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#26

hippyhunter
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13 October 2021 12:24 am

I want to look for a cable thats usb to the 6k' battery charge port plug. Then can charge off a powerbank. The 6k battery is 5200mah so a tiny 10,000mah powerbank should charge the battery 2 ttimes. That would be gairly servicable for long weekend
Am pretty sure mich larger power banks than that are available now too

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13 October 2021 02:07 am

Woteva wrote:

My skid plate was not a good tight fit so I have taped it and as mentioned earlier went to Jaycar with the Minelab cable to show them what I required and walked out with a complete cable with the cig plug already fitted, cost about $6 from memory. Make sure you are sold the correct plug to fit a Minelab battery, there are two that look the same to the us plebs. Don't ask how I found out, I was able to do an exchange on my second visit to the shop. I have kept the Minelab cable as a backup.

Do you happen to know the jaycar part number for the lighter socket plug charge cable?
Cant browse on jaycar here at the moment cos lockdown. If i jad that part number it would help me get the right plug on a usb cable as they could compare for me over phone..
Using usb might be too slow, but will try anyway.. just saying becuase charging 240v took 8 hours. I guess 12v will take longer than that and 5v usb probably longer again. Thats assuming amount of volts has any relation to charge time

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#28

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13 October 2021 01:01 pm

hippyhunter wrote:

Do you happen to know the jaycar part number for the lighter socket plug charge cable?

Sorry, had looked them up but didn't take note .... they have them already wired to a plug suitable for the 6000..... but comes in 2 jack sizes, I'll wait till I can go in and make sure to get the correct one. (i'm assuming you mean to charge the detector?)

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13 October 2021 01:09 pm

hippyhunter wrote:

I want to look for a cable thats usb to the 6k' battery charge port plug. Then can charge off a powerbank. The 6k battery is 5200mah so a tiny 10,000mah powerbank should charge the battery 2 ttimes. That would be gairly servicable for long weekend
Am pretty sure mich larger power banks than that are available now too

I paid $29 for a 20,000mah for a powerbank free del. from Kogan--works beautifully-checks the charge rate that can be used for whatever you plug it into.


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#30

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13 October 2021 03:12 pm

Teemore wrote:
hippyhunter wrote:

Do you happen to know the jaycar part number for the lighter socket plug charge cable?

Sorry, had looked them up but didn't take note .... they have them already wired to a plug suitable for the 6000..... but comes in 2 jack sizes, I'll wait till I can go in and make sure to get the correct one. (i'm assuming you mean to charge the detector?)

Al good. Yeah i meant for charging the detector. Its not super urgent so goong in after lockdown end shoildnt be a trouble can take the battery and wall charger in at that point to compare sockets for a good fit.
Thanks

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13 October 2021 03:17 pm

Jaros wrote:
hippyhunter wrote:

I want to look for a cable thats usb to the 6k' battery charge port plug. Then can charge off a powerbank. The 6k battery is 5200mah so a tiny 10,000mah powerbank should charge the battery 2 ttimes. That would be gairly servicable for long weekend
Am pretty sure mich larger power banks than that are available now too

I paid $29 for a 20,000mah for a powerbank free del. from Kogan--works beautifully-checks the charge rate that can be used for whatever you plug it into.

That sounds perfect for charging the 6000. Easy get 3 charges from that powerbank. Is a very cheap portable charging solution if it works ok. It also creates the option to charge the powerbank off a small solar panel too so could stay bush forever big_smile

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#32

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13 October 2021 08:28 pm

Found an adapter cable for usb on jayvar website
https://www.jaycar.com.au/6-plug-dc-to- … t/p/PP1985
Will give it a try by the weekend hopefully
Will have to run one of the batteries down a bit first.
The kit is '$14.99. It consist of the usb cable to an adapter socket and various types of pin plugs to dit into the end of cable. I am guessing one of them will be the correct plug

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13 October 2021 09:08 pm

hippyhunter wrote:

Found an adapter cable for usb on jayvar website
https://www.jaycar.com.au/6-plug-dc-to- … t/p/PP1985
Will give it a try by the weekend hopefully
Will have to run one of the batteries down a bit first.
The kit is '$14.99. It consist of the usb cable to an adapter socket and various types of pin plugs to dit into the end of cable. I am guessing one of them will be the correct plug

They have this cig plug adapter for headphones ...
https://www.jaycar.com.au/3a-quick-char … 9b6c346df4

And this one for the detector ... pretty sure I saw a different sized plug to the 2.1mm
Better than the alligator clips.
https://www.jaycar.com.au/car-power-cab … 5905e29b4b

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#34

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13 October 2021 11:19 pm

Nah i meant usb to 2.1mm cable so can charge from a powerbank or pc usb slot. Ive got one of those cig plig usb adapters so would be able to use the cable via one of those cig adapter usb units too.
Mainly thinking of charging with a portable powerbank when mobile.
I dont think i will be really ising the cig plug much if it takes 8 hours to charge. Means would need to leave the keys in the car with the ignition on for cig plug recharging. Usung a powerbank could just lock it all up in the car while its charging.

