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https://www.minelab.com/usa/equinox-software-update-2-0

Minelab Software Upgrade Instructions pdf

EQUINOX SOFTWARE UPDATE 2.0

At Minelab, we get your passion. And like you, we never leave any stone unturned. It’s that same grit and determination that drives us to make every product and every innovation just that much better.

WHAT IS NEW?

Difficult ferrous targets — the common enemy for all detectorists. That is until EQUINOX. Hit the download on our EQUINOX update to make those pesky bottle caps, rusty nails and other falsing targets a thing of the past. Fire up the Minelab Update Utility and you’re on your way. It’s simple. You’ll experience the enhanced Iron Bias feature, improved EQUINOX 600 backlight and much more.

Improved Iron Bias

Iron Bias has been enhanced with the addition of a new Iron Bias settings profile. The original EQUINOX Iron Bias 'FE' settings will still be available, but there is now the option to switch to the new Iron Bias 'F2' settings, which have an improved capability to reject a much wider range of difficult iron targets, including bottle caps.

EQUINOX 600 Backlight Brightness

The EQUINOX 600 now has the ability to adjust the backlight brightness to an additional 'Low' setting that matches the minimum setting on the EQUINOX 800. This 'Low' brightness is ideal for detecting at night and in low light conditions.

MINELAB UPDATE UTILITY (MUU) DETAILS

Minimum System Requirements:

USB 2.0 port
EQUINOX USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector

Windows 10:

50 MB of hard drive space
20 MB of RAM

MAC OS:

Greater than 10.13 High Sierra
50 MB of hard drive space
30 MB of RAM

Note:

  • Only one EQUINOX can be connected to your computer during the update operation.
  • The EQUINOX must be ON during the software update.
  • Any custom detector settings will be preserved while performing the update.
  • An internet connection is required to download the Minelab Update Utility to the computer, however, an internet connection is not required to update the EQUINOX and this can be done offline.
  • The EQUINOX coil must be connected to perform the update.

Important: Do not turn off or disconnect the EQUINOX during the update process.

Version displayed after the update is 2.1.12

How To Rollback Equinox To Previous Software Version

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Running new version now.

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I'm now updated, link https://www.minelab.com/__files/d/407970/Minelab Update Utility 2.0.1 (Windows).exe

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I'd be out testing it at the football field of dreams but it's started snowing heavy after having such a warm week

Taken out my window a few minutes ago.

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I figured out how to access the new FE feature. Go to the iron bias setting, push accept/reject button(far right)  Once there you can adjust the settings from 0-9 , what that does I cannot tell you 🙂 

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7 minutes ago, Dan(NM) said:

I figured out how to access the new FE feature. Go to the iron bias setting, push accept/reject button(far right)  Once there you can adjust the settings from 0-9 , what that does I cannot tell you 🙂 

Well,

Here is what it does.  F2 can be varied like original iron bias setting.  F2 can be used with some levels of setting to avoid bottlecaps, some iron.  Folks will have to experiment with some to see what level of F2 they wish to run.  It can be changed on the fly to another level or even back to original iron bias.

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It will be interesting to see what people think about the new FE feature.  It's in the too hard basket for me at the moment.

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Yeah be interesting to see how it goes on the new settings. Might have a play in the yard later.

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Once you enter the iron bias portion of menu.  Hit accept/reject key on detector.  This will take you to F2 iron bias feature.  And while in F2 iron bias you can alter value of F2 feature.
Folks will have to experiment to see what levels of F2 iron bias they wish to operate their detectors.  Using F2 iron bias feature with some of the levels offered it will make bottlecaps go bye bye audio wise.  Some depth of rejection can be adjusted depending on what level of F2 one uses.
Some iron, medium and large can be rejected or it’s audio more corrupted exposing it to the user.
F2 works in both non allmetal (AM) and all metal (AM) .  However better overall performances may be witnessed using AM.

Can one experience loss of detected nonferrous targets using the F2 feature ? Yes
There is a tradeoff.  However in the long run depending on the site one is detecting this tradeoff may indeed aid the detectorist.

Btw an equivalent setting of F feature vs F2 feature are not equivalent behaving/performing while out in the field.

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I put a bottle cap on the ground and tried the F2 feature, tried every number, still picked up the bottle cap no problems...... :ohmy:  I'm not too worried about bottle caps anyway, they're the least of my worries, it's the damn pull tabs that get me.

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8 minutes ago, phrunt said:

I put a bottle cap on the ground and tried the F2 feature, tried every number, still picked up the bottle cap no problems...... :ohmy:  I'm not too worried about bottle caps anyway, they're the least of my worries, it's the damn pull tabs that get me.

Well I just tried.  Worked for me.  How high did you have coil above cap.  Go to AM and try too.

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