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Hey White's TDI Pro Users!
Posted by: McArthur John
Date: February 12, 2016 05:16PM
hey beepers....

i just wanted to let all you whites TDI Pro users know that in the near future, there will be an ALTERNATIVE to those hugely overpriced whites TDI Pro and aftermarket battery packs.


ive been running detectors for about 32 years now. ive owned and ran just about everything you can think of detector-wise, and own a total of 11 different detectors. recently i picked up a nice Whites TDI Pro in a trade. it came with the charger and one battery. i spend alot of time out detecting in nevada and arizona, and figured id put the TDI to work this summer, so i needed a extra battery. i went online and started checking them out and almost fell off my frickin chair. i couldnt believe that whites wanted $199 bucks for a battery pack!...i thought i was looking at minelab or something!...i started looking for aftermarket batteries, and found a couple but still, $169 was/is a really over the top price. on a whim, i pulled the shrink wrap off my battery pack, and discovered that theres really not much to them, CERTAINLY not $199 worth!!!!. i started talking to people, sourcing parts,ect and found that its actually CHEAP to build these things even with quality japanese cells ( whites uses cheap $4 a piece retail price samsung batteries in their packs, bulk their probably paying a quarter a pop for them)

ive been doing ALOT of research, talking to other long time detectorists, pickin some brains and spending A LOT of time on email and the phone. soon i will be posting the info,plans,material sources and how to with pictures to build your OWN 8 cell Li-Ion TDI Pro battery packs for UNDER $50 A PACK with PREMIUM JAPANESE CELLS, protection PCB board ect included, and that will charge with your original equipment whites chargers (WHICH BY THE WAY im also looking at another automatic charger that does exactly the same thing as the whites charger, a little better specs,ect for a whopping $28.00..go figure), and according to my calculations, will last days compared to the whites batteries.. no more high dollar aftermarket batteries for the TDI Pro!

for those of you who dont want to have to order all the parts ( which can be ordered seperately by the way there no bulk requirement) , i may also put together a complete "you build" kit with everything you need and instructions, or for those who just cant get the hang of doing it themselves , i may even be persuaded to build them for you for a small fee if you buy the pre-prepared kit from me.

i may even offer pre-built packs VERY reasonable

ive already ordered parts,ect so when they come in, i will let everyone know.

im also working on a very inexpensive minelab GP/GPX battery pack also.


McArthur John
AKA
Nuggetdigger

Re: Hey White's TDI Pro Users!
Posted by: stephenscool
Date: February 12, 2016 06:10PM
are you friends with the Nigerian prince that keeps emailing me

Re: Hey White's TDI Pro Users!
Posted by: McArthur John
Date: February 13, 2016 07:48AM
LOL...hardly

Re: Hey White's TDI Pro Users!
Posted by: McArthur John
Date: February 16, 2016 04:07PM
doesnt seem like many are interested, but i got the supplies in today and built 2 8 cell packs, charging the second one now. using the whites stock charger and everythings working perfectly . i will be giving them a workout over the next couple of weeks and will give everyone a shout with the results.

Re: Hey White's TDI Pro Users!
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: February 16, 2016 08:12PM
Why did you end up posting on this forum instead of the White's forum, you would probably get more response over there.

Re: Hey White's TDI Pro Users!
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: February 16, 2016 08:44PM
Go to the classroom section and there's a TDI classroom to ask your questions on.

Re: Hey White's TDI Pro Users!
Posted by: McArthur John
Date: February 18, 2016 03:29PM
built 4 packs and sofar everything is premo!.......i got to find some nice heat shrink though. i got some that works OK but it doesnt shrink up clean like i want it to. will post pix when i get a chance.

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