I am going to do a little complaining and its only directed at Minelab batteries. As an owner and consumer of Minelab products I have to say their GPX Li-Ion stock battery with amp disapoints. Never had a problem with them charging and holding a good charge, of course over time the batteries time is reduced. My grip is with the amp, this is the 2nd battery that the amp failed , its a shame that a 440 dollar battery the amp goes out after 2 years. This should not happen on such an expensive battery, are these amps or amp connectors replaceable?
This is from Steve’s GPX 6000 accessories page.
The following items do not come with the GPX 6000, but are likely to work with it based on what is known so far. This is preliminary guesswork, and it is not advised a purchase be made based solely on the information presented here.
Shutting it down for this season. During winter I routinely charge up my tector batteries once a week or so for the 6-7 months until spring. Question.....is this the right thing to do? What happens to battery life if I don't keep them charged up? Also curious if I need to keep the wireless ML phones charged regularly and what happens if I don't...???
Thanks for the input.....
i have had to use a 3rd party clip clamped onto the coil with a G clamp to charge the coil as the coil cover is out of shape despite it being new and unblemished
its buckled in the area of the contacts ..both clips wont contact the terminals so i took off the coil cover to connect the 3rd party clip with a clamp
Hi all. I use a GPZ 7000 at the moment. I will be looking at the new 6000 early in the new year. I spoke to a supplier today asking if the mains charger for the 7000 is compatible with battery for the 6000. WAS TOLD NO, as the 7000 mains power transformer supplied is 18 volt not 12 volt.
Looking at both systems firstly the 7000 series. Tansformer input 240 volt- 0.7 amp output output 18 volt- 1.67 amp
Goes to BC 10 cradle input 11-30 volt 23w max output 8.4 volt- 2 amp AND 5 volt- 0.67 amp
The battery states 7.2 volt total capacity 72Wh
Now the GPX 6000 Transformer input 240 volt- .5 amp Max output 12 volt- 10 amp
Trans plugs directly into battery input 12 volt- 1.0 amp? output 7.2 volt- 42Wh
What this tells me is Minelab have produced a new detector which uses the same voltage to run as the 7000 but the charging components are not compatible between the models. Should be.
The new 6000 uses a reduced capacity battery (weight issue?)which does not last the full day, then you need a spare which you cant charge with mains power until the original is fully charged in about 5/6 hours. After a big day in the field I cant stay awake to swap the batteries so I need another transformer as well?
I am told by the Dealer though you could use the two car power leads as they are connected to a 12 volt car battery. Cheers sturt
I had something strange happen, today. I had my GPX 6000 battery fully charged and fresh off the charger. It had completed its charge cycle and then trickle charged overnight. I popped it in the detector and started detecting. Within five minutes the battery meter dropped from three bars to two bars. If I turned off the detector and let it sit for a 5-10 minutes and then turned it back on, it would go back up to three bars for a short period of time before then going back to two bars. Has anyone else noticed this with theirs?