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I didn't have time to include the battery picture the way I wanted to with the Carbon Fiber topic. Product came from Ebay under Minelab...Here it is, Should save some weight and space. Always like tinkering...Guido

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So, what did the whole thing cost you? Grubstake

Hello Grubstake...A SD/GP version on sale now on Ebay at http://cgi.ebay.com/Minelab-GP-SD-Battery-Backup-Gold-Detector-Drywasher-/260615453818?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cade43c7a (copy/paste address) for $85 dollars...The one I got was a buy it now for $150 and it started at about $110 I think...I dont like to wait and do bid wars...If you contact seller tell him what you are interested in...It would be nice if Minelab made a battery slider holder box at the bottom of the control box...Guido

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By the way its a long story but I did not get the GPX4500 battery with the detector and I was using the coiltek battery/Regulator version instead. I could not see myself pay so much money for a Minelab GPX4500 battery/amp combo so I went this route. I will do a field test this coming weekend...maybe Friday if I am lucky...P.S. I think the control box would be more stable/balanced if the battery was on the bottom of the box and not Velcro to the side...Guido

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I've got a GPX4000, and thats what I was wondering, if the connections, and all would fit the 4000, how about a charger? Does it come with it, or did you have to buy one extra? Grubstake Also let us know how long the batty lasts. I see on the battery pack it says 7.4 Volts, and the 4000's and 45000's use 8.4 and cut off at 7.4. So is that box on the side a regulator? Grubstake

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Hi guys, I have seen something like that offered from time to time on Bill and Lindas Prospecting website. They sell out pretty quickly. I don't think he has one for the GPX4500 right now, but it is in the offing soon. I wonder how long the batteries you bought will hold a charge before you use them. It would be nice if they held their charge for long periods of time, like the stock minelab lithium ion batteries do.

What I want to know, Guido, if that Gold Screamer amp came with the cable you show in the photo. I tried that modded plate you graciously sent me on my machine, but my cable is only nine and one half inches long, not long enough to hook up Gold Screamer amp from that plate, to the power plug in on my GPX4000.

Thanks for maybe measuring your cable and letting me know how long it might be???

Regards,

~LARGO~

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I've got a GPX4000, and thats what I was wondering, if the connections, and all would fit the 4000, how about a charger? Does it come with it, or did you have to buy one extra? Grubstake Also let us know how long the batty lasts. I see on the battery pack it says 7.4 Volts, and the 4000's and 45000's use 8.4 and cut off at 7.4. So is that box on the side a regulator? Grubstake

This is a copy from the sellers site on Ebay...A new lightweight battery (LITHIUM POLYMER BATTERY)for backing up your SD or GP Minelab detector. This is a Lithium 4000 mah battery hardwired to a Minelab power connector and female headphone jack. Just charge it up with the included charger (a cigarette charger not an AC charger)and pack it around (only 8 ounces) (((the actual battery is 5.3 OZ)))for an extra 3-4 hours of detecting. Just slip it in under your detector box or Velcro it to the side . No serious beeper should be without one. Some of my friends even use this system full time as they detect less than 4 hrs a day anyway. Put it on charge at lunch and your good to go again later that same day. Charge time is usually the time you used it to get it back full. Max is about 3.5 hrs to charge. As for other ideas this as it says comes with a 4000mah battery at 5.3 oz, but you can get a 5000mah version weighting in at 8.2 oz. and it last 20% longer. Now a coiltek regulator/battery set up is 15 grams heavier, so not that much weight saving with a 5000mah, but it saves on space in the backpack or belt. Or you could just get extra 4000mah batteries two or three should cover the day...This does not come with a voltage regulator...As for the GPX4000 the low voltage 7.3 and shut down is 7.1 according to the manual. Again I will be out in the field so to try it out. Guido

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Hi guys, I have seen something like that offered from time to time on Bill and Lindas Prospecting website. They sell out pretty quickly. I don't think he has one for the GPX4500 right now, but it is in the offing soon. I wonder how long the batteries you bought will hold a charge before you use them. It would be nice if they held their charge for long periods of time, like the stock minelab lithium ion batteries do.

What I want to know, Guido, if that Gold Screamer amp came with the cable you show in the photo. I tried that modded plate you graciously sent me on my machine, but my cable is only nine and one half inches long, not long enough to hook up Gold Screamer amp from that plate, to the power plug in on my GPX4000.

Thanks for maybe measuring your cable and letting me know how long it might be???

Regards,

~LARGO~

Hey Largo..hows it going for you. the Gold screamer amp did not come with this setup! As for the cable coming from the Gold screamer I had this problem too! I needed an amp since I did not get the GPX4500 battery/amp combo. I have been in touch with Doc since last week and today about this problem about the cable being too short for the plate setup for a GPX. I asked him if he can get a custom made signal amp with a amp cable length of 11.5 inches...well he did some measuring in his stock room and found a sound enhancer with a power cable length of 11.25 inches long. So I said, go ahead and send the unit and I will try it out...it dont think a quarter of an inch will make a difference. Well guess what...that part came in three hours ago an as you can see in the picture it reaches! So give Doc a call and tell him what you gave Guido I need...Guido

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Hi Guido,

Thanks for the quick comeback. That extra 2 inches or so cable length on the Gold Screamer appears to be perfect for using your plates, so SIZE does matter, even in detectors. I even tried to find some of the gold 5 pin male connectors, and possibly make some longer cables, but couldn't find any anywhere, of any color, plus here in the Idaho outback, I would probably be hard pressed to find the appropriate type of cable. I think I could use Monster Cable, like someone else uses for power cables... So I put everything on the shelf for now. The weather here is so crappy as in a lot of places, that it isn't conducive for going beeping anyway. Plus the fact I drive about 300 miles one way, just to get to the goldfields I want to hit.

Take care!

~LARGO~

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Hi Guido,

Thanks for the quick comeback. That extra 2 inches or so cable length on the Gold Screamer appears to be perfect for using your plates, so SIZE does matter, even in detectors. I even tried to find some of the gold 5 pin male connectors, and possibly make some longer cables, but couldn't find any anywhere, of any color, plus here in the Idaho outback, I would probably be hard pressed to find the appropriate type of cable. I think I could use Monster Cable, like someone else uses for power cables... So I put everything on the shelf for now. The weather here is so crappy as in a lot of places, that it isn't conducive for going beeping anyway. Plus the fact I drive about 300 miles one way, just to get to the goldfields I want to hit.

Take care!

~LARGO~

Your welcome there Largo...Sorry the plate setup did not work out for you initially. I have used it on the SD2200D and there is no problem with that setup. I thought about making the cable longer, but I cannot break into the Sound Enhancer box without wreaking the lid cover since it is screwed and glue together. I did think about cable splicing, but the cable would look nasty and not very flexible as well. Just ask Doc if he has anymore of the longer version 11.25 inch cable Sound Enhancer versions. I really like the angle and location of the plate not to mention the weight savings and money of not having stock battery. I will make sure the 4000mah battery is charged the day before my outing and let everyone know how long it lasts. Guido

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