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(1) What is the mass of the Standard Edition D500X. with c-cell batteries, microphone, microphone protector, 25 foot extended cable, and pouch? (2) In comparison, what is the mass and outside dimensions of the complete Grab N Go setup with Standard Edition D500X recorder? Does that include a long-range external battery? And if so what is the mass of the long range external battery? (3) We will be transporting detector setups up to 12 miles into Olympic National Park backcountry. Do you have experience to recommend a lighter weight option for weatherizing the D500X in the event we choose to forego the weather-resistant case.? Thanks so much.
Hello- the Grab N Go D500x in the plastic transport/storage/deployment box is about 8 lbs measuring 7x13x9 inches, without an external battery.
By itself the D500x/25' cable/microphone/internal batteries is about 6.5 lbs.
A 6v, 20 ah SLA battery weighs 8 lbs. and measures 6.18"L x 3.27"W x 4.92"H. This battery can fit inside the Grab N Go case. Depending on bat and ambient noise activity, this battery has powered D500x for over a month and still had charge; however your milage will vary and we do not recommend such a long service interval of -any- bat detector system.
To reduce pack size and maintain weatherproofing, you can set the D500x running in a dry bag, then roll up the bag normally with the microphone cable protruding. Shield this from direct sun as overheating will cause any detector to shut down, as there is no venting with the dry bag.