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Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: ronhob
Date: September 19, 2017 07:52PM
I am sure they last a while, but will you have to send it in for replacement? Cost?
I am also wondering if the wireless headphones will be totally submersible? Sounds stupid, I know, but hate to accidentely dunk an expensive set of phones.

I gotta say, it looks like they ,(Minelab), have taken notice to what many detectorists have been eagerly wanting in a detector. Looks like a terrific unit. Maybe they have decided to follow the forums a little closer like Dilek.
Guess you gotta pay some attention, or you end up with a product that flops while the competition walks all over ya!
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Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: September 19, 2017 08:07PM
havent seen anything on the battery replacement, but I would GUESS its probably sealed and a factory replacement thing considering thats the biggest weakness of the CTX waterproofing. Just a guess though, maybe didnt learn that lesson.

Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: Clad2Hunt
Date: September 20, 2017 07:40AM
What a pain that would be to have to send it in. With the new style batteries it will take awhile before they would have to be replaced.

Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: stephenscool
Date: September 20, 2017 10:42AM
Probably will have 1 battery replacement near/at the end of the factory warranty. Just a hunch

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Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: ronhob
Date: September 20, 2017 01:26PM
Anyone else think that the new Equinox resembles the Quest and awful lot?
That's probably one of the reasons Minelab kept their cost down!
Getting more options all the time! I think I'll ride it out till next summer.



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Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: Crosby
Date: September 20, 2017 05:21PM
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stephenscool
Probably will have 1 battery replacement near/at the end of the factory warranty. Just a hunch

Had to replace my CTX battery right before the warranty expired, only to find out Minelab only warrantees the batter for 6 months.

Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: September 20, 2017 08:12PM
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ronhob
Anyone else think that the new Equinox resembles the Quest and awful lot?
That's probably one of the reasons Minelab kept their cost down!
Getting more options all the time! I think I'll ride it out till next summer.

The Quest has nothing on this new machine . Saw a Quest on a Gold test and it failed , it was up against a V4 Deus but it doesn't matter . It failed .
The Equinox will have a 40 kht freq and that is for Gold and the machine is super fast .

Buy the Equinox.



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Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: jas415
Date: September 20, 2017 09:12PM
A wireless probably will not work under water no matter if it is waterproof. Reasonable protections should suffice. I keep the WM10 in a triple seal pouch with only the wires coming out (they are folded over twice) and it has never gotten water in it. Been under water a couple of times for a few seconds in a wave, but never an issue with water.

Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: RC
Date: September 22, 2017 12:39PM
I make Radio control subs. The sub goes to ten feet, the transmitter is also in a Ikelite case. Underwater the signal seems to have a range from 8-12 feet from the sub to still control it. So haveing a wireless headset and being well within ten feet it should work underwater

Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: Bryan V
Date: September 22, 2017 12:50PM
There is a port to screw in waterproof headphones on the back.



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Re: Wondering about the battery replacement
Posted by: Ksdirt
Date: September 22, 2017 04:47PM
Hopefully when it comes time to replace the battery we won't have to send it to Kellyco.......don't like being without my detector that long...

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