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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2018
    Carroll County, Maryland
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Batteries

    Do you folks remove the battery from your detector when it is not in use?

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2014
    Amboy Wa.
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    If it will be more than 30 days, also I remove them from the holder. corrosion is a beach.

  3. #3

    Jul 2005
    Iowa
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    Yes---I'd rather take the time to remove them than spend hours cleaning,if a battery leaked.I do this with all of my battery operated electronics not in present use.
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  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2018
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    Thanks, I think I will start removing them.
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  5. #5
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    Kace

    Aug 2017
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    Yes I take them out of everything until needed.

    Kace
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  6. #6
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

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    Yes. Like Holepuncher I remove mine after 30 days of downtime or if I know that will be the case.
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  7. #7
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    30 days of downtime? I'd go into withdrawal, get the shakes, and have treasure hallucinations!
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2013
    Pensacola
    Fisher F44 (thanks Tom!) Bounty Hunter QuickSilver
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    Alkalines - remove for sure. Good NiMH are totally ok, unless they're getting gray hairs, but I agree with the others; if you don't intend to fire it up for month or so, take 'em out. Just ask yourself if it's worth the risk!
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  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2014
    Amboy Wa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    30 days of downtime? I'd go into withdrawal, get the shakes, and have treasure hallucinations!
    That is what second third etc detectors are for.

  10. #10
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    If I'm not using one of my detectors all rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries are removed! I place them in a plastic bag and hang them on each detector.
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  11. #11

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
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    Yes ! Ever Since My Explorer Started turning itself on While. Lying on my Couch.

    then turning itself on and off fast I started removing the battery at the end of my hunts. and Putting it in a Zip Lock.

    on My Pro-pointer, I Pull my 9 Volt & Turn it Backwards In the Winter Months.

    But Keep everything handy, Because the Water Company occasionally Asks me to Find Underground Valves Etc. when things Break.
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Feb 05, 2019 at 04:04 PM.
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  12. #12
    us
    Oct 2014
    Amboy Wa.
    AT Pro
    202
    409 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Yes ! Ever Since My Explorer Started turning itself on While. Lying on my Couch.

    then turning itself on and off fast I started removing the battery at the end of my hunts. and Putting it in a Zip Lock.

    on My Pro-pointer, I Pull my 9 Volt & Turn it Backwards In the Winter Months.
    Did it have a drink and/or a smoke also?

    But Keep everything handy, Because the Water Company occasionally Asks me to Find Underground Valves Etc. when things Break.
    Did it have a smoke and a drink also?

    Sorry dirty old man here.
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  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2015
    Southwest PA
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    My 2 cents. Standard batteries should always be removed as they leak acid sometimes quickly when they fail. In my case I have rechargeables and leave them in for up to a month for slow periods and then take them out for a refresher charge. I have to be careful not to leave anything on or accidentally bump anything on and ideally I should remove them to eliminate such accidents. I do put spare batteries in either ziplock baggies or in the case of 9v batteries I put them in discarded plastic pill bottles.

 

 

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