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$15 - Swapping cells in CTX-3030 battery pack
Posted by: kanaka2
Date: January 17, 2018 09:24PM
https://youtu.be/Rpqb3hDFqsY

Works like a charm!

HH - Jason



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/17/2018 09:26PM by kanaka2.

Re: $15 - Swapping cells in CTX-3030 battery pack
Posted by: Kevo
Date: January 18, 2018 10:32AM
This is awesome. My CTX is brand new, but I am sure I will do this at some point.

Kevin

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Re: $15 - Swapping cells in CTX-3030 battery pack
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: January 18, 2018 04:11PM
JASON --

Thank you for sharing!

I haven't watched the video yet, but this is great to know that it can be done, as I'm sure I'll need to do it, too, eventually...

Steve



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Re: $15 - Swapping cells in CTX-3030 battery pack
Posted by: tbw
Date: January 18, 2018 08:42PM
Good to know.

Re: $15 - Swapping cells in CTX-3030 battery pack
Posted by: tbw
Date: January 18, 2018 08:43PM
Lot less expensive than buying a new battery.

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Re: $15 - Swapping cells in CTX-3030 battery pack
Posted by: chappy(IN)
Date: January 19, 2018 03:27AM
Thanks Jason lots of good information there. You should put the video into the CTX resource center. :thumbup:

Re: $15 - Swapping cells in CTX-3030 battery pack
Posted by: jas415
Date: January 19, 2018 07:16AM
For me, it was not all that successful as I am no soldering expert. It worked and the battery was good for about 6 or 8 hunts then one was dead. I think I got it too hot during soldering but do not know definitively. Just be very careful when doing this. Those little flat metal contacts soldered to the batteries are really tricky to get off the original battery as they are sort of 'tacked' onto the battery. Not easy to get off, and as the video says, go slow, and very patient with it. Also, soldering is not all that easy either as you dont want to get the battery too hot, and in order to get the solder to stick (prevent cold solder joint) you need it hot!

But, if you know what you are doing soldering and have the proper solder iron, it is a breeze.

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Re: $15 - Swapping cells in CTX-3030 battery pack
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: January 19, 2018 09:35AM
Good video, Jason. Thanks for posting.
For those of you planning on doing this, theres an older thread by amberjack (iirc) on doing this as well.



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Re: $15 - Swapping cells in CTX-3030 battery pack
Posted by: Brianc
Date: January 20, 2018 06:35PM
Great video I did mine works great, minelab should offer this service or a longer battery warranty.

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