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I wonder how many more have had to have their batteries replaced, maybe not manyN/T
Posted by: Rick(ND)
Date: October 24, 2017 10:56AM

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Re: I wonder how many more have had to have their batteries replaced, maybe not many
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: October 24, 2017 12:51PM
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Rick(ND)
I wonder how many more have had to have their batteries replaced, maybe not many

IT would be a good question to pose to the DEUS forum.

Re: I wonder how many more have had to have their batteries replaced, maybe not many
Posted by: Goldpick
Date: October 25, 2017 04:42AM
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Jason in Enid
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Rick(ND)
I wonder how many more have had to have their batteries replaced, maybe not many

IT would be a good question to pose to the DEUS forum.

All the lithium batteries in my Deus are still going strong after a couple of years, have heard of some getting 5 years from theirs, so wouldn't be a concern on the Equinox for me. Of course it all depends on the frequency of use, at least the three batteries in the Deus are user replaceable, the lower frequency coils take a bit more work for the battery install.

Rather than look at the negatives on having a lithium battery pack running the Equinox, look at all the positives it provides - detectorists wanted lightweight in a Minelab detector, and going lithium was the only way to achieve that. Personally I'd hate to go back to using NiMH batteries after running the Deus for a while now. If the Equinox requires a service centre visit for battery replacement, then so be it, small price to pay for maintaining the waterproof integrity of the Equinox.

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Re: BATTERY in Equinox
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: October 25, 2017 05:30AM
Lith work a little different having a third wire if i remember right which allows the charger to check each cell to ensure they are all charged separately. How the smart charger reacts may determine how long it lasts too. Im told in some cases if a cell goes bad or the battery gets below a certain charge it can cause the charger not to recognize the battery giving an indication its charged.



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Re: I wonder how many more have had to have their batteries replaced, maybe not many
Posted by: sprchng
Date: October 25, 2017 07:23AM
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Jason in Enid
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Rick(ND)
I wonder how many more have had to have their batteries replaced, maybe not many

IT would be a good question to pose to the DEUS forum.

Any comments on the Deus forum which are critical , even constructively , seem to mysteriously disappear so I doubt the moderation over there will allow for a true analysis of the Deus battery system. If you detect once or twice a week the batteries will make the 2 year limit easily , detecting more than that could be a different story. Mine was produced in May 2014 and I did not use it much the first year but have used it a great deal since then and now the batteries in the remote and coil are both in need of replacement. The remote looks easy , the coil does not and I will have to send it in. Cost plus shipping. Minelab's service history is indeed a concern but , once again , we have no idea what the replacement procedure is and people already want to pull their hair out over it.:confused: It may be as easy as the batteries in your TV remote , who knows? , even a caveman could do it!!



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Re: BATTERY in Equinox
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: October 25, 2017 01:40PM
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Jason in Enid
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Decanfrost
One great way to CONTROL a product .....you have to come back for software updates ......OR battery replacement.
Oh yea ,and it s for your safety! $$$$

We will see

its nothing to do with safety. If you want to tear it open and muck about, go right ahead. Its a detector capable of going into the water. The biggest problem with that is the end user being too lazy to properly clean the seals every time its opened.

I'll happily send mine back in until the warranty expires and after that I'll the replacement myself. It's not rocket surgery if you have a little bit of common sense.

Didn't know rockets had surgery??

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Re: BATTERY in Equinox
Posted by: lytle78
Date: October 25, 2017 02:33PM
They don't need surgery as long as they regularly get their "booster" shots!



Rick Kempf

Re: Yes, I did send my Deus remote in for a new battery
Posted by: Mkus
Date: October 25, 2017 06:03PM
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Donna(NJ
After 2 1/2 years, it wouldn't take a full charge. Thankfully Deus replaced it free of charge even though the BATTERY warranty expires after 2 years. Most people are unaware of the 2 yr warranty on the batteries when buying used. The machine and parts are 5 yr but batteries only 2. So just be aware should you buy a used machine or coil more than 2 years old.

PS Deus installed even better batteries on my remote. I suspect the coil battery is also on it was out as sometimes it, too, doesn't take a full charge. But even still Deus was reasonable at $50 to replace the battery. Minelab doesn't know how to be reasonable on repair costs !!!! Because its a waterproof unit, Id send in for factory replacement. Let's see what they charge for that !!!!

HH
Donna(NJ)
The new coils HF have their batteries outside the coil and they fit in the lower shaft so replacements are easy

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Re: BATTERY in Equinox
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: October 26, 2017 08:10AM
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lytle78
They don't need surgery as long as they regularly get their "booster" shots!

HA! good one!

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