2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
They Rebuild Battery Packs "Better Than New"
"We rebuild more than 1,000 battery packs a month," says Peter Peterson, Voltman Batteries. "We rebuild any brand. You will receive your original case back with brand new batteries on the inside."
Peterson says the batteries are rebuilt better than the original. All connections between batteries are spot welded instead of soldering, which can create heat and damage cells.
"We've invested more than $10,000 in each of our welding systems," he adds. "Each strap receives several spot welds to ensure the best connection."
Rebuilt 2000 mAh NICAD batteries receive a 90-day warranty. The larger 3300 mAh NIMH rebuild offers 60 percent more run time than the original and carries a 180-day warranty. Peterson claims the rebuild will outlast lithium batteries.
You can also sell your old DeWalt 18-volt 9096 or 18-volt Milwaukee standard shape batteries with Voltman, even if you don't want them rebuilt. The company will send a prepaid shipping label and pay $3 each.
All old batteries are recycled. The company claims to recycle more than a million pounds of batteries each year.
Cost of rebuilding varies by power. Prices for rebuilds range from $25 for any brand 1.2 to 8.4-volt 2000 mAh to $140 for any 36-volt 3300 mAh. Lithium battery rebuilds with lithium cells are also available. Voltman Batteries will rebuild and return the pack within 4 to 6 weeks. Same-day-turn-around service for a $20 premium is also available.
"Just prepay by phone or online, or enclose a check with the battery," says Peterson. "We will replace every cell with new high drain cells, and when you get it back, it will be better than new."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Voltman Batteries, 1699 W. 4th St., Ontario Ohio 44906 (ph 419 526-1570; fax 419 526-1571; voltmanbatteries@yahoo. com; www.voltmanbatteries.com).
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