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Re: Eclair ACL Battery Options

My batteries cost around $30 in parts.  3 of them are in blue metal boxes,
but I found a black  plastic box which works as well, and looks better
(looks about the same size and shape of the original batteries I've see
photos of).

Unless someone is interested in the aestetics of the original batteries,
there are much cheaper options.  These batteries only take 45 minutes to 1
hour to make, so the time investment isn't great either.

Warren Yeager, SOC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Perry Paolantonio" <perry@postforum.com>
To: <EclairACL@topica.com>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: Eclair ACL Battery Options

just out of curiosity - I'm going to recell my original ACL batteries
in the next week or so. it'll be 1.2Ah unless i can get larger
capacity cells to charge properly in the blue eclair rapid charger,
in which case i'll make them the largest capacity i can.

i have a line on a bunch of dead batteries, and i was thinking of
picking them up, recelling them and selling them for a lot less than
the cost of having them recelled by someone else. I've been getting
quotes of about $175 to recell my packs. They'd be the original 12v
packs with at least 1.2Ah capacity. i may be getting some chargers

would any of you be interested in the original style batteries if i
were to do this? what do you think would be a reasonable price for
these? [i'm not out to screw anyone, but i would only do it if i
could make a reasonable profit on them]


>Hi all:
>They're a bit big, but I've been running my ACL w/ HD motor and 400' mags
>off of NP-1's for awhile.  They can be had for a little less than $100
>new, but if most of you are like me, you've got a bunch sitting around
>already from video gear, etc.  I just put velcro on the mag and velcro on
>the battery, and use a little battery cup adapter made by Trew audio in
>Nashville (they have a website, but I can't remember the address).
>Julian Williamson
>Bluesland Films
>>  From: Wade Ramsey <wramsey@bju.edu>
>>  Reply-To: EclairACL@topica.com
>>  Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 12:32:13 -0500
>>  To: EclairACL@topica.com
>>  Subject: Re: Eclair ACL Battery Options
>>  Our video tap (CEI on an SRII, not ACL) eats a lot of current.  I'd
>>  expect it to severely reduce your running time.  Our tap consumes 680
>>  mA.  If yours is similar, you'll be eating up half your capacity with
>>  the tap, which you'll probably be using more than just for the exact
>>  filming time (don't you use the tap some for setup, rehearsals, etc?)
>>  In fact, as compact as those packs are, why not make up a separate
>>  one just for the tap?  Would it add that much extra weight?
>>  Wade K. Ramsey, DP
>>  Dept. of Cinema & Video Production
>>  Bob Jones University
>>  Greenville, SC 29614
>>>>>  wy@warrenyeager.com 11/15/01 7:54:25 PM >>>
>>  Yes, hit recycle button and Richard Karn comes out of your charger.
>>  How DO
>>  they do it?? (-;
>>  They are 1400ma and it is a very reasonable, compact, reliable power
>>  source.
>>  I'll let you know how long they run the camera and the videotap.
>>  It'll be a
>>  while until I do the modification though.
>>  Warren Yeager, SOC
>>  www.warrenyeager.com
>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>  From: "Wade Ramsey" <wramsey@bju.edu>
>>  To: <EclairACL@topica.com>
>>  Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 4:03 PM
>>  Subject: Re: Eclair ACL Battery Options
>>>>  ...Then I hit the 'recycle' button on my
>>>  charger.   ...<
>>>>  ...PS...remember to recycle your NiMh and NiCad batteries.  Any
>>>  Radio Shack or
>>>  Circuit City will take them.  Just ask at the cashier's desk, or
>>  look
>>>  for
>>>  the Richard Karn (Al, from TV's 'Home Improvement') posters.  For
>>>  more
>>>  information, log on to www.rbrc.org ....
>>>  Let me get this straight--you push the recycle button on the
>>  charger
>>>  and Radio Shack comes out and picks up your old batteries? :-)
>>>  Seriously, what  capacity are your NiMh cells--1400 mAh?  Sounds
>>  like
>>>  a very nice, compact power source!
>>>  Wade K. Ramsey, DP
>>>  Dept. of Cinema & Video Production
>>>  Bob Jones University
>>>  Greenville, SC 29614

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