methods

Email Newsletter

Shop by Category

Shop by Brand

Shop by Type

More Options

Payment Methods

Payment Method: Bank wire, Cashiers Check, Company Check, and Money Order.

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.

865-484-1783 Office

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 additional money

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 the factory.

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 account.

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.

There are no items currently available in this category

Upgrade Your Anton Bauer Batteries Dionic Hytron and Chargers, IDX Endura Batteries. Red One Batteries, Sony BP Batteries, or Generic Batteries to Higher Quality and Better Value Rathbone Broadcast Batteries Today!

  • All Rathbone High Capacity Lithium Ion Broadcast Batteries come standard with

    • 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, Best 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 private label

    • 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 available -

    • Short circuit: built-in resumable protection circuit board

    • Components:

      • 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 reset.

    • 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 WOULD 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 _ _ crowd.


    • For SO's 160WH IS COMMON BUT 200WH IS BECOMING THE PREFERRED WATT HOUR FOR SO's.  Or, bring a knife to a gun fight.

    • 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 Broadcast Batteries........

      • 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 Style 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 operation.

      • 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 handle. 

      • 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 does not build up a bulk of battery packs to be left sitting on shelves for undetermined periods of time.

      • Rathbone 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 Battery Store, .

    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.

    • If 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 promised money.

    Broadcast Battery Rebuilding by The Professionals verses Amateurs and Chain / Franchise Store Amateurs, especially with Lithium Ion

    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!

    Buy American and The Other Side of the Coin

    Available exclusively through Rathbone Broadcast Batteries, and our dealer network.

    Product Links and PDF Specification Sheet Links for Rathbone Broadcast Lithium Ion Batteries:

    Rathbone Broadcast Lithium Ion Battery Detailed Battery Specifications PDF

    Accepting V Mount Charge and Why We Think V Mount Is Better

    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

    Material 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 leakage.

    Battery Cell Leakage

    Rathbone Lithium Ion Charger Specifications Sheet, PDF

    Rathbone Lithium Ion Charger Detailed Specifications Sheet PDF

    Rathbone Broadcast Lithium Ion Battery and Charger packs

    Rathbone Li-ON Battery Chargers Page

    Contact Us 

    Current On-Line Specials

    Air Flight Safety

    Mounting Plates and Connectors

    Bags for Camera Equipment

    Lights for Broadcast

    Broadcast Monitors

    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 is an 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.

    Environmental Statement


    Respect Lithium Ion

    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. 


    John Patterson

    Metal Conversion Technologies, LLC

    1 East Porter St.

    P.O. Box 1026

    Cartersville, GA 30120

    678-721-0022 Phone

    678-721-0266 FAX


    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,, and, 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.


Home > Payment Methods

©2018 Rathbone Broadcast Batteries, LLC. - 2011 - Broadcast and Cinema Batteries Battery Chargers and Electronic Circuits Comparable to Anton Bauer Batteries. Dioinc Batteries, IDX Endura Batteries, Red One Batteries, Sony BP Batteries, and Generic Batteries like VariZoom Batteries, Switt Batteries, Glob
Terms of Use

Shopping Cart Software Powered By