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Deteknix Xpointer battery life
Posted by: Percy
Date: June 24, 2016 07:48PM
The Xpointer is my favorite pin pointer right now ....only complaint is the battery life. I suspect it is due
the the led being so bright which is great if you need it. I don't use the back light so was wondering
if it is easily disconnected ? Perhaps the battery life would be improved. Thanks for any replies.

Re: Deteknix Xpointer battery life
Posted by: zstricky
Date: July 02, 2016 10:48AM
I have one as well and it does what I need it to. I used it for river detecting once until it started acting crazy. I opened it up and after it dried out for a day or two works like normal.
As far as disconnecting the led, I'm sure it could be done, but I doubt you would notice that much difference. One thing that makes a huge difference is battery quality. I once tried a cheap 'heavy duty' non-alkaline battery and the pin pointer lasted a few minutes.
I get an 8 pack of Amazon Basics for $10 and I think they are as good as premium Duracell or Energizer 9V batteries.

Re: Deteknix Xpointer battery life
Posted by: Percy
Date: July 06, 2016 10:00PM
Zstricky
Thanks for your reply and yes I'm guilty of using the cheapo batteries. Will try the better batteries as you suggested.

Re: Deteknix Xpointer battery life
Posted by: cladhopper73
Date: July 10, 2016 09:03PM
I turn off the vibration option and only use the sound option on my Xpointer... that helps a lot too.

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Re: Deteknix Xpointer battery life
Posted by: staffydog33
Date: August 29, 2016 08:46AM
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Percy
The Xpointer is my favorite pin pointer right now ....only complaint is the battery life. I suspect it is due
the the led being so bright which is great if you need it. I don't use the back light so was wondering
if it is easily disconnected ? Perhaps the battery life would be improved. Thanks for any replies.

I agree with you mate.

I've owned the Garrett, and the Makro pinpointer, and press to hard on the earth or sand and they falseetc...but I've owned the Orange Xpointer for 6+ months and all I can say is, it is ...ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.

MUCH better than the rest, IMHO.

Matt.

Re: Deteknix Xpointer battery life
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: November 29, 2016 07:08PM
Why are we not using rechargeable. I think the last I bought were Ansman 300 mah and low self discharge meaning they will retain their charge for a year. I keep mine in a Prescription or Pill Bottle to keep them out of contact. (had one catch on fire in my pocket once)



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