My Profind 35 seems to sound off on nothing and seems to be getting worse.
If I turn it on away from anything facing upward it will sound off if I turn it facing down. If I turn it on facing down it seems to be ok but will start sounding off sometimes sideways. I have cut the sensitivity to halfway but that makes no difference. I have a fresh 9v in it.
Has anyone else run into this?
(note it is a replacement unit, previous unit the speaker died but would run pretty stable)
If you've read some of my posts, you know I hate 9V batteries. I finally finished a working prototype of a 9V voltage booster so I can use a rechargeable LiPo in my Pro-Find 35. Here are a few pics:
Based on indoor testing, the performance exceeds the stock 9V battery. If you want to learn more, check out my blog post:
I was hoping to use loose AAA cells for this, but it would require permanent modification of the end cap and I'm not ready to do that yet.
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I'm considering the Minelab Pro-Find 15 and 35. It seems like the most important difference on a functional level is that the 15 has fixed sensitivity.
To any of you Pro-Find users out there, is the adjustable sensitivity on the 35 important? If not, why not?
Also, is the entire propointer a solid piece of plastic or is there a joint/seem where the black tip meets the yellow housing?
When researching pinpointers, I watch these folks doing air tests with the ruler laid out in front of it and they move the target toward the the tip by hand to get a distance reading. Now, your DD detector coils, and probably others, will detect the minerals in your hand/skin. Won't the pinpointers? Or is it not enough to throw off the reading of a target in these air tests done by hand?