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Battery question

Post by Robbiedarza » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:35 am

Hi there I have just bought my first ever metal detector it's a minelab X Terra 505. It came with some AA batteries but I want to replace them and I was wondering whether the battery quality makes a difference for example will I get the same results with Duracell batteries as I would if I put some cheap ones in from the pound shop.

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Re: Battery question

Post by Pastmember01 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:30 am

It will make a difference in how long they last. A lot of the cheap batteries in poundland are zinc chloride. Alkaline batteries are by far the best for both duration and the way the power curve drops. There are plenty of good alkaline batteries often cheaper than Duracell but do look for deals and offers. Alternatively go rechargeable. Higher upfront cost but cheaper long term.

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Re: Battery question

Post by ROCK HOPPER » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:03 am

Lidl have 2500mah AA's on their offer this week at £2.99 for 4 as my last lot have just started to fail after being charged over 200 times. They work fine in my SE Pro.
As I put the batteries on charge on returning from the beach I have no problems of them running out of power.

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Re: Battery question

Post by Koala » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:20 pm

Depth wise. It makes no difference

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Re: Battery question

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Re: Battery question

Post by beaubrummell » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:43 pm

Yep high power rechargeable batteries work great in my Minelab Explorer 2. ::g
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Re: Battery question

Post by Saffron » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:24 pm

I agree with the above about getting good quality rechargeable batteries, cheaper in the long run.

Do not know if its right or not but thought I read ages back that you should fully deplete them before recharging. Due to this I have 2 sets, which ensures if the ones in the machine die that I have a fully charged set at hand.

If you go the rechargeable route be aware that once they start to die (on my machines 1 bar drops off the battery indicator) they very quickly die although when showing fully charged they can do several long sessions with no dropped bars.


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Re: Battery question

Post by Batman » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:24 pm

I use the xterra 705 with energiser max batteries. £5 for eight from Wilkos. I would say I am getting maybe 20 hours at least out of a four pack, no issues with them at all. I used to use the Duracell but the machine would just switch off periodically!! Advised on here to use the energiser and no problems since. ::g

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Re: Battery question

Post by Robbiedarza » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:23 am

Ok that's great guys, many thanks for all the replies.

Cheers, Rob.

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