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finally time for a battery change

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Recently installed v5.21 and then continued to save all my custom settings. topped everything up a couple of weeks ago a few days before i was going out and it all charged fine. When i got to the dig (2 days after charging) i had the dreaded 'no coil' flashing at me. Went to my list of coils and the list of coils was empty and also my custom settings were gone, it's like it had reset itself. I paired up one of my coils and did a about 3 hours of detecting before switching to the equinox for the afternoon.
I charged everything up the following day and then paired the other 3 coils before reinstalling v5.21 and then again putting my custom settings back. Went on a club dig yesterday and did about 6 hours and the remote was down to one bar. I really cant moan as it is 7 or 8 years old now and its been flawless and i thought it was time to treat it to some new batteries. I was thinking i might as well do the ws4 at the same time.
Has anyone used the batteries available on ebay? are they ok? also is it easy enough to do the remote and ws4?
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Re: finally time for a battery change

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Sorry can't help with the batteries, and I don't even own a Deus, but that battery life seems pretty good to me. I hope my Nox batteries last that long ::g



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I used ebay batteries and changed both headphones and control box batteries for a friend. it's pretty much straight forward ::g
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There is a video online showing you what to do for the WS4s. I think it’s in French but it doesn't matter :D

Found it ::g

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Oxgirl36 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:52 pm
There is a video online showing you what to do for the WS4s. I think it’s in French but it doesn't matter :D

Found it ::g

wow, thanks very much. That's a BIG help. i'm going to gp for it ::g
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You know when you buy Duracell batteries from the pound shop, they work but they don’t work like the Duracell batteries from say... Wilkinson’s .

Id personally ring Nigel at regtons and ask for the prices for supply and fit or just supply ::g

But good luck if you go for eBay specials ::g

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went for the ebay ones, £9 delivered. 630mah and PCB protected
i believe regton are the best part of 40 quid per battery supply only
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Is that a lipo battery? If so it's important that you store them around half charged if you want to prolong the life of them. A lot of people store their chargers with the batteries fully charged, but lithium cells are very 'stressed' in that state which degrades them considerably.

Had years of experience with LIPO batteries with my RC cars.
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Reasantly had a ws5 issue...1 side of headphones worked intermittently , sent to regtons , thought while they are in there replace battery as well... headphone batts were on way out ...all sorted new headband and new battery....original ones lasted 5 yrs...still on original on controler and 9" coil but if dues not used I charge all items on a 3month basis . £126.00

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You really aren't doing yourself any favours if you are fully charging the battery and then storing it. You will lose around 20% capacity a year doing that.

Ideally you want it about half charged and kept at an ambient of 0-10'C (so garages tend to be ideal).

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I purchased a battery for my WS5 headset on flea bay.I found it fiddly to get the assembly back together and damaged a ribbon wire.

I rang Regton and the unit using my own pre purchsed battery was back home in a couple of days.

OK it cost a few pounds, but I was back up and running in a couple of days,thanks to their very fast turn around.

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I went for it, remote was easy enough but that ribbon cable on the ws4 was a mission to line back up. It's taking charge so that's a good thing
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My mate asked me to have a go at his 9 inch coil that has been neglected for 2 years.
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It survived the dunk test so fingers crossed
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