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Anton Bauer Dionic 90's- to re-cell or purchase new batteries?


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#1 Jason Ellson

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:03 PM

Hi,

 

My dionic 90's are beat! I am looking to re cell them with John Ritter as opposed to buying new. Does anyone have any thoughts or pro's and con's for doing this as opposed to buying new? Also has anyone had work done by John and can provide a testimonial?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Jason


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#2 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:36 PM

Hi,

 

I have used John re-cell services many times and I give 5 stars to his work. Communications are great and the job is flawless. Highly recommended . Re-celling is almost 1/3 of the price of new. If your Dionic shells are in good shape, I would go the re-cell way. Only con I can see is the cycle counter can't be reset. I just take a ptouch label and stick a "+XXX cycles" to each battery when it comes back so you can still count the cycles.

 

Good luck.

 

Frederic


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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

I 2nd that...great service and new cells have more capacity...


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:43 PM

Havn't had him do dionics but all my batteries are recelled by him and have been excellent. Wouldn't think twice about it. Seems strange to ship so far but USPS flat rate boxes are cheap and suprisingly quick so it makes sense.

 

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#5 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:51 PM

Are there any Ritter like companies in Europe?


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#6 Brian Freesh

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:53 PM

I also have a few of his batteries and have sent many people his way.  His communication is fantastic, his batteries perform as promised, I've never heard of anyone having a problem with one.

 

I've heard skepticism in regards to recelling batteries in general, nothing specific to him. I emailed him about it and he gave me a detailed explanation of why he believes there should be no concern.  It didn't feel so much like a sales pitch either, more like objective information.  Of course, that's the best sales pitch ;)  Despite Anton Bauer's amazing sale right now, I'm about to send John some HCs because I got a smoking deal and trust his recells to perform as new.


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#7 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:46 PM

I'm sure John does a great job, but just a heads up that B&H has a promotion on A/B batteries right now. $330 for a new Dionic HC


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#8 Shawn Wang

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

I'm sure John does a great job, but just a heads up that B&H has a promotion on A/B batteries right now. $330 for a new Dionic HC

 

I just  purchased  8 of those today . for 330 USD, very good deal on ANTON BAUER. 

 

and right after the purchase somebody on the facebook group told me there is a AB battery that optical support is selling, 40% more efficient than AB DIONIC HC. 

 

and Ive checked the price, 395 EURO =  550 USD.

 

 

still, 330, really really great deal./ 


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#9 Jason Ellson

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:39 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Yes those prices new from ab and b&h are excellent, plus Paul from AB is an wonderful supporter for members of this community. John however, can re-cell my 6 batts around $162/batt (discount above 5) and claims they perform better than new ones. That price is still less than half of the best price offered for new ones currently. His communication has been excellent so I think I will give it a go! Thanks again for your advice! Cheers.
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#10 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:53 PM

I 2nd that...great service and new cells have more capacity...

 

Was that Dionic HC batteries you had done?


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#11 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:41 AM

No, regular dionic 90
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#12 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:53 AM

Anyone have any experience re-celling Dionic HC batteries with Ritter?


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#13 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:03 PM

Had my Dionic HC batteries recalled by John and all are working well. Superfast turnaround too. 


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#14 Alan Rencher

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:56 PM

I would be interested to know if John can re-cell Dionic 90s with the cells used in Dionic HC bricks to get a higher current draw out of them.


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#15 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:56 AM

According to John, these are using the same cells, the electronics and wiring is different
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