About Us

Batteries 4 Broadcast, Inc. is a leading online store that stocks a competitively priced range of video, audio, photo, equipment with an emphasis on professional applications. We strive to offer a superior standard of service and you will be pleased by our fast and efficient delivery.

How Do We Do It?

We are able to maintain our low costs and extensive range by following a highly efficient business model made possible by global online trading: minimum overhead costs, wide implementation of outsourcing. This simple and transparent service model works effectively to provide our customers a smooth and problem-free shopping experience.

Who Are We?

Kevin Tierney has been a cameraman for 20 years. And has production company in South Florida. When he started shooting HDCAM & Varicam he found the camera's used over 45Wh of power (twice as much as the trusty old  BetaCam or DVCam). So, he figured in this  age of technology, there had to something better and went looking. Finding plenty of alternative power options, Batteries 4 Broadcast, Inc. batteries were born in 2004. Batteries 4 Broadcast, Inc. has grown exponentially and our customer base now includes thousands of happy customers - hopefully you’ll choose to be one of them!

Our Offer to You

Our company supplies brand new, original and genuine equipment that is always delivered in complete sets. We keep large quantities of stock on hand, and should an item be unavailable we are often able to deliver directly from the original manufacturer. This is done in order to ensure our customers receive their orders as quickly as possible.

Making it Easy

We make sure that it is quick and simple for our customers to register with Batteries 4 Broadcast, Inc. and registration is free. To begin the Batteries 4 Broadcast, Inc. experience we ask our customers to please utilize the search option we provide - you can begin looking through the large variety of products the company supplies.

We Look After You

We welcome customers from around the world. We offer quotes in many local currencies with exchange rates that are updated hourly so you know how much things cost in real time.

We also provide comprehensive stock information so you know exactly what you are buying. In addition, we offer a list of compatible products below a product description to save you having to search for other things you might need - it's that easy.

Are your products guaranteed?

YES! We guarantee our products with the same industry standard warranty as other battery manufactures. We guarantee our products to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of purchase. If the products are determined by us to be defective or fail to meet minimum published specifications, they will be replaced free of charge at our discretion .

Can I charge these batteries on other chargers?

Our batteries are designed to be charged on our chargers. The V-Mount series may be compatible on most other V-Mount chargers as long as the charger is Li-ion chemistry compatible. The 3-Stud "Gold Mount" type batteries are compatible with most aftermarket chargers, but will not work with Anton Bauer Brnd chargers.

What is the difference between Lithium batteries and Lithium-Ion batteries?

There are several important differences. The practical difference between Lithium batteries and Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries is that most Lithium batteries are not rechargeable, but Li-ion batteries are rechargeable.  From a chemical standpoint, Lithium batteries use lithium in its pure metallic form.  Li-ion batteries use lithium compounds which are much more stable than the elemental lithium used in lithium batteries. A lithium battery should never be recharged while lithium-ion batteries are designed to be recharged hundreds of times.

What are the advantages of Lithium Ion batteries compared to other rechargeable batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries have several advantages:
They have a higher energy density than most other types of rechargeable batteries.  This means that for their size or weight they can store more energy than other rechargeable batteries. They also operate at higher voltages than other rechargeables, typically about 3.7 volts for lithium-ion vs. 1.2 volts for NiMH or NiCd. This means a single cell can often be used rather than multiple NiMH or NiCd cells.

Lithium-ion batteries also have a lower self discharge rate than other types of rechargeable batteries.  This means that once they are charged, they will retain their charge for a longer time than other types of rechargeable batteries.  NiMH and NiCd batteries can lose anywhere from 1-5% of their charge per day, (depending on the storage temperature) even if they are not installed in a device. Lithium-ion batteries will retain most of their charge even after months of storage. So in summary, lithium-ion batteries can be smaller or lighter, have a higher voltage and hold a charge much longer than other types of batteries.

What are the disadvantages of Lithium-Ion batteries compared with other rechargeable batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are more expensive than similar capacity NiMH or NiCd batteries.  This is  because they are much more complex to manufacture.  Li-ion batteries actually include special circuitry to protect the battery from damage due to overcharging or undercharging.  They are also more expensive because they are manufactured in much smaller numbers than NiMH or NiCd batteries.  Li-ion batteries are becoming less expensive and over time, we should see their price decrease significantly.

Are there travel restrictions for Lithium Ion batteries?

Yes. Passengers are allowed an unlimited number of spare batteries whose equivalent lithium content per battery is less than 8 gr. (Our 90Wh batteries). Each passenger can also carry no more than two lithium-ion batteries that contain more than 8 gr. of equivalent lithium content per battery, this includes our 150Wh and our 159Wh models. For more information, please contact your carrier for more information on changes in policy.