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#1 Stefan Baltz

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:13 AM

anyone has some experience with those Swit A/B batteries??

 

http://www.mbfshop.d...-95Wh-Akku.html

 

I considered getting some of those, they just half the price of a dionic, but I already have a A/B charger and as most manufactures states you should only load original AB batteries on the charger.

 

any thoughts??


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#2 Fabrizio Sciarra SOC ACO

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:57 AM

Stefan,

 At that price, I'd suggest to look at PAG L96E, they come with any mount of your choice. Reliable batteries, light and small. The E version is the cheapest (no lcd readout, only digimeter).


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#3 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:25 AM

I doubt that an A/B charger will work with non A/B batteries...


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#4 Martin Newstead

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:45 AM

I bought some SWITs with a view to replacing my old hytrons, no they don't charge properly on an AB charger, however the SWIT charger is not expensive.


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#5 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:57 AM

I have had Swit batteries and charger in gold mount for about 3 years before coming back to genuine AB products . 2 of the 3 chargers failed at one point . One battery died by being dropped on the floor once . Battery gauge was never accurate. Not worth it if you ask me . I actually opened one of the defect charger at one time to find what seemed a cheap laptop ac converter bundled in electrical tape with the extra cord powering the charger boards.... Service was good from local dealer , if thats any help .
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#6 Jorge Prieto

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:44 PM


HI
I own swit 8 batteries (2-88WH and 6 - 190wh)

88WH batteries are 2005 and even give power to my monitor Transvideo HD6" about 4 hours

190wh batteries are 2007 and are able to give power a camera Grass Valley 300, follow focus and Gigawave transmitter and control data for slightly more than 2 hours


I have a charger Swit since 2005 and has never failed me and Bebob charger that charges the batteries perfectly
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#7 Stefan Baltz

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

Thanks for your experience. Any more opinions??
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#8 Stefan Baltz

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

just had a phone talk with a reseller and they told me that AB is changing their prices from 1st of FEB, but she could not tell me if up - or downwards :/

 

anyone knows more about this?? Is it smart to wait or will they probably rise their prices??


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#9 pauldudeck

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:23 PM

I just put a post on about the new prices.....

 

Paul


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