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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 too.

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 each
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
 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
 ----- 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
 the Richard Karn (Al, from TV's 'Home Improvement') posters.  For
 information, log on to www.rbrc.org ....

 Let me get this straight--you push the recycle button on the
 and Radio Shack comes out and picks up your old batteries? :-)

 Seriously, what  capacity are your NiMh cells--1400 mAh?  Sounds
 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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