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Minelab EQX 15 DD coil (compared to EQX 11 DD). Feedback

Minelab call their coils for the Equinox detector as “smart”. However, the manufacturer clearly didn’t expect that hobby enthusiasts would put their neat piece of work first thing in the x-ray machine. I want so much to believe that the word smart is not just defence against manufacturers of aftermarket coils, and not yet another marketing trick in order to slap an extra $300 on top of their coil’s price. By the way, have you seen how much the coils for the Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 cost? Check it out and you’ll respect great and mighty Minelab again. Continue reading

Cool 3D Printed Coil Cover for Minelab Go-Find

Not many people know that for the last few years Minelab has been trying to actively stand against manufacturers of aftermarket coils. Are you aware of what the production cost of a plastic coil cover is? Being sold for $20-$25 per unit, this accessory is actually a dime a dozen. And they are always in demand. Plus, coils, repair etc. Well, I think you’ve got it: the coils-accessories-repair business is up there with metal detector sales. The only thing is that Minelab has been fighting against the wrong entities. Now everyone can do a coil or a metal detecting accessory himself. And the most unpleasant thing for the original manufacturer is that homemade parts often look much better than the branded ones. Let’s take a look at such an example: a cool coil cover for the Minelab Go-Find machine. By the way, this one has been already mass produced and gone on sale. Hello Minelab! Continue reading

Comparison: Nokta Anfibio Multi vs Minelab Equinox. Depth test

Here’s a red hot depth test: the Nokta Anfibio Multi vs Minelab Equinox 800 comparison. These two are the real giants attracting huge interest from metal detector users. And if Fisher doesn’t release its smart machine (at a price tag up to $999) until spring, sure as hell these two only will become the favorites of the upcoming 2019 season. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox battery doesn’t work (water in battery compartment) +

The proud owner of the Minelab Equinox 600, nicknamed palangsi (dankowskidetectors.com) shared his sad story. His machine battery stopped charging after a few days of use, so he decided to send it in for a warranty repair. The post office, however, refused to accept the parcel because of its contents – the defective electronic device, plus a Li-ion battery. After informing Minelab of the situation created, palangsi opened his Minelab Equinox to remove the battery. But what he saw inside was appalling… Every Minelab Equinox 600/800/1000 owner should be aware of this! Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 600/800: software updates

Minelab have released a software upgrade for their Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 metal detectors. According to the manufacturer, the biggest problem – silver target indication, because of which the Equinox owners even threatened to sue Minelab – has now been solved. This issue became a hot topic in summer 2018: the Minelab Equinox users complained that their devices couldn’t see (or properly identify) silver finds, e.g. coins. Continue reading

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