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Old March 4th, 2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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off-brand batteries?

I've seen some websites offering rebuilt Anton Bauers, or generic cases with the off-brand cells in them, for a lot less than the real thing. Comments range from very positive to very negative. Generally, the batts can't be charged on an AB charger.

Are any of these batteries a good deal, or should I stick with the brand name?
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Old March 4th, 2011, 04:59 AM   #2
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Re: off-brand batteries?

I'd check on the brand of cells they're actaully using. For example, I've had Ni Cads re-celled with Sanyo cells and they were great, even better than the originals, lasted for years.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 01:49 PM   #3
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I've seen some websites offering rebuilt Anton Bauers, or generic cases with the off-brand cells in them, for a lot less than the real thing. Comments range from very positive to very negative. Generally, the batts can't be charged on an AB charger.

Are any of these batteries a good deal, or should I stick with the brand name?
I've used the v mounts which will charge on an idx charger with good luck. I purchased mine from a place called hired gun video, batteries4broadcast is a little more and i imagine the same cells but lots of news stations use them. Also I think i see people using synergistic?
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Old March 6th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #4
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Re: off-brand batteries?

Unfortunately, the switch to another brand only makes sense if you're replacing multiple batteries or don't already have an AB charger. For me, one battery plus new charger = a lot more than an AB battery alone.
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