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Rechargeable and Back-up Batteries.

August 31, 2022 10:02AM avatar
Up until recently I have always relied on top-quality Alkaline batteries, and often through the years I would use an assortment of detectors to compare different battery brands. Then in 2020 I realized I had quite a 'collection' of NiMH Rechargeables that came with both new and gently-used detectors I had bought, and also noted that I had an over-supply of Alkaline batteries that were getting older and / or had sprung a leak. So I thinned out my battery tote to only the most current Alkalines, which I also used in several flashlights, and started to evaluate the different Eneloop, Varta, Minelab and other labeled NiMH batteries in detectors.

I decided to just start using the NiMH Rechargeable AA's in all my detectors that require them and save the expense of buying Lithium batteries. I do have one 9V NiMH charger but only one NiMH 9V battery, so unless I come across a really good price on those 9V rechargeables, i will continue to rely on quality alkaline batteries for my 9V powered gear (3-Tesoro's, 2-FTP's. and 4-AT ProPointers).


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Subject Author Views Posted

Battery replacement?

Harold,ILL. 185 August 30, 2022 08:50AM

3-Beeps I still hunt, 2-Beeps I change it.

Monte 94 August 30, 2022 12:52PM

Re: 3-Beeps I still hunt, 2-Beeps I change it.

kac 97 August 30, 2022 07:56PM

Rechargeable and Back-up Batteries.

Monte 162 August 31, 2022 10:02AM

thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 88 August 31, 2022 09:46AM

Re: Battery replacement?

kac 140 August 30, 2022 12:00PM

9v Battery replacement -

UtahRich 142 August 30, 2022 11:03AM

Re: 9v Battery replacement -

kac 116 September 02, 2022 09:09PM

Somewhat like NiCads and NiMH

Monte 87 September 02, 2022 10:42PM

Re: Somewhat like NiCads and NiMH

kac 95 September 04, 2022 11:21PM

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