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If the Vanquish was waterproof I would get one just to have the smaller coil.

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19 hours ago, Rick N. MI said:

If the Vanquish was waterproof I would get one just to have the smaller coil.

Unfortunately, the Vanquish isn't waterproof ... but fortunately for those who use it, that 5X8 DD make a really nice smaller to mid-sized search coil.  My 540 w/5X8 DD is one of the 'Travel team' detectors I keep in my vehicle all the time.  I don't swim, but I do look forward to a warm summer day when I'll work some freshwater sites with it.

Monte

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I have to admit this has been bugging me....

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Waterproof up to 1 meter... wow, the coil is waterproof.

Water Resistant “with included rain cover?” So not water resistant without? Seriously? In this day and age? My 40 year old detectors were also “water resistant” when I put a bag over them.

It appears to me the folks in marketing were pushing it a bit on this one. :smile:

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Yeah, the battery cover is pretty cheaply made. Water would run right under it the way it's designed. Have to have the dust cover in the rain. Not sure about the face plate either. 

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I've had my Vanquish in the rain with no rain cover, no issues so far.  In this video they say the control pod is water resistant.

They mention it has a rain cover but my understanding from the video is the pod is water resistant... It could just be poor wording on their part or poor understanding on my part (most likely as they say with water resistant cover) but I'm running with it and have had mine in the rain often.

I don't care about waterproofing, water resistance to rain is all I'll ever need.    If the Vanquish was waterproof it would possibly be getting too close to an Equinox to keep the product lines separate.

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If the Vanquish was waterproof.........it'd be more expensive 😉

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I personally don't care if the Vanquish is waterproof or not. It is what it is and it's great for what it is. Like Simon I've used plenty of detectors in the rain that were supposedly not rain proof and never had an issue.

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Personnaly I have had pbs in the rain/humidity with 2 machines up to now , an XP Golmaxx and a Xterra 705. The symptom was exactly the same for both machines , they were bugging after around 1 hour of run time in wet/very wet air, either in winter or in summer. The only solution , go back home and dry the detector.  Probably it was coming from condensation on the electronics card. Hope I wont have this issue with my Vanquish 540. 

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39 minutes ago, palzynski said:

Hope I wont have this issue with my Vanquish 540. 

Use the rain cover.

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I had a rain cover on my Goldmaxx and it did not prevent the pb. Will try the cover with the vanquish and see what happens ...

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