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DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: Giantprawn60
Date: February 17, 2016 11:06AM
Hi Dave,

This may have already been answered but I can't find it on the forum.

What is/was the thinking behind setting the G2/G2+/Goldbug Pro to take 9v batteries? Is it convinency of carrying only 1 battery vs 4 ? Or is there a "deeper" meaning to it?

Thanks



Eurotek Pro
Teknetics G2
Nokta RS Pinpointer
Xpointer (amazing pinpointer!!)

Best finds:
1696 William 3rd x2
Silver six pences
Brooches and various UK relics

Still looking for a hoard of gold Staters...any ideas?

"IF IN DOUBT, DIG IT OUT !"

Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: Dave J.
Date: February 17, 2016 12:45PM
No deeper meaning, it's just one of several ways to do it and that way was convenient. In stuff we have under development however we are trending toward AA's.

Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: horikindaguy
Date: February 17, 2016 03:25PM
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Dave J.
No deeper meaning, it's just one of several ways to do it and that way was convenient. In stuff we have under development however we are trending toward AA's.

get back to work Dave! we want some new machines.... actually I'm really liking my G2+ but I would really like a 'running' depth meter along with ID #'s while in all-metal...G3 coming up? looking forward to something 'revolutionary' in a new line also.....
cheers...

btw, I'm using a 6-AA pack I spliced in (carefully) and it runs a looooong, loooooong time....
and I can still pop in a spare 9V if that gives out while in the field...

Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: cookie58
Date: February 17, 2016 04:29PM
Ask Tim (Digger70pa). I think that is right. He has probably found more relics with the G2 than anyone out there and logged a greater amount of time. I bought the rechargeable 9v 600 mAh. I've not been out to try those to make any kind of assumption. The weather has been a little nasty here. When I first got the G2+ last fall, I used the 9v Duralast alkaline, and was able to look a couple of long hunts with one battery. However, I kept a spare close. Any time I can get them, I like the rechargeables. I remember the old Whites machines that used 14 AAs. Two packs-------one had eight and the other six. Back then, they were expensive to replace. When we were able to have rechargeables. Wow what a Country.........

Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: pasttom
Date: February 17, 2016 05:02PM
In the 5 years I've been doing this 9v battery prices seem to have doubled. I have not noticed a performance difference between rechargeables and other traditional batteries other than they exhaust very quickly at the end of their performance curve. I like using AA better and am glad to see the move that way. Thanks, Dave!



Pastor Tom
7 Minelabs, 3 Makros and a few others - rebuilding inventory
under the watchful eyes of my Welsh Corgi Sadie

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Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: February 19, 2016 11:03AM
I'm flattered to even be mentioned on here buddy. I use the regular 9 volt battery in my G2. Rayovac Duracell energizer. It doesn't matter I get two 5-6 hour hunts in & change them. I do always have a pack of back up batteries in the truck. HH



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Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: digsgti
Date: February 19, 2016 09:58PM
G2 seems to like a fresh battery. Gets pretty good battery life, but I wouldn't use it too long once it gets to the last bar. F75/T2 has my favorite battery situation on any detector I've ever used. Good to hear Fisher/Teknetics is trending towards AA batteries.

Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: Giantprawn60
Date: March 03, 2016 04:48AM
Thanks Dave, appreciate the clarification. Do you have any hints about the upcoming developments without saying too much?



Eurotek Pro
Teknetics G2
Nokta RS Pinpointer
Xpointer (amazing pinpointer!!)

Best finds:
1696 William 3rd x2
Silver six pences
Brooches and various UK relics

Still looking for a hoard of gold Staters...any ideas?

"IF IN DOUBT, DIG IT OUT !"

Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: Dave J.
Date: March 03, 2016 05:06AM
To answer your question: yes,we've got upcoming developments.

And there! I didn't say too much!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/03/2016 05:07AM by Dave J..

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Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: Jackpine Savage
Date: March 03, 2016 12:31PM
Ask the Russians.



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Minelab Advantage, G2, Omega 8500, X-Terra 705, F75 DST and a Fisher ID Edge

Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: pasttom
Date: March 03, 2016 12:56PM
Tom that is only good for email.
Dave, I want to say I appreciate the move to AAs and THANK YOU for having battery indicators on your company's machines. I have some units without them and even though I always try to have a spare set of batteries with me as I hunt, its irritating as all get out to have to guess where/when I'll need them. Bless you!!!



Pastor Tom
7 Minelabs, 3 Makros and a few others - rebuilding inventory
under the watchful eyes of my Welsh Corgi Sadie

Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: Giantprawn60
Date: March 08, 2016 07:32AM
ha! good one! :) a little google just told me about some 2 potential machines from Tek...



Eurotek Pro
Teknetics G2
Nokta RS Pinpointer
Xpointer (amazing pinpointer!!)

Best finds:
1696 William 3rd x2
Silver six pences
Brooches and various UK relics

Still looking for a hoard of gold Staters...any ideas?

"IF IN DOUBT, DIG IT OUT !"

Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: Speedlunker
Date: April 24, 2017 10:27PM
I guess I'm in the minority here but I love the 9 volt battery set up and wouldj hate to see it change. I bought 4 9 volt lithium ion rechargeable batteries and a 4 bank charger for $19.00 on Amazon. I get amazing run time out of them and it's easy and fast to carry a spare and change them. I hunt regularly with a friend with a machine that takes 4 AA's and he's always frustrated with battery changes while hunting. As a bonus my pinpointer uses AA so my 4 pack of rechargeables has covered my bases for months now for less than 20 bucks.

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Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: amberjack
Date: April 25, 2017 07:02AM
I agree 9v battery's are so much easier than AA's :biggrin:

AJ

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Re: DAVE J- Question on Batteries 9V
Posted by: dfmike
Date: April 25, 2017 04:07PM
I prefer 9V too. I'd rather carry only 1 extra battery and pop only one in when it needs changing. I wait until they show up on special somewhere and buy two or three 4 packs.

My pointer uses a 9V battery as well.



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