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How many of you have had problems with the charger cable? I’ve had the 800 for 14 months now and both of my charger cables have died.  Have any of you had this happened to you and were they replaced under warranty? Thanks 

 

Oscar 

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What do they do when they die?

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Strange thing to die, it's just wires in there, nothing but wire.  Are you sure your dog isn't chewing them or something :biggrin:🐶

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My cables are the oldest in the country and no issues other than the super magnets collecting fine grit.

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No issues with the one I use.  Haven't even opened the second one.  

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Same here, no issues as long as you keep the contacts clean of magnetic debris.  I recall there was an issue early on with the molded magnetic connector housing separating, but I think that was a manufacturing issue lured to a specific production run of cables. Still, the magnetic connector is designed to easily lift off from the detector charge port in one specific direction.  Otherwise, if you are constantly fighting against the magnet to pull it off the detector’s charge port, I can see where you might be putting enough strain on the connector to have it eventually break.  See this for more info

BTW - it should be covered under warranty.

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Try rubbing the contacts (very lightly) with a pencil eraser.

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13 hours ago, mn90403 said:

What do they do when they die?

I connect it and the green light starts blinking, a while later it just turns off.  I plugged a new cable I ordered a few weeks ago and charges fine.

 

Phrunt— I have no pets to damage the cable.  I don’t even bend it back like it came packaged so I have no idea why it stopped working.

 

I’m going to try the pencil eraser trick as suggested and see if that does anything.

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The connector is designed to slide off, so to say. Not be pulled off.

If you are pulling, that could be the cause.

I put my finger on side opposite of wire and push, it comes right off.

Yes , check the contacts, they could be dirty.

If you have an ohmmeter, you can check continuity and confirm it's the cable and not the contacts.

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I was typing while you were posting.

Your cable is fine, your contacts are dirty.

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