https://cdn.seriousdetecting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/sdlogo.png 0 0 Ewout Kozel https://cdn.seriousdetecting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/sdlogo.png Ewout Kozel2012-11-07 13:55:322012-11-07 13:55:32Field Test - RB Innovations new Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery ML-2900
I obtained a new RNB Innovations Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery for my Minelab Explorer (they work in the E-Trac and Safari as well).
I got it just in time to try out on my week long road trip last week. I must say I was quite impressed with how long it held a charge! I put it through some rigorous testing…. I charged it for 2 hours before the beginning of my trip, and came home 1 week later with nearly 30 hours hunt time on it and it still shows about 3/4 charge on my meter.
I did not go easy on it either! I hunted for most of that 30 hours in very trashy parks and beaches and in cold weather…. 2 things that kill battery life of a lesser battery. I left my detector in the back of my truck during a few nights when the overnight temp dipped well into the low to mid 30’s and it came to life with a full charge each time I started hunting in the morning. NMh rechargeables would always seemed to lose their charge partially when they got real cold.
It sure was nice not having to carry a couple extra battery packs with me each time I was out hunting – especially on the beach when I walked 3-4 miles away from my truck. Car charger works great, and the coax plug is larger in size to prevent accidental charging with a NMh charger which isn’t recommended.
All thumbs up for this great battery!!!
Take care and HH,