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    PA John

    Nov 2008
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    Batteries?

    I was told by someone that the Duracell batteries last so long because they actually pulse power as opposed to other batteries.

    I was told this when my son purchased one of those rechargeable helicopters from a Brookstone store. We were told not to use them because of this. They will not work well with this toy.

    Any thoughts on this? If this is true how would this effect a detector if at all.
    Personally I have never about this before.

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    Re: Batteries?

    False. NiCads & NiMH have better high-current capability than alkaline, which is why they are used in RC, as well as demanding electronics like digital cameras.

    - Carl
    I believe it, therefore it is true.

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    Re: Batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl-NC
    False. NiCads & NiMH have better high-current capability than alkaline, which is why they are used in RC, as well as demanding electronics like digital cameras.

    - Carl
    It is also true that you can not use Lithium batteries in metal detectors. Sounds like a good deal, but none of the manufactures advise to use them.
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    Re: Batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    It is also true that you can not use Lithium batteries in metal detectors. Sounds like a good deal, but none of the manufactures advise to use them.
    Not true... Lithium batteries will work just fine.

    - Carl
    I believe it, therefore it is true.

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    mx
    Nov 2004
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    Re: Batteries?

    Thanks for your valuable input Carl, how is it going at Whites?

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    Jan 2009
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    Re: Batteries?

    Pulse power??
    What a load of BS. A battery produces DC, so stop worrying.

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    Re: Batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Real de Tayopa
    Thanks for your valuable input Carl, how is it going at Whites?

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    Busy!
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    Re: Batteries?

    can't use lithium in detectors ! Not true, I have a detector that came from the factory with 2 rechargeable lithium packs.

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    Re: Batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Hog
    I was told by someone that the Duracell batteries last so long because they actually pulse power as opposed to other batteries.

    I was told this when my son purchased one of those rechargeable helicopters from a Brookstone store. We were told not to use them because of this. They will not work well with this toy.

    Any thoughts on this? If this is true how would this effect a detector if at all.
    Personally I have never about this before.
    Duracell are crap, don't use them

    SS.
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

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    Oct 2008
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    Re: Batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Hog
    I was told by someone that the Duracell batteries last so long because they actually pulse power as opposed to other batteries.

    I was told this when my son purchased one of those rechargeable helicopters from a Brookstone store. We were told not to use them because of this. They will not work well with this toy.

    Any thoughts on this? If this is true how would this effect a detector if at all.
    Personally I have never about this before.
    Duracell are crap, don't use them

    SS.

    Well lets hear what all you pro's use!!!! WHATS THE BEST,,,, OR IS IT GUARDED SECRET?

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    Jun 2008
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    Re: Batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by artzstuff1
    Well lets hear what all you pro's use!!!! WHATS THE BEST,,,, OR IS IT GUARDED SECRET?
    It's no secret, at least with me. I prefer to use a good quality alkaline battery. I buy the 48 AA alkaline 'Kirkland' batteries at Costco (their house brand) because they are made in the USA, cost is minimal, and they have a decent run-time. About $10.59 or so for 48 of them.

    Monte
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    Re: Batteries?

    9 V 's for the Tesoro an AA's for the 250 all from the dollar store , sorry I tried the expensive ones an didn't see a difference so why pay out all the extra money , just what I use an my 2 cents.
    Building my wealth one pull tab at a time Tank69 ™

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    Aug 2007
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    Re: Batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monte
    Quote Originally Posted by artzstuff1
    Well lets hear what all you pro's use!!!! WHATS THE BEST,,,, OR IS IT GUARDED SECRET?
    It's no secret, at least with me. I prefer to use a good quality alkaline battery. I buy the 48 AA alkaline 'Kirkland' batteries at Costco (their house brand) because they are made in the USA, cost is minimal, and they have a decent run-time. About $10.59 or so for 48 of them.

    Monte
    I also use the Costco batteries. They typically last about 20 hours. So I guess that equates to around 240 hrs. of detecting for a little over $10.
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    Oct 2008
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    Re: Batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tank69
    9 V 's for the Tesoro an AA's for the 250 all from the dollar store , sorry I tried the expensive ones an didn't see a difference so why pay out all the extra money , just what I use an my 2 cents.
    Thats where I get mine at dollar store, copper tops,, energizers,, I have about as good a luck with the cheaper panasonics, they dont seem to last as long in the vaquero as the bandito!!! that vaq. burns them pretty fast!!

    thanks

    arthur

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    May 2009
    Yuma Az
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    Re: Batteries?

    the 250 burns em up a lil fast but the Eldorado lasts forever on em
    Building my wealth one pull tab at a time Tank69 ™

 

 
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