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    Nov 2018
    South East Alabama
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    Rechargeable batteries

    Anyone have an opinion on rechargeable batteries for at pro?

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    Apr 2011
    Wisconsin
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    I have used the Energizer Recharge batteries in my AT Pro for many years now and they work excellent. No issues whatsoever and I can get roughly 3 full days of detecting in before I have to recharge them.
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    Jun 2013
    Northern Illinois, Fortaleza Brazil
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    I have an AT Pro and I use recharge batteries all the time here in Brazil. I have the eneloop/sanyo charger which is 110/220 volts. I get about 12 to 15 outings at 1 1/2 to 2 hours at a time before they go to 1 bar on battery indicator. No problems with the pro or battery performance. I got the eneloop charging system from Costco about 6 years ago . So I hope this helps your choice.
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    South East Alabama
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    Thank you I appreciate the input. I have realized that I am going through way to many batteries and want to do something better.

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    I don't know with an AT Pro, but with some detectors the 1.5v of an Alkaline cell doesn't like to be substituted with the 1.2v of a rechargeable. An Alkaline cell is considered "dead" when it gets below 1.3 volts.

    Your detector may always show no "bars" of voltage left even with newly charged rechargeables.

    Some are designed from the get-go to use rechargeables and will do fine.
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    Get the eneloop batteries and don't look back.
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    hr
    Mar 2017
    Croatia
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    eneloop or fujitsu, some say there are fake eneloops being sold on amazon, so get batteries from good source
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    rechargable AA bats are 1.2 or 1.3 volts standerd AA batts are 1.5v, might wanna check recomended voltage
    Last edited by Toecutter; Mar 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM.
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    Tom

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    Most all modern detectors have voltage regulators and run on a lower voltage than the combined voltage of the batteries installed. Otherwise, as soon as the batteries lost a little voltage they would quit working or working properly. Your AT Pro will run fine with rechargeable batteries.
    44 Years detecting
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    I use the RnB Innovations rechargeable for the AT Pro & AT Gold; over 30 hours of use between charges!
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    us
    Mar 2019
    KY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Slick View Post
    Get the eneloop batteries and don't look back.
    +1

    They are the original LSD NiMH and can handle high amp draws if you ever need to use them in high-drain devices.
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    Aug 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Slick View Post
    Get the eneloop batteries and don't look back.
    I agree. Very nice batteries. Make sure you get a good charger too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whyme View Post
    I agree. Very nice batteries. Make sure you get a good charger too.
    Preferably a single channel one so you don't have to charge your batteries in pairs.
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    The rechargeable batteries are overall safer for your equipment. In the rare (but has happened to me all to many times) occasion when you leave alkaline batteries in a device long-term, you get leakage. And that leakage regularly causes corrosion to occur. That's why the manufacturers of these detectors tell you to remove the batteries if you are not going to use it for over a month. The problem is, you usually just forget and when you dig it back out after a year or two, the damage has been done. The rechargeable cells are dry. They do not leak. Well I haven't had one leak anyway. So there's that.

    I like the Sanyo Eneloops. The high capacity ones have better run time than regular alkaline batteries. They also have a higher instantaneous current output. Well at least they used to. I have no idea what new alkaline technologies have come out recently.
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