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  1. #1
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    underdogger

    Sep 2009
    Syracuse n.y
    Whites / Prism II/Prism IV/V3i /Surf master II
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    Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    I am not sure why but I have longer life with cheep batteries . My White prism IV takes 2 9volt batteries and this is not bull. I get over 40 hrs on a set and I run not on all metal but no discrimination . The batteries are Black and yellow . They say dollar general on them . They have been out lasting duracell and all the others by twice to 4 times the amount of time I am not sure about the other style AA c or d .Just thought 2 batteries cost 3$ and over 40 hrs just thought I would pass that along. hh Rob
    WE DIDN'T GET DRESSED UP FOR NOTHING

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    us
    Nov 2009
    Evans Colorado
    AT Pro
    880
    98 times

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    what I worry about with the cheap batteries is them leaking. I had a set of batteries for a lantern from harbhor frieght and and they leaked inside the case. I don't want that to happen to my 250

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2005
    southeastern wis Along Lake Michigan
    Garrett GTA 1000 --- FISHER F - 70
    243
    26 times

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    I have been using dollar general alkaline AA's for years , i buy them in 20 packs.. i have never had a prob with them.. i get well over 40 hrs use out of them.. there are only a hand full of battery makers and one time there was a report that said buy by price. as lots of name brand companies make for the no name market as well...matter of fact i abuse the batteries, i have a gym bag i carry in the trunk of my car with all things i might need for detecting, when I'm out it sits in the hot sun day after day and it hasn't so far affected the batteries..
    HH Paul
    Its like Fishing, you never know what your gonna get - Its the thrill of the Hunt...
    Paul
    U S NAVY VETERAN

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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.
    8,314
    2711 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    I use Dollar General batteries sometimes and they always seem to hold up ok. But I always take my batteries out of my machine at the end of every hunt, in part because I don't know how long it will be to the next outing. I also do this because I've had a leaking battery before (no fun) and also because I always check to make sure no water invaded my battery compartment......(another lesson learned the hard way.) Never leave your batteries in your machine for any length of time, that's just asking for problems you don't want.
    "The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2008
    Winchester Tennessee
    Whites XL-PRO;EAGLEII SL-90.5,Sovereign XS,Etrac
    232
    42 times

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    Walgreens has AA & AAA 4pks or C & D 2pks for 99cents 10/31-11/6.Been using them for years.Stock up!DBULL
    No matter where you go,there you are.

  6. #6
    us
    May 2008
    wa
    534

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    can't speak for MDs but in our electronics at home the Safeway batteries always outlasted other name brands....then we decided to get some rechargeables too.

  7. #7
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    us
    Jan 2005
    Baltimore
    White's XLT, White's QXT
    297
    71 times

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    I normally use Rayovac because they are much cheaper than Duracell and Energizer. 48 pack for $14. But, now that I see Walgreens has their brand @ .99 for a 4 pack, I'll have to go pick some up.

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2010
    east texas
    Delta 4000 and Garrett 300 Teknetics T2 Minelab Explorer SE Pro
    690
    44 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    I read where some people change batteries after every hunt. Sounds like a little excessive but what do I know.

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2008
    austin,texas
    Garrett Ace250,garrett pro-pointer
    2,075
    371 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    I was told at one time(don't know if it's true),that only 3 companies make batteries in this country(USA),Duracell,Rayovac,and Fuji and all others are just made from 1 of these co.

  10. #10
    us
    Aug 2009
    The Ozarks, Missouri
    Teknetics Alpha 2000
    716
    82 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    I bought Dollar General batteries the first time because I was short on $$$ and out of battery power. Since then, they are what I use. The 9 volts seem to last forever in my MD.

    Doug

  11. #11
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    underdogger

    Sep 2009
    Syracuse n.y
    Whites / Prism II/Prism IV/V3i /Surf master II
    755
    3 times

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by turtlefoot13
    I bought Dollar General batteries the first time because I was short on $$$ and out of battery power. Since then, they are what I use. The 9 volts seem to last forever in my MD.

    Doug
    Thanks I thought it was just me . A few times i thought my low batterie indicator was not working /. I always take the batteries out when I am done using it each time . never had leaking problem. Never leave homewithout an extra set.
    WE DIDN'T GET DRESSED UP FOR NOTHING

  12. #12
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
    10,748
    75 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Unbelievable time with dollar general batteries

    I've had problems with Raovac leaking in a small tape recorder I have. And I bought a large pack of 18 AAs I think it was. None of them would work! I wrote the company and they sent me 18 new ones that did work. Can't say much for the batteries but the company stands behind its products. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

 

 

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