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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Replacing Profoto B2 battery cell?


Hi,

Has anyone opened up the Profoto B2 battery and replaced the battery with a third-party battery? Is this possible? It seems to be a very small battery. I had one for 15 months and it died prematurely due to one of the cells dying. I would like to have this old unit as a backup battery without having to spend another $250.

I am also looking for Acute 600b LifePo replacement battery and trying not to have to pay $600 for it. Someone said the Tenergy battery works as a replacement but it seems to be discontinued and the wrong Wattage hour.

Thanks.



May 12, 2017 at 11:24 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Replacing Profoto B2 battery cell?


I've popped mine open and it's using samsung cells with the corresponding model number indicated.
It's possible to re-cell it yourself I think but what I haven't figured out is how to disconnect
the board, terminal, and body without damaging the unit.



May 15, 2017 at 04:46 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Replacing Profoto B2 battery cell?


Hi, Did either of you have any luck with finding someone or some way to re-cell the Profoto B2 battery? I had the same issue as Piny. Just stopped working.


Nov 12, 2017 at 05:54 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Replacing Profoto B2 battery cell?


sjabraha wrote:
Hi, Did either of you have any luck with finding someone or some way to re-cell the Profoto B2 battery? I had the same issue as Piny. Just stopped working.


Just quoting zurkzees from another profoto thread here, I've never used these guys but hope it helps you:

zurkzees wrote:
Contact
http://www.silvinosproflashrx.com/

If I remember correctly its $350 for conversion/re-cell to LiFe battery.
Had mine done and the battery is now 4.8lbs with a total weight about 18lbs with the pack.
Originally it was around 27lbs total. This is on a 7B.



Nov 19, 2017 at 09:34 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Replacing Profoto B2 battery cell?


To clarify the info above is for the B2 is for the old analog Profoto Pro 7B(2/3).
Still holds full charge 3+ years btw.

The new Profoto B2 apparently has no re-celling service available.
Profoto is going with buy new battery each time your cells go bad.

Although looks like a possible DIY once you open it up it is more involved with
desoldering batteries to the circuit board and combining Samsung cells together.
I think less than $50 the corresponding cells online.

Iíve moved on from the new Profoto models so I didnít explore DIY re-celling.



Nov 20, 2017 at 11:44 PM







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