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    treasurelagoon.wordpress.com

    Jun 2010
    East Coast Florida
    An older blue Excal with connector, remote, Skullie headphones, and various coils. Got rid of the rest of my machines.
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    AA Battery Test

    I've been keeping track of the battery performance in my Excal & WOT so I thought some of you could use this information. (results my vary depending on machine, coil size, and hunting conditions):

    Batteries were checked with a volt meter before and after each hunt through 12 battery exchanges.

    New batteries usually check between 1.54 and 1.61 volts.
    Batteries will begin to noticeably fail at 1.40 volts. This will start with falsing, erratic threshold, lower then normal threshold, and general stability issues, etc.
    At 1.45 volts the batteries are weaker and will start to drain faster. Depending on hunting conditions you may only have a couple of hours remaining before the batteries begin to fail. I always change batteries now at 1.45 volts to prevent having problems while I'm in the field.
    I get about 12 - 15 hrs actual beach/water hunting time depending on brand of AA battery used. (This hunting time could probably be extended a couple of hours if I was willing to risk machine failure in the field.)
    "The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."

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    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
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    I have been using PowerGenix rechargable NiZn Products | PowerGenix Batteries for a year now, and strongly urge you to try them!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigscoop View Post
    I've been keeping track of the battery performance in my Excal & WOT so I thought some of you could use this information. (results my vary depending on machine, coil size, and hunting conditions):

    Batteries were checked with a volt meter before and after each hunt through 12 battery exchanges.

    New batteries usually check between 1.54 and 1.61 volts.
    Batteries will begin to noticeably fail at 1.40 volts. This will start with falsing, erratic threshold, lower then normal threshold, and general stability issues, etc.
    At 1.45 volts the batteries are weaker and will start to drain faster. Depending on hunting conditions you may only have a couple of hours remaining before the batteries begin to fail. I always change batteries now at 1.45 volts to prevent having problems while I'm in the field.
    I get about 12 - 15 hrs actual beach/water hunting time depending on brand of AA battery used. (This hunting time could probably be extended a couple of hours if I was willing to risk machine failure in the field.)
    Please visit my Website http://TerrySoloman.com

  3. #3
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    Nov 2007
    So Gulf Coast, FL
    Excalibur, CZ-21 Sov. GT, Sea Hunter MK II, CZ-6a, Troy X5, MXT, Ace 250
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    45 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Maybe you have already thought of this, but if you can find a used Excal battery pod you can buy and 10 battery replacement pack from onlybatteries, that will hold a charge a little longer than the stock Excalibur rechargeables. I know if gets expensive to replace AA's and rechargable AA don't work to well in the Excal as it take so much power to run the multi-frequency circuitry.

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    treasurelagoon.wordpress.com

    Jun 2010
    East Coast Florida
    An older blue Excal with connector, remote, Skullie headphones, and various coils. Got rid of the rest of my machines.
    8,248
    2672 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Rechargeables just don't last near as long and their life expectancy sucks! Been down that road several times. Also kept track of the higher cost batteries VS dollar store batteries, not enough life difference there to make much of a difference either. I'm not complaining about the cost of batteries because I buy in bulk and I don't buy the brand named stuff anymore. I just put the battery info out there for others to look over. Regardless what battery I use, when I see them down to 1.45 or lower they're changed out unless I'm just taking a quick short spin.
    "The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2007
    So Gulf Coast, FL
    Excalibur, CZ-21 Sov. GT, Sea Hunter MK II, CZ-6a, Troy X5, MXT, Ace 250
    461
    45 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    You are correct about rechargeables on the Excal. And very good info on the AA throw aways. I also buy the bulk batteries and can't tell much of a difference in hours either on some of my other uses.

  6. #6
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    Jun 2009
    Bradenton, Fl
    Aquasound, Excal 2, Excal (NY), Infinium
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    My Excal 2 works well with the rechargable batteries, usually 10-12 hrs. I also purchased rechargables from Only Batteries which I use in the alkaline pack. After recharging the packs they show 14volts. I have tried several times to use alkalines on my Excal 2 but they last only 2 hours, then the volume increases to the point the detector has to be shut off and batteries replaced. Alkalines work well with my old Excal, they last 10-12 hours. Any similar experiences??

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    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
    5,900
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    Metal Detecting
    Try the NiZN It is a different animal. If you decide you don't like them, I'll buy them from you! I got mine on Amazon - Cheap. At least check them out..

    Quote Originally Posted by bigscoop View Post
    Rechargeables just don't last near as long and their life expectancy sucks! Been down that road several times. Also kept track of the higher cost batteries VS dollar store batteries, not enough life difference there to make much of a difference either. I'm not complaining about the cost of batteries because I buy in bulk and I don't buy the brand named stuff anymore. I just put the battery info out there for others to look over. Regardless what battery I use, when I see them down to 1.45 or lower they're changed out unless I'm just taking a quick short spin.
    Please visit my Website http://TerrySoloman.com

  8. #8
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    VWandSTUDEBAKER

    Jul 2010
    Gainesville FLorida
    Whites V3i, Whites BHID, Whites SurfPlus,Whites 5900 Pro Sl, various other detectors, TRX pin pointer
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have been using thos Genix batteries too, but out of 16 batteries, I have had 9 stop charging. Generix wouldnt do anything about it. They said to return them to where I got them, but it was too late for that. Although having some decent power numbers with them, im a little leary to buy anymore. This is with my Whites V3i. Maybe its just too much of a battery hog.

  9. #9
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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
    XP Deus, White's Surfmaster Dual Field, Tesoro Sand Shark, Garrett ATX
    1,441
    702 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Honorable Mentions (4)
    I also had problems with Genix batteries. Tried them in my old Surfmaster PI+. Bought through Amzon and providing Genix with purchase date they replaced them...but replacements also failed.

    Not sure if there's a trick with charging them for longer periods that might improve their use.

    Genix claimed I got the "older" build version. Out of 16 batteries I do have maybe 4 or 5 still good. They worked fairly well in my digital camera...but when they failed...they failed rapidly.

    SO..my opinion..worth a try (maybe the newer ones are better) but realize there is a 1 year warranty and you can get your money back. I recommend Amazon too cause they keep track of your purchase history...which helps.
    Regards, Joe (California)

 

 

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