- Mar 21, 2005
- Detector(s) used
- Garrett- Master Hunter CX,Infinium, 1350, 2500, ACE 150-water converted 250, GTA 500,1500 Scorpion, AT Pro
I added one more bilge pump to my Le'Trap setup. It was previously running on just a Johnson 2200 GPH/7.5 Ah, which was enough to get the unit catching the gold. I added a 500 GPH/1.8Ah to increase the flow. What I gained was excellent exchange in all the riffles and the ability to run more feed faster, as the sluice processed material faster. What I lost was some battery time. ( 60 Ah battery / [ 1.8 + 7.8] ) bilge pump Ah drainage = 6.45 hours battery time available. So, theoretically, I lost 1.6 hours of usage on my new setup using my 60Ah battery. That is plenty, as I am whooped after 6 hours of gravel digging. I can always add a new lithium battery at a minimal cost and weight if needed. And, of course, my blue California mini drop riffle sluice can run 12 hours on my 60 Ah battery.