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#1 Dan Coplan

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 01:48 PM

I have a couple Trimpacs that are turning their toes up to the daisies. I have enough batts that I don't need to replace them. Curious what you would do:

1) Throw them out (what's the best way of recycling these?)

2) Toss 'em in the closet to possibly recell sometime in the future

3) Sell them to someone wanting to save money by getting them recelled (though I'm guessing they're not worth much used and empty)

4) ???

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#2 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 02:06 PM

Dan;
All of those options seem like good choices, with the exception of the throw out option. If you think that you are going to need them in the future for recelling then keep them.
I for one believe that you can never have too many batteries in good condition. I also live in New York, where in the past it has gotten very cold, and battery life has diminished quickly. Trimpacs are great for director's monitors, or powering a receiver. If you have Gyros, they can be used to get them going while you are in the docking stand.
Iguess from my perspective, if the technology isn't obsolete to you, then the batteries should be kept for recelling or giving away to an up and coming guy needing to save a buck here and there.
Just my 2 cents.
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#3 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 06:03 PM

Gents--

Any of the batteries we use should be properly recycled or recelled as they are considered to be hazardous materials.

No matter the battery chemistry, they should all be handled and recycled properly. Anton/Bauer will accept dead packs for recycling at any time.

Another use I have found is the old batteries work really well as weights for use in a modelling situation like the 1/8 scale R/C boats I build in the winter. Boy, those old ProPacs work great for holding components while the glue sets!

Good ideas come from necessity!

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#4 Ron L Rathbone

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:06 AM

I have a couple Trimpacs that are turning their toes up to the daisies. I have enough batts that I don't need to replace them. Curious what you would do:

1) Throw them out (what's the best way of recycling these?)

2) Toss 'em in the closet to possibly recell sometime in the future

3) Sell them to someone wanting to save money by getting them recelled (though I'm guessing they're not worth much used and empty)

4) ???

Thanks.

Dan


:) Hello Dan,

Just so you will know; rathboneenergy.com accepts your dead Anton bauer batteries for disposal. We use the cases again for other clients, many on shoestring budgets. We properly dispose of the dead battery cells, install a new battery insert, and sell this to the new or existing client, usually along with a PAG Analyzer. We also purchase good cases from people getting out of the business for whatever reason for a minimal fee.

For complete detail on our way of recycling Anon Bauer battery packs:

http://www.rathbonee....com/index.html

http://www.rathbonee...dead_propac.htm

BTW: Many people do not know that we have:

Repair Services for:
Anton Bauer Battery Chargers ? PAG Analyzer Service Center ? Media Pack Servicing ? Media Storage Devices (NAS for Video and Sound Storage) ? Firestore FS3 Focus Enhancements ? Media Asset Management ? Remote IO Controller Repair ? Digital Analog IO Controller Repair

Many people do not realize what we do.

Dead Anton Bauer Battery Recell Service
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#5 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:15 AM

I would agree with Jamie about the excellent uses of Trimpacs - I use them for powering video receiver and 7" director's LCD, couldn't do without them, very useful.

Another option would be to send them back to A/B for disposal, recell or trade in.
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