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Hindsight and rethinking on NiMH Rechargeables. thinking

December 22, 2022 11:25PM avatar
When doing the Testing, and thinking and discussing the results since, I came to a few conclusions:

a.. Although I didn't spend money to buy more Alkalines and used what was new or newer, I do have experience with three V-540's from before and they ate through a wide variety of Alkaline batteries. I then used the supplied Minelab NiMH to save $$$.

When Testing what I had, I also used the same NiMH Charger from Minelab that came with the V-540 for all of the NiMH batteries I have.

b.. I have both some Blue and some White's Panasonic Eneloop NiMH and they both gave a little longer Run-Time with the V-540 than I got from the Minelab-labeled NiMH batteries that came with the V-540. And remember, I charged and tested 4-Batteries two times. I have sold a few of the White Eneloop batteries in the last few years before I made the change to go away from Alkalines.

c.. Also, since January of 2015 until I decided to go rechargeable full-time a year ago, I have had a lot of Varta NiMH that came with various Nokta or Makro detectors. Now, I sure wish I had them back! Those Made-in-Germany NiMH Rechargeable batteries have worked very well for me in different detectors, and now that I have done some side-by-side comparisons with a lot of constant EMI noise with the same battery-gobbling detector, the Varta batteries definitely stood out. I'm going to keep a watchful eye for any good deals to round up more Varta's.

d.. For the $$$, the very long Full-Bar and 2-Bar battery Run-Times with the RnB Lithium rechargeable battery, in that power-hogging Vanquish, sure makes them worth the cost. I will use NiMH in my other AA-powered units, but I am very satisfied to have an RnB in my personal Vanquish 540 as well as an RnB in my Loaner-Unit V-540. That way friends and family will get some good hunting out of it without pestering me should it die in a day's hunt.


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Vanquish 540 Alkaline & Rechargeable Battery Tests. thinking

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

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Hindsight and rethinking on NiMH Rechargeables. thinking

Monte 66 December 22, 2022 11:25PM

Varta Batteries

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

Monte 46 December 31, 2022 09:12PM

Testing Update we decided upon.

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

Monte 128 December 04, 2022 01:32PM

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

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

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