Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:02 PM
I?m experiencing severe problems with my AntonBauer Digital Trimpac batteries.
Just before the 3 Year Warranty ended the first 3 of my 6 Trimpacs died. 1 to 2 cells gave up shortly after the ?service? sign showed up in the display. They have been replaced. The fourth battery died on me today.
Does anybody else have similar problems?
Posted 10 August 2004 - 04:50 PM
That's pretty normal for AB batteries.
Some go as fast as 1.5 to 2 years, others last 4 years. It all depends on how often they are used and the conditions they are used in.
I don't own Trimpacs, but I'd venture to say, you did just fine getting 3 years out of them.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 10:30 PM
Posted 10 August 2004 - 11:34 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:41 AM
I know that the Hytron50 are likely to give up very early. That why I went for NiCd. Longer life time, handles more load etc. How many cycles did you get out of yours?
Rich has Victory Battery a website?
I have read through the Archives and Erwin mentioned with recelling you are loosing the electronics and A/B chargers don?t charge any more.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 09:09 AM
The recelled batts still work (digital displays etc) and still work with my interactive charger that runs tests, tells how many cycles, how many amp hours etc. So I will never buy another new trimpak again. Victory battery # is 818 840-2766 address 1508 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA.
Rich Davis(not affiliated just a satisfied customer)
Posted 11 August 2004 - 10:37 AM
I don't know about you, but I think I'd rather pay the $100 each more than what recelling costs to have a brand new battery with a 3 year warranty!!
On top of that, I think B & H Photo gives you a credit for every used battery you give them. So the difference might be as little as $50 each.
Well worth having brand new batteries with a 3 year warranty, that you won't have to "worry" about.
And since you don't live in LA, you won't have to go through the shipping back and forth process sending them to Victory Battery.
Just another thought.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 03:04 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 04:04 PM
if at all in many cases.
Hytron 50 will only last 3 years, and will only power a 435 for 2 years.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:02 PM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 01:22 AM
"I don't have to worry about them!" They last as long if not longer than the AB originals and as I said they are slightly larger amp hour. They definately outlast new trimpaks head to head. My .02 cents.
Rich Davis "tired from a long day shooting."Goodnight
Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:21 AM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 04:13 AM
For me it is a good option. Trimpacs are about 350 to 400 ? in Europe.
I don?t know if B&H Photo will ship A/B to Europe because of there dealer network.
I'm also interested in the approximate cycle live you get out of your NiCd batteries over that 2 to 4 year period.
Posted 13 August 2004 - 08:21 AM
Sorry my price info is not up to date. They are about 290? here.
Still curious about the average charge/discharge cycles you get out of A/B NiCd.