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Post  muddycrab on Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:44 am

Hi Everyone

although I owned a GP extreme (which I never really used) I'm new to the gold detecting scene and looking at buying a GP 3000 with 1 x Light weight Lithium Battery system (2 Batteries), and would like some opinions..

the place I am buying it from sais I'll get about 4 hours off each battery.. which sounds ok I guess. I have an option of getting the normal battery system instead if I want, which will give me 8-10 hrs (they say)

what does anyone think about which battery system to get.. ?

I guess if 1 lithium go's flat it can be charging in the car while I use the other..

thankx
tony

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Post  Guest on Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:55 pm

Hi Mudcrab,

I recommend getting the Minelab battery. I bought one of those lightweight of that Frankston area fellow and it was crap- it was falling apart when it arrived. And as a consequence, has sat unused. For the few extra dollars, get the better battery.

PS: it was a replacement one as well- they sent me the wrong one originally and i didn't realise until i went to plug it i after driving 2 hours to goldfields.... i had left my original battery at home in confidence. Everyone makes mistakes- my mistake was buying a cheap lightweight battery.

PSS: Did you know the GP3000 is really the GP Extreme repackaged. There are some minor improvements but the curcuit board says GP Extreme!!!

Cheers, Ferris.

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Post  Narrawa on Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:03 pm

I ran the 3000 for a few years and made my own lightweight battery, but at the end of the day the std battery is bullet proof and replacement cost when it dies was only $27 and you can get upto 12 hrs out of them.
They are a no fuss system that works without problems.
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Post  Inhere on Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:35 pm

These guys are telling you the Truth, the std battery IS bullet proof BUT
that sounds like the coiltek lt/weight with 2 batteries, I'd take that in front
of the house brick std one.

I gotta say I was wondering why you are buying a 3000, when you own an extreme??? GP 3000 with Light weight Lithium Battery system Icon_wink
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Post  muddycrab on Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:21 am

thing is I sold the extreme after having it a couple of years and not findintg the time to do any real Gold Detecting

so here I am afew years later, still pondering life and what I want to do with myself, my time is freeing up, and I'd still like to have a go... and this 3000 came up

so do u guys think if its a "coiltek lt/weight with 2 batteries" thats preferrable over the std bty.. ?

if I do go the lt\weight bty setup, is it ezy enough to get a standard battery later and plug that in instead?

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Post  deutran on Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:28 am

Just to let you know I had the lightweight setup and never had an issue,thought it was great.The batteries lasted exactly 4 hours but took a while to charge.I had 3 and discovered 1 was not the genuine sony so discarded it.It didnt charge correctly and the contacts were slightly smaller.
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