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gp 9v batteries

Post by clint » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:57 pm

Hello all,
just looking for some 9v batteries, seen the GP green,anyone used them? I notice they come in zinc and std alkaline plus an ultra version..for the pinpointer.

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Re: gp 9v batteries

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:28 pm

clint wrote:Hello all,
just looking for some 9v batteries, seen the GP green,anyone used them? I notice they come in zinc and std alkaline plus an ultra version..for the pinpointer.
cheers
Clint
Hello clint, ::g I've not seen these as I'm very happy using rechargeable PP3's .
They're cheap (Aldi) and the charger (also Aldi) facilitates multi types - AA, AAA, PP3, 'C' cells and 'D' Cells. Another reason I chose rechargeable batteries, is they are not prone to 'leakage'!

Some years ago (1978) I had a Garrett 'Groundhog' requiring 36 volts. After foolishly leaving the batteries in the detector (7 days), I found that all four batteries had leaked contaminating the PCB and affecting the battery box connections. Only a quick dismantling followed by a good wash in hot soapy stuff (and careful use of my wife's hairdryer) saved the day but the battery box contacts later suffered requiring replacement - expensive even then! As a result, I never leave batteries in the detector for more than two days and use rechargeable types. All the best ::g ss47
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Re: gp 9v batteries

Post by fisheruk » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:47 am

I use the Duracell Procell batteries, I carry the same brand in AA as back up when out with my Racer.
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Re: gp 9v batteries

Post by beaubrummell » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:17 am

I have freed myself from the tyranny of the 9v battery by buying the Deteknix Wader Li. Oh the joy! ::g
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Re: gp 9v batteries

Post by clint » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:47 pm

Thanks for the advice..I'll have a look..

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