Markus Fuller took apart a friends £500 dead Nagra Six digital recorder’s Lithium-Ion battery. It looks like Markus’s friend got less than what he paid for.
here i take apart a £500 rechargeable battery for the Nagra IV (6) digital recorder to find Lithium polymers inside worth about £22.50
I think Its an expensive waste to purchase the box and circuit everytime a battery fails especially as the cell pack simply unplugs. and according to the Nagra website Lithium-Ion battery packs will last for between 500 and 1’000 charge cycles. Don’t get me wrong Nagra makes quite incredible top quality gear but I was somehow expecting some very clever Tech in the battery box considering it’s price.