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  1. Thanks Steve! Just wondering how that would work for a carry on on an airplane, I don't trust check in with anything electronic plus from what I've read, lithium battery items aren't allowed in check in so want to make sure it's travel worthy. I figured there would be headphones as well since bluetooth isn't an option for submersion. Thanks!
  2. Has anyone tried using a Lithium Li-ion battery in their Gold Bug Pro? I thought I would order a few to see what they're like, they are yet to arrive. These are the ones I ordered out of interest https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Brand-NEW-Etinesan-9V-3600mWh-lithium-li-ion-rechargeable-li-polymer-battery-for-Microphone-GPS-remote/32811854849.html It seems like they would provide long life power for the Bug and they charge using a USB cable so I could use my phone charger in the car to charge them up if i'm out and about. If they work out I'll get them for my Carrot too
  3. I was delighted to discover that the 12-volt vehicle charger for the GPZ 7000 also fits the the rechargeable battery of the Gold Monster 1000...buh-bye inverter & alligator clips!
  4. I need to replace my original Minelab rechargeable C batteries. I have used a set with 6000mAH and they work great, Now I see that 10000mAH C batteries are available and much cheaper than the 6000aMH I purchased 2yrs ago, has anyone used these and is the run time longer?
  5. So rather than spend $200 for the XP branded case I thought I could do better. So first I bought the Plano model 108442 gun rifle case for $70 shipped on Amazon
  6. I know it is ok to use the 3030 battery in the GPZ. Is it ok to use the GPZ battery in the CTX? I am thinking the larger battery would help with balance when using the large coil. Any thoughts? Norm
  7. Anyone know of any 1.8V AA rechargeable batteries with a high mah for sale? Trying to find something hotter to use in my TDI SL. Or how to go about using 4 of the Panosonic 18650 3.7v 3400mah batteries in the 8 battery box? Still waiting for Whites to have an upgrade available.
  8. We have some detectors that have a battery pack that has to be charged in the unit and others that can be removed. The only thing I dislike about the batteries that can't be removed is when this happens you don't have a working detector anymore. I know most have a long charge life but all have a limit on how long that will last. Now give me a detector that a battery pack that can be removed to be charged and have a pack you can drop in to keep detecting is in my opinion is the best way to go. I'm sure everyone has their opinion and I'd like to hear yours. Chuck PS At this time I have just one Scuba Tector that batteries can't be removed
  9. however, being somewhat 'thrifty' I have often gleaned over the thought of using a rechargeable alternative. My brother, who is thriftier than I, not long ago told me about rechargeable alkaline batteries and their abilities. I have experience with both the normal NiCd and NiMh rechargeable varieties each type having their pros and cons and the biggest being the lower operating voltage when fully charged of about 1,2 volts. Alkaline in my experience initially will be in the 1.6+ voltage range, much better for my LST and GM4. I guess my question might be, why did the Rechargeable Alkaline alternative never get advertised or promoted? I believe they may be a worthy consideration but, " anyone out there ever go this route?"
  10. Wondering if anyone's using the GoldScreamer power packs for their gpx? Thinking I may have to go that route very soon....if you do how do you like the system? Has anyone had any bad experience with using it as its not an official minelab battery.
  11. Hi , Could someone point me in the direction of a decent set of rechargable batteries for the 2300.... i have the charger i got with it... i threw the batteries that came with it away....
  12. Just thought I would share my wireless setup for anyone thinking of trying this. I have used Avantree Saturn Pro (Low Latency) bluetooth Transmitter/receiver and some Camcorder batteries. I have also got a couple of Lipo batteries from my RC which run the 5000 really well as they keep their voltage for longer. The leads I made myself with genuine power plugs and a deans RC battery plug and a 1/8 audio jack so as to go straight into bluetooth wireless module. These little module are very good and are lasting well over the 8 hour mark on a charge, and their size and weight make them very versatile. The 7200mah pack and wireless module come in at 325 grams with leads included this lasts about 5-6hours I have made up a couple of 3400mah packs with 18650 cells and these weight 180 grams with module and leads and lasts about 3 hours. I have a 5000mah Lipo hardcase which weight 200 grams with both wires and module, this goes for 7 hours before the low voltage alarm comes. Lipo batteries aren't for everyone as they can be a little volatile, but I am yet to have one explode and treat them with care when charging with a good lipo charger.
  13. I have a claim that has lots of very tall thick brush. Tired of getting caught on all the branches. So I ordered a Gold Screamer battery kit for my 4800. Since I am very protective of my GPX I thought I would ask for reviews from others before I used the Gold Screamer. Anyone have any problems using it with there GPX? Thanks in advance. Steve
  14. There appears to be a new genuine by Minelab smaller battery option available for the GPX series. Oddly enough it is not on the Minelab site and no reference to it anywhere except one Australian dealer http://www.minersden.com.au/minelab-gpx-small-lightweight-battery/ Part number 3011-0332 and less than half the weight, 18.6 wH good for around three hours.
  15. Anybody try this is it new? Any info? https://www.reedsprospecting.com.au/shop/detail/eq-spirit-battery-special/ From https://www.reedsprospecting.com.au/shop/detail/eq-spirit-li-ion-battery/ : This battery is designed to function with all of the Minelab "gold" detectors. Voltage can be adjusted to suit each type of detector. It is possible to use the battery as standard, but it is recommended that you attach the battery to the detector and run it using the Wireless LINK. The headphone or speaker jack is inserted into the LINK and the detector is free of cables. The LINK and the battery are re-charged separately. The sound quality of the battery is very high. The battery is re-charged with standard Minelab GPX chargers. If you need to buy the chargers when you buy a battery we are selling the chargers at $60.00 for both the 12V and 240V. There are Noise Cancelling Headphones that work with this battery as well.
