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    Rolleiflex 6000 Batteries Source

    A fervent Plea, Yet once again!!
    Perhaps not the correct place, but does anyone know of a current source for Rollieflex 6000 batteries? I have tried the "fix your own" and they cannot be made to work by me, at least. Cheap enough by all means, but not working is no relief if they won't drive my 6008i when re-assembled, is it? I want to buy a couple of complete, new batteries. the kind one can simply drop in a N or G charger and have them work. I am a mathematician. I want them to work. Inexpensive would be nice. They don't have to be new even, so long as they will last me a few more good years of shooting I will be happy. My email is whlogan@loganphotographics.com and phone is 828-243-2453 (cell) I will be happy to discuss this issue with anyone. It has been no fun with only one working battery. There was one place I saw on the web a while back but now I cannot find them. Wish I had bought the fool batteries back then.
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    Maybe contact DHW Fototechnik, they may be able to assist.

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    For the least headache, you can buy them new from B&H. At $169 a pop, they are not cheap, but these are the newer ones that have much longer life than the old ones. Works fine with charger N.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...d_Battery.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmallick View Post
    For the least headache, you can buy them new from B&H. At $169 a pop, they are not cheap, but these are the newer ones that have much longer life than the old ones. Works fine with charger N.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...d_Battery.html
    Just realized after posting that they are temporarily out of stock. Maybe you have to hold out. But I did buy one a couple of weeks ago and B&H delivered.

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    I guess Sanyo no longer makes the KR-600AE, but I have found a replacement here: http://www.batterymart.com/p-bat-2-3...e-battery.html I have not yet tried them.

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    This is resource that I read on a forum would be able to recondition your current batteries with new cells and should work with your current charger. I don't have any pricing but you should be able to contact them and get a quote.

    http://www.batteryspecialties.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by whlogan View Post
    I am a mathematician.
    If you are a mathematician did you run the numbers first before embarking on this odyssey? You can buy 2/3A NiMH 1600 mAh cells from All-Battery.com for less than two dollars each. You need eight of them per a Rollei battery. So with shipping that should cost $20. If you go to a hobby store or battery store like batteriesplus.com they will recell your batteries for $10 each... providing you bring your own cells. How much aggravation would you go through to save $10?

    Quote Originally Posted by whlogan View Post
    I want to buy a couple of complete, new batteries. the kind one can simply drop in a N or G charger and have them work.
    If that is what you want then you are stuck with NiCad cells. I recommend the NiMH cells though. They have a much higher capacity and I would assume they should last longer (more capacity to lose). I have seen people recommending the Cellpro Multi4 charger for the NiMH cells. I got one and couldn't be happier. You will need to stick two small nails in the battery in the appropriate holes to form terminals for charging.

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    As a public service I wanted to attach a copy of the wiring diagram of the Rollei 6008 battery. I did not make this diagram. I wish I knew who did so I could give them credit. When you take your battery to be recelled take this diagram with you so the technician knows what to do.

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    Back when I had a Rollei I would rebuild the cells using NiMH cells which last a lot longer than the NiCads. I had a Maha charger, I think there was a 777 in the model number. The Maha charger worked great for the Rollei batteries since there were adjustable prongs. All you have to do is line up the prongs, and slide the battery on to them. The charger was great for all kinds of other batteries too, and wasn't too expensive IIRC. I highly recommend you go this route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Robert James View Post
    Back when I had a Rollei I would rebuild the cells using NiMH cells which last a lot longer than the NiCads. I had a Maha charger, I think there was a 777 in the model number. The Maha charger worked great for the Rollei batteries since there were adjustable prongs. All you have to do is line up the prongs, and slide the battery on to them. The charger was great for all kinds of other batteries too, and wasn't too expensive IIRC. I highly recommend you go this route.


    The Maha MH-C777PLUS has been discontinued. I was looking into getting one until I discovered Maha stopped making them for whatever reason. The Cellpro Multi4 works really well and you can hook it up to your computer to get real time data and graphs. The only problem I have with it is having to kludge a connector for the Rollei battery. I connected two small alligator clips to the wires and then just used nails. The charger nails the fall back voltage every time.

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    I have no connection with the seller, but I see some NiMH cells being sold on eBay ready to be refurbished into the Rollei 6000 series battery cells, replacing the NiCADs. The seller claims you can use the Charger N, but you may have to lift the battery up and restart the charging.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/360477140886...84.m1423.l2649

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