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Posted by: mikzz
Date: March 21, 2013 11:52PM
This question is for those who understand the electronic side of detectors. the standard AA battery is 1.5 volt multiplied by 8 =12 volts
where the rechargeable AA battery is 1.2 volt multiplied by 8 = 9.6 volts is this correct?
So how does this affect the efficiency of the detector IE in depth and sensitivity, to me using rechargeable batteries would seem to be detrimental to both.
I detect for approx 3-4 hrs an outing so if I am already starting out underpowered by using rechargeable at the end of a day I must be really struggling for sensitivity. Am I correct in my assumption or have I got it completely wrong.
cheers mikzz

Re: batteries
Posted by: steve herschbach
Date: March 22, 2013 12:45AM
Detector engineers, knowing batteries run down, usually design the detector to run well below what the batteries provide when new or fully charged. A regulator steps the power down to that level. Depth and sensitivity are not impeded until the batteries drop to that regulated level, which is also where the low battery or battery change warnings kick in.

Re: batteries
Posted by: mikzz
Date: March 22, 2013 04:49AM
thank you for your answer as you can see electronics is not my fort'e.

Re: batteries
Posted by: mjtreasure
Date: March 24, 2013 10:09PM
Hi, Rechargeable batteries have a rating usually in mAH, which is milli Amp Hour rating. The higher the mAH the more capacity the battery has for holding the electrical charge. This rating is similar to the CCA or Cold Cranking Amp rating on auto batteries. Before purchasing or using rechargeable batteries make sure that the manufacturer doesn't advise against using these higher mAH rated rechargeables. I am expecting my new finny in the mail any day now, let me know if you find out about what the manufacturers comments are on this subject. If I find out any more info on this I will update it here as well.

Good Luck Hunting!!

Re: batteries
Posted by: nuff coils
Date: May 28, 2017 10:30PM
Can you use 8 regular (not rechargeable) Ultimate Lithium batteries in the Infinium or is that to much horsepower?


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/2017 10:31PM by nuff coils.

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