Winegard Offers a 9V Battery Pack...

Winegard Offers a 9V Battery Pack
Compatible with Venturer Digital Converter Boxes
No Need to Replace Your Battery-Powered TV!

BURLINGTON, Iowa - (October 15, 2008) -- Winegard Company is offering a new Backup 9V Battery Pack, model RC-BP9V, that is compatible with Venturer Digital Converter Boxes sold at Target retail stores nationwide.  The battery pack will power Venturer's analog to digital converter boxes for consumers who use battery-powered televisions. 

The Winegard battery pack will be a necessity for these consumers when the digital transition occurs in February, 2009. After that time, battery-powered analog televisions will not work without a digital to analog converter box and the converter box will not work without a battery pack. The battery packs last up to 18 hours, and require six "D" Cell batteries. 
"We're striving to make the analog to digital conversion as easy as possible for the millions of people with battery-powered televisions," said Aaron Engberg, Winegard's Director of Home and Mobile Television Reception Products.  "A common concern lately has been that the analog battery-powered televisions will be useless after the digital transition. Winegard Company saw an opportunity to provide a low cost solution and jumped at the opportunity. We strongly believe that aside from its easy installation, purchasing the battery pack and converter box is far more economical than buying a new digital battery-powered television."
Winegard's battery pack, RC-BP9V, retails for only $14.99, and can be purchased online at  Venturer digital converter boxes sold at Target retail stores nationwide are eligible for the federal government's $40 coupon program. For more information on the Digital Transition and coupon program, visit or call 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009). Winegard also offers a certified Digital Converter box, RCDT09A, available at For more information on the Winegard battery pack or Winegard Digital Converter box with Analog Pass-Through, visit or call 800-288-8094.

Winegard Company currently manufactures and markets four distinct product lines:

  • Mobile Television Reception Products: Recreational vehicle, truck, marine, and automotive applications. Satellite systems ranging from manual crank-up models to fully automatic satellite tracking systems with GPS/DVB. Off-air antennas including bi-directional and omni-directional VHF/UHF/FM antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.
  • Satellite Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter, including mounts and accessories.
  • Off-Air Antennas: VHF/UHF/FM/AM and HD Antenna Systems, Distribution and Preamplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
  • Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.

For technical product questions, contact Winegard Customer Service at 800-288-8094 or visit


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