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Hytron 50's- To re-cell or not to re-cell ???


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#1 Tim Moynihan

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:33 PM

Wondering if anyone has had luck in re-celling Hytron 50's...good or bad!
I've heard it can be done but the LCD indicator can be damaged.
Thanks...
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#2 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:15 AM

The people at Anton Bauer say they cannot be recelled. But even if you could, the cool thing about the Hytron 50 is how cheap it is.

They (like most batteries i suspect) last about 2 years with normal use.
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#3 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:08 PM

Wondering if anyone has had luck in re-celling Hytron 50's...good or bad!
I've heard it can be done but the LCD indicator can be damaged.
Thanks...


I had some done several years ago at Rathbone Energy and I would NOT do it again. Aside from the absurdly difficult time I had dealing with that company (as others have documented recently) the fact remained that the re-celled batteries didn't last a year. One problem in re-celling is the delicate heat sensor that is built in which helps regulate charging sometimes will not work and that battery may not work on the AB chargers. Then the alternative is buying different chargers or buying a new battery, which turns out to weigh slightly more than the re-celled batteries; a balancing nightmare. I would recommend getting the far superior Dionic 90 batteries, or if your budget doesn't allow, get new Hytrons. AB will recycle them for you and I believe give a discount when you trade them in.
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#4 pauldudeck

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:06 PM

Wondering if anyone has had luck in re-celling Hytron 50's...good or bad!
I've heard it can be done but the LCD indicator can be damaged.
Thanks...


Tim,

Please give the guys in our Customer Support Dept (support@antonbauer.com) or 800-541-1667 a call. I know that we have a handful of HyTRON 50's left in B-Stock. Check the "Classifieds - For Sale" Section on this web site and you will see the pricing.

Also, we are extending an additional 5% discount and FREE UPS Ground shipping to steadicam users for orders placed by 12/23.

Regards,
Paul
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#5 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:32 PM

Please give the guys in our Customer Support Dept (support@antonbauer.com) or 800-541-1667 a call. I know that we have a handful of HyTRON 50's left in B-Stock. Check the "Classifieds - For Sale" Section on this web site and you will see the pricing.

Also, we are extending an additional 5% discount and FREE UPS Ground shipping to steadicam users for orders placed by 12/23.

Regards,
Paul



And this is why AB get's my biz. They take care of us. I don't see rathbone or idx or aspen doing this....
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#6 Charles Papert

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:28 PM

FYI I'm now completing my 3rd year with 7 Dionics that I bought as B-stock through Paul (they'd had a few cycles at the 2004 Olympics) and they are still going strong. I thought I'd start with a set of 6 with one as a spare to see how things went before buying more and guess what, I've never run out of power or even close, having had the 9-battery set in my mind since going PRO more than 10 years ago. I've had a number of the gang who are thinking about migrating from Hytrons quiz me about the Dionics and so far I can't think of anyone who was pissed at me for recommending them (they were mostly just pissed at me for all the usual reasons).
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