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  1. Some have asked if I make them for sale. Sorry to say, cost wise for parts is expensive here in Canada when shipping, Customs fees from the supplier is factored in. Then add labor. For what they would have to sell for that people would pay. There's really no profit. Then shipping from Canada is also expensive. You can make one yourself. Pin out is the same for the Kruzer, Anfibio and Simplex. A stereo jack https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/switchcraft-inc/838/SC2735-ND/361544 Microphone wire https://www.parts-express.com/cat/microphone-cables/670 M12 8 pin plug. https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/amphenol-ltw/12-08BMMA-SL8001/APC1731-ND/5253125
  2. They used to have tons of parts https://www.metaldetector.com/metal-detector-accessories/poles-hardware or https://www.seriousdetecting.com/product-category/parts-accessories/ or try Richard at https://backwoodsmetaldetectors.com/
  3. Handle angle was designed so your wrist is in a natural position with out having to add stress from needing upward or downward wrist pressure to keep the detector in a balanced position. And many won't notice how good the handle is unless they currently have a bad wrist. When a smaller coil is attached to the Simplex, should balance about perfect............. The menu dwell time could be a second longer. By the time you decide on the changes you want to make, it returns to the main screen.
  4. Many know I like to tinker with metal detectors and customize them to my personal tastes......So that is what I did to my Simplex. Since it is not the version with the wireless headphones and need to use the supplied wired headphone adapter, a mod was made. The supplied wired headphone adapter is too short, the wire kind of whimpy. Also, did not place the headphone wires in a position that wasn't cumbersome. A much longer adapter was made up, so the headphones can be plugged in by the arm cuff. Now the headphone wire will run up the side of the body. Out of the way. Less chance of snag ups or pulling your headphones off the top off your head when you lay the detector down. Not pictured, when the headphones are plugged in, the wires is secured with a cable tie thru the arm cuff strap slots. I can also go wireless using an aftermarket wireless headphone. I can plug in the transmitter into the adapter jack and place the transmitter in the convenient holder under the armcuff. Very nice set-up. As you can now water hunt, a bit deeper. Pictures below.
  5. "when the coil is in contact with the apparatus, it ejects" Are you saying when the coil is plugged in the detector turns off? Google translate Искате да кажете, когато бобината е включена в детектора се изключва?
  6. I am in Canada that has nickel plated, bronze plated steel coins. Magnets work great for plucking them out of your goodie bag.
  7. Magnet Fishing is hot in the Uk. lots of canals and channels that are hundreds of years old. Lots of cool stuff is being brought up.
  8. I did tear down my Simplex. The faceplate hiding the crews is a very thick decal, You do need to be careful prying it off. Separating the case halves without proper tools and not starting at the right place can damage the plastic case edges. It's not difficult otherwise to replace a battery. If the Simplex is still under warranty and has battery issues, let the service center do the job. If out of warranty, the choice is yours to make an attempt and possibly damage the circuit board or again have the Service Center do it. Added note, there is nothing a consumer can adjust on the circuit boards to increase performance, it is all done by computer processor software. So please, to those who think this is a tinkerable detector, think again. Stay out of the internals....this is not a Tesoro.
  9. Should be an interesting detector when its introduced to the world.
  10. Since you already have the Simplex. When the 7" concentric coil or smaller DD coil is offered, buy one or both. The Simplex will balance better and feel really light weight. Plus you may enjoy it even more. The stock 11" coil can be a bit much, in trashy areas.
  11. You really want silicone grease made specifically for under water camera housings. Sold by specialty camera shops and scuba dive shops. And you want to use just a very thin film. https://www.ikelite.com/products/silicone-lubricant-set-of-4 https://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?/topic/30017-ikelite-silicone-grease-question/ Housing Maintenance https://www.ikelite.com/blogs/faq/housing-seals-maintenance
  12. They are not wooden, standard plastic Dtex coils, factory brown camo.
  13. Last hunt with a Dtex 2010 SK50 and a picture of a very hard to find camo hip mount version. No longer have either detector. Both were fun to use. My website: https://www.treasurelinx.com/
  14. Just saw this on another forum. Will be interesting to see what they come up and the design concept.
  15. Tesoros 3 3/4 turn 100k pots where custom bulk made. That's why no one has them in stock. Will be very hard to even find. You can find other values of them. Easier to get a 10 turn. Plenty of room in the Tejon case as its larger than the umax cases. If you go with a 10 turn pot, you may find that actual usable range for GB is only a few turns. And the 3 3/4 turns is plenty good enough for fine adjustment. In some older Tesoros they had 100K GB trimpots on the circuit board for adjusting GB, as they were fixed GB units. It would be a mistake to replace it with an external GB 100k control. As actual GB usable range was from 20-40K. Best to use a 50K. See Tesoro used 100k trimpots as that is what they had on hand and were set at around 24-28K to handle most ground conditions. If replacing a current external control, replace it with the same value that is printed on it. Pictured are 10 turn pots I used to be able to buy off ebay from China, they take up no more room than a standard 1 turn pot. I would use them on my PI's.
  16. Just a side note, you could have just shipped the control head, one screw holds it in place on the handle. And the search coil if also requested. It would have cost approx $15 to ship within the USA. Using USPS. I keep this link handy when shipping. USA https://postcalc.usps.com/ Canada https://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/far/business/findARate?execution=e1s1
  17. Something is in the works at Garrett, heard from a reliable source. No confirmation or denial from Garrett....read what you will into that. Maybe they are waiting for the Nokta/Makro, Minelab, XP, storm to settle. Would be interesting to see what Garrett would come up with. The last, more modern Garrett I used was back in 2006, a Gti 2500.
  18. Added note tighten the screws that hold the case and top together too tight. The mounting tabs that hold the nuts and or screws in place will crack.
  19. They should have included a vent plug in the design of the box? So after a hunt when stored, just open the plug to let any moisture escape. Would also allow for some equalization of pressure.
  20. Why did they remove the bottom of the pots? Why didn't they just use sealed waterproof pots. To make sure any water ingress does not soak the circuit board. Get some soldering sponge. It expands when it gets wet soaking up any water.. You want to place the sponge(s) in the box at the lowest level of detecting angle. This is where the water will travel to due to gravity. There is a trick getting the top and bottom of the case together easily. Don't put any silicone grease onto the o-ring until you set it in place.
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