  16. Hi guys, Two of my sons are down visiting for a couple of weeks. I took them out for a days detecting up in the hills. Brent used the SDC 2300 I was using my 4500 with the coiltek 14" elite mono. Aydin with the gold bug 2 was the only one to get any gold. 3 little bits. The first didnt even register on my scales which weigh to 100th of a gram. The 2nd bit added to the scales & they flickered between .03 of a gram & zero. With the third & biggest bit added the scales settled on .06 of a gram. So 3 for the Bug & NOTHING for the Minelabs. On finishing for the day & getting back to the wagon Aydin discovered that a battery door had fallen off & a battery fallen out. He didnt know at what stage that happened so there was no going back looking for them. My question is, What individually do the two batteries power. Does one power the circuitry of the detector & one the headphones? As the detector still operates on the external speaker with just the one battery on the right hand side looking at the battery compartment. We are planning another few days out & I am wondering if I can get away with just the one battery. I might have to try & make something else up temporary to hold the 2nd battery in place until the new battery door arrives. That or break out the GMT for Aydin to use. He got the bug 2 sussed real quick. Cheers guys. Good luck out there JW
  17. Has anyone heard of these batteries? If so, where are they available? I read a thread on Findmall (White's main detector forum) and it sounds like these batteries can give an edge to a detector. Also, it is claimed they last a loooong time.
  18. Does anyone know the part number and or the manufacturer of the connectors on the end of the Minelab gpx battery cable ? It looks like a common 5 pin mic cable. I make my own cables have so since the sd's. Thank you Kenny
  19. Ok I got the ring thing. Now I'd like a few spare batteries. Don't like using my CTX half day ones. What do you think we will see first, the batteries or a coil?
  20. 12v Charger For GPZ

    I seen this issue on the oz forum...is anyone besides me having a problem with the 12v charger for the gpz? I have two- one for my ctx and one for the 7000 and they both behave badly...when I plug one into the 12v outlet in my truck it starts flashing red while charging. The manual says this means there may not be enough battery to pull juice from the truck battery...my truck battery is brand new. So, I carry a small invertor and plugged that into the 12v outlet, then the battery charger into the inverter...the charger worked fine but my truck battery was drawn down and I had to jump it... so, the second question is this; does the inverter draw a huge amount of amps to go from 12v to 110v to charge a the zed battery??? Also, is the sensitivey of the minelab chargers adjustable ???? thanks fred
  21. Looking to buy rechargeable 9 volt battery`s. Wow a lot of options out there and I am clueless on all of it. Any suggestions on battery type and brands. Also is their and difference on the chargers? Seems the more I search the more confused I get. HELP.
  22. For a long time the standard in VLF detectors was 12V operation. Eight AA cells, perhaps still the best example being White's Electronics and their AA battery pack. There are a few detectors running a single 9V battery, like the Gold Bug Pro, but they are pretty rare. Tesoro is the main proponent on a few models. The new standard is 6V or four AA cells. Many examples there like the X-Terra 705, AT Gold, or FORS Gold. Now we have the new Fisher F11, F22, and F44 running off two AA batteries. 3V operation. There is no direct connection to battery voltage and depth in modern VLF detectors. In general I have always looked at more battery mass as simply meaning longer battery life. But even that appears to no longer be true. New low current designs are getting good running times out of fewer batteries. Nothing earth shattering here, just a general observation. The main thing we are seeing is the overall reduction in weight possible by using fewer batteries. Just a FYI. The main drain on batteries is the detector speaker system. Number one way to boost running time? Use headphones.
  23. I have never used many rechargeable batteries before,just wondering what you guys think may be the best and longest lasting of the many brands? I will mainly be charging C batteries for sdc 2300,and also some 9 volts for gold bug. I lost track of the thread that had some of this info. About recharging, and solar chargers. Thanks guys Rick
  24. I want to make a external battery set up for my GPX 5000. I already have the correct 7200 MAH LiPo battery. I purchased an external headphone amp from Jonathon Porter. (JP) What I'm having trouble finding is the 5 pin male CB Microphone plug. And after I find one, how do I wire it from the LiPo Battery . I have Deans plugs and wire to go the 5 pin. But the battery has a + and a - , the 5 pin has (of course) 5 pins. So which pins do I wire to. I don't want to fry my GPX 5000. Any input appreciated.
  25. Hello all, I have been assigned to ask just how you guys out in the field recharge your batteries for your Minelab SDC 2300 gold detector? I am really curious, as I saw one of those new detectors in a box, and it had separately, not in the box, a off the shelf charger with standard 2 prong 120v. plug end. Aside from having a portable generator, or an inverter, how WOULD you charge your rechargeable c cell batteries? The rest of the Minelabs had a 12v plug that would work in any 12 volt plug in a vehicle, but this one has me stumped a little. I know there could be others that will be curious about this in due time... Thanks for setting me straight, as most times in the field, I don't have a current bush to plug into. Maybe I am missing something somewhere... Have great day! Gary