Charging Trouble

Robin (MI)

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When I turned my new Manticore on the first time it showed 3/4 on the battery indicator. I hunted for three hours and the indicator dropped to 1/4. Charged the unit 5 hours that evening and it came up to 3/4 charged. The next day I put it back on the charger for 10 hours. It never finished charging - green light still blinking and battery indicator shows slightly over 3/4 charged. Anyone else have this trouble? Can I overcharge the battery?
 

Ed_DE

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I have no issues charging my Manticore. Make sure you are using the corrector charger to charge your Manticore. Here is the charger I use.
 

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Robin (MI)

Robin (MI)

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I have no issues charging my Manticore. Make sure you are using the corrector charger to charge your Manticore. Here is the charger I use.
I'm using the charger I bought for my Nox - the Minelab one: MINELAB #3011-0374 UNIVERSAL AC 4 – WAY CHARGER. Thanks!
 

Ed_DE

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Also check out the trouble shooting guide on page 67 of manual.
 

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Robin (MI)

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Also check out the trouble shooting guide on page 67 of manual.
Thanks again, Hoagie. My charger has the right specs. I'll check the connectors and try it again.
 
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Robin (MI)

Robin (MI)

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Also check out the trouble shooting guide on page 67 of manual.
I think there is a problem, I just checked it and the battery status now shows 1/4 charged. I had it up to 3/4 charged two days ago. Haven't turned it on since then. I'm putting it on the charger, but don't have high hopes.
 

Ed_DE

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Something is wrong if the battery is draining when the detector turned off. When detecting I make sure the key pad lighting, flashlight & vibration is turn off because all those things use power & will reduce battery runtime. Also the High Conductors mode will also reduce battery runtime.
 
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Robin (MI)

Robin (MI)

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I put in a service request with Minelab Repair over the weekend. Not happy getting a lemon. Hopefully they can fix it up. I would really like a direct replacement with a new unit. I don't think that is happening though.
 

SD51

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Does the manual mention the time required to fully charge the battery. The E TRAC charge time is 18 hours.
 
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Robin (MI)

Robin (MI)

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Does the manual mention the time required to fully charge the battery. The E TRAC charge time is 18 hours.
The card that came with the unit said 7-8 hours. I went 15 with only 3/4 charge. Thanks
 

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The card that came with the unit said 7-8 hours. I went 15 with only 3/4 charge. Thanks
Did you try a different charging plug, what is the amp on charger your using?
 
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Robin (MI)

Robin (MI)

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Did you try a different charging plug, what is the amp on charger your using?
The Minelab charger I have is 2 amp. I have it on a 2 amp port of my powered usb hub ring now. Minelab repair wanted me to try another charger also. I don't have high hopes - charged it five hours last evening and it is only showing 1/4 charged this morning. I'll give it 8 hours today and see what happens. Sounds like Minelab will send me a new unit if it still won't take a charge!!!
 

Ed_DE

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I had good results with Minelab service center. The control pod on my Equinox 800 went bad when it was still under warranty and they sent me a new control pod within two weeks.
 
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Robin (MI)

Robin (MI)

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I've had pretty good luck with them. They didn't do the best with my Excalibur. I wanted new headphones but they talked me into just fixing the one ear short. It worked for a month then shorted again. The unit is old... should have - could have... It's my son's unit now.
 
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Robin (MI)

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When I turned my new Manticore on the first time it showed 3/4 on the battery indicator. I hunted for three hours and the indicator dropped to 1/4. Charged the unit 5 hours that evening and it came up to 3/4 charged. The next day I put it back on the charger for 10 hours. It never finished charging - green light still blinking and battery indicator shows slightly over 3/4 charged. Anyone else have this trouble? Can I overcharge the battery?
I did get a faulty unit. The more I tried to charge it, the worse it took. I was beginning to wonder.

A Super Big Thank You to Minelab! Less than two weeks since I bought it and now I have a new replacement Manticore! Not a cent spent on shipping. The new unit fully charged in about 4-5 hours. I could not ask for better service than I received from Minelab Repair and Minelab Americas!!!! On to find treasure.
 

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