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#1 matthew pearce

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:38 PM

I was given 9 hytron 50's - all dead.
From reading archieves looks like I can have them recelled (NiMH or Ni Cad) or I can recycle them with AB and maybe get a discount on new Batts.
Are they good for anything else, can they be rebuilt with any more power- ie Dionic HC's.
Wondering if anyone else has any other idea's.
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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:57 PM

If you decide to recell them, contact John Ritter ( siebold35@hotmail.com ). He's recelled some batteries for me and did a fantastic job. I'll use him for my next round of recells.

From what I understand, you can't (or maybe shouldn't) rebuild them with different cell types. I'm OK with being incorrect in my thinking, but the electronics in the shell are probably tweaked to work with specific chemistries and changing the cell type would probably cause problems.
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#3 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:45 PM

Second the recommendation for John Ritter.

Mention the forum and he will, I believe, offer a discount, too.

If you decide to recell them, contact John Ritter ( siebold35@hotmail.com ). He's recelled some batteries for me and did a fantastic job. I'll use him for my next round of recells.

From what I understand, you can't (or maybe shouldn't) rebuild them with different cell types. I'm OK with being incorrect in my thinking, but the electronics in the shell are probably tweaked to work with specific chemistries and changing the cell type would probably cause problems.


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#4 Caleb Ennis

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:18 PM

I get all my batteries from John. He does an awesome job and will stand behind his work.
Mark is right you will get a forum discount if you mention your a member!
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#5 John Ritter

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:55 AM

Hello all

First I wish to Thank all the members who gave me a recommendation, I am blown away by the support!!

The Hytron 50 is one of the few battery packs for which there is no economical upgrade path.
In theory they can be converted to Dionic 90 but the cost is very prohibitive as only the case is reusable.

If you can get your hands on some dead Dionic Packs they can be repaired/re-filled/ReCelled economically.

The best that can be done with the Hytron 50 is refilling it with new cells to original specifications.

I also wish to Thank all the other Steadicam Forum members who have used my services, well over a hundred referrals have come from this
forums membership from all over the world.

Regards John Ritter
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#6 matthew pearce

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:04 PM

thx all spoke with John last night. His good reputation preceeded him and continues to follow him.
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