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Batteries

Post by Ecobob » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:58 pm

Hi All !
Anyone tried these GP batteries ?
https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p89919
At £5.98 for 24 the look worth a punt!
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Re: Batteries

Post by Blackadder43 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:44 pm

My personal opinion is buy rechargables
Yes you pay at the start, but over the long term you will save
Take a look at 4 Eneloop Pro rechargables
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Re: Batteries

Post by Koala » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:15 pm

I use the cheapest known brand in home and bargain. Prices vary between £1-£1.5 for 10

usually last 4 days of around 8 hours in a F1265X

don't buy the blue ones though there rubbish.

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Re: Batteries

Post by Ecobob » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:08 pm

Good to know guys.
I use rechargeable power packs in my Whites XLT but the Garrett AT max that Santa is bringing me takes 4 AAs - so batteries are on my radar at the moment.
I’ll probably go for a power pack sooner rather than later but Christmas is not the time to be buying things for yourself - so my wife tells me!😂
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Re: Batteries

Post by mrs newt » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:18 pm

Hi,
I can recommend the eneloop rechargable batteries that Blackadder suggested , one charge lasts about 30hrs detecting with my Garret 400i ::g
Garrett Ace 400i + Z-Lynk headphones. Garrett Pro pointer AT.

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Post by Timmy 64 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:47 pm

I used a zinc rechargeable which were 1.6 voits batteries in in my old minelab I put 7 in as 8 battery's would be to many to run in the minelab power and it worked fine. ::g

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Re: Batteries

Post by Ecobob » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:17 pm

Thanks all
Have decided to go with the Eneloop Pro as suggested. Looks a very cost effective option.
In the Amazon basket!!!
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Post by shaggybfc » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:33 pm

Varta batteries are great, out performed the copper tops by days in the field. And they’re cheaper.
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Re: Batteries

Post by jcreilly » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:54 pm

8 2800mah ebl batteries and 8 way ebl charger think was 24 quid had it a around a month or two and been out for 8hrs with a half hr break and still on 3 bars on the etrac good for anyone on a budget

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