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Testing Update we decided upon.

December 11, 2022 11:52PM avatar
1.. Because all three of us use a Vanquish 540, but have quite a different assortment of other detectors, we decided to limit our 'Testing' to ONLY the Minelab Vanquish 540 we own.

2.. Because we each took different approaches to monitoring the 'Run Times' it was decided to re-test the various Batteries, fresh Alkaline and fully-charged NiMH and RnB Lithium, and keep track of the Battery Bar changes, and STOP the testing time when the last Single Battery bar starts 'flashing' to indicate a time-to-change batteries according to the manual.

3.. The Vanquish Battery Strength Bar is only 3 segments, so we monitor when it goes from a Full indication of 3 Bars, drops to 2-Bars, drops to 1-Bar and then Stop the time when that last bar starts flashing.

So, we are all in the very noisy process of re-testing all of the batteries we have. Right now I am working with 4-AA Alkaline batteries from Albertsons / United Grocery (owned by Albertsons since 2012), and have already tested 4-AA Alkaline batteries from Tractor Supply and 4-Alkaline that were Ray-O-Vac High Energy. I have 4 fully-charged NiMH from Minelab, that came with the V-540, 4-AA NiMH Varta 2100 mA I got from Nokta/Makro, and 4-AA NiMH 1900 mA White and 1900 mA Blue Eneloops, plus the RnB Lithium 6000 mH rechargeable.

When we finish this week I will post the end results here.


NOTE: ALL battery testing and comparisons need to be done with the same detector model and same batteries. The Run-Time for a Vanquish is going to be different from any-other make or model. These 'tests' are only for those of us using a Vanquish because we have determined the typical 'Run-Time' tends to be shorter than what we generally get with other 4-AA powered detectors, and we wanted to see what some battery battery decisions are for them.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/12/2022 11:47AM by Monte.
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Vanquish 540 Alkaline & Rechargeable Battery Tests. thinking

Monte 377 November 27, 2022 06:58PM

Testing Finished: Vanquish 540 Pro Pack Battery Test Results:

Monte 68 December 17, 2022 11:07PM

Re: Testing Finished: Vanquish 540 Pro Pack Battery Test Results:

Kickindirt 54 December 27, 2022 02:28PM

Re: Testing Finished: Vanquish 540 Pro Pack Battery Test Results:

jmaryt 87 December 29, 2022 08:35PM

Hindsight and rethinking on NiMH Rechargeables. thinking

Monte 67 December 22, 2022 11:25PM

Varta Batteries

OregonGregg 65 December 30, 2022 08:55AM

Thank You, Gregg. On my post-Christmas shopping list. N/T

Monte 47 December 31, 2022 09:12PM

Testing Update we decided upon.

Monte 91 December 11, 2022 11:52PM

V-540 & RnB testing ... 1st full-charge run.

Monte 129 December 04, 2022 01:32PM

Edited 1st test, here is the 2nd test.

Monte 142 December 05, 2022 12:14AM

Re: V-540 & RnB testing ... 1st full-charge run.

desertsmith 95 December 04, 2022 08:46PM

Re: Vanquish 540 and the RnB Inovations rechargeable battery. thinkingthinking

FeistyFrank 149 November 30, 2022 04:57PM

Current 'testing' and past battery evaluations.

Monte 117 December 01, 2022 04:18AM

Re: Current 'testing' and past battery evaluations.

jmaryt 107 December 04, 2022 05:58PM

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