By PAG Batteries are easily replaced with Rathbone Broadcast Lithium Ion Batteries
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those overpriced PAG Batteries, IDX Batteries Endura, Anton Bauer Batteries Dionic
90 Hytron, Red One Batteries, Sony BP Batteries, or Generic - Chinese Batteries Today!
Upgrade to Higher Quality and a Better Value from Battery Assembler Rathbone
Broadcast Batteries using PREMIUM LG Chem, Panasonic, and Sanyo Best available
lithium ion battery cells, best available components, and quality inside best
choice generic cases.
Information - No Gray Area - Everything Is Up Front In Detail.
Rathbone Broadcast Batteries, LLC., is a battery assembler, (A factory), not a
box house or widget buyer storing bulk purchase battery packs for very long
periods of time. And our Rathbone Broadcast Lithium Ion Battery Packs serve as
a Great alternative to those battery packs manufactured for years Off Shore
For companies like Anton Bauer Batteries, IDX Batteries, Red One
Batteries, Sony Batteries, or Generic batteries like VariZoom Batteries, Switt
Batteries and a host of other generic Chinese batteries.
You may have one or two broadcast battery
companies that ship in off shore battery inserts with circuit board attached and
the case shipped in as well and the battery placed into the case here which
would make them a value added distributor at best. But in reality they really
only have a weak tech repair center. Rathbone 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 pack design. Rathbone is the only broadcast battery supplier that is
an actual battery assembler. No broadcast battery supplier or so called
manufacturer actually assembles Li-ON cells into packs themselves or within the
USA. With proper motivation I could supply contact information and links to
their Chinese suppliers.
Whether a Professional, Freelance, or
Network buyer, once you or they understand the difference between Rathbone
Premium High Capacity Lithium Ion Broadcast Batteries, overpriced segregated
batteries with what we consider bad design shelved in a box house or other low
end batteries that have been on the shelf in a box house for a very long period
and more than likely not in a climate controlled storage environment, you or
they will and do choose Rathbone.
A Professional wants a better value but also
understands that when your livelihood depends on your batteries you don't settle
for second best or worse in product quality, battery knowledge, or by use of low
grade brand name cells and short cuts or Chinese cells and short cuts. A
professional is also not waived by overpriced alternatives for fear of not being
popular or accepted as part of a Kiss A _ _ crowd.
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
offers the widest selection of lithium-ion broadcast batteries, Sony
Batteries Style V mount batteries and Anton Bauer Batteries Style Gold
mount batteries, and Red One Batteries Style Batteries for broadcast
and film cameras. It begins with a light weight BP65 (1.2 lb.) that has
a 65 watt-hour capacity; and extends to 700WH 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 handle.
Excellent Battery protection circuitry are built-in to
safeguard against over-discharge, over-charge and over-current.
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.
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 brand charger.
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 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.
batteries are equipped with:
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..
Panasonic, and Sanyo "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.
packs are assembled from the same battery cell lot numbers. (Lot-same
As with our
assembly lines and now retired rebuilding lines, only fresh cells and
packs are used.
packs are custom built under strict quality control using new, fresh
premium Panasonic, Sanyo, 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.
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,
Broadcast Battery Rebuilding by The
Professionals verses Amateurs and Chain / Franchise Store Amateurs
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. o 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.
American and The Other Side of the Coin
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
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 Handling and Specifications Sheet for Rathbone Lithium Ion
Rathbone Lithium Ion Charger Specifications Sheet, PDF
Rathbone Lithium Ion Charger Detailed Specifications Sheet PDF
Rathbone Li-ON Battery Chargers Page
Current On-Line Specials
Air Flight Safety
Mounting Plates and Connectors
Bags for Camera Equipment
Lights for Broadcast
Video Camera Lenses
Video Camera Viewfinders
Why we refuse
to rebuild IDX Endura V Mount Batteries, Why we no longer rebuild Anton Bauer
Dionic 90 Batteries, Why we no longer rebuild nickel cadmium batteries.
Digital Battery Problems and Resolution,
Rebuilding Dionic 90,
Rebuilding IDX Endura and the Numerous Generic Brands
First the Nickel Cadmium Batteries 1.pd
First, Our Position On Nickel Cadmium and Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries 1.pdf
Cadmium battery cells are environmentally unfriendly. Thanks to
International Environmental Concerns and the good laws of other countries,
our battery cell manufacturers have already started to phase nickel cadmium from
their manufacturing lines. Panasonic did so in 2005. Sanyo started their
depletion in 2008. You cannot use nickel cadmium battery cells and be green or
promote yourself as environmentally friendly. Rathbone Energy is an
Environmentally Conscious Company striving to stay Green since 1989. Having our
own line of lithium ion broadcast battery packs, Rathbone Energy 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.
Hydride: Panasonic stopped production of small cell nickel metal hydride
cells in 2009 and in a restructure mode, Sanyo Battery followed. If I could
find Panasonic or 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.
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.
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.