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  1. #1
    boojagirl

    what is better for the batteries?

    To leave the detector on the whole time I am looking around or to turn it on when I am using it and off when I am not, like when I am digging?

  2. #2

    Feb 2007
    Omaha
    Ace 250
    148

    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    Personally, I leave mine on. I doubt it uses much more battery power. Batteries are fairly cheap--especially if you use rechargeable.

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2007
    central ohio
    MINELAB E TRAC x 2 xp deus
    921
    16 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    Leave it on....would get to be a pain turning it on and off.....
    as stated in previous post batteries are cheap..
    teverly

  4. #4

    Jun 2007
    Tennesee...(from Ohio)
    Bounty Hunter
    140

    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    I leave mine on, unless there is a big object, that may take awile to unearth........

  5. #5

    Apr 2007
    Mankato, MN
    Minelab e-Trac, White E-Series DFX
    2,917
    84 times
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    I leave mine on. Going through the menus to get it going again is too much of a hassle and batteries are too cheap.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

  6. #6
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    us
    Jul 2006
    Florida
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    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    I leave mine on too, besides don't want to have to ground balance every time I use my land machine.
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  7. #7
    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
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    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    HIO: Another point, the detector is kept stabilized by leaving it on. There is a possibility that when you turn it back on it may be a bit less sensative until it stabilizes again, plus by leaving it on, there is less chance of a thermal shock causing problems.

    Don Jose de La Mancha
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  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2006
    California
    Whites new coinmaster-Teso Silver Max-Minelab GT
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    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    I leave mine on too...You won't ware the silicone button down.And battery life varies depending on how many targets you find and the headphones you use if any.

  9. #9

    Apr 2007
    Mankato, MN
    Minelab e-Trac, White E-Series DFX
    2,917
    84 times
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    One thing to note if you use a DFX. It will turn itself off in about 15 minutes if the trigger is not pulled. It doesn't matter if you are detecting or digging. It just turns off. The manual doesn't tell you this but the "Digging Deeper with the DFX" does.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

  10. #10

    May 2006
    fl
    307

    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    switches an buttoms have a rated life span, much cheaper to replace batteries than a switch because you turn it off an on 100 times a day
    sov. elite,,,,PI PRO

  11. #11
    boojagirl

    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    I have a cheap $50 kind I got at radio shack, it only has 2 dials, power and the discriminator. I hope to get a better one sometime but I can't afford it right now.

  12. #12

    Nov 2006
    Portland, OR
    Minelab Explorer SE
    2,078
    12 times

    Re: what is better for the batteries?

    A lot of people have in-line probes that are ran off the detector. So keeping it on is a must!


 

 

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