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Re: Where To Find These Accessories At Findmall Sponsors...
Posted by: Critterhunter
Date: July 22, 2012 07:41PM
Don't want to muck up this sticky with battery info more than I already have, so I'll just post this quick link to a thread of common myths about rechargeables degrading the performance of a detector, in which I do my best to squash those myths just one more time. They always seem to pop up in detecting circles. It seems battery technology (and knowledge of it) lags well behind in this hobby as compared to my other hobby (RC electric planes). Many in that hobby live, drink, and eat over battery chemistry and charging specifics, because in RC planes if you don't know these things well it can cost you a plane in that you don't have enough power to bring it back for a landing. Electric RC planes live and die on the power source, so it's far more important to understand the various aspects of battery care and feeding in that hobby.

Just in terms of our detecting hobby, where only recently the switch was made from nicads to nimhs (maybe not recently in the real sense of the term, but far after the switch was done in RC planes), it's still far behind that of RC airplanes, where things like lipos, A123 cells, and other such advanced battery chemistry (and chargers) has already been well established for several years, and in fact even in terms of rechargeable technology (both battery and charger), people seem to be paying much more for it in the detecting crowd, where as the same stuff is dirt cheap if you know where to look in the RC crowd...And yet all these things are unheard of in detecting circles. I myself am using a 3 cell series lipo that cost me $7 and a $20 charger I already had for RC (which will charge numerous battery types) to drop the weight drastically of my GT. As light as nimhs are, a 3 cell (12.6V) lipo is much lighter. It also has the added hassle-less advantage of not self-discharging on the shelf and providing quick 1 hour charge times without punishing the battery.

Anyway, here's just a short response to bust several myths that I saw mentioned and believed in in a thread in another detecting forum here on Findmall, including the weight of nimhs versus non-rechargeables, the effect (or I should say lack there of) of a lower voltage of nimhs or nicads on a detector's performance, and so on...

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?25,1744179



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Sovereign and Excal battery information 101

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This Question Gets Asked A Lot...Can I Run 8AA Nimhs In The Regular Alkaline Battery Holder? URL

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Critterhunter917August 24, 2012 10:01AM

Running 8 AA Nimhs In Alkaline Holder, Excalibur Stock Nicad Charger/Newer Nimh Battery Charging Info, Charging XS2, GT, Excal, And Etrac Stock Packs Faster, And A Bunch Of Other Loose Ends... URL

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Sorry, already had posted this link so deleted message...N/T

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