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
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?
By Gerry in Idaho
Newbie here. So I'm getting ready to train my customers at Rye Patch, NV and many will have their new GPX-6000's. Here is my question for those of you who have learned.
Yes I've seen the video with the gator clips to a 12V vehicle battery, but what they don't say is for how long does it typically take? Will it run a battery down in the winter cold of NV?
We'll be out there off the grid for 3 day and some of us much longer. I'd like to get those have already figured out the timing and or a new way of charging the battery.
Funny thing is my 1 Ton diesel can charge my GPZ-7000 and my Equinox 800 with no issues and even when the truck is turned off. I just plug into the outlets provided inside the truck dash. My 1/2 ton gas truck only charges when the truck is running and as soon as I turn it off, all chargers go off as well.
Your help is needed so I can try and prepare my customers.
This salty dog is still learning new tricks on the GPX-6000... with your help that is.
Thanks in advance.