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Garrett propointer AT eating batteries

Post by Elbasstardo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:04 pm

Hi guys, I upgraded to a garrett at pro pointer at the beginning of this month. Are they known to eat batteries? The battery it was supplied with lasted half a day of detecting, fair enough I thought most things that come supplied with batteries are supplied with a poor battery, it was a duracell but hey ho

Bought another duracell power plus or something it was about £6 and that's just died today in total I've probably been out 3 days of detecting, my detector had a new set of batteries the same time as the pointer and that's dropped 2bars.

Can't be right can it?


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Re: Garrett propointer AT eating batteries

Post by garrettoldboy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:24 pm

hello, it has auto power off ? 60 minutes, so maybe a fault with your new one,my garret pointer still has same PP 3 battery from new although mine switches of in a shorter time, as it is new would be under warranty.

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Re: Garrett propointer AT eating batteries

Post by Elbasstardo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:30 pm

Hi yes it auto powers off, but I switch it off before putting it back in the holster so it's maybe only ever on for 30seconds at a time. I think I'll give crawfords a ring!
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Re: Garrett propointer AT eating batteries

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:54 pm

You should get months out of a single battery unless you are out for 8 hours every day. A few hours certainly isn’t right.

Worth buying some rechargeable batteries. Cheaper and helps the planet ::g
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Post by Easylife » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:30 pm

I get 3 months of use out of a battery with my 'carrot' and it gets used a lot. I use Duracell industrial's at about £1 each. You could try another fresh battery. ::g
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Post by Elbasstardo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:08 pm

I didn't think it could be right, I've bought some of the lidl batteries that trounced duracell in tests, I'll give them a go and if no better it's going back. Thanks people
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Re: Garrett propointer AT eating batteries

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:20 pm

It does sound as if there is a problem with the unit but it's worth trying a fresh battery before returning it as that's what they'll. I think most people (like yourself) turn their 'pointer' off after investigating each signal for battery power conservancy.

Just out of habit, I also remove the battery after every session as a matter of course. (My son raises his eyebrows each time he sees me do it).
Here's hoping you get a solution to the problem - Good Luck ::g Regards ss47
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