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Bounty hunter quick silver low battery problems
« on: January 09, 2013, 21:00 »
Got my new bounty quick silver in the mail today.  ;D

Assembled the unit. Looks good. Put in batteries and low battery alarm. :(

Ok. Off to the shop for some brand new batteries for detector and spotter and off again to the back yard.

30 minutes later, low battery alarm again. :o

Changed one of the batteries with the spotter and 5 minutes later, low battery alarm again. :'(

Kept my cool and put the new detector  carefully in the house and got out the old white beach comber and went for a walk with the missus and found our first goldie in the front yard. The misses is rapt and hooked. ;D ;D

Pretty disappointed as I had high hopes for the new detector. I'll try another set tomorrow but looks like a dud.

Anybody else had a problem like this.

Linkback: http://forum.kimbucktwo.com/index.php?topic=16160.0
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Re: Bounty hunter quick silver low battery problems
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 21:32 »
Are they alkaline batteries? I know it sounds like a silly question, but it could make a big difference. Where did you purchase it from? Keep me informed as I have direct contacts with First Texas Products.
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Re: Bounty hunter quick silver low battery problems
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 22:27 »
Batteries are Everyready super heavy duty. New from shop this afternoon. Pic included.

Batteries are reading over 9 volts before being inserted and 8.5 ish after only 30 minutes.

Manual states low battery indicator shows when batteries are below 6.8 volts.

Manual also states that battery life should last 16 hours in the field.

Any help appreciated as I intended to use my new detector this weekend.
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Re: Bounty hunter quick silver low battery problems
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 22:31 »
Change them to ordinary 9 volt batteries. Sounds silly hey. The super heavy duty ones could be causing your issue. If changing them over it might be an idea to get hold of where you got it & see what their return policy is.
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Re: Bounty hunter quick silver low battery problems
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 22:36 »
Thanks I will buy some more tomorrow. The first ones I tried were the red heavy duty everyreadys and these are super heavy duty.

Do you mean the cheapest lowest power ones?

I know the manual said not to use heavy duty but these should last longer.

I will try some in the morning when the shops open up but it doesn't make much sense to me.
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Re: Bounty hunter quick silver low battery problems
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 22:55 »
Might be a voltage thing gregted, for instance with the Xterra I have you cannot use rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries, the voltage is too high and the detector shuts down, I hope it is a simple problem for you buddy, good luck.....cheers Colin.
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Re: Bounty hunter quick silver low battery problems
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 04:58 »
Thanks all for the advice,

Looks like Energizer are the ones to use. Interesting that they are the first battery I've found that state alkaline battery on the pack. I thought all batteries were alkaline. You learn something new everyday.

Had it turned on the other night for over an hour and seems to be ok.

Interesting side to having it turned on while we were having a pretty full on electrical storm outside was that it would sound every time we got a lightning flash. I guess it was picking up the electrical charge through the air. Curious....

I'll give it a go this morning with the new batteries and let you know how it goes.

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Re: Bounty hunter quick silver low battery problems
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 08:51 »
There ya go. Nice easy.
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