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« on: May 06, 2009, 05:38:46 PM »

Has anyone an opinion on which are the best batteries to use . I use Duracell myself , are there any better ?
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 05:59:07 PM »

I HAVE JUST INVESTED IN A SET OF RECHARGABLES  DONT KNOW HOW  LONG THEY WILL LAST IN THE DETECTOR  BUT I WLL BRING ALONG A SPARE SET OF DURACELL     JUST IN CASE
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 06:01:15 PM »

I use the rechargable pack mine comes with , I never use the battery option, to expensive. Does your detector have a chargable pack option?
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 06:07:55 PM »

I'm pretty sure it does ( whites m6 ) I was told that the rechargeable batteries have a steep drop off when they start to discharge and that Duracell drop at  an even rate . Batteries have come down in price a lot in the last few years . My last pack of duracells cost me under 5.00 for 16.
 I usually get about 5/6 ( 40+ hrs ) full days detecting out of a set of 8
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 06:08:10 PM »

Buying cheap batteries is a false economy so only use branded alkalines mainly energisers and durocells the high preformance when possible the only problem I,ve encountered is that the energisers seem to vary in size have trouble getting them into my goldmaxx holders the duracells fit sweet as a nut  Roll Eyes mole
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 06:10:36 PM »

Alan my whites battery pack , charges overnight and is good for two complete days detecting, not only that you dont have to fully discharge it before charging.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2009, 06:17:25 PM »

Thanks Tafflaff , I'll have a look at that option
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009, 06:25:21 PM »

get mine from toys r us, 32 AA's for 7.99, they normally last for a couple of outings
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009, 06:27:30 PM »

I'll get those Romano as my back up i think , always handy!
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009, 06:31:53 PM »

Thanks romano-brit . I think I'll start there , great price !
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 06:32:26 PM »

 Grin I'm a Philistine , just use what's available and the cheapest , seems to work for me! Tried the expensive ones and the size does alter.
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 01:42:18 PM »

I use Duracell in the x-terra,they great !
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2009, 08:51:28 AM »

i use duracell extra batteries,I have tried rechargeable but they did not last as long between the charges as the duracell.When i looked into this i found that most of the rechargeables run at 1.2 volt and will only charge to this value as my detectors use 8 AA batteries which are 1.5 volt with is in mind it became clear that i was already down by a couple of volts before i left the house.
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2009, 08:56:19 AM »

Sodbuster (Alan) where did you find 16 Duracell for 5 ? That is a brilliant price and I want some...lol....I paid 5.99 for 8 in Wilkinsons. Used them at the Rooksbridge Rally. I had to change my rechargeables at the Caerleon 2 Rally as the Quattro turned off on me. The Duracells were still showing a full charge at the end of a days detecting at Rooksbridge.
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2009, 09:06:55 AM »

Jonola i buy my duracell either from argos,tesco or B&Q just keep your eyes open for the best deals most of which are buy 8 get 8 free and then just bulk buy the shelf life on them tends to be about 2 years and they do keep for this length of time.
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