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.
By Nokta Detectors
Dear Valued Members,
We are proud to announce our new PulseDive Scuba Detector and Pointer that features our patented design! With the PulseDive, a user can transform their Scuba Detector into a Pinpointer and vice versa in a matter of seconds!
PulseDive is a very competitive and great product not only with its design, but also with its price point at $189 for the 2-in-1 set that comes in a fancy, water resistant, hard-shell carrying case and other accessories including a security lanyard! Why should you pay for a scuba detector and a pinpointer separately when you can get them both with the PulseDive. However, if all you want is the wireless enabled waterproof pinpointer only you can have that also for only $119!
Nokta / Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector & Pinpointer Comba
IP68 - Waterproof up to 60m (200ft.) Pulse Induction - This powerful technology allows for very stable operation in saltwater or in any type of soil. Built-in Wireless Module - Compatible with Nokta Makro 2.4 GHz Green Edition Wireless Headphones. Rechargeable - 1650 mAh LiPO battery charges in less than 2 hours. Detection Alerts & Indicators - 1.Audio Only 2. Vibration Only 3. Audio & Vibration & LED Indicator in addition to any of the above. LED Flashlight - Easily see your target at night or when hunting underwater. Rapid Retune - Ensures stable operation of the device with the push of one button. Dive Mode - Provides easier operation under water by locking the keys and preventing them to be pressed by water pressure while deep diving. Lost Alarm - After 5 minutes of inactivity, the device emits an audible alarm and LED starts flashing. Replaceable Hard-Shell Case - The replaceable pointer coil comes with a hard-shell protection case to prevent wear of the detection tip. PACKAGE CONTENTS
PulseDive Set is available in 2 colors: Black or Yellow.
Water Resistant & Durable Hard-Shell Carrying Case
Scuba Coil Cover
Black or Yellow Replaceable Hard-Shell Case
Battery Compartment Cover (For land use)
USB Charging Cable
Coil Connector Dust Protection Cap
PulseDive 2-in-1 set is available in 2 colors: Yellow and Black. PulseDive is also available as a pinpointer only!
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!
Nokta/Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector & Pinpointer Specifications
Nokta/Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector & Pinpointer Package Contents
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?
I'm thinking about upgrading my current pinpointer (Bounty Hunter, I think) to the Fisher F-Pulse. But reading about all the nasty problems is making me reconsider.
Does anyone know for sure if the F-Pulse is working as it should? I know they released ones with new software, but did that fix all the problems?