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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #100 on: September 24, 2016, 09:57 »
I had the AT Pro for a few years before i got the CTX, i still like the AT Pro, but its getting a bit long in the tooth now.

I got up this morning an realised i hadn't turned the power on at the wall for the charger, my fault but something i would of clearly seen if it had of been the CTX power pack, oh well lesson learnt, i will still get about 3 hours charge into it, enough for the day.

Must say i am looking forward to the upgrades that are coming, in particular the elliptical coil and the pin pointer. I would also like to see an enclosed coil for the thick scrub, the spoked coils get hooked up a lot, and this is from experience with a lot of my other coils.

Today i will revisit another old haunt that's been thrashed to death, gridded out over and over again, many machines have been there.
Tony re the charging, one thing I do once the power is turned on for charging is to look at the display and make sure I see the charging dashes moving or the solid light on the coil. I would be very surprised if you come home today without finding something worth digging that has been missed.
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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #101 on: September 24, 2016, 19:21 »
I got up this morning an realised i hadn't turned the power on at the wall for the charger, my fault but something i would of clearly seen if it had of been the CTX power pack




the coil lights up, how can you miss that?
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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #102 on: September 24, 2016, 19:29 »
OHHH  Tony the lights are on but no one's home ...Stick with it it only gets worse when you turn 70  :'(  I know!!!

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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #103 on: September 24, 2016, 19:31 »
I find 1 1/2 hrs charge will do all day.
In the field any power bank  will recharge as you detect ( I use a Kodak power bank I got from Woolies and the single connector).
At camp use the 1 into 3 cable, if your paranoid recharge at lunch time ( Never had to myself, great batteries in the XP).
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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #104 on: September 24, 2016, 19:53 »
I find 1 1/2 hrs charge will do all day.
In the field any power bank  will recharge as you detect ( I use a Kodak power bank I got from Woolies and the single connector).
At camp use the 1 into 3 cable, if your paranoid recharge at lunch time ( Never had to myself, great batteries in the XP).

There is also a red LED on the charger. From the XP web site.....  20 minutes of charge time = two hours of battery life.


Can be charged in the car on the way to the hunt.
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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #105 on: September 24, 2016, 20:15 »
I got up this morning an realised i hadn't turned the power on at the wall for the charger, my fault but something i would of clearly seen if it had of been the CTX power pack




the coil lights up, how can you miss that?

Because of the way my rooms setup with guitars, i have to put the coil away in a corner or the setup risks getting stood on, you cant see it, very simple to overlook.

And i know the red light comes on the charger, that to is out of site, my ctx charger sits on top of my old tape deck, maybe 2 feet away, i can see it clear from where i am sitting.

I did 5 hours today and had plenty of charge, its something i will not overlook in the future, it was no big deal.

Having to connect to 3 charging items with one short triple USB, is always going to annoy me, but thats the way it is, so i live with it.

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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #106 on: September 24, 2016, 20:20 »
There is also a red LED on the charger. From the XP web site..... 20 minutes of charge time = two hours of battery life.


Can be charged in the car on the way to the hunt.

The hunt spot was 10mins away, i dont think i was going to get too much gas in it on the way there.

With the CTX if i forgot to charge the main pack, i just load up the one of my other 2 rechargable battery packs and off i go, if i dont charge the XP i wait a few hours to get the power up, not ideal but its the way is is you learn as you go.

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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #107 on: September 24, 2016, 20:23 »
I find 1 1/2 hrs charge will do all day.
In the field any power bank  will recharge as you detect ( I use a Kodak power bank I got from Woolies and the single connector).
At camp use the 1 into 3 cable, if your paranoid recharge at lunch time ( Never had to myself, great batteries in the XP).

I had plenty of charge after 3 hours on the charger this morning, when i go away for weekends i take at least 3 detectors with me and power pack backups, so not being able to detect? well thats never a problem.

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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #108 on: September 24, 2016, 20:28 »
OHHH  Tony the lights are on but no one's home ...Stick with it it only gets worse when you turn 70  :'(  I know!!!

Too much going on in the head Lex, not enough brain cells left to cope with it ;D


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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #109 on: September 24, 2016, 22:58 »
Because of the way my rooms setup with guitars, i have to put the coil away in a corner or the setup risks getting stood on, you cant see it, very simple to overlook.

And i know the red light comes on the charger, that to is out of site, my ctx charger sits on top of my old tape deck, maybe 2 feet away, i can see it clear from where i am sitting.

I did 5 hours today and had plenty of charge, its something i will not overlook in the future, it was no big deal.

Having to connect to 3 charging items with one short triple USB, is always going to annoy me, but thats the way it is, so i live with it.

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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #110 on: September 25, 2016, 01:49 »
The bonus of having fast charging lithium batteries, even if I forget to charge up the night before, an hours charge at breakfast is enough to last all day and more.
Also carrying two coils is the car is an added advantage, plus I always carry USB powerpacks and an inverter in the car.  Can even charge off the car USB ports if need be.
The aftermarket charging cord I bought off ebay is a bit longer than the stock one, it also has a fourth plug for charging my 13x11" along with everything else.
Also made it a point to purchase a spare charging clip for storage in the hardcase, just a little insurance in case I lost or broke the original one.  
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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #111 on: September 25, 2016, 05:22 »
Just while we are on Charging and great tips by the way, Deus should not be hooked up to the charger for longer than 3 hours at a time and never overnight.

3 hours should charge all 3 elements quite easily then you should get about 12-15 hours from the coil and about 20-22 on the remote and WS4. Power settings do affect these times. so High TX power will take a bit off the top.

Remember too that the batteries have no memory, so I have charged with a portable pack while I had a Cuppa and finished off the day quite easily with that short charge.
With the new coils I just read you'll be able to change the battery out very quickly if they go flat and you have a spare charged cell. 
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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #112 on: September 25, 2016, 05:38 »
The bonus of having fast charging lithium batteries, even if I forget to charge up the night before, an hours charge at breakfast is enough to last all day and more.
Also carrying two coils is the car is an added advantage, plus I always carry USB powerpacks and an inverter in the car.  Can even charge off the car USB ports if need be.
The aftermarket charging cord I bought off ebay is a bit longer than the stock one, it also has a fourth plug for charging my 13x11" along with everything else.
Also made it a point to purchase a spare charging clip for storage in the hardcase, just a little insurance in case I lost or broke the original one.  

I have an inverter in the car as well, am already making plans for one of the new coils when they release them, (they may be a bit small for my liking) will be good to see if they pickup small gold or not. The spare charging clip has been on my list of things to do since day 1, that will stay in my detecting bag that lives in the car, a couple of solar charge packs are on my list as well.

The machine is very impressive, its recovery is very very fast, i will post more about my day out yesterday, later.

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Re: XP Deus my unbiased review
« Reply #113 on: September 25, 2016, 16:33 »
After looking at the 3 frequencies on the new coils, I am still in two minds on whether to just go with the current 9" coil, as I can't really see myself using 30 & 55kHz for coin/relic detecting - I rarely make it over to the GT.
I mainly purchased deus spares prior to Clegy coming onto the scene, as the previous distributor couldn't supply me with a detector netherlone spares.  Things are a lot better now. ;)
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