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Interfacion Pty Ltd is pleased to announce that the QED PI Detector has been modified to allow the use of DD (double D) coils. This change involves a simple change to the electronics within the control box.
The firmware has also been upgraded to include a further improved Ground Balance.
All detectors being delivered to new customers from Monday 5th August 2019 will already have the above upgrades included.
As a show of commitment to all QED owners, the hardware modification to allow use of the DD and CC coils will be provided at no cost.
Of course and as per the QED warranty, the firmware update is provided free of charge, except for P&H.
Any QED owner who plans to attend the Laanecoorie Bash is encouraged to bring their detector along and have it upgraded at no cost.
Standard postage and handling arrangements apply to other owners. Send via Australia Post the box (minus batteries) along with a pre-paid, pre-addressed bag/box to:
Interfacion Pty Ltd
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Howard Rockey
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« on: Monday May 20 2019 10:04:19 AEST AM »

Hi everyone,

Great news, Howard has created a new battery extender pack for the QED that adds 4 extra batteries to the existing 2 batteries and which weighs only 320 grams (including the supplied cable).

This new extender pack includes 4 rechargeable li-Po batteries, the battery holder, the battery holder cover, Velcro and a lead to connect the battery pack to the QED. The extender pack connects to the QED via the QED battery charging (white) connector using the supplied lead. Refer to the attached photographs to see the individual components and connectivity details.

Combined, this new extender pack and the existing batteries creates 3 sets of 2 batteries. This triples the current battery capacity, providing an increase from approx. 8 hours detecting to approx. 24 hours.

Note that the increased battery capacity has no effect on QED detecting performance and will not harm the QED in any way.

The extender pack has two connectors, one to connect the pack to the QED, the other used for charging the batteries using the charger originally supplied with the QED. When the extender pack is connected to the QED and the battery charger connected, all six batteries will be charged at the same time. Note that the battery charger will operate in the same way, with 2 lights illuminating red whilst charging.

Note that charging 6 batteries will take longer to charge than just charging the existing 2 batteries.

The extender pack has been designed to be physically attached to the left hand side of the detector control box as per the photographs using the supplied Velcro.

It is advised to fit the extender pack to the QED and leave it attached, connected and charged via the charging port on the extender pack. This is for one very important reason:
* It ensures that the 6 batteries always remain at the same state of charge with respect to each other. This is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL.

Words of Caution:
1. NEVER connect an extender pack with an unknown battery state of charge to the QED. In this scenario, separately charge the extender pack and the QED batteries. Once all batteries are fully charged, then connect the extender pack to the QED.
2. Removing batteries from their respective battery holders may over time physically damage the batteries/and or the battery holder terminals. As it is absolutely essential to not damage Li-Po batteries, especially the plastic covering around the terminals at each end, do not remove the batteries once fitted unless absolutely necessary.



Cheers
Goldman


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« Reply #1 on: Monday May 20 2019 16:36:51 AEST PM »

The price per kit, including cover, 4 protected batteries, cable and Velcro is $99 including postage.


  




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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday May 21 2019 18:48:08 AEST PM »

i just dont understand why you wouldnt use quality Panasonic NCR18650`s   with genuine 3400 mAh   $7.50 each   instead of those 2600 mAh battery`s
                                                                                                                                                                          

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday May 22 2019 08:38:43 AEST AM »

For those wanting to source their own batteries the kit minus batteries is available at $25+ postage.
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday June 4 2019 17:20:42 AEST PM »

  
i just dont understand why you wouldnt use quality Panasonic NCR18650`s   with genuine 3400 mAh   $7.50 each   instead of those 2600 mAh battery`s
                                                                                                                                                                       https://www.18650batterystore.com/Protected-p/panasonic-18650-protected.htm

Dave

Because they're not protected, protected batteries are better but tend to have a lower mAH capacity due to the little circuit board in the base of the battery.

This website seems to explain it the best

  

I would prefer protected batteries in any sensitive electronics.
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