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  1. #16

    Dec 2012
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    I use the green rechargeable batteries from menards, have yet for one to go bad
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    I use RnB Innovation Batteries (a bit pricey) on my Garrett's, Minelab's and Whites detectors. All of my pin pointers use 9 volt rechargeable batteries. As of this penning, I've had no problems with any of them during hunting.
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  3. #18

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    Its true that detectors are becoming more efficient, but batteries are vastly improved too. d are
    A pet peeve of mine is using 9 volts. They are expensive! Even if your detector is frugal with them, its expensive to stockpile a few.
    Why the high cost?
    Nowadays, a couple of store brand alkaline AA's are cheap, and are more than adequate. I don't see it as worthwhile to pay the extra for name brands.
    So far as paying for the detector, when I used to hunt more, I easily did. There is a lot of clad out there......although detectors are getting pricey.
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  4. #19
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    Keep in mind most rechargeable batteries (AA, D's etc) come in at 1.2V while 'real' batteries come in at ~1.6. A battery is considered 'dead' when it has a ~15% voltage drop. So the rechargeable start off very close to the cut off voltage. This is why some devices stated NOT to use rechargeable.

  5. #20
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    Real batteries? Are the others fake? You are talking about the standard dry cell type and the nominal rated voltage is at 1.5v. You are correct in your analogy of the lower voltages seen by some rechargeables as being too low for proper operation on some devices, but not all.
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  7. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swaveab View Post
    Real batteries? Are the others fake? You are talking about the standard dry cell type and the nominal rated voltage is at 1.5v. You are correct in your analogy of the lower voltages seen by some rechargeables as being too low for proper operation on some devices, but not all.
    Dry cell? Do they even make those anymore? I only see alkaline, which are rather moist.

  8. #23
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    I think batteries have taken a huge jump in price recently, but we still have a pretty inexpensive hobby. Just compare a day of detecting with going to the movies or a round of golf. When you are done for the day...your batteries are still good.

  9. #24
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    Jul 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    rehargables dont work on my Garrett pin pointer
    Try a NiMH 9.6v battery as the others are too low in voltage, but rechargeables will work.

  10. #25
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    Here's the one I got and if the link offends the mods then please delete this post.
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...h_battery.html

  11. #26
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    Jul 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swaveab View Post
    Here's the one I got and if the link offends the mods then please delete this post.
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...h_battery.html
    These are 9.6v rechargeable as opposed to those that are 8.4v. These are the good ones that can be recharged many times.
    My three Nautilus detectors alone use 10 9v batteries. Troy Shadow X5s use 1 each. Several Tesoros and pinpointers use them too.
    All my detectors except my Nox use 9v.
    $10 each shipped for these is money well spent.
    Thanks for the heads up!
    geo

 

 
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