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23 October 2021 08:36 pm

I tried a usb 2.1mm "barrel" plug from both a powerbank and direct from pc to the 6000 battery and it didnt seem to like it. The 6000 battery just showed a solid red light. Plugged the battery back into the minelab wall charger and its charging as usual.

Not sure if the plug is the problem or ampage. There are 2.1mm "tuning fork" plugs also but dont know what one the 6000 uses. The powerbank seems to have amp ratings of 2amp and 1.5amp as two different ratings but cant read to differentiate as its written in chinese

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23 October 2021 09:34 pm

Is it worth putting ferrite ring on the 6000 coil leads?

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23 October 2021 11:02 pm

hippyhunter wrote:

Is it worth putting ferrite ring on the 6000 coil leads?

Might smell a bit after a cuppla days ops

#38

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24 October 2021 01:11 am

Goldchaser1 wrote:
hippyhunter wrote:

Is it worth putting ferrite ring on the 6000 coil leads?

Might smell a bit after a cuppla days ops

Keeps the flies away from your face perfect

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24 October 2021 02:11 am

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Sure you could, but why? tongue

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24 October 2021 11:11 am

I am guessing that the 6000 battery wont charge from 5v (usb)..
I can still workaround it anyway as my noco gb70 came woth a 12v female cig plug adapter. So i can charge the 6000 battery from the noco. As an added extra bonus i can charge the noco with my 20000mah powerbank too so that is still of use
Now i just need the adapter to cig plug like teemore got frrom jaycar and im good to go. Hopefully ill be able to stay charged up for near a week with that setup and the 2 minelab batteries (and car battery if needed)

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#41

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24 October 2021 06:58 pm

hippyhunter wrote:

I am guessing that the 6000 battery wont charge from 5v (usb)..
I can still workaround it anyway as my noco gb70 came woth a 12v female cig plug adapter. So i can charge the 6000 battery from the noco. As an added extra bonus i can charge the noco with my 20000mah powerbank too so that is still of use
Now i just need the adapter to cig plug like teemore got frrom jaycar and im good to go. Hopefully ill be able to stay charged up for near a week with that setup and the 2 minelab batteries (and car battery if needed)

If you are getting the Jaycar adapter ensure the polarity is correct. You can have the adapter either polarity reversed.

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24 October 2021 10:06 pm

Thanks harry. I will take the original charger and a battery in there with me when i get one to make sure its the correct thing

#43

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24 October 2021 10:28 pm

The adaptor can be reversed you just need to ensure you have the plug turned the correct way


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24 October 2021 11:48 pm

Im getting a bit confused by what you are saying about the polarity. I am talking about a dofferent adapter to the one i posted a link to above (whoch had interchangable plugs so maybee you are meaning that one with the polaraity being able to be reversed?)

This is the one i am looking at now whoch is hardwored, so assume it should be wired correctly for all 12v applications maybee?
This is one i am looking at getting anyway (same as teemore posted):
https://www.jaycar.com.au/car-power-cab … 5905e29b4b

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This should clear things up
Polarity .... 2 options ....
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Sandta wrote:

This should clear things up
Polarity .... 2 options ....
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 9bdfad.jpg

The 6000 charger has the first diagram so positive polarity it seems. I am pretty sure if its cig lighter male to a 2.1mm plug i should be good to go hopefully

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Hi guys, things are starting to heat up a little and so bluetooth headphones (provided with the GPX600) become a little warm on the head after a while. Could anyone recommend a good low latency set of bluetooth earphones. I tried the sony ones but they provide a very delayed signal.

Cheers

HH


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It means that the centre pin of the plug is positive

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HoudiniHarry wrote:

Hi guys, things are starting to heat up a little and so bluetooth headphones (provided with the GPX600) become a little warm on the head after a while. Could anyone recommend a good low latency set of bluetooth earphones. I tried the sony ones but they provide a very delayed signal.

Cheers

HH

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A lot are recommending the Avantree Torus https://avantree.com/au/torus-nb05-blue … le-speaker like GC. Looking at them myself but haven't seen or used them.

Other possible earbud or lightweight options:
https://www.wireless1.com.au/epos-audio … ng-earbuds
Like the look of these but an unknown as far as connectivity etc

https://www.amazon.com.au/MEE-audio-Blu … B07B4MP8TS
I've tried these ones - pair up ok, no lag but I did get a few wireless "crackles" with them.

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/creati … ck-ac46861
These look & sound good for a lightweight & cheap option?


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