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    Perth, Western Australia
  • Interests:
    Family > Food > Water > Shelter > Metal Detectors > Enough money to buy metal detectors 👍
  • Gear Used:
    White’s XL PRO
    White’s MX7
    White's TDI Beach Hunter
    Minelab Excalibur II

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  1. Now to work out the best way to connect these to the CTX3030 style fitting that I have on my Excalibur ??
  2. Time to read some of the extensive battery threads on 18650 custom battery setups. Im sure Steve will post some links. But essentially, no one is using AA lithium’s to achieve this extra voltage.
  3. Agree emphatically on the battery capacity........I can easily hunt for 8 hours which my TDIBH battery pack fortunately gives me (4x18650). Fisher must find a way to achieve this run time ☝️
  4. Great hunt.....I love those all night hunts in the shallow water.......and I mean shallow water only !
  5. Yep the TDIBH is a very good detector and will deliver when it can. The AQ has about 15% extra punch but successful hunting has a lot to do with confidence in equipment as the TDIBH does that for me........I’m sure the AQ does the same !
  6. I think the intent here is to let the wave and swell motion move the coil across the sea floor as this will reduce the salt signal as the coil and salt water “target” move as one. I always do this when possible as it’s also less fatiguing. In my rough hunting conditions, sometimes I say to Mother Nature....”so where are you taking me this time?” On more than one occasion, I have been swept along and detected a nice gold ring that I probably would never have detected over.
  7. Okay, having not used the AQ, it sounds like the Sensitivity function impacts the detector far more than other PI detectors that I have used.
  8. This is intelligent use of the PI detector......having a stable machine will get more gold rather than running quick delays that will have a PI screaming all day long. I don’t care if I miss some small scraps of gold because the bigger pieces won’t be missed.
  9. I fully understand.....I will still always choose a setting that has both a good response to most gold and minimal response to salt. If that means running at 20us to 25uS then I’m okay with that. With high salt content and quick moving saltwater then sometimes it’s the only choice and it’s a smart move. There’s a reason why detectors such as the discontinued Tesoro Sand Shark had a minimum start delay of about 25uS......you might miss the really smaller gold but you’d always hear the bigger gold and with a nice even threshold to make hours of saltwater detecting pleasurable. Depth on larger and higher karat gold rings are usually not disadvantaged with a slower delay (typically around the 15uS to 20uS) mark. 👍
  10. Generally speaking, and with regard to PI performance, it is preferable to reduce any Gain or Sensitivity settings before any Pulse/Reject settings. I would rather hunt at 10uS and a low Gain rather than 15uS and a high Gain.
  11. SGD 4 x 18650 cells gets about 7 hours of decent voltage on the TDIBH 👍
  12. Hello Ray I would love to get a V3i before they disappear forever......I certainly don’t need one as my XL Pro and MX7 is all I need really......and of course I would purchase from the USA directly ? I hope you are keeping well down in Tassie 👍 Tony
  13. When a detector box is opened and batteries put in to test the unit and a coin is waved in front of the coil......technically.......it is now used and second hand.....used detectors can be sold out of the USA 🤫
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