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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2008
    Central Florida
    Vantage AD-14, Tesoro Sand Shark
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    Batteries

    My new Tesoro Sandshark came with Panasonic AA Oxyrides, seems like high energy stuff. From what I read it puts out 1.7 volts and they seem to last awhile.

    I've always got the cheapest bulk alkaline batteries I could find, usually in a 50 or 100 pack online, since my little ones have a few dozen devices between them that take those batteries. I have yet to run anything else through my Tesoro, i've been thinking perhaps I should stick with the Oxyrides?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxyride_battery

    Soo.. it got me to thinking what kind of AA batteries do you guys use in your detectors? Any preference for a brand or model and why? Is it better to have high drain or slow and steady drain batteries in something the likes of a metal detector? Would PI units have high drain characteristics that something like the Oxyrides would help with?

    TIA!
    No matter where you go, there you are!

  2. #2
    us
    WolfPack Life Member

    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Several Fisher, Tesoro, White's and Garrett's
    1,478
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    Re: Batteries

    nudels, I always use regular Panasonic Alkaline batteries in all my detectors, and they always last great and work just fine. I've tried the digital high drain batteries and didn't notice any benefit at all. In fact, it seemed to me that the digital batteries didn't last as long as the regular alkaline!! That being said, I believe I would buy Panasonic, as most detectors come with them from the factory. Great hunting, Regards, skypilot02
    "Surrender, surrender but don't give youself away"  Cheap Trick

  3. #3

    May 2005
    829
    97 times

    Re: Batteries

    You can buy rechargeable batteries for $1-$1.50 each in bulk that can be recharged 500-1,000 times. Really it saves so much money. There is no reason most detectors would function any better with something else. You don't need 1.5 volts or more per battery with most detectors. HH, George (MN)

  4. #4

    May 2006
    fl
    307

    Re: Batteries

    I use rechargeable batteries in my PI PRO an can hunt all day 12 hours plus ,an still have a reading of 1.14 volts per battery.I have been using these batteries for over 2 years now an have never had them go dead on me.
    sov. elite,,,,PI PRO

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2008
    Berkshire County Massachusetts
    White's M6
    172
    1 times

    Re: Batteries

    Energizer Rechargeable 2500mAh NiMH AA. Need a good charger also. They last quite a while before needing recharging. Just rotate two sets. Initial expense is a shock, but worth it.

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2006
    Virginia
    V3i
    1,600
    56 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by nudels
    My new Tesoro Sandshark came with Panasonic AA Oxyrides, seems like high energy stuff. From what I read it puts out 1.7 volts and they seem to last awhile.

    I've always got the cheapest bulk alkaline batteries I could find, usually in a 50 or 100 pack online, since my little ones have a few dozen devices between them that take those batteries. I have yet to run anything else through my Tesoro, i've been thinking perhaps I should stick with the Oxyrides?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxyride_battery

    Soo.. it got me to thinking what kind of AA batteries do you guys use in your detectors? Any preference for a brand or model and why? Is it better to have high drain or slow and steady drain batteries in something the likes of a metal detector? Would PI units have high drain characteristics that something like the Oxyrides would help with?

    TIA!
    With the quality of the rechargables out there now... what abuout those?? I have two boys.. 7 and 11// and EVERYTHING requires batteries... so i went completely rechargable on everything...over a year now and still going strong!!!

    I have also been using rechargables in all my machines since they came out... no problems...

    MB

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2004
    Leetonia Ohio
    minelab xterra 70,whites xlt,minelab quattro
    417
    37 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Batteries

    Rayovacs are excellent if you dont want to use rechargeables.

 

 

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