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Pinpointer battery .
« on: February 07, 2014, 11:10 »
I bought an energiser advanced 9 volt battery for smoke alarms for my pinpointer . I have had it for over 6 months now and still going strong . It is lasting way longer than the ordinary 9volt . Just thought this would be handy for someone that doesn't use rechargables . Could be handy info for someone that uses 9v batteries like in the bounty hunter detectors . Not cheap though at almost 8 bucks each but hey I can find that in 5 minutes with the CTX .

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Re: Pinpointer battery .
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 12:30 »
6 months is great

I'm probably getting 4 months , using most days .

Energiser Max or advance is all I use

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Re: Pinpointer battery .
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 22:28 »
Hi guys,

I use the 9.6 v Powerex Maha which is 10.4 volts when fully charged. They are available in Melbourne as they are the only distributor in OZ.

They are $19 each But they are the greatest.  With my Pistol Probe 2 9.6v in series Which gives me 5 inches on a $2 coin.

Bugger buying alkalines when you have rechargebles its just 2 costly to throw batteries away.

Same with eneloops for my Whites v3 i have had them now for 4 years and still going strong.

Regards Beepn.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2014, 22:33 by beepn »
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Re: Pinpointer battery .
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 08:50 »
Not a bad topic 8), I use copper tops in my pin pointer and get about 5 mths from them.  BUT if I use copper tops in my etrac I get voltage overload several times before the batteries discharge a little  :(, I have considered getting some lithium rechargeables for it but I don't know about justifying the un-necessary added cost, ???  as most of the time I run off the rechargeable pack anyway.  So the regular AAs are only a back up or when doing a roadie, then they are handy.

I have thought about cutting open my rechargeable pack and replacing the batteries with a higher capacity battery, not higher voltage. :)

Batteries always seem to be a on the moment buy if your not careful, it annoys me a little that I always seem to get either 2 or 4 left over from the pack. :(
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Re: Pinpointer battery .
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 09:14 »
This link may help with how long it takes to actually recharge your batteries http://www.battery-force.co.uk/chargetime.html the hard part is working how much charge is actually left in the battery. 

I plugged in my Etrac pack last night about 7.30 pm and it must have been getting close to showing 1 bar on the battery life scale. :-\  So I may leave it for another hour or 2 just to be sure as there is no indicator on the 240v adaptor. :-\

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Re: Pinpointer battery .
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 08:48 »
Very good BT  ,  My rechargeable batteries will arrive in the mail today .   I never thought twice about how low the battery was before recharging  .  I have now saved that page in my favourites for future reference .  Thanks for the link , quite good timing .               Gaz
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Re: Pinpointer battery .
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 12:15 »
One must realise that while they all perform slightly different and there are cheep ones and even cheep crap out there....
I have noticed a few issues with Battery holders and on having a closer look...
Be aware that they are not all the same size.  And can vary in size by up to 2mm and while not an issue for some; trust me it does cause problems if you have been using the bigger ones and then put in a smaller one..

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