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    I have a Navitrack Scout and a Navitrack Brick and the battery life of each is crap.
    I use the Scout and the brick a couple times in one week then not for a couple of weeks and find I am having to replace the battries and am wondering should I remove the battries when not in use.

    Tony

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    Re: Battery Life

    i have a Scout and have only to replace the batteries about 4 or 5 times in 2 1/2 years. but i also turn it off between "locates" since i work alone. now i replce the battery in the sonde on every job. it's not worth the agrivation to have a failure when for less than $1 i can have security.

    also if you have hte contrast/sound, etc cranked it will use more battery.

    steve
    In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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      Re: Battery Life

      Originally posted by stxrus View Post
      i have a Scout and have only to replace the batteries about 4 or 5 times in 2 1/2 years. but i also turn it off between "locates" since i work alone. now i replce the battery in the sonde on every job. it's not worth the agrivation to have a failure when for less than $1 i can have security.

      also if you have hte contrast/sound, etc cranked it will use more battery.

      steve
      Thanks for your imput by your calulations your changing your battries every six months but I`m getting nowhere near that with my scout and yes I do turn it off after every use, the battery in my sond that I connect to my drain cable has not been changed since I bought it six months ago.

      Tony

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        Re: Battery Life

        Originally posted by AFM View Post
        Thanks for your imput by your calulations your changing your battries every six months but I`m getting nowhere near that with my scout and yes I do turn it off after every use, the battery in my sond that I connect to my drain cable has not been changed since I bought it six months ago.

        Tony
        interesting Tony. BTW i keep lots of batteries in the van ...just in case.

        steve
        In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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          Re: Battery Life

          AFM I have a Navi Trak and had troubles with the battery life also. They were going flat between uses. I spoke with the Ridgid man and they fixed it.
          Apparently it was a dodgy transistor or something but I guess that it is useful to have the lifetime warranty.

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            Re: Battery Life

            Originally posted by Some Day Plumbing View Post
            AFM I have a Navi Trak and had troubles with the battery life also. They were going flat between uses. I spoke with the Ridgid man and they fixed it.
            Apparently it was a dodgy transistor or something but I guess that it is useful to have the lifetime warranty.
            Welcome aboard the forum it gets lonely here with all these Americians but I suppose its an Americian forum and you carn`t have everything in this life but mybe in the next.
            Thanks for the advice I`ll get Ridgid to check it out as it is driving me mad which isn`t hard.

            Tony

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