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Old 09-03-2019, 05:24 PM
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Default fixing Sovereign GT rechargeable battery.

Has anyone taken apart and fixed a Sovereign GT rechargeable battery? Mine lasts only a few minutes and the GT goes nuts when it goes low. I have extra batteries but at a 100 a pop I was hoping to replace the bad cells with new ones.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:01 PM
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It should be possible, i have opened mine up by mistake and it was just a bunch of cells. If you can buy replacements cell and tab them together properly by soldering you should be fine. There are a few youtube videos about changing cells in this like cordless drills, might give you an idea how it is done...

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Old 09-04-2019, 02:27 PM
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took mine to battery plus and they built me two new packs.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bowwinkles View post
took mine to battery plus and they built me two new packs.
I like that even better? Was the cost reasonable?
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:21 PM
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somewhat, but the availability from the factory was passed, if I remember correctly.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:58 PM
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Why not use dollar store alkaline or harbor freight alkaline? I do.

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Old 09-05-2019, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mross View post
I like that even better? Was the cost reasonable?
I had a Minelab Explorer 8 cell rebuilt at Batteries Plus, was ~ $25.
Should be a similar price.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:40 AM
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Thanks, guys I'll try the Batteries Plus route before I try it myself.
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:37 PM
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Yup, Batteries Plus did my Sovereign battery too.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:26 PM
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Or... you could build a lipo battery.

Check here: Instructions

I have the parts, but never got around to doing it. Let me know if you’re interested.

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Old 10-15-2019, 01:10 AM
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For do it yourselfers keep in mind that most rechargeable batteries are 1.2 volts and the detector needs a minimum of 9 volts to operate. So 1.2 volt batteries do not power it for very long.
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