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Icarusvonlubey
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Joined: 03 October 2018
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14 October 2018 06:40 pm

Hi guys,
My first post.
After much research, mainly on this forum, I have decide that a Fisher Gold Bug Pro is the best starter for me and my daughter to start/share with.
It will mainly be used for gold hunting on camping trips (Creswick etc)
My concern/query is battery life on these detectors.

I've read that they have a 15 hour battery life which leads to a couple of questions.
1) Is that enough for a weekend detecting?
2) Is it worth getting a second battery pack?
3) Do you guys recharge whilst out?

Regards

Anthony

#2

HoudiniHarry
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From: GT, VIC
Joined: 09 November 2016
Posts: 908
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14 October 2018 07:23 pm

Recharge when out is the best bet.
Most battery life quotes are significantly less.

Cheers


Having a great time searching for gold....
GPX4500, Equinox 800 and SDC2300

#3

Straya
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Joined: 06 August 2018
Posts: 38
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14 October 2018 10:23 pm

Gold bug pro takes a standard 9v battery
You could get a disposable or rechargeable from any supermarket. Cheep insurance compared to the fuel money etc most of us pay to get to our favorite spot x pickshovel

#4

Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
Joined: 07 November 2013
Posts: 7,869
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14 October 2018 10:27 pm

Get a twin pack of decent quality alkaline 9 volt batteries, that should be more than enough for a weekend away on the goldbug. I have the teknetics G2 which is essentially the same detector, and it lasts ages on a single 9 volt, rechargables will tend to drain a lot quicker than say a normal duracell or energizer 9v. Always good insurance to carry a spare 9v for either the detector or pinpointer.


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#5

Maldon Gold Centre
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From: Maldon, VIC
Joined: 02 October 2017
Posts: 264
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15 October 2018 09:46 am

Icarusvonlubey wrote:

I've read that they have a 15 hour battery life which leads to a couple of questions.
1) Is that enough for a weekend detecting?
2) Is it worth getting a second battery pack?
3) Do you guys recharge whilst out?

The Bunnings Varta batteries, which come in a pack, will give you up to 20 hours on the machine. They're inexpensive and remarkably good for the price.


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Maldon Gold Centre - Open Wednesday to Sunday - 54 Main Street Maldon - Ph: 1300 575 707

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#6

Icarusvonlubey
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Joined: 03 October 2018
Posts: 4
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15 October 2018 09:58 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. So a few spare batteries is the go. thumbsup


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