Battery and Charger info
The battery pod.
In order to get to the battery, you need to take the shrink wrap off. I usually heat it up with a heat gun, and it comes right off and can be reused.
Once you get the shrink wrap off, you need to take out the two set screws. That requires a 2mm Allen wrench.
Once you get the set screws out, you can pull the end cap out. You might need to gently use a razor blade to break the sealant if one was used in the past.
Then you can pull the battery assembly out. This one has disposable batteries, and I wanted to get them out of the pod before they leak. I just bought this Excal last week.
Chargers from Minelab
This is the first charger with my first Excal from about seven years ago. I don’t care for them because they have no reference when the battery is fully charged.
I searched on the net for an Excal smart charger and found this one. It has a light that turns green when the battery is fully charged. It has worked great for the last four years.
I bought a new Excal last March, which came with this smart charger. I like this charger the best because it has more lights giving you more info on what it’s doing.