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The New Type Patch Lead For Gpz7000 And X-coils

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Thanks to Chet for pioneering the new way of doing the patch lead for the X-Coils on the GPZ7000, it makes use of the curly part of the GPZ coil cable and makes changing the coils at the top of lower shaft and the bottom of the upper shaft way more easy.  I am testing this new type patch lead here in Aussie now.

The X-Coils have a shorter coil cable (no curls at all) and the curley cable is all part of the GPZ coil lead, the total length of the combined coil cables is the same as always, the GPZ7000 shafts close up same as before.

To change coils, close the shafts as before, undo the clamp mechanism on the lower shaft slide apart and hold with something while changing coils (I just used a peg)

On first installation, join the long patch lead to the x-coil cable and insert up the shaft to the control box as before, once done you don't need to do it this way again, just swap coils at the lower shaft.

If for some unknown reason 😲 you ever want to go back to a standard GPZ coil then you will need to change coils at the control box like before. 😉

  

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cheers dave

 

The black plastic spacers on the metal plugs need to stay in place to keep the plugs from moving around inside the shaft.

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I think having the connector that close to the coil that the detector will pick it up, especially on the larger coils. Particularly when you bump the front or back of the coil which changes the coil angle.

I also pack the lower shaft of the detector with foam to stop the lead moving around which causes interference, even though I'm just running minelab coils.

I just haven't been able to bring myself to cut the cord😂

 

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It's all good Dale, who knows, one day we might not have to, but for now to use these coils there is no other way, and yes I still have the short patch lead which I know works well, and if this new idea is not at least as good then I will just use the short one like I have been doing. :nugget:

cheers dave

 

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2 hours ago, davsgold said:

It's all good Dale, who knows, one day we might not have to 

 

We can only hope that minelab comes to their senses.

I've been interested these coils for some time, especially the 17 and 22 round. But because of the cord cutting and cost for a product I have to cut the cord of another coil to make it work, I just can't bring myself to take the plunge.

The ML 18 is like swinging a pallet of bricks after an hour😐.

 

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6 hours ago, Gold Hound said:

We can only hope that minelab comes to their senses.

Doesn't look like they will. Otherwise they would have by now, one would have thought. There silence on the matter is deafening. They obviously have something else in the pipeline I am thinking.

Best of luck out there

JW 🤠

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9 hours ago, Gold Hound said:

We can only hope that minelab comes to their senses.

I've been interested these coils for some time, especially the 17 and 22 round. But because of the cord cutting and cost for a product I have to cut the cord of another coil to make it work, I just can't bring myself to take the plunge.

The ML 18 is like swinging a pallet of bricks after an hour😐.

 

G'day Dale

Yes it was a leap of faith for me to cut the plug off a perfectly good coil lead to make the patch lead as well, as I was only the 2nd person in Aussie to do it. 

But when the 5 pin plug is put back on the GPZ coil lead you can once again use the GPZ coil anyway, so I reckoned there was not really anything lo loose.  In fact I have discovered that there was plenty to gain in extra performance by using the X-Coils, and now the GPZ coils are just gathering dust.

cheers dave

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7 hours ago, davsgold said:

In fact I have discovered that there was plenty to gain in extra performance by using the X-Coils, and now the GPZ coils are just gathering dust.

Yep....mine too.:rolleyes:

JW 🤠

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On 11/27/2019 at 4:32 AM, Gold Hound said:

We can only hope that minelab comes to their senses.

Recently I was at an outing in Arizona where it was made clear that there are no smaller coils under development for the Zed because the customer base around the world wants larger coils.  I took it to mean there are no additional coils under development but reflecting on every part of the answer I got there is a wee possibility a larger coil is yet possible before the new platform but I think they are moving on in development.

Minelab America was there introducing the new Vanquish series.  I didn't even hold one!

Check the gold nugget testers (not the dealers because they can't say) ... the Zed technology is getting long in the tooth.

I think next year I might have to get a new license plate!  haha

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On 11/28/2019 at 4:41 AM, kiwijw said:

Doesn't look like they will. Otherwise they would have by now, one would have thought. There silence on the matter is deafening. They obviously have something else in the pipeline I am thinking.

Best of luck out there

JW 🤠

I don’t know how many times I have to tell people on this forum that ML were originally approachable. The X coils were/still are highly developmental and constantly going through changes and revisions with big differences between coils over small time spans. 

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Gosh Jonathan, you just need to have patience with us mere mortals.

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