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Nexus & Batteries

Post by R2T2 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:45 pm

You may have heard or read that Nexus Machines 'eat' Batteries .
I thought I would give my experiences as I have a Mk2 and a MP V2.
The Mk2 does use more Battery power than the MP, and for this Machine I use 2700 mAh Nimh rechargeables. These will last for a seven and a half hour day's detecting. I have never bought a spare set as I have never needed one.
For the MP, I use 2400mAh Nimh rechargeables, and again these are fine for a seven and a half hour day's detecting.
Neither Detector has ever used up it's Batteries in the Field in this time.
Why seven and a half hours ? , well by that time I'm about to expire, even if the Batteries aren't !!.

Perhaps I should add that I use a Radio Link (Quest), to my Headphones.
Possibly this uses a bit less power than if driving Headphones direct.... ?

HH Tim.



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Re: Nexus & Batteries

Post by toni » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:06 pm

Hello Tim,
What AA 1.2v do you use? (GP, Energizer ……….?)
And what earphones?


R2T2 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:45 pm
You may have heard or read that Nexus Machines 'eat' Batteries .
I thought I would give my experiences as I have a Mk2 and a MP V2.
The Mk2 does use more Battery power than the MP, and for this Machine I use 2700 mAh Nimh rechargeables. These will last for a seven and a half hour day's detecting. I have never bought a spare set as I have never needed one.
For the MP, I use 2400mAh Nimh rechargeables, and again these are fine for a seven and a half hour day's detecting.
Neither Detector has ever used up it's Batteries in the Field in this time.
Why seven and a half hours ? , well by that time I'm about to expire, even if the Batteries aren't !!.

Perhaps I should add that I use a Radio Link (Quest), to my Headphones.
Possibly this uses a bit less power than if driving Headphones direct.... ?

HH Tim.

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Re: Nexus & Batteries

Post by R2T2 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:11 pm

Hello Toni.
The 2700mAh Batteries I use are Lloytrons, and the 2400mAh ones are Duracells.
I tend to use small XP Blue Backphones most of the time, which although very cheap, have a very good quality sound, while being extremely light.
I also use the 'Quest' Wireless link Transmitter / Receiver with all my Detectors.
HH, Tim.

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