Hi All, after a long absence and a lot of requests I am producing the Little Ripper Wireless Battery System again. I have redesigned the battery from the ground up and I hope that you like the changes. Below is a photo of the new batteries.
The major differences are obviously the case and layout. Apart from those differences it sports a totally new amplifier and a simpler operation. The batteries are made for GPX or SD/GP only, what I mean by this is that they no longer have a switch for the different voltage system of the detectors. This makes it easier to use and when ordering you must specify what detector they are for, I have also upgraded them to be totally 100% compatible with the GPX machines.. The Amplifier / Receiver box only has one control which controls the On/Off and Volume. As this is a knob you can no longer accidently turn it on when packing or putting away for the night. I changed this because it happened to me one day! I travelled 20kms on my Quad to an area only to find the receiver was on overnight and had gone flat! It cost me a few hours and 60kms of travel! Also the receiver box is more energy efficient and should nearly double the time of the previous receiver which was 10 hours. The whole system iwill easily last for 10 hours of straight detecting and a charge time of less than 3.5 hours for both batteries combined! The price is also more than competitive for existing battery systems and remember this is TOTALLY wireless, not like some that call their system wireless but you have the headphone plugged into the battery on the side of the detector or those that force you to use a speaker, also attached to the side of the detector. Not exactly where you want it. The Little Ripper has no sound delay whatsoever, it is not bluetooth but dedicated wireless. I haven't updated the manual yet but will do so shortly and you will be able to download it to see how it is used. The batteries should be available for delivery next week. Please be sure to place an order before the first batch is sold out. For those that have been waiting for me to remake please contact me if you still want the battery.
Price is $390 including postage.
Feel free to contact me if you want any other information.
Well, after a lot of changing and farting around the wireless battery system is now available. Photos updated with new labels 08 Feb 2010...
Hi All, I wish to apologise to all those
that have sent me and asked me questions over the last 6 weeks.
As some of you know I have moved back to Perth and sold my House in
Dally. All this culminated into an on running disaster for me....
First finding a rental in Perth was a nightmare and then I had to
accept the first thing that came along. To that end I had to build
a workshop!! That is completed but due to the lack of Air Con and
being extremely hot this has slowed my work load tremendously only
being able to function in the cooler times and at night. To add to
that Xmas and New Year Holidays, plus after getting back to the big
smoke my internet has slowed, I have lost the phone and internet 3
times for more that a day at a time and 3 days once! Had 3 power
failures and the list just goes on and on and on.... This all in
the first 2 weeks and I have only been here 3.5 now! Really made a
mistake leaving the bush!!
Anyway I hope to get on top of everything in the next week, so if
all stays calm I will be back in full shortly.
Also I know this is belated but was beyond my control, I wish
everyone a Belated Merry Xmas and hope that you all have a very
prosperous and healthy New Year.
Hi All, sorry for the lack of updates and replies but see above article for details!!
Okay this is the first of the units (prototype if you like). The release version will be the same except it will have slide switches and not toggle (Maybe!!). I have tested the unit thoroughly even to point of doing heat stress tests on the system and it has passed with flying colors! IT ran my detector for a straight 10 hours and I then disconnected it and recharged the batteries which takes me no longer than 90 minutes. This charged the battery to the full 8A. The receiver box takes 45-55 minutes (I have to charge that at no more than 1A).
There have been a lot of rumours of Minelab not repairing modded detectors and unfortunately this is true....
The following is the completed circuit diagrams for the SD2000.
These are correct as we have tested the circuits and found them to
be so. The full PDF is available in the download section to
registered users you must be logged in to see the download which is in the Technical Section.