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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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?"
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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....
  11. 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
  12. From The Minelab Website CTX 3030 Mechanical Design Improvements Since the CTX 3030 was launched in 2012, Minelab has continued to refine the mechanical platform throughout the development of the GPZ 7000 gold detector, launched in 2015. While many of these ongoing design changes were specific to the GPZ 7000 only, two of the improvements are universal across both products and will now be available on all new CTX 3030 detectors from January 2016 onwards. These improvements are: New Battery Sand Seal The battery now has a sand seal fitted that minimises the ingress of sand that could potentially compromise the internal ‘o’-ring waterproofing rubber seal. New Armrest Lock The ‘turn’ mechanism that could become loose after repeated use has been replaced with a ‘push’ mechanism for increased reliability and ease of adjusting. New CTX 3030 detectors with these functional improvements will be identifiable through the addition of a NEW MECHANICAL DESIGN IMPROVED WATERPROOFING sticker on the front of the product carton. Current owners wishing to upgrade their existing detector should contact their local Minelab office for upgrade options and pricing.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. I am looking for a amp for my 3000. I can find Doc's gold screamer and a B&Z Booster. Are these my only two options? Thanks for an input.
  16. 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.
  17. 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?
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. I try to use rechargeables as much as possible but use alkalines for backup and around the house enough it seems I always have these batteries sitting around. I usually replace batteries in my detectors well before they are dead, so keep them to use in flashlights etc. until they really are used up. I decided I needed something simple that would test any size battery with no fuss to sort out the good from the bad. I've been using a little multimeter but wanted something simpler. I found the La Crosse battery tester on Amazon and it has been perfect for me. I rounded up every loose battery I had and it makes it very easy to just drop them in and test. AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V are all easily tested as good, bad, or somewhere in between. At less than $10 for a pocket sized tool it has been proven a real bargain for me. Anyone else got a great battery tester to report on?