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I just got a New Deus controller to use with my ORX shaft and HF coil.  Will the old Legacy coils, etc. work with the new Deus V5.x if I was to buy a used one?


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As far as I know yes.  I still have the older coils LF as well as one Hf coil.  My units updated with latest version.

The Hf coils and the x35 coils won’t run on the older versions.

The x35 Coil needs even the later versions to operate.

Here is a thread where I answered a question concerning this subject. http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=271188

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On 1/8/2020 at 8:51 AM, groundscanner said:

I just got a New Deus controller to use with my ORX shaft and HF coil.  Will the old Legacy coils, etc. work with the new Deus V5.x if I was to buy a used one?


Yes.  But the catch is, if you get a legacy LF coil, you might have to downgrade the controller to the version the used LF coil is presently at in order to get the controller to "see" the LF coil before you can upgrade everything back up to the newest version.  (Every time you upgrade or downgrade the controller, you lose all your custom programs and settings, and don't accidentally "downgrade" your HF coil to below 4.X or you will brick it).  Honestly, however, I really wouldn't waste my time getting an LF coil, even for cheap.  The X35 coils are so much better both in terms of EMI immunity and their extended range of frequency operation and other settings features (TX power and frequency shift flexibility) vs.the LF coils, not to mention the fact that the LF coils have been out of production for over a year, so their battery age is older, even if you get a relatively "recencently" manufactured used unit.  HTH.


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